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Who is Jeannie? (Few words about me)
My name is Eugenia Kyrezis,
I was born, raised and educated in the USA, specifically in New York, and I am licensed to practice in Greece. My office is located in Thessaloniki, the capital of northern Greece. I am married and I am a mother to 3 children. I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years, providing psychotherapy, counselling, psychological support and personal development. Psychology in general, is the science and study of human behaviour. I strongly believe that Psychotherapy is a path based on trust that allows the development and understanding of the individual. It is also a process that facilitates the exploration of behaviours, which may cause dysfunction in human relationships and life in general. Everyone, at some time in his/her life has been faced with psychological problems. The key to succesfull solution to those problems is to cooperate with the right professional.
Here are some of the frequently asked questions that many of my clients had during the last 20 years of my practice
Since you are reading this you may be considering and thinking seriously about seeing a therapist. Here are some questions that you may reflect upon and consider towards making a decision to visit a therapist or beginning psychotherapy.
Are you able to set goals and pursue them?
Are you able to give and receive love the way you desire?
Do you know what your self-worth is?
Do you find it difficult to function in your everyday life?
Do you feel like you are struggling in your life?
Do you feel like you have a persistent problem, condition, and/or are upset over something that has been bothering you for a while?
Is there something that you want to change in your self or your life?
Do the issues feel big and you can’t tackle them by yourself?
Are you finally ready to do something to change?
If you have answered yes to any of the above question then you probably should consider contacting a therapist. You could take the opportunity to get a free evaluation by clicking on the upper right button on this website.
Therapy is intended to create an environment which is safe and non-judgmental, where the client has opportunity to grow and is promoted so that the clients can free themselves and be true to themselves. Sometimes when bad things happen we feel helpless and powerless to control the situation and/or our environment and in general feel out of control. We create a psychological defense where we shut down, in order to protect ourselves. Defenses are our own protective mechanisms, but can interfere with our abilities to function or grow. When this happens, therapists help you work to be able to get around these defenses. These defenses are developed without you understanding them, during vulnerable times throughout your life. In truth they are no longer necessary and are stopping you from experiencing the life that you want. Discussing these defenses in therapy allows you to know and express your real nature. In others words what really was/is the issue. Working together, we restore experiences associated with feeling loved and feeling whole to again become available to you. You and your relationships start to deepen and grow. Fears are faced and you feel now free from self sabotage and ready to proceed positively. Anger is replaced with acceptance and sorrow disappears and is replaced with strength, and love.
Meeting with a therapist you need to keep these questions in mind:
Do I feel free and at ease to talk to my therapist?
Does this person make it easy to trust?
Is he/she actively listening to me?
Does he/she seems to know what he/she is doing?
Is he/she confident and competent?
Do I feel comfortable with him/her?
Could I really be open and honest enough with this person?
Can my therapist have the capacity to handle me?
Do I really like my therapist?
These are the key questions you should post to yourself after a couple of sessions with any therapist. It's very important for the whole process of the therapy to really like your therapist in order to solve your psychological problems.
It would be nice if I could give an exact answer to this question but it really depends on many factors. The most important factors are:
What state is your life in?
Why are you starting therapy now?
Is there a problem that is concerning you?
How have you coped with the problem up until now?
How helpful is your coping mechanisms and have they helped you in being empowered and well?
What are your goals for therapy?
How will you know when they have been met?
Here are some of the benefits after therapy:
The money you spend on therapy is an investment for you towards you and your future.
The Happiness and satisfaction you experience will justify the cost.
You will become an active participant of your life to your fullest capacity.
Your therapy will take work - on both the therapist and the client.
If you don't fully put effort and honesty forward you won't feel as if you are getting anything in return.
Usually the sessions last about an hour since that is the recommended period that an adult can focus and be attentive. Depending on the case there also other time options to consider. Also depending on the client and where he is located, sessions can not only be at the therapist's office. Here are some options :Office sessions for:30 minutes60 minutes90 minutes Email – daily or weeklyPhone calls – same as above.
When we look at what constitutes wellness and happiness we see that it includes what we are feeling, our physical condition, our social conditions, our work environment, our family environment, our surroundings, our spiritual growth as well as our intellectual growth; all these factors contribute to feeling happy and being a productive human being
Contact me by phone, skype or email.You can also book an appointment for my Free therapy session!