Clara Barilani

Psychologist, Lisbon Portugal
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Transitions
  • Expatriate Counselling
  • Crisis & Trauma
€70 /Session
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My Approach

My goal as a psychologist is to ensure a secure space where a person can bring thoughts, concerns and personal issues. I focus my work on strengthening resources people already have, to help them manage their present and future challenges. I support the person to plan for small achievable o...

My goal as a psychologist is to ensure a secure space where a person can bring thoughts, concerns and personal issues. I focus my work on strengthening resources people already have, to help them manage their present and future challenges. I support the person to plan for small achievable objectives that can generate a chain reaction of positive change.

I find it useful to analyse a person’s family relationships to see how these may affect or have implication on his or her daily life. It’s fascinating to discover how we can carry unconscious patters from our family history and how these can have an influence on our current state of mind. Awareness about these mechanisms helps us to escape recurrent communication and relationship patterns and introduce more creativity.
 

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About Clara

I'm an Italian clinical psychologist, and as I was interested in different cultures, I started to work as an advisor and trainer for international non-governmental organisations on projects related to mental health care, gender, child protection and psychosocial support.

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I'm an Italian clinical psychologist, and as I was interested in different cultures, I started to work as an advisor and trainer for international non-governmental organisations on projects related to mental health care, gender, child protection and psychosocial support.

I spent over 12 years abroad in Asia and the Middle East and now I currently reside with my family in Lisbon in Portugal. During these years I have deepened my knowledge about intercultural psychology and its links to traditional practices of mental health care. As a long-term expat I am aware of the struggle to start a new life abroad without a safety network. It requires significant efforts and constant mental adjustments to adapt to new social norms and different cultural environments.
 

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Education

2016: EMDR First and Second Level

2014 - 2016: Systemic Approach and Family Therapy by phase, Carol Gammer, Paris  

2008-2009: International MA Psychological Protection of Children, University of Padua and Bucharest, Italy and Romania

1996 -2002: Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Community Work, University of Padua, Italy

Experience

2019 - now: Freelancer clinical psychologist in Lisbon for expats. 

2014 - 2019: Clinical psychologist, Centre Médicale Français, Vientiane, Laos

2005 - 2013: International aid worker in development and emergency setting, Asia & Middle East 

2002 - 2003: School psychologist (Reseau d'aide specialisé aux elèves en difficulté), Toulouse, France

2002: Researcher, Psychological University Department, Padova, Italy

Rua Capitão Renato Baptista
​1150-087 Lisbon