Curtains off. Get to know me better and resonance theory

Defining myself within the confines of a few paragraphs feels like trying to squeeze an elephant into a birdcage.

Resonance theory posits that when two entities or individuals share a vibrational alignment, their interactions become more harmonious and effective. Therefore, the purpose for sharing my background, approach, life experiences and values is to give you a sense of who I am as a person and decide if you feel a resonance with me, the base for creating a therapeutic relationship built on empathy and trust.

So, I’m Luiza, a multifaceted individual donning various roles in life. I’m a loving mother of a teen, devoted spouse, caring daughter, reliable friend, responsible professional, and dedicated therapist – a juggling act that keeps life intriguing.

My journey began where my roots are, on the Black Sea coast,  firmly planted there, and my love for the beach and sea, regardless of  season and its moods, remains steadfast. Life has led me on a captivating journey, embracing a multicultural existence, with Amsterdam being my latest stop, yes, also close to the sea.

The inclination for exploration is an integral part of my story. Psychology wasn’t my initial career choice; I ventured into Business and Finance before arriving here. I have over two decades of experience in working with people, including in corporate roles from local to regional ones, which deepened my understanding of people and the life-business combo.  At one point in life, I had the courage to activate all my resources (or to be out of my mind- like some told me) to restart from scratch and jump on a moving rollercoaster.

My journey  was neither effortless nor smooth, demanding adaptability, resistance and resilience. However, the taste of fulfillment at the end is sweet.

I have a huge passion for traveling and indulging in multicultural experiences. I had my first international travel, alone, to visit a friend, at 15 years old and it was a game changer. Asia and oriental culture hold a special place in my heart, captivating me with its “all”, especially practices like yoga and Vedic meditation, have always held a special meaning in my life, ever since my initiation in an ashram. When I don’t wear professional hats, you can find me spending time with my family and friends, painting to play, planting flowers in our little garden, reading and studying, making plans for travel, walking on the canals or on the beach, at the gym or pedalling through nature on my old bicycle.

The intricate complexities of the human body, encompassing both the physical and mental aspects, intrigue and fascinate me. The profound connection we share with nature and the spiritual realm leaves me in awe. Consequently, I invest a significant amount of time in experimentation, learning, and unravelling the mysteries of our existence.

My fascination extends to the field of neuroscience, which captivates me to such an extent that I even pursued a dissertation in this discipline. Additionally, I have a keen interest in nutrition and the pursuit of well-being, which I associate with achieving a state of Equilibrium. Having experienced the hardships of “bad-being” in the past, I understand the importance of seeking the sweet spot of harmony and good vibes in life.

As a traveler, both physically and metaphorically, my approach is rooted in curiosity, and I am driven to forge connections with people from diverse backgrounds. I firmly believe that every encounter presents an opportunity for learning, especially when it comes to human interactions.

Human interactions have been my greatest teachers, but therapy stands out as the most valuable investment in myself. It’s not books for personal development, workshops, or degrees that brings change; it’s experiential learning. I have dived into the depths, experienced darkness, learned my lesson of humbleness and emerged into the light, appreciating it like never before. No amount of training can truly prepare for life’s raw, unscripted moments, like holding my mother’s hand as she passed away – a profound, irreplaceable lesson in self-discovery. And while it doesn’t mean I don’t have struggles, it does mean I’ve gained a deeper wisdom and a profound appreciation for life, never taking it for granted.

While it might sound like a cliché, I genuinely wouldn’t be where I am today without my family, especially my energetic and quick-to-adapt teen, my deeply supportive husband, my reliable father and my loving angel mother from heaven. They have played pivotal roles in my personal journey. I also owe much to my caring friends, mentors, professors who inspire me.  Moreover, I express my appreciation for my clients, whom I care deeply about. Each session spent together has been a meaningful and transformative experience, and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be a part of their lives. They inspire me to be authentic and they are a constant reminder of why I am here.


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