Rasha Salib, MA.


Rasha Salib, MA.

Clinical Psychologist–Couple and Family Psychotherapist 
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, United States – MA.
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada – BSc. 

Rasha Salib, MA is a full-time psychologist at the Maria Den Braven (MDB) Center in Amman, Jordan and has been seconded by MDB to work as part of the psychological team at the Gastrointestinal, Bariatric and Metabolic Center (GBMC) in Jordan Hospital. Rasha is well trained and qualified to complete comprehensive psychological evaluations, to administer and interpret psychological tests as well as to provide psychotherapy for GBMC patients. She collaborates very closely with the physicians and nutritionist at GBMC regarding recommendations for each patient's success in the medical weight treatment program. 

Rasha’s role will include pre-surgical evaluation, to assess each patient's unique current adjustment and capacity to cope with both the demands of surgery and the resulting lifestyle adaptation. She helps patients gain a full understanding of the impacts of the different types of surgery and attain realistic expectations regarding weight loss. Moreover, she helps patients maximize their commitment in making the essential post-surgery lifestyle transition, as well as addressing emotional or family issues pre-surgery and post-surgery in addition to providing emotional support at the different stages of the process. Her role is crucial in educating patients about the positive and negative effects that can occur, not only to their body but in many other areas of their life (e.g., relationships, marriage, work, school, friends, self-esteem and so forth).

Educational Background: Rasha received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she specialized in Psychology. She was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to complete her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy, at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California.
“It is my belief that with adequate support, optimal coping skills, knowledge and a commitment to better health, patients can achieve their wellness goals."