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 genu-ine 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 professional certified training in Mind-Body Therapy with Dr M. Gallagher, Dr C. Caldwell, Dr S. Lyons, Dr R. Johnson and Dr A. Wong, a certified training in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Dr S. Johnson and a certified training in Reflective Functioning Coding the Anna Freud Center (London, UK). As part of my life-long learning curriculum, I have also completed educational trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, in Mindfulness and Inner Child Psychology and I have been supervised by top experts on these fields.
I’m a licensed psychologist in Greece and in Belgium and a member of the Panhellenic Psychological Association and the Belgian Commission of Psychologists.