Support Groups

Welcome to the support groups page. No matter how alone you might feel when dealing with an issue, the truth is you are not. Hundreds, thousands, even millions of people from around the world are facing a similar challenge right at this very moment. However, the heart of the matter lies not in the type of problem we might be facing, but in the fact that we are all susceptible to becoming afflicted with the same weaknesses and to experiencing the same range of emotions and states of mind, in spite of their different triggers. So why not team up and help support each other?

 

A group of moderators trained in psychotherapy will be at your service and will try mediating discussions when necessary. We would highly appreciate any suggestions you might have in creating new support groups by clicking on the envelope button on the right-hand corner, at the bottom of the page. We highly insist on using English to the extent of your abilities. You don’t have to try to be strong, you just need to understand that you already are!

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  • Annika Päutz

    Annika Päutz graduated from Leuphana University, Faculty of Business Psychology. She became certified as trainer, facilitator, moderator and coach. She is currently working as a certified Coach specialized in the inner language of emotions and its impact on the human mind and body: „I am fascinated by the interaction of inner life and external situation and look at every human in its entirety. Therefore I dedicate my life to support people in finding their inner place of strength and worthiness and change their circumstances accordingly. I believe that true healing comes from an inner place of acceptance, belief in the individual power, self-respect and passion for life as well as appreciation and well-being in the world surrounding each of us.

  • Irina Buruiana

    Irina is an international youth trainer and a coach focusing on wellbeing and behavioral change. She is curently working with organizations promoting mental health among young people and women in particular. She has worked in Morocco, Romania, Germany and Spain, curently living in Madrid. She has a background in cognitive behavioral theraphy and she is an accredited wellness coach. Her main areas of focus are creativity and innovation, women empowerment and behavior change and she likes reading, playing board games, dancing and laughing.

  • Madalina Radu

    Mădălina Radu is a genetic counsellor, clinical psychologist and psychotherapist in cognitive-behavioral interventions. She has been practicing since 2011 and her clinical expertise includes genetic counseling for prenatal testing, clinical assessment and psycho-evaluation, psychotherapy interventions for childhood disorders and adult mood disorders, optimization and personal development. “Each person has a unique story and psychotherapy helps us understand each thought, emotion and behavior and it`s unique role in what and who we are at the present moment. The main objective of psychotherapy is to teach us how to speak to and about ourselves, how to listen to ourselves and how to help ourselves!

  • Ana Maria Todireanu

    Ana Maria Todireanu has earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Babes-Bolyai University and two Masters’ degrees diplomas, in Health Psychology and Psychological Counselling and Psychotherapy. She has been working with autistic children, at the Hospital for Diabetes Care, Hospital for Cardiology and Hospital for Cancer Care, and also taught at a local school for children with special educational needs in Cluj-Napoca, for one semester. “I consider myself a sincere and warm person, I love people and their stories, and I believe that good exists in every single one of us. I know there is always something to learn from everyone you meet.”

  • Roxana Petrus

    Roxana Petrus is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist specialized in cognitive behavioral therapy working in Cluj-Napoca. “I believe that life is based on a continuous process of learning and personal development. I am fascinated about the way our minds work and I like to analyze what is behind human behavior. I think that our thoughts and feelings should not be ignored but managed with care. I always have and always will be motivated to help the people around me. My interests in psychotherapy are anxiety disorders, couple related problems, anger management, conflict resolution and communication.”

  • Florentina Ionescu

    Florentina Ionescu is a clinical psychologist and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist. She got her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at University of Bucharest and her Masters’ Degree in Clinical Psychology, Psychological Counseling and Psychotherapy at Babes-Bolyai University. She currently owns a private practice where she works with adults. She has experience with treating depression, anxiety, panic, emotion dysregulation, anger management, interpersonal problems, and personality disorders. Her interests are mood disorders, personality disorders, behavior modification, and positive psychology. 

  • Alexandra Samartean

    Alexandra Samartean earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Psychotherapy from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, where she currenty works as a psychotherapist. She worked extensively with adults and adolescents struggling with symptoms of anxiety or depression. She also has a broad experience with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Dissorder, other developmental disabilities, ADHD or anxiety disorders, such as Selective Mutism. She loves working with kids and she confesses having a huge affection for animals, reason for which she decided to study and get specialised in Animal Assisted Therapy. 

  • Daniel Cimpean

    Daniel Cimpean graduated from the Faculty of Psychology at Babes-Bolyai University, and is currently studying a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. He is a volunteer member of an organization that tries to prevent suicide and also a member of a counseling center that provides cognitive-behavioral therapy sessions. “My passion for this domain started when I was 19 years old and I realized that I could help people out there to behave and think in a way that could help them achieve their goals easier. I’m an open-minded person, a good listener and I truly believe that with perseverance we can solve your problems and make you feel better about yourself and the world around you.”

  • Anda Cotoara

    Cotoara Anda graduated from Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences. She is currently enrolled in a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. She is the founder of Psychology Facts, an online magazine which aims to bring to its readers the latest information from this field. She has been involved in volunteering programs for suicide prevention as well as a charity program for children’s rights and protection. “I’ve done all these things in order to achieve a great accomplishment: a better understanding of the human mind and behaviour. My purpose is to better myself and gain knowledge in order to help people in the best way that I can.”the best way that I can.”