About

Katerina Kantova M.A. et. M.A.

Ms. Katerina Kantova is a psychologist with expertise in acute and therapeutic counseling methods. Benefiting from years of studies and work in Switzerland and Belgium. Katerina combines her business experience with applied psychology. A patient and passionate professional, Katerina enjoys being a good listener and therapist to her clients.

In her career, Katerina advised firms and executives on appropriate training for their employees. These professional services include developing human capital, career planning, and retention of talent as well as work-life balance. A desire for helping others inspired Katerina to dedicate her professional life to psychology.

In 2013, Katerina completed her second master’s degree in clinical & counseling psychology. Recently she has lead counseling sessions in the Psychiatric Hospital Bohnice with the sex offenders unit. Her focus was on group therapy with sexually deviant patients, building their understanding of conscious actions and behavioral insights. Strategies were discussed, disclosed and experienced by the patient groups- helping the individuals to resolve stress and anxiety allowing for a better quality of life. Close supervision and personal assessments for confidentiality stand at the forefront of daily talks, protecting both the patients as well as our society.

Today, Katerina continues her work in the Bohnice hospital in the women’s emergency clinic. The clinic accepts new patients every day, helping women who face severe depression, bipolar disorders, anxieties, psychotic states, personality disorders and mental issues. Katerina dedicates her sessions to both individuals as well as groups.

Research and lead therapist roles in the fields of assertive communication, art therapy and relaxation led Katerina to share her experiences and thoughts in the book ‘Moje Zpoved – My Confession’ released in November 2013. The book addresses, to the general public, ten real-life stories of patients with sexual deviations. The stories explore patients’ motives, understanding of their instincts, actions and ultimately their road to recovery.

Katerina regularly attends seminars and professional discussion forums on sexology, positive psychology and acute therapies. She is very much interested in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and is keen on developing new techniques and practices in this field. Attending the Psychiatric Center Prague enables Katerina to expand the scope of her work to patients with special phobias or Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD). Her last Master’s thesis addressed social phobias and developed practical ideas to help patients diagnosed with social phobias using CBT.

My sessions are dedicated fully to my clients. I make a commitment to utilize my business world experience and my qualifications in psychology to reach the desired outcomes and to continuously help my clients in achieving a better quality of life.

Education

  • 2010 – 2013 – M.A. clinical-counseling psychology – La Salle University
  • 2002 – 2003 – M.A. International Relations – University of Kent
  • 2000 – 2002 – B.A. International Relations – Franklin College Switzerland

Languages

  • Czech – native speaker, fluent
  • English – fluent
  • German – fluent
  • French – fair, communicative
  • Italian – fair, communicative