Evangelos Gkaldanidis

Having completed my studies in the UK and obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, I soon pursued my passion of working therapeutically with people. I have worked as an intern therapist in a clinical hospital setting in Greece and have been offering counseling services as a member of diverse teams of mental health professionals in the Vancouver metropolitan area. Aside from my active engagement in psychotherapeutic work, I am pursuing advanced postgraduate training at the Existential Analysis Society of Canada. I am also fluent in Greek.

Specialization

While as a counselor I like to adopt an integrative approach in order to cater for the needs of every client, my area of expertise lies in Existential Analysis and Logotherapy (from the Greek ‘’Logos’’, translating to ‘’meaning’’). It is a school of psychology deeply rooted in philosophy, that focuses on empowering the individual to make genuine and authentic choices in their life and guiding them through the journey of finding meaning and fulfillment. It is a very versatile type of therapy that can be applied in multiple therapeutic contexts and can be specifically helpful for people struggling with depression, issues in interpersonal relationships, anxiety and existential concern/life crises.

Approach

Psychotherapy for me is all about understanding the unique and personal experience of the individual and enabling them to deal with the hardships of life in the way that feels most genuine to them. Even though we may all happen to suffer from similar issues and concerns, the way we perceive the world is utterly unique. My goal is to form a strong therapeutic bond with clients that inspires trust and safety and to understand their worldview. I believe that only then can true therapeutic work take place which I ultimately view as two individuals walking side by side on a journey of personal exploration, with me as the therapist offering a guiding hand.

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