Being an expat in Romania can be both exciting and frightening at the same time. There is this amazing side to it having the opportunity to start a fresh life in a new part of the world. You get to experience many new things in a place you soon call home. But as nice as it sounds, there are some down sides to living abroad.
Below are a couple of important sections you can check out: the frequently asked questions (FAQ) about psychology, psychotherapy and fees; an about me section where you can learn about me before we meet, you can also see my competencies, experience, accreditation and certification.
How therapy can help
Moving out of the home country can have a negative impact on one’s well being. There is loneliness, cultural differences, health care arrangements, job search, cost of living, finding proper schools for children, learning the language, feeling away from your family and friends, or even dealing with a new government system. Many of the people who live abroad feel like this at some point, expat problems being very common.
Integrative psychotherapy has a multicultural approach to the problems expats experience. This psychotherapeutic approach connects the client and the therapist beyond the limits of culture or religious beliefs. It is highly adaptable to the needs and objectives of the client because it integrates the most efficient sides of other psychotherapeutic approaches in a coherent theoretical frame.
I can help you deal with the common problems immigrants encounter. I can also help you deal with a number of other difficulties that may arise while living abroad such as entering a new phase in your life, current relationship problems, anxiety, depression,insomnia, fatigue, burnout, difficulty dealing with bereavement, traumatic experiences, difficulty adapting to changes or cultural differences.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Therapy
What is a psychotherapist?
A psychotherapist is a trained mental health professional who uses his training in psychotherapy to help people deal with their emotional problems. A psychotherapist also helps people overcome their psychological disorders like depression or anxiety, or to develop their skills and fulfill their potential through self improvement.
What is psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a process that aims to resolve problems that interfere with our ability to fully enjoy life, perform at our best at work, form satisfying relationships and achieve our goals.
Psychotherapy is effective and recommended for difficulties including depression and anxiety, low self-confidence and self-esteem, feelings like shame or guilt, feeling of being stuck in an unhappy place or relationship, and a tendency to experience the same problems repeatedly, particularly in relationships.
Is my information kept confidential?
Your information is kept in strictest confidence. I may not disclose any of it to anyone, but there are some specific exceptions to this rule. In Romania, the confidentiality can be breached in these situations:
- for protection of public health
- to prevent an iminent danger
- prevent a criminal act or to prevent the occurrence of such an act or to prevent the harmful consequences of such an act
Confidentiality is not considered to be breached in these situations:
- sharing the information obtained in the psychotherapeutic relationship to a supervisor for the purpose of supervision in the best interest of the client
- sharing with third party the information obtained in the therapy sessions for the purposes of scientific or case presentations
In the above two cases all the personal details which can lead to identification of the client will be removed. If it is required from the psychotherapist to disclose information that can lead to identification of the client, the psychotherapist will ask for written permission from the client.
What is the location of the therapy office?
Currently, I work online. Please see the online therapy page.
After the pandemic I work in two locations:
1. Unirii Bd. 70, in the Zepter building. I am here on Friday and Saturday, from 10 to 19.
2. Sos. Cotroceni 9. I am at this location Thursday and Sunday from 10 to 19.
Do you do therapy online via Skype?
Psychotherapy can be done via Skype. My Skype id is psihosensus, and you can add me now to set an appointment.
All you need for a Skype session is to have Skype installed on your device, a microphone and webcam (recommended). A quiet room is also necessary to ensure the quality of our conversation.
The payment for the online therapy is made in advance and the transaction document sent to me by email at [email protected] This will confirm your appointment.
How long do appointments go for?
One appointment or session is 50 minutes long.
How many sessions do I need?
Each client is unique and the work done with you can’t be compared to the work done with another client. The length of treatment can’t be estimated from the outset. The duration of therapy depends on many factors which are unique to the individual. Usually, the clients know when the therapy is over because they feel better, have different energy and perspective about life. Also, they feel that they are more confident in their own abilities to tackle challenges on their own.
How much is the cost of a session?
Please find the prices here.
What are the accepted payment methods?
The currently accepted payment methods are:
- Cash in RON, at the end of the sessions which take place in the office
- Bank transfer, in RON or EUR, made before the session which takes place either at the office or on Skype. Please make sure you send a copy of the transfer by email at [email protected] to ensure the confirmation of your appointment.