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.
I share psychoeducational content about mental health in spanish on:
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.