St. Vincent’s University Hospital, The School of Psychotherapy, Specific Modality Training 2019-2021
MA Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 2016-2019
BA (Hons) Psychology 2009-2013
Psychotherapy offers the possibility for an individual to explore various aspects of their life in a way that is rarely possible with family or friends. My approach to therapy is led by the conviction that no two people are the same. Based on this belief, therapy offers a space where you can talk about your suffering and presents the opportunity to re-shape it. Therapy can be a truly transformative experience which can help you assess, explore and reflect on your psychological distress in a confidential way.
Larisa is currently studying Specific Modality Training in St. Vincent’s Hospital, the School of Psychotherapy. She is a psychology graduate and holds a Master’s degree in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from DBS. She is a fully qualified Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. She works with the code of ethics in conformity with APPI which are under the umbrella of PCI.
Larisa works in suicide prevention as a Suicide-Risk Assessment Officer and as a Psychotherapist in SOSAD Ireland since 2015.Larisa’s clinical experience during the last number of years spans across a large number of settings including the National Maternity Hospital, The Dolphin Homework Club and two addiction treatment centres in the Tower Programme and in the Saol Project. Larisa attended psychiatric case-conferences in St. Vincent’s Hospital for two years where practitioners from the psychiatric profession present and discuss their clinical cases. She also conducted a weekly, two-year infant observation which provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of human development through direct observation of an infant during early life.
Modern life brings many challenges and in the majority of cases people come into therapy at moments of crisis when their coping mechanisms no longer function. Therapy offers the opportunity of telling your story and having it heard in a new way. Therapy does not only treat symptoms but also thoroughly questions their origins and for this reason consistency and commitment to therapy are essentially important.
Larisa has experience with a wide range of symptoms that include but are not limited to:
Bereavement and Loss
The consequences of domestic and sexual abuse
Larisa can provide therapy in both English and Romanian