Psychotherapist’s Background

Hi there! My name is Andreia Pacheco and I’m a Portuguese certified Specialist Psychologist and Psychotherapist, with a Doctoral Degree in Psychology and a background as an international researcher and University Professor.

My training in psychotherapy as a member of the Portuguese Society of Constructivists Psychotherapies (SPPC, complied with the Training Standards for Psychologists specializing in Psychotherapy of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Association ( Namely over 150 hours of supervision, 500 hours of supervised practice, 400 hours of theory, therapeutic methodology and technique, and 100 hours of personal therapy or other personal training specified. In conformity with Psychology Guidelines, I’m also insured for civil liability.

I’m currently an effective member of the Portuguese Psychologist Association (, an affiliate international member of the American Psychological Association ( and a Registered EuroPsy Psychologist by theEuropean Federation of Psychologists’ Association (

Continuing professional and personal development is vital for me, therefore I keep on pursuing new psychotherapeutic models training. I have completed all the three levels of Internal Family Systems’ certified training, as well as the Intimacy From the Inside Out (for couples) basic, advanced and post-advanced training, and the two levels of Somatic Internal Family Systems. I’m a certified IFS therapist and an approved IFS consultant for certification, also collaborating as a Program Assistant in Portuguese and International trainings, exploring podcasts in Portuguese (like “Conversas com Partes“), enjoying clinical supervision and ongoing personal therapeutic work.

Over the past decade I have improved my clinical expertise and have worked with hundreds of individuals and families, in a public health service and private practice, and hope to be able to do so for the rest of my life. If you find I’m the right match to work alongside with you, just let me know (!