Despina Ploussiou is a psychοtherapist specializing in Trauma Therapy as well as in Individual, Family and Couple Therapy.
She is the co-founder of the mental health institute Trauma2Therapy.
She has obtained her master’s degree from the University of Hofstra in New York and she has completed her clinical AAMFT status with hypnotherapist Dr Daniel Aaraoz, PhD.
Her therapeutic approach to the treatment of trauma (PTSD and C-PTSD) includes innovative modalities such as IFS therapy, Level 3 trained (Internal Family Systems), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Kalffian Sand play Therapy (for adults), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), psychodrama, mindfulness techniques, Milton Erickson’s Clinical Hypnosis as well as radical neuroscience-based methods, including Polyvagal Theory.
She has completed the five year theoretical and clinical training program in Systemic Family Constellations of the Bert Hellinger Institute and is a certified Constellations Facilitator.
She has worked as a family therapist in mental health institutions, kindergartens, elementary and high schools in New York and Athens, and as a psychotherapist and mental health supervisor at the Center for the support of abused women of the Archdiocese of New York and at the HANAC child and family psychosocial support program of the Child Protective Services (ACS) program for the City of New York.
She has collaborated with various research projects, publishing agencies, public and private institutions, has participated as a speaker in conferences and workshops in Greece and the United States.
She is responsible for the Greek translation of the book “Transcending Trauma – Healing Complex PTSD with Internal Family Systems Therapy” (publishing company 24 grammata), by neuroscientist Frank G. Anderson, MD. Despina is also currently supervising the Greek translation of the IFS terms for the developer of the theory-Dr. Richard Schwartz’s book “No Bad Parts” (publishing company Papasotiriou).
Since 2004 she works privately in her office in Voula, Attica, offering her services to adults and adolescents. She also coordinates self-awareness and parenting groups in collaboration with private and public institutions in Greece.