Noura Khayat, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and the director of Clinical Services at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment in Falls Church and Alexandria, Virginia. Dr. Khayat provides comprehensive psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. She is fluent in several languages, including English, Arabic, and French.
Dr. Khayat earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from George Washington University in Washington, DC. She also received specialized training in cognitive behavioral, integrative, and play therapies concentrating on child and adolescent psychology.
In addition, Dr. Khayat completed her predoctoral training at the Institute for Child & Family Health Inc. in Miami, Florida.
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.
She recently completed her Child and Adolescent Trauma certification training and provides psychotherapy supervision for clinical trainees at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment.
Working with children and teens struggling with anxiety, mood, and behavioral disorders is Dr. Khayat’s passion. She firmly believes parents should be involved in all aspects of care and encourages open communication among families.
Her compassionate care extends to relationship struggles, workplace conflicts, and challenges in school.
Dr. Khayat approaches her therapy sessions with compassion. She strives to create a safe space for her patients to discuss race, cultural identity, and gender. She works directly with families to create the appropriate treatment plan for every patient and always considers their unique needs.