Psychotherapy in English
We offer psychotherapy sessions in English. Both counselors are experienced psychotherapists and hold a post graduate degree in counseling from Boston College, USA.
We have working experience in various sites in the Boston Metropolitan area and Athens, Greece. We provide counseling and psychotherapy sessions in a one to one setting but we also provide family and couple counseling. We have experience working with a wide range of issues like depression, anxiety, phobias, alcohol and drug use, relationship difficulties, family problems, gambling, low self – esteem, divorce, abuse, trauma, post traumatic stress, loneliness. Psychotherapy Sessions can be scheduled in the areas of Chalandri, Kypseli, Vrilissia or over Skype.
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology May 2002
Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology May 2000
Minor Concentration in Modern Greek Studies
Athens College, Athens, Greece
High School Diploma, June 1996
Licensed Psychologist, License Number 1496/25-02-2001 Prefecture of Attika, Greece.
IC&RC Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor
EMDR Trained Therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Graduate Member British Psychological Society.
2011 – Present Day
Psychologist in private practice.
September 2014 – Present Day
Psychologist, Thalpos Nursing Home (www.thalpos.com), Chalandri, Greece.
In House Psychologist, duties involve intakes, helping patients and their families to make the transition to a new environment, continuous patient monitoring and support to the patient’s family and staff.
January 2009 – Present Day
Psychologist, Addictions Counselor, Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatry Asclepieion, D. Samellas Psychiatric Clinic, Chalandri, Greece.
The Samellas Clinic is a 200 Bed Private Psychiatric Clinic. It consists of 6 locked units and an outpatient department. Duties involve monitoring of patients, record keeping, designing and implementation of Addiction Treatment groups based on the 12 Steps, intakes, family meetings, discharge planning, and an outpatient case load.
March 2005 – December 2007
HR Specialist, Board Member, Athens Investing, S.A., Athens Greece.
The Company managed a large scale Coffee/Bar/Restaurant, planned and catered events at the Palaio Faliro Marina, Athens Greece. Duties involved Staff Selection, scheduling and monitoring.
April 2004 – December 2004
Psychologist, Office of Preventive Psychiatry, Hellenic Navy, Command of Naval Education. Duties involved psychotherapy, counseling and informative interviews of Hellenic Navy Personnel and students of the Naval Academies. I participated in the screening, selection and counseling of conscripts called to naval service at the Poros Island Training Center. Staffed the Hellenic Navy 24h Counseling and Support Helpline.
October 2003 – April 2004
Psychologist, Psychiatric Clinic, Salamina Naval Hospital, Salamina Dockyard, Greece.
Duties involved an outpatient case load, crisis intervention, screening of naval personnel, on call and overnight duties in the inpatient unit.
September 2002 – July 2003
Crisis Counselor, Tri – City Mental Health and Retardation Center, Lynn, MA, USA.
Provide mobile psychiatric assessment, triage, diversion, brief treatment and disposition, (on-site, area emergency rooms, medical floors, home or school environment), for patients with psychiatric needs in the greater Boston Area.
October 2001 – September 2002
Addictions Counselor, Cambridge Health Alliance, Somerville Hospital Residential Addictions Program, Somerville, MA, USA.
Duties involved helping patients with recovery and treatment of substance dependency: introduction to the theory of AA 12 steps, discharge planning, help patients establish a support network, lead patients groups to raise awareness of addictive disease, relapse prevention groups, psycho-educational and treatment groups.
October 2001 – September 2002
Psychology Intern, Cambridge Health Alliance, Somerville Hospital Residential Addictions Program, Somerville, MA, USA.
Completion of six hundred (600) supervised clinical hours.
September 1999 – July 2000
Mental Health Counselor, House Coordinator, Eikos Community Health Services Inc., Brighton, MA, USA
Provided counseling to residents, co-managed treatment groups, morning meetings, house meetings and monitored patients in their residences, at Eikos, a psychiatric community residence.
Member of the Organizing Committee of the 2nd Regional Mediterranean Conference της International Association of Group Psychotherapy (IAGP), Athens, September 1-5 2004.
Served in the Hellenic Navy, Discharged December 2004.
Married, Father of two.
MA in Counseling Psychology
School of Education, Boston College, Massachusetts
Bachelor of Arts (major: Psychology)
Deree College, The American College of Greece
October 2005 – June 2009
Training in Systemic and Family Therapy at the Laboratory for the Study of Human Relations.
Certified Addictions Counselor IC&RC
Certification as Vocational Guidance Counselor, ISON Psychometrica
Elected as Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society and attained the Graduate Basis for Registration
March 2016 – Present
Ta Paixnidia tou Logou, center offering therapeutic services for children. Providing parent counseling sessions for children who are attending speech and language therapy and occupational therapy. Also providing individual therapy sessions.
June 2011- Present
Maintains private practice in Athens.
October 2004 – June 2011
Alfa Program: Therapeutic Program for Alcohol and Gambling Addiction. Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals (KETHEA) Athens: Provided individual and Group therapy, counseling of adults with alcohol misuse and gambling addiction. Also provided counseling services for their family and groups for children of alcoholics. Performed psychoeducational seminars in schools and other agencies.
June 2004 – July 2004
Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals (KETHEA) Athens: Completed six week experiential training at Diavasi Nonresidential therapeutic program for adults.
September 2002 – July 2003
Tri-City Mental Health and Retardation Center, Boston: Crisis Clinician, provided mobile psychiatric assessments, triage, diversion, brief treatment and disposition in area emergency rooms, clients’ home, local clinics and police departments.
September 2001 – May 2002
Metro Boston Inpatient Units at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Boston: Psychology Intern, provided individual and group psychotherapy, completing forensic referrals and treatment plans as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team. Received individual, forensic and group supervision. Attended case conferences, and psychology lectures. Completed 800 supervised hours.
September 2000 – May 2001
Brighton High – School, Boston: volunteered in individual advocacy program for 3 cases under supervision.
February 1999 – May 1999
Tasis Hellenic International School, Greece: volunteered in providing psychoeducational counseling to high – school students and provided career planning and university placement consultation.
October 1999 – July 2000
“Galene” Private Mental Hospital, Inpatient Units, Greece: psychology intern. Participated in intake evaluation, rounds, treatment teams, and medical treatments. Completed 600 supervised hours.
October 1999 – June 2000
Cognitive Psychotherapy Training Program: attended educational seminars on the basic principles and techniques of cognitive psychotherapy, and practical skills training of psychotherapeutic processes in groups. Organized by the University of Athens Mental Health Institute, 100hrs total.
February 1999 – July 1999
Performed individual therapy sessions of a teenage boy with Attention Deficit Disorder.
February 1999 – July 1999
Participated and assisted in the activities of a social skills training group. Assigned tasks included the evaluation of group psychotherapeutic sessions, planning of group activities, and application of the Cognitive – Behavioral approach.
September 1999 – May 2000
Prospective Study in the General Population for the Definition of Risk Factors for Schizophrenia and Related Disorders through the Combined Study of Specific Cognitive Functions, Personality Traits and Molecular Genetic Markers. University of Athens Mental Health Institute and Eginition Hospital.
January 1999 – October 1999
Life experiences and Anger Research. Hofstra University
The Generation Effect Phenomenon as a Function of Language and Time. The American College of Greece
The Generation Effect Phenomenon as a Function of Language. Total responsibility of research design (2 task x 4 language), data collection and report. The American College of Greece
Bullying and Victimization among Elementary School Children. The American College of Greece
Greek (native language)
Attained proficiency in French (1995, Diplome d’Etudes Francaise, University of Paris) and in English (1994, by the University of Cambridge).
TK 113-64 Kypselh
Thalpos, Agriniou 6
TK 152-32 Xalandri
TK 152-35 Vrilhssia