My name is María Gracia Abad and I am bilingual (english/spanish). I am a Registered Psychologist in the Republic of Ecuador and member of the Ecuadorian Psychological Association (AEP). I have my private practice in Guayaquil-Ecuador and I provide online psychotherapy only at the moment.
My name is María Gracia Abad and I am bilingual (english/spanish).
I am a Registered Psychologist in the Republic of Ecuador and member of the Ecuadorian Psychological Association (AEP).
I am following two master’s degree programs in Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy.
I have my private practice in Guayaquil-Ecuador and I provide online psychotherapy only at the moment.
I’ve had the opportunity to help people experiencing panic attacks, anxiety, depression, trauma, personality disorders, relationship problems, low self-esteem.
I am looking forward to helping you find yourself, identify and understand what you are going through and what is affecting you in order to overcome this situation.
I will provide you a safe space where you will be able to express yourself freely and you won’t be judged.
Respect is a must and our sessions will meet the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (APA) and Laws regarding Mental Health in the Republic of Ecuador.
Sometimes people who go to therapy are feeling very overwhelmed or stuck and my responsability as a psychologist is to make the therapeutic approach as easy and comfortable as possible and let my clients know that I am here to help them to reach stability in their lives.
I use an Integrative approach combining Evidence-Based Psychotherapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
I provide individual one-on-one online therapy through videocall and I adapt the therapy to the client’s needs.
Duration per session: 50 minutes.
In order to confirm an appointment, client must fill the Intake Form and Informed Consent which will enable us to start online therapy.
Frequency: It will depend on you personal needs. Usually it could be on a weekly basis.
If you are going through a hard time you might want to have sessions more often or if you have a financial issue you might want them less often.
If you book your session now, there is no commitment to book a next session.
Payment: The fee must be paid prior to the session (24 hours before the session starts or before the session starts for appointments booked on the same day) through a PayPal unique link I will provide once I confirmed your appointment.
Fee: 45 EUR
If you are a student, the fee is 35 EUR
If you are on an unemployment situation or a hard financial situation at the moment and you are planning to start therapy (or to continue), I encourage you to contact me so we can discuss about a sliding-scale fee for your particular case.