I was born and raised in the city of Volos, Greece. I completed my bachelor studies in Psychology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), majoring in Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Psychology in 2008. During my undergraduate years, Ι completed my internship at the D’Acute ward of the Psychiatric Hospital of Thessaloniki and I worked as a volunteer with the Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease & Associated Disorders of Volos. After getting my degree, I undertook work experience as a volunteer psychologist at the Neurological Department of Athens University (Aiginiteion Hospital).
My degree studies included a period as an exchange student in Radboud University in Nijmegen (The Netherlands). As a result of this experience, I decided to follow a Master’s degree in The Netherlands. I completed a Master of Science in Health Psychology in 2011, in Leiden University. Whilst studying for my Master’s, I also did work experience as a coach. Since then, I have worked in The Netherlands, as a freelance psychologist - psychotherapist and a group teacher for primary school children. In 2016 I moved back to Greece and since then I live and work in Athens as a psychotherapist.
In 2012 I began my training as a Gestalt Psychotherapist trainee at the Nederlandse Stichting Gestalt (NSG) in Amsterdam and I concluded it in Athens at the Gestalt Foundation institute. Gestalt Therapy recognises the human being in a holistic way, giving equal consideration to our body, our thoughts and our emotions. Gestalt Therapy focuses on “the here and now” and examines how we function in contact with our environment and how we can make our experiences more satisfying and fulfilling.