My clients have always inspired me and ignited an endless need for learning. One of the things that they have shared, is that finding the right counselor is hard. It could be somewhat easier they said if they knew the counselor’s background. With that in mind, I would like to describe what type of education has helped me develop my counseling skills so far.
I was born and raised in Greece. I graduated from college in 1985 with an Elementary School Teacher degree and taught school as my parents did before me. After teaching for a few years however, I realized there was so much more to learn. I took the opportunity to study at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and graduated with the degree of Master of Education. That’s where I discovered I wanted to work in the counseling field. After moving to the US and then Toronto, Canada I worked for the school system. I soon went back to school for a degree in counseling. After which I started working as Director of Career and Personal Development at Lenoir-Rhyne College, providing counseling to college students. In 2007, I moved to Seattle, where I worked at the Moore Center, a clinic for Eating Disorders in Bellevue. I now work at the local WSU campus as a mental health provider and have established a private counseling practice in Richland, Washington. Riverwalk Counseling Center LLC serves individuals, groups, and provides consultation and training to local businesses.
Being a counselor demands not only constant deepening of understanding human behavior but also active participation in the field. Some of my past training include Anger Management by Anderson and Anderson, Hypnosis and NLP by Jack Elias, and Couple’s Therapy at the Tavistock Clinic, in London. I have served as president of the graduate student association at Lenoir-Rhyne and was accepted at the counseling honor society, Chi Sigma Iota. I am currently a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Anger Management Association, Chi Sigma Iota, and of course the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association. Also, at this time, I have enrolled in a doctoral program at CalSouthern University.
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Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, May 2003
Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory NC
Master of Education, May 1991
University of Edinburgh, UK
Bachelor in Education, May 1985
Pedagogical Academy, Greece
Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington State
License Number: LH00011009