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Samira Hajjar Certified play therapist

Samira Hajjar is a certified play therapist. Her academic credentials include a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work with Families, Youth and Children from Columbia University in the City of New York. She also holds The New York State License (LMSW)

Additionally, Samira holds an Advanced Certificate in Play Therapy from Brooklyn College in New York and a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Development and Education

Her career included work in a variety of clinical and educational settings starting in 2008. These include Jordan River Foundation – Amman, Kingsbridge Heights Community Center – Bronx, SCO Family of Services – Brooklyn, The Ahliyyah School for Girls and Bishops School for Boys – Amman, and Princess Taghreed Institute - Amman

Her skills include child development and parenting, child mental health and protection, complex trauma, psychosocial support, as well as facilitating school-based intervention and prevention programs

Articles By Samira Hajjar :

Play therapy and helping children with grief and loss
Nobody really wants to talk about death! It’s an uncomfortable subject that triggers negative emotions for both children and their parents. When children lose a pet,...
ADHD: signs and parenting tips
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Beirut explosion: Helping children cope with trauma
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Beirut Explosion: Children's Response to Disasters
While the rest of the world watched from afar the catastrophic explosion that took place in Beirut last week, we wanted to take a closer...
Building a secure and healthy relationship with our children
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why does your child remain silent in front of other people?
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