Dounia Crivelli, Psychologist at Us Therapy

Dounia Crivelli

Associate Psychologist working with children, adolescents, and young adults

MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health from UCL (University College London), BSc in Psychology from the University of Nottingham. Previously worked as a Behavioural Therapist for neurodiverse children and adolescents (ASD, ADHD, Learning difficulties, etc).

Dounia also offers low-cost basic psychological assessments (ie IQ, ADHD, etc), along with offering school observations. She can conduct therapy in English and French.

Working with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults:

Children & Adolescents:

Prior to working in private practice, Dounia worked as a Behavioural therapist for children and adolescents with Social difficulties, Autism, special needs, ADHD, and other learning difficulties. She has also previously done some ‘Shadowing’ which included one on one support to children at their school. Dounia has also volunteered at ‘Child @ st 11’ to work with young people from low-income/dysfunctional families here in Singapore.

At Us, Dounia believes in bringing a positive and holistic approach to therapy. She likes to ensure that clients feel comfortable and heard. Having worked with neurodiverse individuals, she understands that each client is unique and likes to focus on each individual’s strengths. She also uses some of her social thinking and behavioural therapy skills for children where she feels it may be needed. Having been a Third Culture Kid herself, she also works a lot and empathises with children and adolescents who may be finding it challenging to find their place in this complicated and overwhelming world!

Young Adults:

Through a collaborative therapeutic process, Dounia likes to hold a space for young adults to explore their thoughts and feelings, whilst developing practical strategies for navigating life’s transitions and challenges. Driven by a passion for fostering mental wellness and personal growth, she likes to use different therapy modalities for different individuals. She mainly likes to use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as she believes it can be important to embrace thoughts and feelings rather than fighting them and feeling guilt and/or shame around them.

In addition, she is passionate about fitness and health, and believes that this, along with positivity and mindfulness, can be beneficial in therapy; ‘healthy body, healthy mind’.


Dounia has previously volunteered around South East Asia such as Cambodia and Thailand, to work with Elephants, build houses for families, build a school, work with children affected by AIDS, and teach English. Whilst at University, Dounia was president of a student-run charity society called ‘Karnival’. This included raising money in various ways for different causes such as local children’s hospitals, cancer research, Alzheimer’s, deforestation, etc. She also was a part of the on-campus UNICEF committee.

Having lived in Switzerland, Hong Kong, the UK and Singapore. Dounia loves meeting new people from different cultural backgrounds. She loves to travel, try new things and create new experiences/memories. She finds reading, staying active and volunteering extremely enriching.