I’m a licensed psychologist and I have over a decade’s experience of helping people with mental difficulties. I always begin with listening carefully to the needs and wishes of the client and we embark together on a journey focused on the goals we have set. The client is the expert of their life and the key subject working towards the desired change.
I have done most of my work career in psychiatric care with adult inpatients and on outpatient clinics. I have special experience working with bipolar illness and psychotic illnesses. I also have experience treating people with depression, anxiety and personality disorders. I also do short therapy interventions with people who have only minor issues or are experiencing a difficult time in their lives or relationships. I modify the therapy process according to the needs and goals of the client. Therapy includes discussions, exercises and occasionally also homework if it’s beneficial in the client’s process. I sometimes also bring elements of Green Care into short therapy.
I work in Finnish and English both face-to-face at Shortum Tapiola and video meetings.