Matias Castagnola

Clinical Psychologist
  • Crisis & Trauma
  • Addiction
  • Creative Process
€80 /Session
€80 Initial Counselling
€100 Couples Counselling
€100 Family Counselling

My Approach

Coming from a country in which urgency often characterizes the mental health service, I was engaged in developing as a psychologist in the Drug Abuse Field. Ha...

Coming from a country in which urgency often characterizes the mental health service, I was engaged in developing as a psychologist in the Drug Abuse Field. Having worked in Substance Abuse Treatments among different institutions provided me an interdisciplinary framework experience, in which I rapidly found Psychodrama Workshops one of the most compelling outlooks. These two axes have shaped the construction of my individual practice. 

From a Jungian perspective, I propose an approach in which empathy with the client’s conflicts and building a meaningful project leading to an authentic life are essential. As well, I strongly believe that interdisciplinarity enriches the perspective to accompany the person in her/his way of individuation. 

 

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About Matias

I gained my experience as a clinical psychologist in Argentina, where the University of Buenos Aires provided me with a deeply rooted psychoanalytical framewor...

I gained my experience as a clinical psychologist in Argentina, where the University of Buenos Aires provided me with a deeply rooted psychoanalytical framework. My clinical research took place in the field of addiction and drug consumption, both in therapeutic communities and apolitical organizations. 

I believe that suffering finds its origin and meaning both in an individual and collective way. Following this belief, and through working on treatments in group settings, I trained to become a drama actor and developed a Theatre Workshop Program. From that training, I took part in creating and performing a theatre play involving drug abuse patients and professional drama actors. This experience has enriched my work perspective, in which an artistic point of view tends to offer new ways to look into oneself.

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Education

Clinical Approach in Drug Abuse and Addictive Practice. Psychoanalytic Approach in Individual, group and family counselling, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Clinic in Public Institutions: Modalities of Intervention approaching its complexity. University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Adolescence and Family. Methods of Intervention, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Neurophysiology; Investigation in Psychophysiological Methods, Faculty of Engineering, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Intervention in Community Assistance in Drug Abuse Prevention and Damage Reduction. University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Degree in Psychology. University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

Experience


First International Congress of Substance Abuse in Quilmes, Buenos Aires: "Public Society and Government Politics in Drug Abuse Issues"
Congressional Member Organization.

PROGRAMA SUR Therapeutic Community
Individual Therapist.

AHF Argentina
Family Counselling. Training in HIV rapid testing protocols.

CETRAQ:  Therapeutic Community
Therapeutic Group Coordinator, Individual Therapist and Family Counselling.