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Our Team

Your wellness journey is important to us. Our team of doctors and specialists thoughtfully creates personalized treatment plans with an emphasis on gut health, recognizing its significant impact on your overall well-being. They are with you at each step, offering guidance and care tailored to your needs.

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Dr. Maria Alonso

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Preventive and Chinese Medicine Specialist

With a remarkable journey over 17 years, Dr. Maria Alonso is an established professional in Dubai's medical field, dedicated to integrating Preventive Medicine and holistic care. As the esteemed founder and medical director of Maison Santé, she creatively merges modern scientific methods with ancient medical traditions to promote comprehensive wellness. Her educational foundation was laid at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhems-University in Bonn, followed by a master’s degree from Dresden International University in Germany. Dr. Alonso has an extensive background in Neurology and Psychiatry and has further improved her skills with additional training in Homeopathy and Naturopathy. Today, she is dually licensed in Preventive and Traditional Chinese Medicine, with a specialization that spans lifestyle medicine, mental well-being, women’s health, fertility, and gut health. Her approach is deeply influenced by Dubai's multicultural environment, enabling her to offer personalized, empathetic care aimed at empowering individuals to lead vibrant, healthy lives.

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Dr. Sajid Burud

Internal Medicine Specialist

Dr. Sajid Burud is a well-known Internal Medicine Specialist with over 20 years of experience. He is committed to providing outstanding healthcare and improving patient well-being. Dr. Burud has held high profile roles in the medical field, demonstrating his dedication to medical advancement and patient care. He embraces holistic and integrative healthcare approaches, with a special interest in nutritional medicine, gut health, and anti-aging medicine. Dr. Burud's expertise encompasses cardiometabolic diseases, gut health issues, thyroid and autoimmune conditions, nutritional medicine, allergies and environmental medicine, anti-aging practices, and preventive medicine, using evidence-based and personalized methods for treating chronic and complex conditions.

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Alejandra Trejo

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Clinical Dietitian & Nutritionist 

Alejandra is a Clinical Dietitian and Nutritionist from Mexico City with extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition, a Diploma in Diabetes Education and a Certification in Applied Genetics in Nutrition and Sports. Alejandra integrates clinical and functional nutrition to treat her patients, emphasizing diet, lifestyle changes and mental health as fundamental pillars for optimal health. She has extensive knowledge and experience in the prevention, control, and treatment of a wide range of health conditions, including diabetes, overweight and obesity, metabolic syndrome, thyroid disorders, cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal diseases and more. Her comprehensive approach ensures that each patient's unique needs are met through personalized nutrition plans and evidence-based practices. She passionately believes that nutritional therapy is the key to addressing most 21st-century diseases. Beyond her technical expertise, Alejandra is distinguished by her empathy and exceptional ability to motivate her patients to make positive and lasting habit changes. Her caring approach and dedication to patient education empower individuals to take control of their health and well-being. She is also adept at collaborating with other healthcare professionals to provide holistic care that addresses all aspects of a patient’s health.

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Gema Roca

Physiotherapist

Gema Roca, originating from Spain, is a physiotherapist with an additional Master in Osteopathy and Manual Therapy. Her expertise is complemented by specialized training in Lymphedema management, including Manual Lymphatic Drainage from Germany. Gema is devoted to creating personalized treatment plans that reflect her patients' unique health objectives and challenges. She has a passion for uncovering the root causes of her patients' issues, which has driven her to expand her knowledge into pelvic floor and women's health. Additionally, Gema helps to restore gut health through Vagus nerve stimulation and Visceral manipulation. Whether assisting with injury recovery or enhancing overall fitness, Gema's primary goal is to support her clients in reaching their utmost potential.

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Dr. Mona Youssri 

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Senior Clinical Psychologist & Family Counselor

Dr. Mona Youssri is a DHA licensed Clinical Health Psychologist, family counselor, and early childhood expert, dedicated to helping individuals overcome a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, OCD, and anger management. She is renowned for her holistic approach, emphasizing the vital connection between mind and body. Dr. Mona is committed to a personalized approach, ensuring that each treatment plan is tailored to the unique needs and comfort of every client.

With a solid medical and psychiatry background, Dr. Mona holds a Master of Arts in Psychology. She has been practicing in Dubai since 2017 and has over a decade of experience in Cairo, Egypt. Her professional affiliations include the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH), the American Psychological Association, and the International Honor Society in Psychology (PSI CHI). She is also a member of the American Association for Play Therapy.

Dr. Mona employs a variety of therapeutic methods, including play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Her expertise in play therapy allows her to conduct parent-child play assessments and treat parent-child interaction problems effectively. She also designs and conducts programs for teacher workshops and parenting lectures, and develops school counseling systems, providing training and supervision for school counselors.

Her integrative therapy approach is client-centered and customized to suit each individual’s personality and needs. Dr. Mona has been invited by various organizations to conduct well-being trainings and workshops, in addition to child protection training for schools and teachers.

Dr. Mona Youssri is committed to improving mental health and well-being through a holistic, personalized approach, ensuring comprehensive care for both children and adults.

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 Claudia Terragni 

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Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist

Dr. Claudia Terragni is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist, specialized in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), EMDR, and Mindfulness techniques, focused on improving patient outcomes. Since 2017, she has been practicing in a private setting, offering services to teenagers, adults, and couples. Dr. Terragni adopts a person-centered approach, tailoring treatment plans to each client's unique needs and preferences. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychological Sciences and Techniques from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy, a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Neuropsychology from Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy, and a Certificate of Higher Education in Psychotherapy. Her areas of expertise include anxiety disorders, couple therapy, sexual and gender disorders, OCD, depression, emotion regulation, cognitive assessment, personality disorders, complex trauma, grief and loss, eating disorders, mood swings, sleep disorders, PTSD, and bipolar disorders.

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Paula Beatriz 

Speech Therapist

Paula Beatriz is a dedicated Speech and Language Pathologist from Spain with a specialization in Early Intervention, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders. She is a strongly supports for Myofunctional Therapy, a specialized treatment aimed at harmonizing orofacial muscles and structures through targeted exercises. This therapy focuses on promoting nose breathing, correct tongue posture, proper swallowing patterns, and achieving an ideal lip seal, addressing issues like nighttime snoring and TMJ pain. With a passion for enhancing patients' well-being, Paula offers invaluable insights and tips on how Myofunctional Therapy can transform lives by improving orofacial health.

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Lidia Lopez

Clinical Psychologist 

Lidia Lopez is a skilled clinical psychologist with over a decade of experience, having enriched her practice by working in both German psychiatric hospitals and Dubai clinics. She is proficient in a variety of evidence-based therapeutic techniques, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), catering to individual and group needs. Lidia has concentrated her efforts on treating a broad spectrum of mental health conditions, including PTSD, depression, anxiety, stress management, and specific challenges like Autism, ADHD, ADD, and Eating Disorders, with a deep-rooted passion for addressing Eating Disorders and trauma-focused therapy. Her educational credentials include studies in Spain and a master's degree from Germany, underlining her commitment to leveraging her knowledge for the improving her clients' lives through the cultivation of positive habits and personal growth.

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