Dr. Anita Toutikian, PhD

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

My name is Anita Toutikian I was born in Lebanon and I live in Achrafiyeh, Beirut. I earned my PhD degree in clinical psychology from Saint Joseph University in Beirut Lebanon. I have obtained my practice license from the ministry of health in Lebanon. Over the years I have received a considerable number of training certificates in various therapeutic methods such as CBT, EMDR, Art Therapy, Ego State Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Sandplay Therapy and some others. In my experience, therapy requires scientific knowledge, years of experience, creative problem-solving skills, and an authentic therapeutic relationship. I am a client focused therapist and I like to make people feel free and comfortable. My clients tell me it is easy and relaxing talking to me, maybe because I am an internally calm person, nevertheless, on the long run, therapeutic relationship is reinforced by tangible therapeutic results. As a teen, I had a passion to understand the world and the universe, I started my career as an artist many years ago, I experienced the world through art. I still am an artist, but psychology invited me into the internal universe of human beings. I am fascinated by how the psyche absorbs the delights and the pressures coming from the external world, and perpetually balances the two, to adjusts itself, to survive, and eventually to give back to the world one lives in.

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+


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  • English