Dr. Ioanna Katsounari

Clinical Psychοlοgist

Dr. Ioanna Katsounari is a Registered Clinical Psychologist in Cyprus, trained in Clinical Psychology in the United States of America. Dr. Katsounari completed her undergraduate studies (BSc Psychology) at the University of Derby in the UK. She then completed postgraduate studies (MA in Clinical Psychology) at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD Clinical Psychology) at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Her doctoral thesis focused on the assessment of Post-traumatic Stress using psychometric tools such as the MMPI and the Rorschach. As part of her specialty in Clinical Psychology, she trained at a Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture (Marjorie Kovler Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture), at a Public Psychiatric Hospital (Chicago Read Mental Health Center, Chicago) and at a Child and Adolescent Assessment Organization.

After completing her PsyD in Clinical Psychology, she continued her post-doctoral training at a College Counseling Center (Harper College Health and Psychological Services, Chicago). She has participated in national programs focused on providing counseling and other support services among at-risk populations, such as youth and families under the protection of social welfare services.

She has also collaborated with various NGOs in relation to the development of services and has participated in European funded projects. She has presented her research at international conferences and has published articles in scientific journals. In 2016 she published the book entitled ‘Assessment of combat PTSD using the Rorschach and the MMPI’.

From 2013-2015 she was a Supervising Psychologist at the Unit for the Rehabilitation of Survivors of Torture (Future World Center) and from 2016-2021 at the Hope for Children CRC Policy Center organization.

From 2007 to 2020, she was a faculty member at Frederick University at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Social Sciences, where she was the coordinator of the Psychology program from 2018 until 2020.

She has taught at the Cyprus University of Technology in the Department of Nursing and at the University of Nicosia in the Department of Education. In recent years she has been providing supervision to professional Clinical Psychologists.

You can find published articles on the following website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ioanna_Katsounari


Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology is a specialized field within psychology that concentrates on the real-world use of psychological principles to address and remedy mental health challenges and disorders. This branch emphasizes the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, and intervention of intricate human behaviors, problems, and conditions (APA, 2023).

Clinical psychology delves into the evaluation, diagnosis, and therapeutic treatment of mental ailments. Utilizing a diverse array of theories and methods, clinical psychologists guide individuals in comprehending and navigating their emotions, thoughts, and actions. These professionals cater to a broad spectrum of individuals, from children and teens to adults and the elderly. They can operate in both individual and group capacities, offering their expertise in various environments such as hospitals, clinics, educational institutions, and private practices.

Specialisation Benefits
  • Clinical psychologists offer evidence-based therapy to help individuals manage and overcome mental health challenges, such as anxiety and depression, leading to improved emotional well-being.
  • They provide assessment and diagnosis of psychological disorders, facilitating early intervention and appropriate treatment planning.
  • Clinical psychologists offer a safe and confidential space for individuals to discuss their concerns and develop coping strategies, leading to enhanced self-awareness and personal growth.
  • They work with clients to improve their relationships and interpersonal skills, promoting healthier connections and communication with others.