Dr.ª Mónica Mexia

Clinical psychologist

Academic Background and Training

  • Degree in Psychology – Clinical Psychology – (University of Algarve – Faculty of Human and Social Sciences (1999/2003)
  • Other qualifications:
  • Attending a Master’s degree in Health Psychology
  • Training in addictive behaviors
  • Training in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) level 1 and 2
  • EMDR Therapy Advanced training in: Ego states, Dissociation, Borderline disorder, Bipolar disorder, Depressive disorder, Eating disorders, Psychotraumatology, Grief and bereavement
  • Training in EMDR Therapy for Children and Adolescents Level 1 and 2
  • Training in Brainspotting Phase 1 and 3.

Areas of interest: Psychological assessment and psychodiagnosis; Psychotherapeutic support for adolescents/young people (from the age of 10), adults and the elderly; Individual, marital, family and group psychological counseling. Depression; Anxiety; Impulse control difficulties; Panic attacks; Phobias; Compulsions; Stress management; Somatization; Crisis intervention; Bereavement; Working with trauma; Performance anxiety, sports management and performance; Competitive anxiety; Preparing for exams, presentations or other situations of public exposure; Smoking or other drug cessation; Chronic pain; Post-traumatic stress; Sexual abuse; Promoting social and emotional skills; Promoting learning skills; Parental counselling; Promoting the acquisition and mobilization of new skills; Promoting personal growth and the performance of excellence; Stress and well-being; Stress for military personnel, security forces professionals, ex-combatants and their families, firefighters and other health workers.

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