Clinical Director Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Hypnotherapist
Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, and the founder of The Soor Center for Professional Therapy and Assessment, Kuwait’s leading professional source of a broad range of psychological services.
A licensed psychologist in the State of New York, Dubai, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar, he is a member of the American Psychological Association, and American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. As a clinical hypnotherapist, he underwent training at the New York Milton H. Ericsson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis (NYSEPH), and has been certified by and is a member of both the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and the National Guild of Hypnotists. He is an approved Albert Ellis Institute Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Supervisor. He is a sex therapist certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists.Dr. Naif has over 25 years of clinical experience. He specializes in helping clients overcome depression, stress, anxiety, grief, trauma, anger, phobias, social problems, hallucinations, and panic attacks, among other mental health issues. He offers therapy to adults, adolescents, and groups in English and Arabic. He also offers hypnotherapy for a wide range of issues, including the cessation of smoking and unhealthy eating habits. An Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Naif is a member of the academic staff at Kuwait University’s Faculty of Medicine, where he has been teaching clinical psychology, communication skills, creative writing, and cognitive behavioral therapy since 2005. He is also the Chief Psychotherapy Training Supervisor at the Kuwait Psychiatric Hospital.Dr. Naif has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University where he also earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. He was awarded a second doctorate (an honorary one) by Long Island University in May 2019. He holds a Masters in Organizational Psychology from Teacher’s College, Columbia University and an MBA, also from Columbia University. He holds a certification in conflict resolution from Columbia University. He earned his undergraduate degree from Tufts University, where he triple majored in clinical psychology, English literature and history. A highly acclaimed keynote speaker, Dr. Naif conducts regular workshops in creative problem solving, attention management, stress management, conflict resolution, and anger management and has been sought after by private companies and governments alike to train their employees.Dr. Naif is also a member of the Kuwait Supreme Education Council, and the Kuwait SME Fund Investment Committee.For a full list of the awards and accolades he has received, click here. To see a full list of his professional organization memberships, click here.Book an Appointment