Greta Gkerazi CTRC
Psychologist, Psychotherapist Gestal
I am Greta Gkerazi, a psychologist and psychotherapist, working in private practice for 13 years. My story begins in senior high school when I happened to read a psychology book as part of a career counseling course. I still remember how moved I was while reading it. I felt like the miracle of human existence was unfolding before my eyes, something I had never reflected upon until that moment. Growing up and having to bear the abandonment and rejection I experienced from my father, and as I kept reading more and more psychology books, I began to identify with the hardships of others, learn more and understand my feelings – I can’t say I accepted these feelings, that happened later when I started personal therapy. But as the love for psychology was budding inside me, I was certain that this was the science I wanted to
study and the work I wanted to do in order to explore and discover human existence and support each person who needed to make a change in her or his life. I studied psychology at the Kapodistrian University of Athens and I am a licensed psychologist.
Then, I followed the Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapy (CAT). However, I felt that my knowledge was not enough, and I attended several seminars until Gestalt Psychotherapy came my way and I was thrilled by it. I have been trained in the Gestalt Institute of San Francisco, by excellent trainers such as Morgan Goodlander, in cooperation with the Ecole Parisienne de Gestalt and the Gestalt Institute of Japan by the great Masa Momotake. The last two years of this training were for me an exploration of my inner self and of the human existence. Gestalt therapy has worked, and still does, in a “magic way” for me. I continued my training in trauma therapy and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), with Jane Simington in cooperation with the Alberta University in Canada. I hold an accreditation as a Certified Supervision Professional by the National Board of Certified Counselors in the U.S.A. and the certification for the Athena test and the diagnosis of learning difficulties in children.
I don’t stop learning about developments in psychology. I am grateful to be working as a psychotherapist and even more so I am grateful to the people who have supported me over the years. After all, I don’t know if I chose psychology or if psychology chose me, but I am certain about my love and commitment to my work all these years.