As a kid, I would always find myself surrounded with people who opened up and shared their personal stories with me and afterwards they would report feeling lighter and more empowered. With this feedback in mind and with my own intuition confirming my passion and love to listen and to guide people, I decided to take this inclination a step further and study psychology.
I got my BA degree in Psychology at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki (Greece) and then I decided to continue with a M.Sc. in Human Sexuality Studies (obtained by the KULeuven University in Leuven, Belgium).
To cover the “whole circle of life” and to explore a bit more extensively my curiosity and genuine interest on “death and dying”, I decided to continue my postgraduate studies with a PhD in Biomedical Sciences and more specifically in Palliative Care. I received my PhD degree in 2018 at the KU Leuven University in Belgium and the output of my 4-year research can be found in online published manuscripts.
Alongside my studies, I received private training in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness (Boston, MA) and emotionally focused therapy (trainings and courses with the ICEEFT) and I gained additional knowledge through the reflective functioning training at the Anna Freud Center (London, UK). I’m a licensed psychologist in Greece (where the profession of psychology is state regulated as is typically the case in the European Union).
Meanwhile, I have worked voluntarily in a variety of settings providing individual psychological support in centers of abused women, homeless people, drug addicts and immigrant kids. So, after all those years of studying and after going through many years of thorough self-work, I decided it was time for me to start my online practice so as to assist people who want to change their lives for better.