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Registered Psychologist | Membro Efetivo da Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses
Providing individual sessions for individuals, youth and children in Portuguese, English and German.
Virtual & in-person sessions only.
Fee: Individual 75€ & Child 65€
Born in Porto, Mariana has lived an internationally mobile life, having lived in Porto, Portugal; Maputo, Mozambique; Johannesburg, South Africa; Heidelberg, Germany and Nijmegen, Netherlands.
She attended the German School of Porto, the American International School of Mozambique and the American International School of Johannesburg, in South Africa, where she completed the Intenational Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, earning a bilingual diploma in English and German. During higher education she was also able to study in Germany for a year and do Erasmus in the Netherlands.
Mariana completed her Integrated Master's Degree in Psychology from the University of Porto, in the area of Psychological Intervention, Education and Human Development, in 2021. After getting her degree she completed the 1 year mandatory internship as a Junior Psychologist to be a registered member of Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses at a private psychology practice working with international children, adolescents and their families and continues to do so today. Since then, she has been working with children, adolescents and adults of various nationalities providing therapy in English, Portuguese and German.
Mariana finds socio-emotional skills to be a fascinating area and of great importance for everyone's well-being. She likes to work on these skills, amongst others, with children and young people in a playful and captivating way using all kinds of different resources. Working with children and adolescents she has experience in specific learning disabilities, anxiety, autism and ADHD. Mariana also works with the caregivers of the children and adolescents she intervenes with, as team work is essential to achieve healthy change. With adults she has experience working in the realm of anxiety, OCD, autism and ADHD.
Her international background and the awareness and interest in social, local and global issues have had a big impact on her life, providing short and long term goals for her professional career and personal life. Her special interests include Third Culture Kids and Neurodivergence.