Life is like the four seasons. They occur in cycles - some seasons are cold and gloomy, others are warmer and joyful, or they are transitioning in between. And, as the seasons, we go through periods in life where we feel more joyful and connected, or gloomier and disconnected. However, when we stay too long in one season, we might have difficulty finding our way out. Often we get stuck in old ways of behaving and life does not seem to flow naturally. A change in our old ways is needed, but we don't always know how or what to do. Therapy can offer you the understanding and the tools necessary to make a transition into more fulfilling ways of living.
My work is influenced by the many seasons of life that I've experienced so far. Originally trained in clinical psychology in Portugal, I have developed an interest for working with families and couples. This led me to pursue a master's in marriage and family therapy in the United States. My work is influenced by systemic therapies and models evidenced by science to bring about change. They are: Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, amongst others.
Here are some examples of problems that I can help you with:
• Relationship problems
• Pre-marital counselling
• Parenting difficulties
• Children with behavior problems
• Adjustment and acculturation issues
I provide therapy in English and Portuguese.
(retrieved from www.relationshiptherapyamsterdam.nl)