Mrs. Dania Dbaibo Darwish

About Me

Dania Dbaibo Darwish is a holder of a Bachelor in Business Administration and a Masters in Psychology from the American University of Beirut. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, a Certified Hypnotherapist, a Certified EMDR therapist & Accredited EMDR Consultant, a Professional Certified Life, Career, Relationship & Positive Psychology Coach (PCC level & Mentor Coach with the International Coach Federation), a Certified Master level NLP practitioner, & an experienced “life skills” Trainer. She has a background career as a Psychology instructor at both AUB & LAU. For many years now, she runs her own practice at STRIDES blending coaching, clinical psychology, & training in her practice for optimal results. she has an office in Beirut, Lebanon for in-person meetings, and works online with clients living abroad. Dania is the founding president of the Lebanese Coach Association (known now as the International Coach Federation – Lebanon Charter Chapter). She also served as the vice President of the EMDR Lebanon Association, and was a member of the board in the Lebanese Psychological Association. Dania had been a regular guest speaker on many national & international TV channels tackling topics on self-development. She’s known for her dynamic, up-beat, and positive personality.

Education & Experience

BBA & MA Psychology with over 13 years experience

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Vice President of EMDR Lebanon Association & board member of Lebanese Psychological Association, and member of the International Coaching Federation Lebanon Charter Chapter

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans/Military


  • Arabic
  • English