Hi I’m Joanna Kleovoulou, a clinical psychologist in private practice, workshop facilitator, speaker, supervisor, wife and mother.
I am a clinical psychologist and Director, the Founder and Director of PsychMatters Centre® in Johannesburg. PsychMatters is a space of healing offered by a team of psychologists and other health care providers to assist all to live masterfully.
I have 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.
I’m often invited to speak or write for the media and has a regular slot on SAfm Radio. I have also contributed to Natasha Sutherland’s Book “Bitter Sweet”.
I am an accredited RMDR Practitioner, an effective short-term therapeutic technique to process trauma and other conditions of the mind.
I have developed and presented workshops such as living masterfully, teen workshops, parenting wisely, the stalk talk, the how to guide to talk and protect your child about sex and where they come from. The iMatter Kids club, dealing with divorce, beat the bullying and the power of self-care.
My areas of interest as a clinical psychologist 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.
I have been involved with SADAG since 2000, as an affiliate member and media liaisons officer representing the organization in the media to psycho-educate and destigmatize mental illness to the public and provides pro-bono support groups at her centre.
I also supervise the Bedfordview Police Station Victim Support Group Counsellors on a volunteer basis and presents free post-partum depression talks at Baby Clinics.