MA, Doctorate Candidate
Counseling Psychologist and Psychotherapist
Mai is a Counseling Psychologist and Psychotherapist. She earned her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from The American University in Cairo in 2019 and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Existential Psychotherapy from the New School of Psychotherapy and Counseling in London. Mai also works as a Psychology Instructor at The American University in Cairo.
In her practice, Mai works with adults, couples, and families with a wide range of psychological, emotional, and family issues including stress, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, self-esteem, trauma, grief, workplace challenges, relationships issues, and marital problems. She is trained and experienced in various therapy modalities and uses an integrative therapeutic approach that includes psychodynamics, emotionally focused, existential, and cognitive-behavioral therapies.
Mai has a special passion for parenting; she received her parenting training in London in 2014-2015. Since then, Mai has worked with thousands of parents, teachers, and families on issues related to child behavior, parent-child relationships, school performance, divorce, and family dynamics. She has been hired by many organizations as a parenting and mental health expert including UNICEF Egypt, Care International, and The American University in Cairo, and has participated in national campaigns to raise awareness on topic that include positive parenting, bullying, and parents’ mental health.
In 2019, Mai received the HUSS Award for her outstanding achievement and contributions to the psychology department at The American University in Cairo and the IFAH Award from Dubai for her contributions to the field of mental health. In 2022, Mai received the Outstanding Leadership Award in the field of healthcare by Health 2.0 Conference in Dubai.
Ms. Elwy sees Arabic and English-speaking clients online and in MPC Degla