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Agustina Salinas Msc, BA

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7 Years of Experience

Sessions from: €75

My Credentials:

My journey began in Argentina, where I graduated as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist (MN 68.861). The clinical field immediately drew me in, and I spent my early career working in diverse settings: adult mental health institutions, community-based psychological assistance programs, and drug rehabilitation centers. These experiences exposed me to a wide range of challenges faced by the adult population.

Driven by a desire to further refine my skills, I pursued a Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) specializing in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT’s focus on practical tools and evidence-based techniques resonated with my desire to provide effective support. I further expanded my skillset by incorporating mindfulness and coaching training, allowing me to offer a more comprehensive approach to my clients.

Throughout my career as a psychotherapist, I worked primarily in private organizations with general adult population. I supported and learnt from people from diverse backgrounds and walks of life. Each person brought a unique story, shaped by different experiences and challenges. I’ve supported individuals struggling with depression and other mood disorders, those facing overwhelming stress and anxiety, and those grappling with relationships and attachment difficulties. These experiences have not only honed my clinical skills but have also instilled in me a deep respect for the resilience of the human spirit.

After Argentina, I embarked on a journey that took me to Spain and then to Germany. This international exposure broadened my perspective and allowed me to further refine my therapeutic approach. In Spain, I pursued a Master’s degree (MSc) in Contextual Therapies, which emphasizes understanding behavior within its broader social context. I also continued my training in Mindfulness practices, including the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program.

Beyond my formal education, I’ve always believed in the importance of personal growth. Deepening my self-knowledge through personal work has helped me (and still does) to try to become a more present and empathetic counselor. This combination of technical knowledge, personal experience, and self-reflection represents my approach to counseling. My sessions focus on empowering clients to increase their self-awareness. By helping them understand the root causes of their struggles, we can explore more effective tools for managing challenges. I primarily work with expatriates in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who are navigating the complexities of life abroad. These individuals may be facing challenges related to adapting to a new culture, relationship issues or loneliness, work-related stress, grief, or a lack of purpose. We also explore past experiences that may be impacting their present, and address feelings of depression, stress, and anxiety.

By combining these elements, I strive to create a supportive and collaborative environment where individuals can explore their challenges, develop coping mechanisms, and ultimately build a more fulfilling life in their current stage of life.

My Approach:

I work within the framework of integrative therapy, which allows me to utilize a variety of approaches to best suit each client’s unique needs.

I am mainly trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Contextual Therapies (such as ACT, DBT, EMDR & EFT). Also, in Life Coaching as a brief approach focused on achieving goals. Throughout my career, I have expanded my knowledge to different perspectives with the goal of constant growth and updating in effective treatments.

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) are central to my practice. ACT emphasizes understanding the context in which a person’s problems arise and how this interacts with their feelings, thoughts and behaviors, merging behavior modification and mindfulness techniques. Mindfulness is a practice based on cultivating awareness and focusing attention on the present moment without judgment, with the aim of increasing reflective rather than impulsive responses, gaining self-knowledge and capacity for self-observation without reacting, and living more fully in the present. CBT focuses on identifying unhelpful patterns of thought and developing practical tools to better manage them.

By carefully selecting the most appropriate techniques from these approaches, I can create a customized therapy plan for each individual providing a safe, non-judgmental and supportive space. 

I strive to empower people to navigate these challenges, improve overall life satisfaction and build a more fulfilling life.

About Me:

Beyond working as a psychologist, in my spare time I enjoy movement, nature and exploring new things. Whether it’s working out, learning something new or taking a walk outdoors, I like to meet and move! I also enjoy learning about different cultures, people and exploring new places. Finding moments to connect with myself and nature (my grounding cable), even if it’s just a short break, is also important to me. Social interaction is another key ingredient in my life. Let’s just say I’m curious at heart, always looking for ways to move, meet and connect.

Summary:

I am an English and Spanish-speaking Psychologist and offering both in-person and online sessions to adults. I have lived in Argentina, Spain and I am currently based in Germany, Munich. I work from Integrative therapy based mainly on the approach of Contextual therapies and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, selecting the most appropriate for each particular client. I support people in their life crisis, trying together to improve their life satisfaction by increasing their self-knowledge, getting a better understand of the roots of the problems and acquiring tools to better manage them.

I have trained and worked as a licensed psychotherapist and clinical psychologist, assisting and supporting people with diverse problems such as depression and mood disorders, stress, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship and attachment issues.

I look forward to meeting you!

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Accrediting Body

BDP Berufsverband Deutscher Psychologinnen und Psychologen (Germany)

Languages

English
Spanish

Types of Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Counselling
Expat Therapy
Integrative Therapy
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy
Online Therapy
Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Therapy Issues

Anxiety
Bereavement
Culture Shock
Depression
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Low Self-Confidence
Low Self-Esteem
Relationship Problems
Sleep Disorders
Social Anxiety
Stress
Work-Related Stress

Client Types

Adult (18 or over)

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