Projecto casa d’árvore
"Do you have the discipline to be a free spirit?"
Casa d’árvore emerged in 2014, following a professional and personal turnaround. And this house intends to be your home in both dimensions:
physical home – comfortable, pleasant, peaceful, safe;
emotional home – space for restorative, containing, and trusting relationships.
The I, You, and We, the intersubjective space of the therapeutic relationship.
In this house, there are trees. Trees that represent the process of growth and no growth is safe enough if the roots are not at their base.
Who hasn’t dreamed of a tree house? When we see them, our imagination takes us to ideas of play, shelter, confidence, and refuge, of peace. And so is our house!
A casa d’árvore aims to be a space of comfort and intimacy, safe and comfortable. And it is from this base that we set out to discover.
My name is Carla Ricardo and I was born and raised in Setúbal. I’m part of the middle generation: post April 25th, pre-technological! I decided on my profession from an early age, but it was almost by chance that I started with private practice.
I graduated (pre-Bologna) in Clinical Psychology, from ISPA in 2003 and I am an effective member of the Order of Portuguese Psychologists. My basic orientation was psychoanalytical, but my path has been increasingly directed towards corporal and relational psychotherapy. I have taken several other courses such as introduction to cognitive-behavioral therapy, EMDR, Integrative Mindbody Psychotherapy, Bodynamic Psychotherapy (Association of Bodynamic Psychology).
I started my clinical journey in 2005 with children and young people following my internship. In 2007 I started to work with adults as well. In the last 6 years, I started to dedicate my clinical practice to adults only (from 21 years old).
I identify my professional style along an integrative line and approach issues “by the loosest thread”, according to the pace, structure, and goals of the patient, which may imply different approaches for similar cases (process-oriented).
I am constantly updating and training, through participation in specialization courses, professional and personal supervision. The most recent line of research that I have been particularly attentive to is in the area of the potential of entheogenic substances in improving some resistant psychopathologies.
So I’m a member of SPACE and I closely follow MIND and MAPS, organizations at the forefront of these investigations.
I’m married, I have two kids and three cats! I practiced capoeira for 5 years, currently, I do yoga, dance and meditate (whenever I can!). I really like reading, keeping up with the news, traveling, meeting people… I really like people.
I like music, theater and cinema, photography, and nature. I like experiences. I like challenges. I like human beings, understanding them, and seeing them grow and expand their consciousness.
Are you coming to the house?