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Psychologist, Sexologoist, Psychotherapy, Couple Counselor

Christina Kalogianni, M.A. & M.Sc.
Psychologist, Sexologoist, Psychotherapy, Couple Counselor


Psychotherapy is a process that needs to be taken seriously. You need to choose a psychologist who will make you feel comfortable. An experienced psychologist can make you feel at home and at the same time help you regain balance in your life.

The two fundamental elements that will determine the outcome of psychotherapy are a wide range of therapeutic tools and an holistic approach to human nature.

One of the best known holistic approaches is the Systemic Therapy, through which we take into consideration the basic characteristics of the person and his/her relationship with important others (family, social environment, working environment etc.). We consider that the cause of the “problem” is not only to be found inside the person but also in the nature of his/her relationships with others.

What does this mean in practice? It means that a psychogenetic symptom is maintained due to specific modes of behavior. The tension created as a result of a behavior sets off specific reactions to the organism. Though at first these reactions play the role of a defensive mechanism, soon they become problematic. To change this pattern, the person needs to recognize his/her weaknesses and use his/her strengths in order to find more functional ways of behavior. By asking suitable questions and proposing alternative points of view, the psychologist helps the person make appropriate changes in order to find the quality of life he/she would like to have.

Examples of the topics in which Systemic Therapy can help you:

Psychosomatic illnesses (ex. Migraine, stomach pain)
Panic attacks
Low self-esteem

In Systemic Therapy we use tools derived from all psychotherapeutic approaches, such as cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic and humanistic approaches. It is for this reason that we consider it the most integrated way to help our clients deal with their problems and make sense of their lives.