Psychologist Athens

Kolonaki

Psychotherapist


PATERAKIS MIXALIS

Most feelings come from childhood
Depression means I’m not grieving
Men fear castration and women fear loss of love
Love is a repetition of self-love
Panic attack comes from childhood fears
The goal of treatment is the transition from childhood to adulthood
The symptoms hide internal conflicts
Our life is 90% unconscious
To love means to give myself

Shame and guilt are defenses against incest
Maturity has nothing to do with education or age
The first 12 months of life determine self-esteem
Motherhood means: “I include you”
Both men and women in relationships look for the mother figure
Things are both good and bad.
I love myself if another loves me
There must be enough room in the imagination for wickedness
What we criticize we desire

Psychotherapist Psychologist Athens Kolonaki

psychological support, i.e. the understanding of ourselves which is done comprehensively through individual psychotherapy, essentially brings people closer to their personal development.

The mental health specialist, the one who is a psychological psychotherapist, has the long and specially specialized training to be able to understand and analyze emotionally the inner needs of our life. But what are these essential needs of life?

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So mainly, as it emerges from psychological training and long-term clinical experience, in this life, the most difficult issue is relationship problems. A person who has completed his studies, who is intelligent, who has the potential to do well in his life, may not be well inside.

The problem is the relationships he has internalized in his psyche. It is the relationships from the first year of life up to six years of life. One repeats these throughout one’s life and also in psychotherapy, whether individual, group, or couple.

The difference is that in the therapeutic relationship we make deep repairs, so the compulsive repetition of the problems gradually stops.  Take care of yourself when you feel something is wrong.

Ask for a session and let’s talk.

In all forms of psychotherapy I follow a privacy policy and everything you say is confidential.

In many cases even one session can be helpful.

Psychologist Athens Kolonaki

Individual Psychotherapy

Individual psychotherapy helps us understand ourselves and the rest of the world better. He explains it to us, analyzes it for us.

Clinical Evaluation

A diagnostic evaluation is always important to understand what is happening, what is wrong, what kind of symptoms and signs are there, when they first appeared, etc.

Couples Relationship Therapy

We can see together why you are breaking up or fighting.

Family Therapy

Family therapy brings family members together in a group setting where we examine the relationships between members with the aim of highlighting the problem and correcting it

Disorders and Symptomatology

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Coping with narcissistic personality disorder: The importance of self-awareness

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Table of Contents Toggle Understanding Narcissistic Personality DisorderDifferentiating normal narcissism from the disorderCauses of narcissistic personality disorderChildhood effects on narcissismTreatments for narcissistic disorderImproving relationships through therapyDaily Habits for Managing NarcissismThe…

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a complex mental health disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts and ritualistic behaviors. It disrupts daily life, causing significant discomfort. This article explores the symptoms…

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Schizoid disorder

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Table of Contents Toggle The complexities of schizoid disorderRecognizing the symptoms and diagnosing schizoid disorderThe daily difficultiesCoping strategies for schizoid disorderSupport systems: The important role of loved onesTreatment options for…

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How to recognize the symptoms of depression

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Symptoms of depression Distinguishing depression from simple sadness is crucial, as it includes persistent feelings of hopelessness, disinterest in activities that were once enjoyable, chronic fatigue, change in appetite, and…

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Preventive strategies and activities to avoid childhood anxiety

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Table of Contents Toggle Understanding childhood anxietyRecognizing stress triggersCreating coping mechanismsPromoting emotional resilienceCreating supportive environmentsApplication of custom designsParticipating in stress-reducing activitiesThe importance of psychotherapy in the management of childhood anxietyContact…

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Children and school stress: What parents can do

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Table of Contents Toggle Understanding school stressIdentifying the causes of school stressCommunication techniquesBuilding emotional resiliencePractical support strategiesDeveloping coping skillsThe importance of psychotherapy in the management of childhood anxietyContact the psychologist…

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The influence of the family on childhood anxiety

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Table of Contents Toggle Understanding childhood anxietyFamily dynamics and childhood stressIdentifying factors that contribute to childhood anxietyIndividualized intervention strategiesEffective parenting techniquesThe importance of psychotherapy in the management of childhood anxietyContact…

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How to talk to kids about stress

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Table of Contents Toggle Understanding childhood anxietyIdentifying childhood anxiety symptomsCreating a safe environmentAge-appropriate communication techniquesEnablement through educational resourcesCustomize personalized strategiesThe importance of psychotherapy in the management of childhood anxietyContact the…

The first appointment with the psychologist

Contact Michalis Paterakis Psychologist Psychotherapist 21 210 62 935


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      PATERAKIS MIXALIS
      Psychologist Athens
      Kolonaki

      Psychotherapist