Zuzana Podkonická, MS
A clinical psychologist and a psychotherapist in Gestalt modality.
In 2007, she graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, USA with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with focus on Mental Health. She gained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts. During her practice in the USA she completed training in Reality Therapy and basic training in the Stress reduction program at the Mind Body Medical Institute in Boston and the U-Mass Medical School in Worchester called Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction.
As part of her program, she completed her internship at McLean Hospital in Boston, where she practised her skills in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with patients with dual diagnosis and personality disorders. She also worked in the crisis unit at the psychiatric hospital, Arbour hospital, with patients diagnosed with severe mental illnesses. In October 2008, Zuzana also attended training in hypnosis. She has finished her specialization program for Clinical Psychology in 2012 by passing her final exam at Slovak Medical University and is now a licensed Clinical Psychologist. In 2017 she completed her training in Gestalt psychotherapy at the IVGT Institute in Prague and is now certified in Gestalt psychotherapy.
Zuzana offers therapy for clients with mood disorders, including depression, manic depression, anxiety, stress disorders and psychosomatic problems. Her services include counseling during stressful life situations. Zuzana is experienced in psychological assessment. She has experience working at assessment and development centers.
For the past eleven years she has been practising in Slovakia, the first four years as a counselor and psychologist at the psychological center, Salvus s.r.o. . She was also teaching part time at the Slovak Medical University. Currently, she focuses on short- term counselling, supporting employees in the Employee Assistance Program. She is a guarantor for EAP in Enef Consulting s.r.o.. She has her private practice, as well, and provides services as a consultant for companies and a soft skills trainer.