FAQ

1What are your qualifications?
I hold a Masters degree in General Psychology and a Ph.D. degree in Health Psychology earned at the Walden University.

I am a Member of the American Psychological Association, the Psi Chi International Society in Psychology, and the Association for Psychological Therapies.

I have published several books available on Amazon and iTunes


You can read more about me here.
2What is the online psychological consultation?
Psychological consultations online through Skype are very similar to face to face consultations in the psychologist's office. Online consultations can be held over the phone or through Skype - with video or without.

During the first consultation you will tell me about your situation, ask questions, and we will identify the areas in need of attention.

During the first session we will have a brief conversation to get a better sense of what you need, whether I am able to help and when you can make an appointment. You may feel nervous about contacting a psychologist. That anxiety is perfectly normal. But having the courage to overcome that anxiety and set up your consultation is the first step in the process of empowering yourself to feel better. Just making a plan to make an appointment and sticking to it can bring a sense of relief and put you on a more positive path.
3What are the benefits of talking to an online psychologist?
You do not need to travel to the psychologist's office as you can talk to me from the comfort of your home or office.

Great for those with busy schedules as appointments can be booked at convenient times, with no time wasted for travel to and from appointment.

Excellent opportunity for mothers with small kids, who usually can't fit face to face sessions into their lives. Book your appointment when your schedule allows, there is no need to arrange babysitting as you can comfortably talk to me from home.

Online therapy is accessible to those living in remote areas with no access to therapists nearby.

Sometimes, online therapy is the only solution for those living abroad and not able to visit the practitioner in the host country due to language restrictions.

Being in your own environment, online therapy allows you to be more open and comfortable in discussing your problems.

Online therapy is strictly confidential, nobody will know you are talking to a psychologist.

Online therapy is also good for clients who do not wish to be seen, we can start talking with no camera and either continue working with no camera throughout all sessions or move to talk with the camera on when the client is ready for that.
4What is psychotherapy?
Do you ever feel too overwhelmed to deal with your problems? If so, you're not alone.

According to statistics, more than a quarter of adults experience depression, anxiety or another mental disorder in any given year. Others need help coping with a serious illness, struggle to cope with relationship troubles, job loss, the death of a loved one, stress, anxiety or other issues. And these problems can often become debilitating.

A psychologist can help you work through such problems. Through psychotherapy, psychologists help people of all ages live happier, healthier and more productive lives.

In psychotherapy, psychologists apply scientifically validated procedures to help people develop healthier, more effective habits. There are several approaches to psychotherapy — including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal and other kinds of talk therapy — that help individuals work through their problems.

Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a psychologist. Grounded in dialogue, it provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. You and your psychologist will work together to identify and change the thought and behavior patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best.

By the time you’re done, you will not only have solved the problem that brought you in, but you will have learned new skills so you can better cope with whatever challenges arise in the future.
5When should you consider talking to a psychologist?
Because of the many myths about psychotherapy, you may be reluctant to try it out. Even if you know the realities instead of the myths, you may feel nervous about trying it yourself.

Overcoming that nervousness is worth it. That’s because any time your quality of life isn’t what you want it to be, psychotherapy can help.

Some people seek psychotherapy because they have felt depressed, anxious or angry for a long time. Others may want help for a chronic illness that is interfering with their emotional or physical well-being. Still others may have short-term problems they need help navigating. They may be going through a divorce, facing an empty nest, feeling overwhelmed by a new job or grieving a family member's death, for example.

Signs that you could benefit from therapy include:

You feel an overwhelming, prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness.

Your problems don't seem to get better despite your efforts and help from family and friends.

You find it difficult to concentrate on work assignments or to carry out other everyday activities.

You worry excessively, expect the worst or are constantly on edge.

Your actions, such as drinking too much alcohol, using drugs or being aggressive, are harming you or others.
6What do health psychologists do?
Health psychologists are often referred to also as medical psychologists, and they deal with the principles of health promotion, health behavior change, and adjustment to illness. Health Psychology is the aggregate of the specific educational, scientific, and professional contributions of the discipline of psychology to the promotion and maintenance of health, the prevention and treatment of illness, the identification of etiologic and diagnostic correlates of health, illness, and related dysfunction.

Applying cognitive and behavioral assessment, psychophysiological assessment, and various other clinical assessment instruments, health psychologists are able to screen and diagnose for psychological morbidity and plan efficient interventions utilizing own and other specialized resources. Through cooperation with medical practitioners, health psychologists are able to support patients once they are diagnosed with chronic and terminal conditions and along the path of their treatment. Health psychologists analyze and research biopsychosocial influences on immune system and disease onset, recovery factors, rehabilitation from acute and chronic illness and psychosocial coping with disabling conditions.
7What is the cost of your consultations?
The cost of my consultation is €75.00

I accept payments through PayPal and major credit cards.
8How do I proceed to book time for my consultation?
To book your appointment with me, please click on the Appointment - Book Appointment, you will be taken to see my schedule, where you can choose the available time for your appointment.

If you have any questions about what the consultation will include, you are welcome to send me an email at contact@vsemenova.com.