Are you going through an emotional, sexual or mental pandemic amidst what’s happening right now? Have you reached rock bottom and there is no where else left to go? Maybe you are stuck into a relationship that is ridden with conflict, toxicity and boredom or you are trying to navigate the traumatic waters of an affair. Perhaps the anxiety has wrecked every single corner of your mind/body and depression has been leaving you barren of any life pleasures. Or maybe the old saying “time heals everything” is just not true in your case as you had so much trauma in your life that has never healed, and no wonder time doesn’t heal anything.
You have been looking around at the help available or maybe you even tried therapy before but it hasn’t work. Look no more!
I am Ioana Avery, a 38-year-old Romanian born therapist. Psychology is my greatest passion and my calling in life. I help couples with concrete, evidence-based practice methods to work on affair recovery, conflict, heal past injuries and deal with perpetual differences. It is my honor to work side by side with you to meet you where you are and together with establish what is the best way to reach your goals: manage your anxiety/depression, work on your trauma instances and allow the brain to heal them or anything we determine is relevant for you.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Romania and a Bachelor’s Degree from South Africa in Psychological Counseling. I have graduated from the Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s Program of University of Houston-Clear Lake. I have trained in Couple’s Therapy Gottman, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Brent Atkinson. I have a trauma training, EMDR and I am on the track to become an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist.
I have lived an expat life for the past 16 years, going from one life transition to another, babies, moving houses, continents, finishing schools, managing my marriage and above all trying to constantly adapt and not only survive, but thrive. My journey started in Abu Dhabi as a flight attendant. I had the chance to work with so many different cultures and live in a Muslim country that has taught me to honor and respect how special and different people are and how every single of us is an entire complicated mechanism. I moved to Doha just to land here, in the country of all possibilities, of fun, diverse, intriguing people, a smorgasbord of experiences.
If this sounds at least intriguing and it sparks some interest that we might match, let's get started on your healing!
We are currently providing virtual sessions to protect the safety of staff and clients. Wellness is our priority!