Psychologist in Thessaloniki
The first step in resolving a problem is to accept its existence
Avraam Alichanidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) Psychologist - Psychotherapist in Thessaloniki. Specialisation in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Athlete Counselling Support.
For Young Athletes
Are you a young, promising athlete?
Do you struggle every day with the thousands of problems and barriers encountered through your pathway to become a champion athlete? Endless hours in the gym, in the training centre, in the pool, on the ring, on the track, at the exercise physiologist’s, nutritionist’s, orthopaedic specialist’s, physiotherapist’s practice, and all over again.
For Young Athletes’ Parents
Have you come to understand that your child is a promising athlete?
Or does your child stand out in a certain sport?
Do you observe it struggling every day with the thousands of problems and barriers encountered through their pathway to become a champion athlete? Endless hours in the gym, in the training centre, in the pool, on the ring, on the track, at the exercise physiologist’s, at the nutritionist, at the orthopaedic specialist, at the physiotherapist, and all over again.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a type of anxiety disorder triggered by exposure to very distressing events, experienced as traumatic situations. Although it has been mainly related to combat veterans, it may be developed as a result of several events (or of a series of events) that have had an extremely strong influence on the body (i.e. road accidents, consequences of crimes, sexual abuse, natural disasters, etc.).
Many people in adolescence encounter problems of transition from childhood to adulthood. The most common reasons are the different way of perceiving people and situations experienced both by themselves and by people around them, and the fact that they are faced with existential issues, as they are unable to accept what is happening to them. Counselling process for adolescents recommends individual sessions with a psychologist.
Occupational Exhaustion Syndrome (Burn-out)
Constantly accumulated workplace stress leads to occupational exhaustion. Occupational Exhaustion Syndrome (Burn-out) is included by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as an “occupational phenomenon”. However, it is not classified as a medical condition.
If you have serious issues in your day-to-day life or problems of psychological nature that you cannot communicate to a psychologist, there is an anonymous counselling – psychological support service, provided by professional mental health counsellors. Anonymous counselling is recommended to people of social status that cannot give a solution to their problems, as well as to people that cannot communicate their problem by revealing their identity.
If your couple has reached a level of stagnation, and you seek solutions to your problems, couple counselling therapy is the solution for a qualitative day-to-day life with your partner. Modern couples encounter problems, which are unprecedented for our era, and in many cases they find it impossible to cope with them. The long-standing common path of two people entails the loss of essential constants, such as understanding, communication and mutual respect.
Individual counselling, or psychotherapy, is performed for two reasons: Preventive, in order to avoid the creation of chronic psychological problems, such as phobias, stress and peace of mind management. The aim of preventive individual counselling is to enhance the individual’s psychical apparatus via sessions. The second reason is therapy/remedy as regards issues encountered by the individual in their day-to-day life, for which they are unable to provide a solution.
Do you feel the need to experience a positive change and to mitigate or address your problematic behaviours, beliefs, constraints, thoughts and emotions? Do you feel the need to talk to a professional psychologist about your concerns? Do you think that the problems you are faced with are insurmountable?
The psychologist Abraham Alichanidis was born and raised in Thessaloniki. In 2002, after graduating from the 4th Secondary School of Kalamaria, he entered the Faculty of Philosophy and the Department of Psychology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where he studied. For years he worked in various positions of responsibility, gaining valuable experience and wanting to get to know people better. He was an international water polo athlete with numerous distinctions, such as Greek and European Champion. Since 2020 until today he is a freelance psychologist and has an office in Thessaloniki.