Individual Psychotherapy

Lena Kastrisiou, Μ.Εd, Psy.D
Phone: 6944 22 60 62
Email: [email protected]

Individual Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy and Counseling provide a confidential setting in which emotional difficulties can be explored. This process requires regular meetings and a commitment from both the patient and the therapist.

Psychotherapy’s main goal is to reduce symptoms that a person might feel. These symptoms include anxiety, sadness, difficulties communicating at home, work or with friends. A person may also feel incapable of regulating his emotions, have many somatic preoccupations and lack energy and organization to complete daily tasks.

A person may seek psychotherapy if he/she has:

  • Relationship issues – separation, divorce, sexual problems, intimacy issues, communication difficulties.
  • Academic / Vocational / Employment issues.
  • Difficulties adjusting to a medical condition.
  • Emotional issues – Depression, anxiety, fears, stress, panic, low self esteem.
  • Substance Abuse issues – or if one has a family member who is an addict.
  • Adjustment issues.
  • Burn out and stress related to work.
  • Sexual Identity issues.
  • Sleeping disorders.
  • Difficulties and nervousness with socialization issues.

Psychotherapy is a process where one understands himself through intense discussions, dream analysis and involves a new understanding of the environment (family and society) that he was raised in.
Through psychotherapy a person becomes aware of his capacity for learning to live in harmony with others and with society. As this innate potential for social connectedness becomes conscious a feeling of genuine security emerges rooted in a deep sense of belonging. The main criterion for mental health is a feeling of human connectedness and a willingness to develop oneself fully and contribute to the welfare of others.

Choosing a psychotherapist is a very important issue. It is important to check the credentials and experience of the person you are about to see, and to make sure that “chemistry” between the two of you exists. The relationship that you will develop with your therapist is crucial to the treatment outcome and relief of your symptomatology.

Psychotherapy can take few sessions or few years depending on what kind of problem you are faced with and what decision you and your therapist will make. This decision is usually made in the first sessions of therapy in the development phase of treatment planning. If the focus of treatment is a specific problem, psychotherapy will take fewer sessions than when the treatment request has to do with personal growth.

Practice rules:

  • The duration of each session is 50 minutes.
  • Please try to be on time for your session.
  • Payment is due at the time the service is rendered.
  • If a session is not cancelled at least 24 hours ahead of time it will be charged on the next meeting.
  • Psychotherapy is confidential. The only exceptions are:
    • Child / Elderly abuse
    • When someone threatens to inflict harm to self or others
    • When we are out of town, emergency coverage is provided by another clinician and this information can be obtain by calling the office: 210 8082 490