“I believe that the client is the expert on their life and that a therapeutic alliance is the foundation of successful work.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Like many people, I was brought to this field by my personal experience. The practical encounter with counselling sparked a desire to build a professional career as I believe that the best way to understand any subject is to gain profound systematic knowledge in pursuit of a professional degree. I was introduced to katathym imaginative therapy as a clinical psychology student and I immersed myself into the world of the unconscious, mastering the methods of guided imaginary, movement, and meditation. Moving to New York opened a new chapter in my professional life. I completed training as a licensed mental health counselor and eventually came across a psychosynthesis professional training program, which ultimately became my grounding method.
What should someone know about working with you?
In the first session, I get to know you as a person and explore your concerns. I am genuinely interested to hear your story and the aspects that define you. I will consider all aspects — mental, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual — when caring for my clients. I believe that the client is the expert on their life and that a therapeutic alliance is the foundation of successful work. I understand that seeking and initiating therapy can be challenging and requires a commitment. I will support my clients with my presence, compassion, and professional knowledge.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
Even though I already hold full certifications in psychosynthesis, hypnotherapy, and coaching, I continue my studies by attending workshops and conferences, taking different courses, enhancing my practice with psychodramatic action and sociometric methods, and engaging in professional training at the New York Institute of Psychodrama and Sociometry. I believe in continuing education, experiential learning, and professional exchange.
What is a psychotherapy process?
Therapy is a deep healing relationship between a client and a professional. I join my clients in their journeys and facilitate personal exploration. We move collaboratively toward the goals that are meaningful by raising self-awareness and processing traumas, blocks, and self-limiting identifications. The therapeutic process can not only help clients overcome their struggles but it has the potential to identify and expand healthy coping strategies, improve relationships with others, and enhance overall wellbeing.
“The therapeutic process can not only help clients overcome their struggles but it has the potential to identify and expand healthy coping strategies, improve relationships with others, and enhance overall wellbeing.”