Dr. Anita Toutikian, PhD

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

My name is Anita Toutikian, and I live in Beirut, Lebanon. I hold a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Saint Joseph University in Beirut and a practice license from the Ministry of Health in Lebanon. I have received training in various therapeutic methods, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Art Therapy, Ego State Therapy, Somatic Therapy, and Sandplay Therapy. I believe that effective therapy requires scientific knowledge, extensive experience, and an authentic therapeutic relationship. I focus on creating a comfortable environment where clients feel free and at ease. My clients often describe our sessions as easy and relaxing, likely due to my calm demeanor. However, I know that the strength of the therapeutic relationship is ultimately reinforced by achieving tangible results.

Education & Experience

PhD in Clinical Psychology

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Lebanese Psychological Association LPA EMDRIA EMDR Lebanon Association Middle East Eating Disorders Association

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Couples
  • Expats
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+


  • Arabic
  • English