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Health and Wellness

Our aim at WCM-Q is to provide maximum support and empower students to make healthy lifestyle choices through education, consultation, assessment and treatment.

Robert Beilke, Ph.D., Psychologist – Learning Support Specialist

Dr.RobertDr. Beilke joined Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar in April of 2015. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Washington and comes to WCM-Q with over 25 years of experience as a psychologist, including 15 years as Director of Pediatric Psychology and Social Work Services at MultiCare Health System in Tacoma, Washington. He has served as a therapist, clinical psychologist, consultant and instructor in both university and medical settings. In addition, he is a consultant, visiting psychologist, and trainer to non-profit organizations in Swaziland and Zambia. He is licensed within the state of Washington in the U.S.

Dr. Beilke offers students free and confidential psychological services. He counsels students with depressive, anxious, stress-related complications, and other concerns that negatively impact academic performance. In addition, he offers psychological assessments for students to help identify the presence of learning disabilities, information processing deficits, memory challenges as well as attention and concentration concerns. Dr. Beilke, along with Ms. Gala, offers seminars and individual coaching in skills to help students manage the pressures of university. These may include stress management, balanced lifestyle, personal strengths, and mindfulness practices.

Appointments

may be scheduled by contacting Dr. Beilke directly at rob2058@qatar-med.cornell.edu or 4492-8537. He is located in C155 and has office hours from 8 am to 4 pm, Sunday - Thursday. Later appointments are available upon request.

Donna Gala, M.A., Health and Wellness Coordinator

Ms. Gala promotes health and wellness for students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar. Ms. Gala completed her undergraduate and graduate (Clinical Psychology) education in California, USA where she also worked in counseling roles in hospital and educational settings. Prior to joining WCM-Q, she served as the Student Health and Wellness Counselor at Georgetown University in Qatar and UCL-Qatar.

Ms. Gala offers a holistic approach to health and wellness. At WCM-Q she provides a wide range of physical, nutritional, and mental health wellness activities. Additionally, she coordinates student support activities, conducts weekly wellness programs, collaborates with other community entities to promote wellness across Education City, and offers free and confidential counseling services.

Ms. Gala maintains office hours 8 am to 4 pm Sunday – Thursday for either walk-in or scheduled appointments (after 4 pm by appointment only). Her office is located in C153. She may be reached at dzg2004@qatar-med.cornell.edu or 4492-8532.

Additional Counseling Services

WilnessThe WCM-Q Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a short-term counseling and referral service offered by LifeSolutions. These services are confidential and free for WCM-Q staff and students as well as their families. LifeSolutions will provide up to 6 sessions per issue. Contact may be made 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Counseling may be provided over the telephone or through face to face sessions in Doha.

A LifeSolutions Counselor can be contacted in Doha by calling +971.4.365.8498 or +971.50.778.2785 and the call will be forwarded automatically; contact via email: lifesolutions@chestnut.org or via the Life Solutions website: www.chestnutglobalpartners.org/lifesolutions. When contacting LifeSolutions, please use our company code: WCMC-Q.