Maria KarantoniPsychologist - Psychotherapist
She is a native English speaker. She has studied in both Greece and England. She holds a BA (Honours) in Psychology from the University of Crete, Greece and a MEd in Educational Psychology from the University of Manchester, UK. She has trained as a systemic therapist at two major institutions in Athens: the Athens Psychiatric Hospital and the Hellenic University Institute for Mental Health. She is trained in Emotional Focused Therapy for couples (EFT) and in Trauma Therapy (EMDR). She is registered with the Greek Psychological Society (www.seps.gr, the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (www.efpa.eu) and the European Family Therapy Association (www.efta.com).
Since 1998, she has worked at schools and private and public mental health services. She has been teaching, assessing and supporting children with learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties and their families. She has also taught IB psychology. She currently works at a mental health institution and has a private practice.
(*) Systemic therapy focuses on the systemic context rather than the isolated behavior or individual that is regarded as problematic. The goal is to move therapeutic conversation from problem talk to solution talk, in order to disrupt the vicious circles of problem behavior. Virtuous circles of behavior are encouraged that are healthy to the individual, the family, and relevant social settings.