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It seems that, more and more, people are searching for support, looking into how they can bring change upon their lives, and knowing that they don't have to do it alone.

In order to be able to support more people, we are gradually creating a team, a group of people that love their work and want to be present, and work together with you, in this important project of making your life better.

Meet Isa

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Born and raised in the countryside of Portugal, I have Leiria engraved in my heart. Genuine and spontaneous in relationship with those who cross my path, and true to myself and to the human values I believe in. Restless by nature and driven by curiosity, I see in leaving the comfort zone an essential engine for self-knowledge and self-discovery. Owner of a free spirit, I know like the back of my hand the agitation and calm of the places from the world where I lived and worked, where I overcame myself. My passion and interest for Psychology and Psychoanalysis began since early age. I wanted to understand people better, their deep needs and shadows, as well as meet their potential and beauty. Being able to help others towards their journey of self-discovery and psychological well-being soon became a life mission. My approach is an in-depth type of psychotherapy based on Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, combined with Integrative Psychotherapy, in which the therapeutic relationship is key and where different therapeutic tools and approaches are used to fit the needs of the individual client. My mission is to help you overcome any issues that may be causing you emotional pain or distress, making you feel disconnected, lonely or resentful; exploring your own insights about who you are and your history, where there is no room for judgment and where together we can discover where you come from and where you are going. Therapy can be in English or Portuguese. Education My academic life was mainly in Portugal, where I became a licensed Clinical Psychologist (MA), specializing in Psychopathology and Dynamic Psychotherapies, by the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Coimbra. I’m currently taking a post-graduation in Third Generation Therapies (Mindfulness, ACT and Compassion Focused Therapy), and I’m also on my personal process to become a Psychotherapist. I'm a member of Portuguese Board of Psychology (OPP), international affiliate member of American Psychological Association (APA), registered EuroPsy Psychologist by European Federation of Psychologists' Association and registered on the Portuguese Health Regulatory Authority (ERS). Experience I have worked in very different settings, from charities to public schools, private practice, addiction rehab centre, private integrated continuous care unit, and NHS hospital services. I have been working with children, adolescents and adults in national and international settings. Passionate about humanitarian values and missions, I was also committed with some volunteering projects in Portugal and abroad, in Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) and Ghana. My main experience has been working as a Clinical Psychologist, doing psychological assessment, providing counselling and support psychotherapy. I have worked abroad, in the UK and Iceland, for almost 4 years; I currently work in Lisbon. isa@lisbonpsychology.com

Meet Malitsa

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My name is Malitsa Francisco. I have a Masters in Clinical Psychology from ISPA (Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada) and I'm in training to become a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. I´m from Maputo, Mozambique, but have been living in Lisbon for the past 10 years. As an expat myself I think I can provide a special insight for those in a similar situation. Being away from home can come with its own struggles… I've worked with children, teenagers and adults, dealing with a variety of issues such as depression, grief, anxiety, low self-esteem. However, I don't think that psychotherapy is only suitable when in the presence of illness. Anyone interested in understanding themselves better would benefit from this process. Psychotherapy is a journey that takes oneself to many places, internal ones, memories, emotions, childhood, family. It leads to discoveries. Discovery of our history, our experiences, our past… the good things, the harder ones, the transitions, the life cycles. It's also a journey because it's always better when we do it accompanied. As a mental health professional I'll be there in every step of the way to help you think, feel and live whatever is inside you: your fears, dreams, anguishes, doubts and joys. malitsa@lisbonpsychology.com

Meet Isabel

I am a Clinical Psychologist born in France and raised in Portugal. I've been lucky enough to live in five different countries, which has given me a unique perspective on human behavior and the challenges we face in life. My personality is marked by a caring nature and a love for humor, as I believe that humor can be a catalyst for growth and self-awareness. One of my passions is helping people overcome the obstacles that life sometimes presents. I am a believer in the power of psychotherapy and the therapeutic alliance between a client and their therapist. This alliance has the potential to reveal an individual's true self and improve their overall quality of life. We will explore your thoughts, emotions and experiences in a confidential and non-judgmental environment. Together, we'll identify effective strategies for overcoming challenges, increasing self-awareness, and promoting your overall well-being. Approach: Working with me, you can expect empathy, compassion and a deep respect for your unique journey. I use evidence-based therapeutic techniques tailored to your specific needs, creating a safe and supportive space for healing and personal growth. Grounded in evidence-based practices, I integrate psychodynamic insights, different techniques and mindfulness strategies to facilitate meaningful and lasting change. My coaching background enables me to guide clients towards personal growth and enhanced self-awareness. Through a collaborative and non-judgmental therapeutic alliance, I help my clients to develop new coping skills, gain clarity about their values and aspirations, and foster a sense of balance in their lives. Education: I hold a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, a postgraduate qualification in Coaching Psychology, and training in different psychotherapy techniques- Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor and Associação Portuguesa de Psicoterapia Emocional . I am also a certified trainer through IEFP. Over the course of my career, I have completed additional training courses in both Portugal and the United Kingdom to further enhance my skills and knowledge in the field. Experience: My experience spans both the corporate world and clinical settings, giving me a comprehensive understanding of the pressures individuals face in different settings. Whether navigating the complexities of the workplace or dealing with personal issues, I bring a holistic approach to my practice. I have a strong cross-cultural understanding and I speak Portuguese, English, Spanish and French, which allows me to effectively communicate and connect with a wide range of expatriates from different backgrounds. isabel@lisbonpsychology.com

Meet Catarina

I am a clinical psychologist and a candidate for the International Psychoanalytical Association at the Portuguese Society of Psychoanalysis. I did my internship at Clínica Psiquiátrica S. José (Telheiras, Lisbon), where I carried out psychological follow-up sessions in the acute and long-term inpatient unit. I was a member of the team at the CEC-Ispa Ethnopsychology Center, a psychological, mediation and consultancy service in migrant integration projects and research into emerging difficulties and problems in migratory contexts. I did an exchange program between the Portuguese Society of Psychoanalysis and the Société Psychanalytique de Paris, belonging to the International Psychoanalytical Association. I provide psychological counselling in a private practice with children, adolescents and adults. Sessions can be in Portuguese, English and French. The experience of a psychotherapeutic process allows us to understand aspects of the personality in a profoundly transformative discovery of oneself in relation to others and the world. It is a development process that cannot be carried out alone. Each path is unique and presents its challenges in a particular way, with its resistances and possibilities for innovation, potential and creation. In this sense, no two paths are the same. Respect for each person's subjectivity and ability to encounter oneself and one's own difficulties is a fundamental premise. For this reason, this is not a process that produces immediate responses, but depends on the establishment of a relationship of trust and discovery as different levels of change are reached. Dealing with loss, grief and distance is a long and difficult journey, but necessary, given our conditions as human beings who create meaning and are endowed with sensitivity and perplexity. Carrying within my self the cross-cultural latitudes and richness, I am someone who shares a different sense of belonging and sensitivity to being a foreigner and/or native. catarina@lisbonpsychology.com

Meet Isabelle

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Hi, my name is Isabelle Malléroni. Despite being born and raised in Portugal, I have always lived very close to my family history, always being French and Portuguese. I think, this experience allowed me to have a particular sensitivity to the existing challenges when moving countries, to the cultural adaptation, and the transformative impact this experiences can have. I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from ISPA (Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas, Sociais e da Vida), and I'm in training to become a Psychotherapist, by de APPC (Associação Portuguesa de Psicologia Clinica). I have worked in different contexts and with different age groups, from childhood to adulthood. I worked with children and adolescents, in schools, halfway houses, and within the process of adoption. I provide psychological counselling to adolescents and adults. Session can be in Portuguese, English and French. In a psychotherapeutic process it´s essential to understand the impact of psychological suffering on each person´s life, and establish a therapeutic relationship that allows oneself to discover, understand and transform themselves. Despite the demands of the therapeutic process, the transformation that can happen, can allow oneself to be free and more authentic in their relationships and how one makes their decisions. I hope, that I can help with this process, being committed and involved in it.

Meet Léa

 I founded Lisbon Psychology and I'm so happy to see this project grow.

  You can learn more about me here

lea@lisbonpsychology.com

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