If you are an intern in clinical or professional psychology, case supervision is important in your training and development. You can choose individual supervision (55 min per session) or small group supervision (90 min for 2 to 3 people).
If you are living in Setúbal or nearby and you are feeling sad, anxious, or having some difficulties in your relationships, therapy might help.
It’s always better, in my opinion, to have a therapist in your mother language. But also, to have a therapist in person rather than online. Sometimes both options are not available when we are abroad so in case you want to give it a try, I am happy to have you for one session (90 min) and we can sort out if this is a good way to work for you ( or if I can be the one!).
I am a clinical psychologist with more than 15 years of experience. I work with adults (>21) and I have experience in trauma, personality disorders, anxiety, and depression. I am an integrative psychotherapist, working mainly for the last 6 years in the relational body psychotherapy approach, but my background is psychoanalytic psychotherapy, basic knowledge in CBT, and level 2 in EMDR.
Recently, I started the Bodynamic Foundation course, which is bringing me some of the connection dots for all I’ve been learning so far, especially connecting body and mind.
Aimed at Portuguese people who are living outside the country or in the Metropolitan Lisbon area, sessions are carried out via Google Meet. They have the same duration as the face-to-face sessions and are subject to the same process: first an evaluation session (1st session) of 90 minutes where the viability of this follow-up is verified. If indicated to continue, subsequent sessions will be 55 minutes long. The process takes place in a similar way to face-to-face, with the necessary restrictions. Not all situations are suitable for working online. I recommend that you always first consider the possibility of having a therapist in person.
In the case of online sessions, payments are made up to 48 hours before the scheduled session.
Online psychotherapy sessions last 55 minutes.
Not suitable for all people/situations. It is intended to be used mainly in situations where it is impossible to be in presence (such as health issues), residence outside the city (>50 km) or country.
Psychotherapy is an empirically validated method of treatment, with a specific theoretical model and its own techniques. There are several psychotherapies, the best known being Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychoanalytic, Systemic, Humanistic, or Body Therapy, among others. Each model aims to help the person improve their mental health, reduce symptoms and/or identify strategies for one to live as healthy as possible, in line with their personality and values. In this sense, Psychotherapy does NOT aim at changing the individual, but the way he experiences and thinks about his subjectivity. The way in which each model works or focus differs, meaning each psychotherapist, depending on their training, will address the issue brought up by the person according to that perspective. Therefore, it is easy to understand that there is no psychotherapy that is better than another, but different psychotherapies (and psychotherapists) for different situations and people.
My basic training was based on Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and most of the way I conceptualize cases has a great influence on this model. However, based on the number of different pieces of training I have been going through, my approach is mostly integrative. In the last 8 years, I have been dedicated to relational body psychotherapy, being in a practitioner training in Bodynamic Therapy, a model in which motor and psychological functions are both important and meaningful to understand human development.
In my sessions, I also integrate strategies from CBT and EMDR.
A session might look like a more traditional one (verbal) or/ and use resources from the body, such as some exercises. The approach is process oriented and that means the aim is not just symptom reduction but also focus on the way one processes and integrates their questions (and how the development occurs).
My work is destinated to adults (from 21 years on).