Sarah Rasmi Ph.D.

Sarah Rasmi, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and managing director of Thrive Wellbeing Centre in Dubai, UAE. She also teaches and conducts research at the American University of Sharjah. Dr. Rasmi previously taught psychology at several public and private universities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. She also worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Western Australia. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in applied social psychology from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. She has received training in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and humanistic-existential approaches to couples and relationship therapy.

Dr. Rasmi is a passionate researcher, with three primary fields of study: 1) Family relationships, with emphasis on Arab populations in the Middle East and abroad 2) Immigrant and expatriate adjustment to their new sociocultural context 3) Well-being in the UAE. She has published this work in a number of journals, including the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, and the Journal of Adolescent Research.

Her interest in cross-cultural research developed from her own life experiences. Since childhood, Dr. Rasmi has lived in many countries spanning North America (Canada and the US), Europe (Cyprus and Switzerland), the Middle East (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE), and Oceania (Australia). She has spent most of her life in diverse multicultural North American and Middle Eastern cities.

Author of

Bridging the Gulf

Musings from the Middle East. Read now.