Licenced Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Back in 1993, fresh out of Northeastern Illinois University armed with a shiny new degree in Linguistics, I had little idea of the expansive journey that awaited me. I wholeheartedly embraced the holistic lifestyle, a passion that soon guided me to a snug, picturesque island in Greece. There, I spent an enchanting 23 years orchestrating holistic retreats, a time filled with personal growth, deep learning, and forging connections with wonderful individuals from all corners of the world. It was a chapter of my life steeped in magic, a period where every day was a beautiful testament to the human spirit's resilience and the joy of community.
Yet, a part of me yearned for more, a deeper understanding that would allow me to further assist people in their journeys. This inner calling led me back to the academic world, this time immersing myself in the field of Clinical Psychology at the Hellenic American University in Athens, where I earned my master's degree.
Fast forward to today, and I'm on an exciting path towards obtaining a doctorate at Meridian University, diving deep into the fascinating interplay between Yoga and psychology. My home? It alternates between the sunny shores of Greece and the vibrant landscapes of the United States, embracing the best of both worlds. It's a life rich with learning and experiences, a journey that constantly shapes my approach to psychotherapy, blending the wisdom of ancient practices with cutting-edge psychological insights to bring a genuinely nurturing, holistic approach to my sessions.
-Licenced Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois (LCPC)
-PhD Candidate in Psychology, Expected Graduation in 2025, Meridian University, California
-Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, Hellenic American University, 2016
-Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Northeastern Illinois University, 1993
-Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, 2016
-Meditation and Yoga Facilitator, 2016
-Certified Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) aka Tapping Practitioner, 2017
-Certified Reiki Practitioner, 2017
-Accredited Holistic Health Practitioner, by the American Holistic Health Association, USA
-Certified Facilitator for the Safe and Sound Protocol based on The Polyvagal Theory