I am an ambitious person, eager to keep learning and to develop myself both in and out of the workfield. Empathy is one of my strong traits and helps me greatly in being able to help people in. I have always valued helping others and I am not afraid of challenges. In my spare time I like to read, walk and go to cultural events like the theatre, art galleries and musical events. My biggest passion is drawing paintings.
In 2012 I graduated from Tallinn University with a master’s in psychology, specialising in counselling psychology. I completed a minor specialization in art therapy studies. In addition I developed myself in the Netherlands at the University of Maastricht, participating in the Erasmus exchange program.
I have completed a life coaching intensive course, which is based on solution based short therapy, and a basic training in cognitive behavioral therapy. After completing a course in motivational interviewing and mindfulness, I started to use both methods in my work in 2014. In 2018 I have completed a basic training in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). Now I use cognitive behavioral therapy, ACT, art therapy as well as mindfulness and motivational interviewing methods.
For four years I worked with youngsters who have special needs and later as a psychologist at Astangu Vocational Rehabilitation Center in Tallinn. I provided children, youngsters and adults with behavioural support. My main tasks were doing rehabilitation assessments and plans, counselling clients and their networks and also carrying out neuropsychological assessments.
Additionally I worked in a private clinic in Tallinn, where I was mainly involved in counselling youngsters and adults with mental health problems which were influencing them in their environment and interrelations. In the Netherlands I did internships at Adelante Zorggroep and at Mondriaan Children & Youth. Adelante gave me a good overview of how rehabilitation work is organized in the Netherlands. At Mondriaan, I worked with youngsters, from the Netherlands and from Middle East countries, who had psychiatric and behavioural problems and many of whom also had attachment disorders.