The Center for
Cognitive Therapy

Dr. Noura Khayat

Noura Khayat, Psy. D, is the Director of Clinical Services at CCTA, and a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of VA. She received her masters and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the George Washington University. She has received training in Cognitive-Behavioral, Integrative and Play therapies with a concentration in Child and Adolescent psychology. She also provides comprehensive psychological assessments for children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Khayat completed her APA-Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Institute for Child and Family Health Inc. in Miami, FL.

Dr. Khayat enjoys working with kids and teens who present with symptoms of depression, anxiety, behavioral difficulties, trauma and obsessive behaviors. She firmly believes that involving parents is a crucial part of treatment, and works with kids and parents to create more open communication in the family. Dr. Khayat is also interested in helping teens and adults navigate difficulties with social and romantic relationships, and challenges in school or the workplace. Issues of racial, gender, and cultural identity are near and dear to her heart, and are often topics of discussion in therapy. Her approach is focused first on making the therapy space one of warmth and comfort. She emphasizes flexible treatment planning with adults or families to determine the approach that works best for them.

Dr. Khayat has received training in SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) therapy, a structured intervention aimed at helping parents better understand and target their child’s anxiety. She has also recently received her Child and Adolescent Trauma training certification.

Dr. Khayat provides psychotherapy supervision for clinical trainees at CCTA.

She is fluent in Arabic, English and French.