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Online therapy in Athens

Online therapy in Athens is becoming more common as the world becomes more connected.

Online therapists help those who may feel anxious about meeting face to face in a therapist’s room, those who can’t afford offline therapy or those that simply prefer the convenience and anonymity of online counselling and psychotherapy.

The world of online counselling is vast, but many people are still unconvinced about the validity of online therapy, with some feeling that it is not real therapy.

However, there are plenty of therapists who can provide solid support and guidance through your issues via Skype or other messaging apps.

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Mental Health in Athens

Mental health condition statistics in Athens are alarming. One of the reasons for this is the lack of funding. The budget has not been stable but there is hope for progress in this area because of the costs savings in the costs to provide healthcare services for all citizens. There is an obligation to provide care for all citizens.

Around 10 per cent of the population in Athens suffer from mental health problems. In Europe, the average amount is seven percent. Approximately 20 per cent is the number of people that have a mental health problem at some point in their lives.

In Greece, there is a lack of knowledge about the disease and many problems with accepting it. Around 50 to 60 per cent of those who suffer from a mental health condition do not come forward for help or help from family members. This makes treatment difficult and expensive since emergency care is required.


The government has tried to take action by introducing what is called the five key actions for mental health conditions by providing funding to research groups, education initiatives, training professionals and having more clinics available. In Athens, two new centres have been opened up which focus on helping citizens struggling with drug addiction.

Best Therapists in Athens

Dr. Nikolaos Katsaras, Clinical & Health Psychologist – Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc.

This is one of the top therapists in Athens. He is a university-level instructor and has been working as a practicing clinical Psychologist for over 20 years now, with a wide range of experience in multiple countries. He deals with a variety of mental health conditions such as anxiety, mood disorders, sleep problems, and others, offering his patients comprehensive treatment programs combined with psychotherapy. Through his practice, he also takes on scientific research work that deals with factors that inflict stress on people’s health and well-being (e.g., air pollution).

Dr. Gregoris Gardiakopoulos, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/Psychiatrist – MSc., Diploma in Psychiatry

Another top therapist in Athens is this psychiatric nurse practitioner/psychiatrist. He studied psychology and Medicine at the University of Ioannina, Greece (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens), where he specialized as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/Psychiatrist. Since then, he has worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Nursing Sciences of the same university; he also currently works as a Consultant Psychiatrist at Stavros Dimas General State Hospital (Athens Psychiatric Center).

Dr. Alexandros Makrydimitris, Clinical Psychologist – MSc., Diploma in Psychology, BSc.

This one of the top therapists in Athens is very well known for his work in the field. He has worked in several mental health organizations for over 20 years now, including Nikaia Psychiatric Hospital and Thessaloniki Psychiatric Center. He has also been a university lecturer & professor at various universities.

Dr. Eleni Beli, Clinical Psychologist – MSc., Diploma in Psychology, BSc.

Another top therapist Athens among many others is this one that offers services across all major areas of clinical psychology (e.g., stress management, psychotherapy) to individuals or groups of people who are looking to overcome problems with their emotional well-being or seek cognitive behavioral therapy designed to treat anxiety disorders. She holds both an MSc degree and a Diploma in Psychology from the University of Athens, as well as a BSc degree from the same university’s School of Physical Education & Sport Science.

Dr. Kyriakos Kalaitzidis, Clinical Psychologist – MSc., Diploma in Psychology, BSc.

This last one is another top therapist among many others who is also a university lecturer at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Associate Director of the Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy since its establishment in 1997. He currently holds his own practice where he offers services such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (focus on depression and anxiety), psychoeducational groups (depression, eating disorders), and psychotherapy (family problems).

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Common types of therapies in Athens

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Most common therapy approach in Athens is where the therapist challenges your negative thoughts about you and the world. He tries to alter unwanted behaviors or treat disorders such as depression.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Second most common therapy approach in Athens is which the therapists teach behavioral skills (mindfulness & emotion regulation) to help clients enhance motivation. DBT is often used for mental health issues including eating disorders, PTSD, personality disorder, self-harming notions.

Existential Therapy

3rd most common therapy treatment in Athens focuses on self-actualization in the face of people’s challenges. Existential therapy aids clients in confronting hard and distressing truths about life and death.

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Psychologists or therapists in Athens help people understand and handle different life problems and mental health issues.

They diagnose and treat mental disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems.

You should expect to pay between $100 and $250 for a face-to-face therapy session with a Athens area therapist.  Online therapy in Athens is relatively affordable and therapists charge between $30 to $ 150. You can book both online and face-to-face sessions with a therapist in Athens via MantraCare.

In case you are looking for free therapists or free therapy, you can choose to call the Athens free helpline number. There are a few online therapy options that can be free or low-cost. At MantraCare, therapy can cost you as low as $10.

Anyone interested in working as a therapist or counselor in the Athens area must earn at least an accredited master’s degree in counseling or social work. Athens also has some continuing education requirements, and every counselor or therapist is required to know all the rules and laws that pertain to their profession.

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