Psychotherapist – Online – Somayeh McKian
Psychotherapist, Novelist, Researcher.
I’m an Iranian clinical psychologist by training, graduated with a Bachelor in clinical psychology, a Master in general psychology as a top-rank student, at Allamah Tabatabaei University in Iran. I also graduated from Charles University in the Czech Republic with a Master in Gender Studies.
I’m a registered and certified member of the Iranian Association of Psychologists and Consultants. After working as a psychotherapist in my private psychology clinic and other practices in Iran from 2013 onwards, I found my way to Prague in the Czech Republic. It is here that I gathered experience working with expats from different nationalities and cultural backgrounds in the English language.
My main approach is narrative therapy, using life narrative analysis as a psychotherapeutic perspective and psychological assessment with a combination of qualitative methods. In a therapeutic conversation, we edit some chapters of your life story that need more coherency and harmony.
For this I mainly use personal and online sessions, for adults and teenagers (above 14 years old):
- Individual and couple therapy;
- Family therapy;
- Group therapy.
My area of expertise covers:
- Obesity and overweight, eating disorders, body image disturbances;
- Stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, trauma;
- Marital dissatisfaction;
- Relationship and family issues;
- Teenagers-related fields (identity issues, puberty, sexual orientation, and gender identity);
- Focusing on personal and professional development (life scenarios);
- Mental health on an elderly age.
I have presented my articles at more than 20 national and international conferences and published seven international articles in psychology journals. They can be found here:
I am a novelist, writing novels at age 27 and published the first one that was nominated for all Iranian literature prizes as best novel of the year 2018. Then I continued writing besides psychotherapy and published two more novels until now.
Persian: nativeSomayeh McKian