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About Us

Elsa González Lueje

My name is Elsa and I am from the Canary Islands in Spain. I was brought up in Gran Canaria, but I moved to another island, Tenerife, to study my Bachelor in Psychology. I decided to study Psychology because I like to understand the behaviours and emotions of people and help them to be happy.

I have also lived and studied in England when I was a teenager.

In Spain, I have lived in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Madrid and Almeria, but currently, I live in Amsterdam.

I also lived in Morocco, where I worked as Project Expert for the International Cooperation, within Educational Projects that the Spanish Government funded directly to the Moroccan Government.

I have moved a lot and started from scratch, several times. I have a deep understanding, from personal experience, of what it is like to be an expat and live in a multicultural environment.

As a psychologist, I have specialized and worked several years in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Speech Disorders, in private practices and in the World Autism Organization. I also was the responsible person of the Canarian Association of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

As I was working in social and International NGOs, I took a Master in International Cooperation and Project Management, and another one in Management in Corporate Responsibility, which is the link between companies and NGOs.

I continued my studies in Psychology with an MSc in Eating Disorders (anorexia, binge eating,…) and Obesity, and an MSc in Systemic Family Therapy. I also have trained as EDMR I for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

I am a Certified Coach by ICF, and with the current situation of Coronavirus, I have trained in Emergencies.

I work in a multidisciplinary way and will coordinate our work with the professionals that attend you in other services, likes teachers at schools, speech therapists, doctors, sports activities, nutritionists,…

My work is based on the principals of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Systemic therapy.

 

Ana Moreno Ruiz

I am Ana, I was born and live today in Madrid. My working life begins in the Human Resources Department of a large multinational, living the process of how a large foreign company buys the two largest groups in the sector in Spain. This was a great event in the national business world, moving from working with traditional methods to modern and innovative management in a short space of time.

Transferred for family reasons as an expat to Colombia, I had the opportunity to study Anthropology at the Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá. I lived in this city for a difficult time: displaced persons, guerrillas, kidnappings and a major exodus due to the worst economic and social crisis that the country was going through, witnessing once again major changes, this time at the national level.

Three years later, in Palo Alto, California, I continued to be educated in International Studies and Anthropology at Stanford University, further delving into cultural diversity and the study of human nature.

On my return to Spain, I joined the Operational Marketing department of Coca-Cola, collaborating in the internal communication of the company and supporting the team of regions, developing competencies such as flexibility, tenacity, creativity and enthusiasm. After a year I turn my work life around and set the goal of working to increase the well-being of people so I decided to study Psychology at the Complutense University of Madrid, with specialization in Clinical Psychology, Master in General Health Psychology, Master in Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness and Positive Psychology, EMDR, Contemplative Neurosciences, Emergencies and Crisis.

I have experience in private and public clinical practice (General Hospital of Villalba, Jiménez Díaz Foundation) attending to oncology groups, eating disorders, obesity and pre and post-bariatric surgery, panic and agoraphobia, cardiology (post-heart attack) and individually attending to the referrals of the Health Centers. Psychology nourishes me at all levels, it is a path of constant self-discovery, training and putting myself at the service of others from a neuroscientific perspective.

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Kim Vassallo

I grew up in Italy, with Belgian and British parents, and moved to the UK to complete my studies. As I have always been intrigued by how people think and behave, I undertook a Bachelor in Natural Sciences where I specialised in Experimental Psychology (University of Cambridge, UK). Following this, I pursued an MSc in Clinical Applications of Psychology (University of Warwick, UK) and an MSc in Eating Disorders & Clinical Nutrition (UCL, UK) which strengthened my understanding of physical and mental health. More recently, I moved to Amsterdam where I am completing a Coaching & Counselling Diploma.

I have worked as an Assistant Psychologist with young people and their families in various mental health settings, including the NHS and Social Care (UK), and have supported them with a range of issues, such as ASD, ADHD, Anxiety, Low Mood and Eating Disorders. As part of these roles, I completed psychological assessments and co-facilitated interventions and workshops. As a Life Coach & Counsellor, I work with adults to help them increase their self-awareness and find solutions to their personal and professional challenges. Coaching areas of particular interest to me are well-being, stress & burnout, self-esteem, transitions & finding purpose.

Lastly, I have worked as a Tutor & Academic Mentor and volunteered for a learning disabilities charity and literacy scheme for underprivileged children.

In all these roles, I have found it extremely rewarding to work with people and help them make positive and meaningful changes. Being part of In-Mentis means that I can continue supporting clients in an international environment and work alongside a dynamic multidisciplinary team.

I provide sessions in English.

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Rafaela Zorzanelli

I am a clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro. I am living in the Netherlands since 2018, where I came to spend one year as a visiting researcher at Utrecht University.

My academic training was always combined with my career as a psychologist with a psychoanalytical background. I have over twelve years of experience in my private office and as a clinical volunteering psychologist at the Institute of Psychiatry of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

My interests in the academic field have always been attached to mental health, e.g., the impact of diseases on people’s lives, the burden of not having diagnosis when you suffer from a “contested illness” and more recently, the lived experience of people who are chronic users of psychotropics, such as tranquillizers, opioids, and stimulants. My P.h.D was on chronic fatigue syndrome, and the difficulties patients have to face when they suffer from a “contested illness.” After that, I conducted research with a group of fibromyalgia syndrome patients. For years, I dedicated myself to produce knowledge about and to work as a clinical psychologist with people who were struggling with physical and mental complaints without having a “medical finding” to justify their suffering.

I have also been working on public debates and public policymaking surrounding autism, as well as support groups for the families; medical controversies and social movements surrounding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in Brazil and Argentina; with people who do not recognize themselves in the body they were born with, and finally the scaling up of psychiatric diagnosis in the world – for the good and the bad.

More recently, I have been working with chronic users of prescription medicines, such as tranquillizers, opioids, and stimulants, and I am preparing a book on that subject. I published a bunch of papers on each of the mentioned subjects, as you can find on the links at the end of this page.

When I think about what I can offer to such a good team like this, the first thing that comes to my mind is the very experience of being an ex-pat brings about a bunch of new experiences that can be really useful to other people with the same experience. Especially concerning Portuguese speakers with whom I think I have the most to give, despite I feel comfortable to work with English-speakers and French speakers. The second point is that I have been trained since 2000, continuously based on a psychoanalytical approach. This is something new that I can offer, mainly because this approach is quite common in Latin America and Francophonic countries, but not so much well known in the Netherlands. This is the kind of approach that Brazilians probably will be more comfortable with – this is my guess. Psychoanalysis is based mainly on the client’s speech. It is very important that we, as psychoanalysts, could listen to the people’s own experiences, sometimes even being traumatic and difficult ones. The words and trying to put our experiences together through word can be a trigger to rebuild the way we think about ourselves and provide tools to cope with the difficulties in life. This process is based on the support of the clinician.

Adriana Aguado Ruíz

I am Adriana, I was born in Madrid, Spain and lived for nine years in Toledo, returning to Madrid at the age of 18 to begin my studies in psychology. Choosing a degree is usually not casual, but there is a reason that drives us in a certain direction. In my case, this reason was intimately related to my personal experience in adolescence. At the age of 17 I developed an eating behaviour disorder, anorexia nervosa, and fortunately, I was referred to the Mental Health Service of Toledo where I met the team that would help me get through this episode of my life. With the support of my psychologist, my psychiatrist and my nurse, I began a path of self-discovery and overcoming that I will always be grateful for. It was at this stage that I realized what it was meaning to me this help and, as is often happens on many occasions, I imagined how wonderful it would be to be able to help other people the way I was being accompanied. Later the deepening in the career of Psychology opened up a universe of possibilities and a great curiosity for human behaviour and the concept of health.

I completed my Degree in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and have expanded my training through the deepening in Mindfulness-based therapy (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) and Yoga of Sleep at the Nirakara Institute, and in Mindfulness and Self-Compassion at the Mindful Edu Institute at the Complutense University of Madrid. I have also trained in Coaching, Emotional Intelligence and NLP with training in University Specialist at Dárte Coaching and Sports Psychology at UPAD Psychology & Coaching. And more recently, I have started a master’s degree in Relational Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Institute of Relational Psychotherapy in Madrid (Relational Ágora), where I am currently still training in the area of psychological trauma, and I have completed the Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology, again at the UCM.

I have acquired important experience in psychotherapy in the Psychological Trauma Service of the San Carlos Clinical Hospital in Madrid in the area of public health. Also in the psychological care offered by the University Clinic of Psychology the UCM.

I have collaborated as a sports psychologist at the Trival Valderas Football Club in Madrid, in the youth division. I have assisted teenagers with minors in their care from the North Residence of the Community of Madrid, and have collaborated as a group co-therapist in the Alya gambling association, as a volunteer.

In 2020 I carried out the external evaluation of a Pilot Project of the Community of Madrid in Coordination of Parentality, a novel practice that is being implemented in family procedures in recent years.

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Devi Retnowati Anggraeni

My name Devi Retnowati Anggraeni I came from Jakarta, Indonesia and now I’m living in the Netherlands. My Bachelor Degree in Psychology was obtained from Maranatha Christian University in Indonesia. I obtained my Master Degree (BSc) in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Atma Jaya Catholic University Indonesia.

To strengthen my competencies. I  took courses on handwriting analysis (graphology) and behaviour analysis to further enrich my knowledge in psychology.

My previous working experience in the past 9 years is as Industrial & Organisational Psychologist and HR Corporate. As an Industrial & Organisational Psychologist mostly in the field of People Development and Organisation Development. And for the past 5 years, I also worked as HR Corporate for Digital Company and Luxury Watches Retail Company. My competence as an HR Corporate related to Recruitment, Talent Management, Organisation Development and HR Operations.

From those two fields of work, I enjoyed the empowerment learning and growth both for individuals and organizations in multi-industry.

I’m passionate about Learning, Leadership Development and People Development. I believe that people are meant to inspire and empower themselves and one another. This is why I studied, worked and wanted to work in the human field by joining In-Mentis Psychology.

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Mildred Rodrigues

I am Mildred Rodrigues, a Counselling Psychologist, with more than 8 years of experience working widely with children, young adults, and families in various clinics, private and Non Profit Organizations in India.

I have done my Master’s in Counselling Psychology and Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling. I am trained in autism intervention therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP),

My expertise includes working with children on the autism spectrum, learning difficulties, and challenging behaviours. I have also worked with children who are survivors of abuse and trauma.  I use a play-based approach in therapy to help them be more comfortable and express themselves fully. I also use the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis with children on the spectrum.

Whilst working with families, my major work involved coaching parents, using a family centred approach, helping them with strategies, to work towards their children progress and goals.

I have also worked with senior school and college students in various organizations. Some of the areas of work with adolescents include self-esteem, bullying, body image and transition.

Currently, I have been working with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and relationship difficulties. I practise a client-centred approach, along with cognitive behaviour therapy, solution-focused therapy and gestalt therapy, if the client’s concerns will benefit from those specific techniques.

I believe that therapy is creating a safe place for the clients, to express and cope with the overwhelming emotions they experience. I strongly believe that each of us has the resources within them to deal with the challenge’s, both internal and external. However, exploring those resources, finding strength, and feeling empowered, is the powerful process of therapy.

I have recently moved to the Netherlands from Mumbai, India. I look forward to the opportunity of being a part of In-Mentis, a group of likeminded and internationally diverse group of psychologists, who are working towards making mental health more accessible for a diverse population. Working with In-Mentis Integrative Psychology is a wonderful opportunity for me to collaborate, learn and grow in the field of mental health.

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José Manuel Cabezas García

Hello, my name is José Manuel, I am Spanish and currently, I live in Madrid. My training as a professional is part of the interest in biology and neuropsychology, to understand the relationship between brain and behaviour, as well as the impact that occurs on both sides when there is some change in these.

My studies began with a degree in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical and a Master’s Degree in Neuropsychological Evaluation and Rehabilitation, both at Camilo José Cela University in Madrid. The field of research I have explored most is memory, forming part of several types of research related to the alteration in executive functions in memory in children and adolescents with ADHD.

I have collaborated in the Jiménez Díaz Foundation with the psychiatry team performing evaluation and diagnosis and in the Electroencephalography laboratory of the Hospital 12 de Octubre de Madrid.

My experience in a private clinic related to psychological care is based on neuropsychological evaluation, diagnosis and rehabilitation in patients with brain damage, ADHD, dementia, cognitive impairment, deficit of executive functions, attentional processes and memory.

My professional goal is to develop my work from the perspective of quality and continuous improvement, with a self-criticism capacity necessary for the responsible performance of my functions, from a flexible mindset and a vision of teamwork in order to increase the efficiency of the results.

Silvia L. Martínez García

 

My name is Silvia L. Martínez, I am a general health psychologist, trainer, facilitator and passionate about personal relationships, constantly training and learning.

After finishing my degree in Psychology, I worked for the Madrid City Council in the telephone management of the 010 Service and later in the LíneaMadrid Project, developing different functions until I became responsible for the training and quality area, performing functions such as evaluation and analysis of competencies, management of team, organization, planning, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of motivation programs, selection and training of personnel, detection of training needs, development of professional itineraries …

This experience has made me specialize in the practice of online therapy by telematic means: telephone, videoconference and email. I believe that this form of interaction can be especially valid and useful in a multitude of therapeutic settings without the quality and efficacy of the treatments being affected in any way. I combined this work with the teaching of health-related content (smoking dishabituation, strength development, stress management techniques…) at Global Estrategias for various companies.

At the Academy of Civil Guard Officers, based in Aranjuez, I was the teacher of the teamwork area in the training course for the promotion to Commander (CACES) of the Civil Guard.

For Glaxo Smithline Beecham laboratories, I worked with managers and middle managers as a facilitator, training them in strategies to reach consensus and in developing effective communication techniques.

The most beautiful and rewarding thing at this formative stage is to feel that I contribute to the development of people through the transmission of knowledge.

At the clinical level, I have had the opportunity to know the work that is done in public hospitals such as the Hospital de la Defensa Central Gómez Ulla and the Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, as well as in primary care in the Mental Health Center of Villaverde.

During this last year, and given the global pandemic in which we find ourselves, I have worked as a psychologist in the telematic attention of Psicall (Complutense University of Madrid), providing psychological services by telephone and email, to people affected by Covid-19, their families, and health personnel.

In my clinical practice, my goals when it comes to work are to be able to accompany you along this path of uncertainty, new for everyone, and to offer you all the possible tools that will help you navigate it in the best possible way. The most important thing for me is that you can find, throughout the therapeutic process, a space in which you are yourself, a place where you can express your feelings, concerns, fears, and concerns feeling heard and understood.

I work with children and adolescents at all levels. With adults, I work with relational problems, and this implies any disagreement that may occur between people, either within a couple of relationships or in any other type of bond.

At In-Mentis I have the opportunity to share my vision of what it is to do psychotherapy with specialized people committed to their work. Expand my horizons and knowledge of reality as part of a great team in which the priority is the integral well-being of the people. Training and constant updating are the pillars on which the service is based and what allows us to offer a professional and quality service.

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