ELENA ARISTODEMOU, MA, LPMHC
Elena Aristodemou is the Founder and Lead Psychologist of Altius Mind Institute, licensed Clinical Psychologist in Cyprus and licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York City. In 2019, Elena Aristodemou launched Altius Mind Institute to support individuals suffering from mental health disorders and to help them achieve a long term recovery. Additionally, Elena Aristodemou provides psychotherapy and diagnostic assessments at the Thalassemia Center and at the Pedieos IVF Center. Elena Aristodemou received her education in United Kingdom where she obtained her Bachelor degree in Psychology from Reading University. Upon coming to United States of America she obtained her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from American International College. Early in her career, Elena was trained in a variety of psychological treatments by current leaders in the field of psychology. She received a 4-year training in Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy program for Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology in New York City. She received an intensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Personality Disorders at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Philadelphia. She received an intensive training in Gestalt Psychotherapy by Dr. Scott Kellogg in New York City.
“I honor the courage it takes to ask for help and to look at your own wounds”
Therapy language: English / Greek
ELENA GIAPPA, MS
Elena Giappa is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, in Cyprus. She obtained her Bachelor degree in Psychology from Athens National and Kapodistrian University, in Greece. Following her graduation, her internship at a specialist mental health practice for bipolar patients introduced her to the evidence-based application of clinical psychology in the field of mental health. Additionally, she worked as a licensed Psychologist at the Panhellenic Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Association, providing evaluation and emotional support to children and their families. Upon her coming to Cyprus, she obtained her Master degree in Clinical Psychology from Univerity of Nicosia. Elena Giappa works with children, adolescents, adults and the elderly, using various theoretical approaches (CBT, DBT, Psychodynamic, Person-Centered), while gaining experience on assessment tools. Currently, she works at the Altius Mind Institute with individuals suffering from mental health disorders, from multiple cultural, sexual and professional backgrounds. Some indicative areas of her expertise are: anxiety/panic attacks, depression/mood related issues, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, childhood trauma, abuse, attachment, grief, boundary issues, insecurity/self esteem, intimacy and romantic relationship issues, family/child and couples issues, conflict, communication, and workplace stress.
“The therapeutic process aims to create a safe place built on respect and honesty, where your thoughts, feelings, and experiences can be processed, in order to further personal growth and development”.
Therapy language: Russian 🇷🇺 / English 🇺🇸 / Greek 🇬🇷
MARIOS ANTONIOU, MS
Marios Antoniou is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Cyprus. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Cyprus. Moreover, he obtained his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nicosia. Throughout his Bachelor Degree he conducted a literature review on how theory of mind relates with language disorders and language development. Also, throughout his postgraduate program he conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis on how trauma is related to callous unemotional traits and developmental pathways to psychopathy. During his internship, he provided psychological services in various organizations such as: Research and Counseling Center (KESY), Charity Union for People with Disabilities (SKAPANEAS), and Evening School of Nicosia. He worked with different population groups such as people suffering from depression, anxiety and trauma. Also, he worked as a psychologist providing individual psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. Moreover, he was trained on psychological assessments (WAIS-IV, WISC-V) and in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT therapy). Ηe is keen on working with a diverse population with the use of integrative approach by combining Psychodynamic therapy, CBT and Person-Centered approach.
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become” – Carl Jung
Therapy language: Greek 🇬🇷
ALEXANDRA CHARALAMBOUS, MS
Alexandra Charalambous is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Cyprus. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Greece. During her studies, she participated in the self-help promotion program where she provided psychotherapy to individuals suffering from substance abuse and addictions and psychoeducation and support to their family members. Upon coming to Cyprus, she obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, from European University of Cyprus. During her internship, she worked at the Center of Counseling and at the Center of Applied Psychology and Personal Development. Throughout her internship, she organized and coordinated experiential workshops for teenagers and adults. Furthermore, she obtained her clinical work at the Athalassa Psychiatric Hospital in Nicosia, where she provided psychological assessments, individual therapy/ therapeutic interventions and family counseling to individuals suffering from chronic mental health disorders. She worked at the Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family (SPAVO) with victims of domestic violence. Currently, she provides individual therapy at the Altius Mind Institute at teenagers and adults suffering from mental health disorders.
“There is no light without shadow, and no psychic wholeness without imperfection”.
Therapy language: Greek
CHARIS STAVROU, MS
Therapy language: English / Greek
ANASTASIA GIORGOUDI, BS
Anastasia Giorgoudi works at Altius Mind Institute as an Operational Manager for the two locations. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (with a minor in Behavioral Neuroscience) from Nova Southeastern University in the United States of America. She worked as a research assistant in the University Psychology Labs focusing on topics on marriage and divorce, parenting, cognition and learning. In her undergraduate internship, she worked with population of children and teenagers in school settings in Florida, USA. Currently, she is enrolled in the Master of Science degree program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus.
“Let’s Invest in our Mental Health”.
Language: English / Greek
DIMITRA AIGINITI, BS
Dimitra Aiginiti works at Altius Mind Institute as an operational assistant manager. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the European University of Cyprus. She completed her internship at the Cyprus Family Planning Association, where she was trained in the issues of sexual and reproductive health and individuals’ sexual rights with involvement in campaigns to prevent individuals’ rights. She is an active volunteer at the Hellenic Association of Positive Voice where she supports individuals suffering from HIV, as well as providing psychosocial support intervention for children from vulnerable social groups. She is currently enrolled in the Systemic Psychotherapy and Counseling program at the Center for Personal Development and Psychotherapy (KE.P.A.PSY.) in Cyprus.
Language: English / Greek