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Who is Jeannie? (Few words about me)
My name is Jeannie Kyrezis,
I was born, raised and educated in the USA, specifically in New York, and I am a licensed clinical psychologist having an office in Thessaloniki, Greece. I am married and I am a mother to 3 children. I have been working in the mental health field for over 25 years, providing life coaching, psychotherapy, counselling, psychological support and personal development. Psychology in general, is the science and study of human behaviour. I strongly believe that Psychotherapy and Life Coaching 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 but this process will guide to wellness! Everyone, at some time in his/her life has been faced with psychological problems. The key to succesfull solution of those issues is to work with the right professional who, through life coaching, will guide him/her to the road of success!
Here are some of the frequently asked questions that many of my clients had during the last 25+ 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.
Are you considering to make a significan life change? Then you will need the guidance of a life coach to do it right. Are you striving to make a happier, more meaningful life. Then life coaching is the key to wellness!.
To answer that you need to be honest with yourself and think if you had on of the following:
Sense of blocked creativity
Inability to break bad habits
High levels of stress and/or anxiety
Persistent feeling of dissatisfaction at work and/or social life
Lack of fulfillment in your social life
Then a Life Coach can and will help you to make the most of your strengths and overcome most of the above problems. If you need the advise of a professional do not hesitate and leave small problems like the above hold you back. Don't forget that a growing number of entrepreneurs, executives and creatives are working with life coaches to attain success in their professional and personal lives.
The truth is that a Life Coach and a Psychotherapist (Clinical Psychologist) might have some overlap in the benefits of working with them but each one of them have distinct roles and serve unique purposes. Only a therapist can focus on treating mental health conditions, healing and helping idividuals work with their issues from the past. A life coach on the other hand may help you deal with certain unresolved issues. A life coach cannot treat addiction, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, or other mental health conditions. This is really the job of a therapist. In general:A psychotherapist:
Can treat mental health conditions
They are licensed with a degree in psychology
Must follow ethical codes
A life coach:
Cannot treat mental health conditions
Do not have any academic degree or need formal qualifications
Do not need to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and are not required to follow health privacy laws.
Therefore a therapist would be able to help you with your mental health issues and a life coach will help you eliminate long-held fears & anxieties, find work/life balance, improve communication and social skills, enhance creativity, achieve greater financial security, get more satisfaction from work or life, build stronger relationships with friends and family and finaly drive you to the road of wellness.
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.
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!