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Jasmine Murga Viès MA

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10 Years of Experience

Sessions from: €65

My Credentials:

My name is Jasmine (pronouns she/her), I’m a clinical health psychologist and psychotherapist, and my registration number here in Madrid is M-28195. I have a degree in Clinical Psychology from the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Somatic Psychotherapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco (United States). I’m a certified expert in Systemic Interventions with couples and families, and in Transcultural/Multicultural Therapy as well. I specialize in mood disorders and emotional regulation, relational and communication problems, difficulties with child-rearing, post-traumatic disorders and complex trauma, personality disorders, psychosomatic complaints, and issues related to the experience of living outside one’s country and managing cultural differences. I work with adults, children, and adolescents; in the format of individual, couples, or family therapy. I strive to be a culturally competent and LGBTQIA+ affirming healthcare professional. People with trans/non-binary gender identities are more than welcome, as are neurodivergent individuals and people with personality disorders.

Among the currents within the field of psychology and psychotherapy that have most influenced my way of understanding and approaching therapy are: Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy; Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psycotherapy; Somatic Psychology or Body-Oriented Therapy and Mindfulness-based Techniques; Family Systems Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy; Developmental Psychology, Child Therapy, and Theories about Conscious Parenting; Internal Family Systems or what is more generally called “Parts Work”; and Liberation Psychology.

My Approach:

I work from an integrative, relational, and experiential approach, and an understanding that is trauma-informed. My philosophy of work is supported by the latest studies in psychobiology and neuroscience.

On the one hand, the word integrative describes the multidimensional vision I try to maintain at all times of my patients. This means that my understanding is not limited to the cognitive-behavioral aspect of our human experiences. It also takes into account the family, cultural, and social context of each person as well as the somatic, non-verbal, and unconscious aspects involved. On the other hand, integrative also reflects my conviction that healing and change occur when there is a certain integration between body and mind and better harmony between different parts within us that until then were in conflict.

By relational, I mean that I understand my role, not as a passive and detached Freudian-style figure, nor as a mere mechanical dispenser of standardized advice, but rather as a facilitator of new possibilities within a collaborative process that is tailored to the pace, needs, and strengths of each person. The word relational underlines my belief that as social beings, our emotional well-being depends largely on the quality of the relationships we maintain with those around us. All human beings share a deep desire to be seen, known, and recognized by others. In that light, I see my job as helping my clients co-create a relational and emotional experience that is in some way corrective or therapeutic, whether that takes place between a couple, family members, or in the therapeutic rapport they have with me. That is why one of my priorities lies in creating a safe and non-judgmental space, in which my patients feel welcome and accepted just as they are.
At the same time, I see being in therapy as an opportunity to experience new ways of being in relationship (with oneself and with others), which sometimes requires getting out of one’s comfort zone. And that is what the term experiential refers to. To the emphasis I place on direct experience, and what is happening in the present moment, especially when words seem to fall short or begin to sound like an endless Socratic dialogue. For some, it may initially feel uncomfortable or unusual to deviate from the purely verbal or rational sphere, but techniques that activate the prefrontal cortex such as Focusing and Mindfulness, or that help in the regulation of the nervous system, as well as exercises that stimulate the right hemisphere, turn out to be very effective and that is why I frequently incorporate them in therapy.

About Me:

I’m also a mom to two precious little humans, who challenge and teach me every day. Of Mexican-Iranian origin, I was born and raised in Neuchâtel, a city located in the French-speaking region of Switzerland, before moving to Spain in 2004. I studied and worked in Madrid for almost 10 years and in 2013, I was presented with the opportunity to do an internship at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto (California, United States). It was around that time that I began offering counseling sessions via video call to people located in different parts of the world. I ended up staying almost three more years in the Bay Area and got my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from CIIS, an accredited, cutting-edge university that expands the boundaries of traditional degree programs through its particular interest in: transdisciplinarity; social justice; the incorporation of both Western and Eastern values, knowledge, and methods; as well as the importance of the personal development of the therapists themselves. I then completed my hours as a resident at the Center for Somatic Psychotherapy in San Francisco, providing psychotherapeutic services, primarily from a body-oriented perspective, to a diverse population. I also worked for the Legal Services for Children in San Francisco, with immigrant minors who had recently crossed the border, using an approach informed by the most current theories on the treatment of post-traumatic disorders and complex trauma. In 2017 I moved to the East Coast, to Washington D.C, where I worked as a psychotherapist for adults and couples at an LGBT+ affirmative center that had a multidisciplinary team working in collaboration. When my first child was born, I decided to take care of him full-time. During that period, which also ended up coinciding with the global pandemic, I mentored several PhD students from the Department of Behavioral Sciences at IMFAHE, a foundation dedicated to promoting the professional and international development of Spanish talent. I currently offer my services here, in Madrid.

 

Summary:

I am a clinical health psychologist and psychotherapist, and I work with adults, children, and adolescents in the format of individual, couples, or family therapy. I offer in-person and online therapy sessions.

I am here to offer you a safe space where you’re the one in charge of the tempo, to accompany you in difficult moments, and when necessary, to challenge you in this process of change. Building on your strengths and unique qualities, I will help you get to the root of what has been preventing you from living more fully and authentically.

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Accrediting Body

Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos (Spain)

Languages

English
Spanish
French

Types of Therapy

Attachment Based Therapy
Child Therapy
Clinical Psychology
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Compassion Focused Therapy
Couple Therapy
Expat Therapy
Family Therapy
Integrative Therapy
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy
Online Therapy
Person-Centred Therapy
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
NeuroAffective Relational Model

Therapy Issues

Anger
Anxiety
Behavioural Problems (Children)
Bereavement
Bipolar Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Culture Shock
Depression
Eating Disorders
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Homesickness
Identity Problems
Low Self-Confidence
Low Self-Esteem
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Panic Disorder
Perfectionism
Personality Disorders
Phobia
Relationship Problems
Self-Harm
Separation Anxiety
Social Anxiety
Stress
Trauma (PTSD)

Client Types

Adult (18 or over)
Couple (both 18 or over)
Family (at least 1 child under 18)
Older Child (5-12)
Teenager (13-17)
Young Child (0-4)

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