Joanna Kleovoulou is a clinical psychologist in private practice, workshop facilitator, speaker, supervisor, wife and mother. She is the Founder and Director of PsychMatters Centre® in Johannesburg, a space of healing offered by a team of psychologists and other health care providers to assist all to live masterfully. She has a deep belief that every individual has a profound purpose and is passionate about empowering and transforming children and adults to dip into their fullness. Joanna is often invited to speak or write for the media and has a regular slot on SAfm Radio. She has contributed to Natasha Sutherland’s Book “Bitter Sweet”.
Her areas of clinical interest include working with assisting all age groups addressing trauma, bereavement/loss, coping with stress, lack of motivation, adjustment difficulties, relationship difficulties, change, self-esteem and building resilience, as well as a range of psychiatric disorders – such as depression, anxiety, OCD. She is an accredited EMDR® practitioner an effective short-term therapeutic technique to process trauma and other conditions of the mind. Joanna has developed and presented workshops:
- Living Masterfully
- Be a Living Legend Teen Workshop
- Parenting Wisely
- The Stork Talk – The how to guide to talk and protect your child about sex and where they come from
- iMatter Kids Club®
- Dealing with Divorce
- Beat the Bullying
- The Power of Self-Care
Joanna has been involved with SADAG since 2000, as an affiliate member and media liaisons officer representing the organisation in the media to psycho-educate and destigmatise mental illness to the public and provides pro-bono support groups at her centre. Joanna supervises the Bedfordview Police Station Victim Support Group Counsellors on a volunteer basis and presents free post-partum depression talks at Baby Clinics.