Almaas is a person-centred psychologist and fosters a thoughtful and dependable therapeutic relationship that allows her to collaboratively explore her clients and their inner world.
Almaas prioritises developing a unique space tailored to individual clients’ needs and presentations. She incorporates her understanding of personality models and trauma-sensitive approaches to meet her clients in a compassionate, non-judgemental space. She brings social and intercultural perspectives to support her clients in gaining a deeper, more thorough understanding of themselves, their past suffering, and their future going forward. Almaas places emphasis on the experience of emotions and supports her clients in overcoming intellectualising or rationalising their emotional world.
Experience and Interests
Almaas has experience working with young people and adults, in public and private settings, with a range of difficulties including, trauma (PTSD/CPTSD), gender dysphoria, LGBTQIA+ issues, grief, personality disorders, impulse control, ASD, and substance use (particularly in men). Almaas’ interest lies in working with personality disorders in young and older adults, emerging personality concerns in adolescents (conduct disorders), along with other emerging concerns in young adults, such as political distress and eco/climate anxiety.
Almaas uses psychodynamic approaches, along with Schema Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focussed Therapy (EFT), Somatic Therapy, and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP).
How is Almaas Described by Her Clients?
Almaas’s clients describe her as an empathetic, warm, and bubbly person who creates a safe and non-judgmental space for them to work collaboratively.
Almaas enjoys spending time with her dog (and cat), dreaming about the next time she can be at the beach, taking on a hiking challenge, and baking.