My Mission Statement
Life is like the four seasons. They occur in cycles - some seasons are cold and gloomy, others are warmer and joyful, or they are transitioning in between. And, as the seasons, we go through periods in life where we feel more joyful and connected, or gloomier and disconnected. However, when we stay too long in one season, we might have difficulty finding our way out. Often, we get stuck in old ways of behaving and life does not seem to flow naturally. A change in our old ways is needed, but we don't always know how or what to do. When working with me, I will help you connect with yourself and with your partner, and to navigate the, sometimes, "rocky road" back to each other's hearts. As part of our work together, we will identify the vicious cycle that you are stuck in and we will develop a process to create improved ways to connect and communicate with your partner and those close to you. Returning to a more joyful season is possible and I will be there to help you achieve that!
Systeemtherapeut, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Relatie- en Gezinstherapie (NVRG), member nr. 13637
(Clinical) Psychologist*, Ordem de Psicólogos Portugueses (Portuguese Board of Psychologists), member nr. 19323
EFT therapist, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) Nederlands, member nr. 4221.
Academic Background and Training on Couples Therapy
Bachelor's of Science in Clinical Psychology by Universidade do Algarve, Portugal.
Master's of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy by Purdue University, Indiana, USA.
Trained as a Supervisor under the Multisystemic Therapy (MST) model.
Training on Gottman Method for Couples - levels 1, 2, and 3.
Training on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples - Externship and Core Skills (to be completed in January 2020).
Training on Emotionally Focused Therapy for Families (EFTF).
Training on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples and Sexual Issues.