Song, lyrics and a smiling heart

Thursday the 21st of June 2018. Athens, 21.30 in the night. Listening to “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin, while waiting on skype to be examined orally by Robert Kohlenberg. It is the last thing that needs to be done in order to be certified as a trainer in Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP). Filed with...

Falling in love with a stranger

When I started walking the path of Psychology as a student I had several crushes. My first love was absolutely linked to Freud. I was infatuated by his theory, his writings and psychoanalysis in general. I was fantasising of being an analyst myself and stay connected with Freud for all my life. Some years afterwards...

Stories in Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a field so rich with narratives and stories. I use writing narratives as a clinical tool in my practice and I invite my clients to keep on writing. The synthesis of stories is not only useful in psychotherapy but in trainings as well. I was honored to be invited by Mavis Tsai, PhD, cofounder...

I offer individual therapy and online counseling to adults and adolescents. I apply Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) and use creativity in therapy. Areas of Expertise: Abuse Anger Management Anxiety disorders (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder-OCD, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety) Depression Grief & Loss Personal growth, Self-compassion, Self-esteem Personality...

The polka dot skirt: a therapist’s story

“Be careful of your outfit. What you are wearing is not appropriate for a psychologist”. This remark made my polka dot skirt shrink. I was not dressed up in a provocative way. I was dressed in colors. I complied and I changed my wardrobe. Women’s suits, jackets and shirts were my new work wear. Neutrality...

Presenting at the 4th Greek Conference of e-Mental Health

I participated as a presenter at the 4th Greek Conference of e-Mental Health. I chose to present online training groups in Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP). I shared my experience in the online groups as a trainee and a co trainer. I described the basic principles of FAP, I presented the results of the studies conducted to date and...

The birth of memories through stories

The workshop “Story writing as a tool in Functional Analytic Psychotherapy” belongs to the past. The participants’ stories make the workshop alive in my memory right now. I feel grateful for the members of the group who accepted my challenge and wrote their experience after the workshop. “We communicated, we expressed ourselves. I broke my boundaries,...

It was with great pleasure to participate at the 1st Conference of the Greek Society of Behavior Analysis at Panteion University in Athens, Greece, in 2013. I presented a case study according to Behavior Analysis and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy. The scientific committee organized a very interesting conference. I was honored to get accepted and have an oral...

Introductory workshop in Functional Analytic Psychotherapy

I was glad and honored to lead the first workshop in Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) at the Greek Association of Behavioral Research in Athens in 2015. The participants showed high acceptability and were very active during the experiential exercices. Our interaction as a group of human beings was a meaningful adjunct to the workshop. Mavis Tsai, PhD,...

A journey to 3 continents

9 paper ships and 9 bottles containing written messages on paper set out for Australia, Europe and America. The recipients are 9 dear colleagues whom I was honored to meet at the online training group in Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP). I was happy to coordinate this group as a co trainer with Peter Collis – a FAP trainer...

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