Areas of Expertise:
Anxiety (mild to moderate), Depression (mild to moderate), Postpartum depression, Self-harm, Dealing with long term illnesses (i.e. cancer, etc), LGBTQ+ issues, Panic attacks, Trauma, Work-stress, Crisis Intervention, Phobias, Grief, ADHD, Divorce counseling, Relationship Issues.
Years of Experience:
English and Portuguese
Life is an amazing journey so it’s truly difficult to sum it up in a few words. I come from a large bilingual family, and the rich diversity of both the Portuguese and British background made me of aware of how big ad different the world can be. I have a love for literature and for the arts, but majored in Clinical Psychology – firstly focusing on children and their development and then went on to also work with adults. I try and find the child in everyone – it’s there, if we look long enough. I am a humanist and a pacifist. I have worked in many different contexts (from corporate to a more traditional clinical settings), and since 2016 I run an NGO which I helped found back in 2016: Wave by Wave, a therapeutic group intervention using surfing and the ocean as therapy for kids and youth at risk (namely kids in foster institutions). It has been the journey of a lifetime and one I’m immensly proud of – it has opened my eyes tremendously to how unfair the world can be sometimes, but also how hope, hard work – and the ocean – can truly change lives.
Child Psychology (aged 0 – 12), Teen Counseling (aged 13 – 17), Clinical Psychologist, Counseling Psychologist, Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Therapy.
Educational Background & Certifications:
Degree in Clinical Psychology, at Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada
Post-graduation course on Psychosomatics
Specialization in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
What I’m excited to bring to Fitcy Health members:
What motivates me above anything is the privilege to be in touch with the diversity of human beings, each one unique, trying to help people becoming more at peace with themselves, their choices and their infinite possibilities.
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