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Pharaon Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a consulting company that provides a range of psychological, coaching, and counseling services to individuals, couples, and groups. Founded in 1997 by counseling psychologist Dr. Nora Alarifi Pharaon, PCG is a US-based company with global outreach and focuses on these core offerings:

  • * Consulting
  • * Psychotherapy
  • * Testing and Evaluation
  • * Coaching
How to find us:

17 Ames Avenue
Rutherford, NJ 07070

Dr. Pharaon serves on several task forces that focus on underserved communities residing in New York City, such as the immigrant, Middle Eastern and Muslim communities. As an advisor and contributor to the work of several domestic organizations and task forces, Dr. Pharaon provides unique insight on the heritage, culture and traditional practices of the Arab American community as well as perspective on select regions of the Arab world.


Most recently, in September of 2003, Dr. Pharaon co-founded TAMKEEN: The Center for Arab American Empowerment, a not-for-profit community development organization dedicated to the empowerment of the Arab American community.

TAMKEEN addresses a highly important and critical issue, the mental health needs of Arab Americans widely affected by the backlash following the events of September 11, 2001. TAMKEEN’s mission is to enable Arab Americans to: expand their choices, claim their voices, and take their place in American society. TAMKEEN achieves its goals by providing programs and services aimed at developing the Arab American community’s life skills and practical knowledge

While Dr. Pharaon’s efforts are currently focused on establishing TAMKEEN’s mental health program, she also plans to launch several diverse program initiatives in the fields of job training, workforce development and youth empowerment. TAMKEEN ultimately strives to be an invaluable resource to the Arab American community.

Sesame Workshop

Dr. Pharaon regularly participates in advisory panels at Sesame Workshop where she has been a valuable contributor to Sesame’s attempts to achieve a better understanding of the Arab American and Muslim cultures.

ARAMCO Medical Services

In 1999, PCG conducted program evaluation and needs assessment for the Social Service Unit at ARAMCO Medical Services. PCG is also scheduled to deliver a comprehensive training program to the same Social Services Unit focusing on: counseling skills, case management, diagnostic interviewing, assessment skills, documentation of clinical records, crisis management and intervention.

In 1999, Dr. Pharaon assisted in the establishment of a women’s training center in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. This was the first training center of its kind across the Kingdom that was established by women for women. Among its offerings are self-development workshops, business training and seminars, as well as teacher training programs. It also offers foreign language classes, art classes and children’s programs. Dr. Pharaon acts as a consultant for this organization and conducts self-development programs during regularly scheduled visits to the Kingdom twice per year.


In 2001, Dr. Pharaon was a program facilitator for the Healing and Recovery after Trauma Project (HART) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. As a certified group psychotherapist, she facilitated Take Heart experiential group exercises for Northern New Jersey families – including caregivers and their children – coping with the tragic events, as well as aftermath, of September 11th.

Arab American Family Support Center

In the two years following the events of 9/11, Dr. Pharaon served as a consulting psychologist to the Arab American Family Support Center in Brooklyn, New York, where she provided psychological services to clients – including adults, adolescents and children – who presented with various psychological conditions.

Project Liberty

During her tenure at the Center, Dr. Pharaon also served as the program director of Project Liberty, a crisis counseling and outreach program, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. As program director, she spearheaded the delivery of mental health services to members of the Arab American community residing in New York City who have been victimized by the backlash following 9/11.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Dr. Pharaon is often invited to speak to graduate students at John Jay College of Criminal Justice about psychological issues related to the Arab American community. Recently, she has participated in Urban Hazards Forum II: Homeland Security After 9/11. She addressed the impact of Patriot Act on immigration and the steps that the US needs to take to keep the country safe while avoiding the risk of the new isolationism..

American Group Psychotherapy Association

Dr. Pharaon is a certified group psychotherapist (CGP) and a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA). She has participated in AGPA’s annual conference over the past few years and made presentations on working with women who are victims of domestic violence within the Arab American community.

Imam Council of New York

Dr. Pharaon is a group facilitator for Circle of Life, a program offered by the Care for the Caregivers Interfaith Project, that promotes mental wellness in Muslim Community leaders in order to help them become more effective community caregivers.

NYS Assembly Mental Health Committee: Underserved Populations Subcommittee of the Mental Health Task Force

As a member of the Subcommittee of the Mental Health Task Force of the New York State Assembly on Underserved Populations, Dr. Pharaon helps identify the challenges that face underserved populations and makes recommendations as how to meet their mental health needs. Additionally, she is a member of the Muslim Mental Health Task Force of the Imam Council of New York which provides a variety of services to the Muslim community in New York, including promotion of mental health awareness, education about available mental health resources, and presentation of educational workshops.

NGO Committee on Mental Health

Dr. Pharaon also volunteers her time as a United Nations Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) representative for the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. She is also a member of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women. Dr. Pharaon serves on the NGO committee on Mental Health where she actively participates in several task forces, including her role as Convener of the Working Group on Refugees, Immigrants, Migrants and Mental Health and her membership in the Working Group on Trauma and Mental Health.