Noura Khayat, PsyD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, a Clinical and Assessment Supervisor, and the Director of Clinical Services at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment. Dr. Khayat provides psychotherapy and conducts comprehensive psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. She is fluent in English, Arabic, and French.
Working with children and teens struggling with emotional dysregulation and behavioral difficulties is Dr. Khayat’s passion. She approaches her sessions with compassion, common sense, and humor. She firmly believes parents should be involved in their child’s care and meets as needed with caregivers or other care providers to encourage open communication among family members or suggest helpful tools outside of the therapy room. She works with families to create an individualized treatment plan for every patient and enjoys considering each person’s unique needs in suggesting therapy goals. She strives to create a safe space for her patients to discuss whatever makes them “them,” including issues of racial, cultural, and gender identities.
Dr. Khayat earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from George Washington University in Washington, DC. She completed her predoctoral training at the Institute for Child & Family Health Inc. in Miami, Florida. She received specialized training in cognitive behavioral, integrative, and play therapies concentrating on child and adolescent psychology. Dr. Khayat has also received training in Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), a parent-focused intervention that helps families better understand child anxiety and behavioral disorders.
When outside of the office, Dr. Khayat enjoys reading about psychology, talking about psychology, traveling, and learning new languages.