Our Psychologists and Psychotherapists
Mgr. Zuzana Jochmannova
Zuzana holds a Master of Psychology degree from the University of Leicester and the Charles University of Prague. During her 17-year life within expatriate communities abroad, Zuzana helped foreigners cope with their challenges with adapting to the new environment and different culture. Currently, she works in her private practice where she utilizes an integrative, highly personalized approach to psychotherapy. Her consultations focus on collaborative and strength-based support to help her clients effectively address their personal and professional challenges.
Elitsa graduated in psychology from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” where she began her psychological practice across centers for people with physical disabilities, children from different ethnic communities, and people with substance misuse history. She continued her formal education at Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, and graduated in Psychology: Learning Sciences. For Elitsa, learning is a life-long process, so she also focuses on yoga, training and development, and sustainability.
Mikko Benjamin Salminen
A Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropological Linguistics, Master in Clinical Psychology and in Integrative Psychotherapy. He has attended clients suffering from affective disorders (major depression, hypomania), substance addictions, trauma and personality disorders, and also accompanied clients experiencing life dissatisfaction in their self-actualization process. He has worked with cancer survivors and family members of oncology ward patients and with a wide range of different people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Mgr. Martina Mikesková
Martina graduated from the Faculty of Arts at Charles University with a degree in psychology, and has completed self-experience training in integrative psychotherapy, meditation training and yoga teacher training. She specializes in personal development, diagnostics and psychological counseling with a minor focus on marketing and human resources. Martina works as an ethics, mental hygiene, relaxation techniques and yoga lecturer for social workers.
Mgr. Bc. Zuzana Donáthová
Zuzana graduated from the Faculty of Arts at Charles University with a degree in clinical psychology, and from the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport at Charles University with a degree in physiotherapy - rehabilitation. She currently works as a psychologist, physiotherapist and yoga instructor. After graduating, she began her training in analytical psychology and became a psychologist in health care. She gained her experience in occupational psychological and clinical diagnostics and in counseling at the Center for Comprehensive Care, at the Military Hospital in Prague and other facilities. She has also completed crisis intervention training and is the lead professional supervisor for the Soulmio Counselling Services.
PhDr. Marek Hošek
Marek graduated from the Faculty of Arts at Charles University with a degree in social pathology, social psychology and HR with a comprehensive psychotherapeutic education with a health care accreditation. Since 2000, he has been working in psychotherapeutic professions as a general psychotherapist, a couples and family therapist, and an addictologist. He is a member of the Czech Association for Marriage and Family Counseling and the Czech Association for Psychotherapy.
Mgr. Piotr Wardecki
Piotr is a member of the Czech Association for Psychotherapy, the Czech Society for Gestalt Therapy and the Czech Association of Supervisors in Helping Professions. A psychotherapist, supervisor and coach. He studied philosophy, pedagogy and theology in Poland and later in the Czech Republic. He specializes in individual psychotherapy and supervision for helping professions. In addition to his private psychotherapeutic practice, he also works for the Ministry of Justice, specifically for the Czech Probation and Mediation Service. He has extensive experience in the psycho-spiritual field. He has completed extensive accredited training courses in psychotherapy and supervision.
Mgr. et Bc. Jana Lidická
Jana graduated from the Faculty of Arts at Charles University with a degree in psychology and from the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport at Charles University in Prague with a degree in physiotherapy. After several years of working as a school psychologist, she leaned more towards lecturing, in particular towards working with student groups and work teams. She has completed self-experience training in individual psychology, a training course in encouragement, and she specializes in the Respect is a Two-Way Street approach.
Mgr. et Mgr. et Mgr. Jan Zahradník
Jan graduated from the Palacký University Olomouc with a degree in psychology, and from the Masaryk University in Brno with a degree in education and social education. He has completed a five-year Comprehensive Solution-Focused Counseling and Therapy Training, a two-year Systemic and Growth Training in Virginia Satir's Model, a family counseling course, and a crisis intervention course, as well as a number of other courses and seminars. He is an accredited addictologist (addiction expert) and has been teaching at the Palacký University Olomouc since 2012. In his counseling practice, he has worked primarily with teenagers, adults, families and couples, as well as people facing various life situations and crises.
Mgr. Šárka Kohoutková
Šárka graduated from the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University with a degree in psychology. She has also completed psychotherapeutic training in satitherapy, postgraduate training in gestalt therapy, training in comprehensive crisis intervention, and a number of other courses. She works as a psychologist and psychotherapist in her private practice and is a member of the Czech Association for Psychotherapy. She helps clients cope with suffering and dark times and find a unique path to themselves.
Mgr. Jakub Řezníček
Jakub graduated from the Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University in Brno with a degree in psychology and began his career as a psychologist in a crisis center for children and youth. Later, he worked in an intervention center with both victims of domestic violence as well as people who struggle with violence in relationships. He gained experience in the non-profit sector, as a freelancer as well as in a clinical psychology outpatient department in Břeclav. In his work, he strongly believes that every one of us knows deep down what they need, that every one of us can activate our creative self and find a solution, comfort and reconciliation for ourselves.
Mgr. Jan Pisák
Jan graduated from the Faculty of Arts at Palacký University Olomouc with a degree in psychology and gained experience at the Center for Prevention for Children and Youth, the Hrabyně Rehabilitation Institute, in a clinical psychology outpatient department and the Neurology Department at the Ostrava University Hospital. For the last 6 years, he has been working as a psychologist in health care and as a psychotherapist. He also cooperates with the probation and mediation service in Havířov where he provides psychotherapy to victims of crime. Jan completed five-year psychotherapeutic training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, and this direction, as well as the evidence-based approach, are reflected in his outpatient practice.
Mgr. Barbara Bašková
Barbara graduated from the Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University with a degree in psychology, and the Faculty of Economics and Administration at Masaryk University in Brno with a bachelor’s degree in business management. Her first question usually is: “What do you need?”, and that is exactly where her focus is. Barbara uses cognitive-behavioral therapy primarily to target the relevant problem and identify opportunities for effective help. She has experience in human resources, in working with people with disabilities and in a center of educational care. She primarily provides her services to clients, both children and adults, in her private practice.
PhDr. Luděk Vajner
Luděk graduated from the Faculty of Arts at Charles University with a degree in clinical psychology and from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University with a degree in education - mathematics and physics. He works as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, and an autogenous training lecturer. He completed a two-year training course in psychoanalysis. Since 1989, he has had his private psychotherapeutic practice, and has worked in companies and state-owned organizations as a lecturer, consultant and coach. He specializes in soft skills training, recruitment, employee selection and assessment, coaching for managers, and career counseling. His fundamental psychological approach starts with a holistic focus.
PhDr. Mgr. Zuzana Šípová
Zuzana graduated from the Faculty of Arts at Charles University with a degree in psychology, and from the Faculty of Education at University of Hradec Králové with a degree in social education. In addition to university education, she has completed training in Complete Crisis Intervention and Non-Directive Game Therapy, a number of specialized courses and workshops focusing on working with children with trauma, children with attachment disorders, working with one’s body, such as Somatic Experiencing for Kids, body therapy workshops, biosynthesis, Focusing, Communication Box, and My Backpack. She works as a psychologist, therapist and lecturer.
Mgr. Ing. Pavel Pelikán
Pavel graduated from the Prague University of Psychosocial Studies with a degree in social work with specialization in communication and applied psychotherapy, and from the Czech Technical University with a degree in biocybernetics. He completed training in systemic couples and family therapy, training in psychodynamic therapy and ICF coaching training. He believes that change is always possible, and if the external space for change is limited, we still have the internal one.
Mgr. Lucie Zichová
Lucie graduated from the University of Jan Evangelista in Ústí nad Labem with a degree in social policy and social work and has completed comprehensive psychotherapeutic training in the systemic approach. She has been working as a freelance psychotherapist since 2016. She applies a systemic, solution-based approach with elements of constructivism, narrative psychotherapy and positive psychology. She sees her clients as partners in the process of the actual change but always in the context of the entire system in which the client lives.
Mgr. Petra Kahánková
Petra is a psychologist, psychotherapist and coach. She currently works primarily in Ostrava and the surrounding areas and is a member of the Association of Sport Psychologists. She graduated from the Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University in Brno with a degree in psychology and is mainly trained in CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy). She focuses on the way people think, evaluate situations and behave. With her clients, she maps out vicious circles and works on making a change. She draws inspiration from a number of additional training programs and courses. She believes that therapy should be always customized to the client’s needs and the nature of the client’s issues - i.e. personalized.
Michaela is in her last semester of the Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience (MSc.) study program at the Swiss University of Fribourg and is also finishing a part-time nutrition specialist course (MAHRA). She leans towards a holistic approach to human health, both physical and mental. She is of the opinion that a solution to our ailments is right in front of us and in our own hands, we just have to realize it.
Bc. Veronika Kolderová
Veronika is a fourth-year student of psychology at the Faculty of Arts at Palacký University in Olomouc. In 2019, she completed the Complete Crisis Intervention Course which allowed her to expand her knowledge of working with clients facing a crisis. She also completed an art therapy course and the Student with Autism Spectrum Disorder course.
Since 2019, she has been training children and adults using the EEG biofeedback method in the Neuron Psychological Counseling Center where she strives to combine and apply all her knowledge. She also currently runs the Neuron branch in Nový Jičín.
Mgr. Iveta Křepelová
Iveta graduated from the Palacký University Olomouc with a degree in psychology and works as a psychologist in the public and private sectors. She sees the purpose of counseling and therapy in helping and revealing a personalized solution for a specific person and support in a situation when they truly need it. During her sessions, she safely guides her clients away from the narrowed space of their own experiences and shows them a number of resources that they can use on their way out of their problem.
Bc. Klára Růčková
Klára is currently finishing her studies of psychology at Palacký University Olomouc. She has completed a holistic coaching course and is now attending another coaching course to gain a broader perspective. She constantly works on expanding her education and gaining experience in HR which has been her focus for more than two years. Klára is also gaining experience in coaching at the Career Center of Palacký University Olomouc. She plans to complete the Complete Crisis Intervention Course and a psychotherapeutic training to enhance her competencies in working with clients. She believes that there is hidden potential in every one of us which we can reach through coaching questions and techniques.
Mgr. Ing. Jan Kuba
Jan graduated from the Masaryk University with a degree in economics and management, and later in psychology. Since he mainly enjoys the combination of psychology, technology and data, he has been working on the development of psychodiagnostic methods, work competencies testing and soft skills development for 10 years. He specializes in emotional intelligence, communication, conflict resolution and managerial skills.
Mgr. Marie Součková
Marie graduated from the Faculty of Social Sciences at Masaryk University with a degree in psychology and sociology. During her studies, she transitioned from business to employee selection using the Assessment Center method in banking and other segments. As a doctoral student, she specialized in workaholism and taught human resource psychology at several universities. She focuses on work psychology, competency diagnostics and soft skills development. She uses her extensive experience from the corporate as well as the start-up environment. She has many years of experience in a number of diagnostic methods.
March 2021: Mgr. Terezie Tučková
Terezie graduated from the Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University in Brno with a degree in psychology. She has completed a five-year accredited psychotherapeutic training in Existential Analysis and Logotherapy, a Somatic Psychotherapy course or a course in projective methods. In her therapeutic practice, she follows the concepts and methods of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis. She chose this psychotherapeutic approach due to its extreme closeness to life. She guides people to living with their inner consent.