Samar believes that therapy is an exchange process between two experts: the client is an expert in their own life story and the therapist is an expert in psychological and practical life strategies. Samar works with clients of all ages and is passionate about assisting children and families through transitions. She brings her compassion, open-mindedness and acceptance to each client she works with. She believes that painful life situations can be transformed into advanced training which results in healing and growth and a deeper satisfaction in life. Samar encourages her clients build their core strength through embracing and transforming the challenges in front of them.
Samar was born and raised in Egypt and has led an interesting life in which she has traveled her own road of transformation. She was one of the featured speakers at TEDx in May 2015 speaking on the art of transforming fear into action. Since her elementary years, Samar has had a sense of leadership and proactivity. As a child she understood through connection, she could support her peers in finding proactive solutions to address their challenges, and as an adult she still brings that same enthusiasm and belief to her counselling practice. She has many years of experience working with people of all ages in different settings: counselling, consulting, healing circles, psycho-educational groups, workshops and professional trainings. She enjoys working with a variety of people and has a special interest in working with highly sensitive children and adults and transforming anxiety to positive energy. She also has a specialization in working with youth and families who are going through divorce and separation. Samar is committed to supporting the best interest of the children she works with. As a mother herself she brings both practical experience and a commitment to building strength and resiliency in children.
Samar’s vast professional training include Satir Couple’s and Family therapy, Play therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Grieving Therapy, Human Sexuality, Leadership Coaching, Divorce and Separation, and Attachment theory in Parenting. A personal interest in disciplined meditation practices has brought Samar distinct sharpened intuition and compassion. This spiritual deepening brings added layers of healing to her sessions and inspires her clients to experience the constructive power of change and growth in their lives.