Nazareth Hospital EMMS

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Maana Center

A Psychotherapy and Counseling Center

Mental Health Clinic for Children, Youth and Adults within the Mental Health System at the EMMS Nazareth Hospital. The Center was established in 2006 as a clinic to treat crises and post-traumatic stress symptoms. Today, however, it provides culturally suitable comprehensive psychological services to deal with various crises and psychological difficulties of individuals and families.


The Center obtained the approval of special committees of the Scientific Council for specialization in the field of clinical psychology.

Among the services available in the Meaning Center are treatments given in various means and ways, including;

  • Individual treatment
  • Dyadic Therapy  (Parent – Child)
  • Family Therapy
  • Parents Therapy


The Center Staff: The Center is led by a professional team of clinical psychologists, a psychiatrist, social workers and experienced art therapists with different therapeutic approaches.


How to approach the Center: You can come directly in person or through the referral of the attending physician (a commitment to pay from the Health Funds or referral by the Social Welfare Office and their commitment to pay is required).

MS Najla Asmar

Clinical Psychologist

Services Offered

  • Treatment of various emotional and developmental difficulties such as; depression, anxiety, and post-trauma symptoms, behavioral problems, life crises, difficulties in relationships and others. Treatment is provided according to the needs of the patients in different ways: individual therapy, bilateral therapy, couple therapy, family therapy, and group therapy.
  • Psychological Diagnostic Services
  • Treatment groups in different fields: enhancing self-confidence, developing social skills, groups for parents and others.
  • Parental guidance
  • Individual / Group counseling for mental health professionals.
  • Training and qualification of professionals including workshops, study days and courses in the field of mental health.