Miss Vicky Balomenou is a systemic psychotherapist, family and couple therapist. She is a member of the Resilient lives multidisciplinary team, where she provides family and couples therapy and family therapy groups. She is also the director of the Family Institute of Cyprus.
Miss Balomenou studied at the Democritus University of Thrace majoring in Social Work. She trained in Systemic Psychotherapy, Systemic Couples Therapy, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Group Therapy, Parental Counseling and Drug Addiction Counseling organized by ΚΕΘΕΑ in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of San Diego. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Ioannina, researching the development of children’s mental resilience, through intervention in couples.
She worked at the Ark Therapeutic Program of ΚΕΘΕΑ in Greece and at the Agia Skepi therapeutic program as a therapeutic staff, as manager of the Family and Social Reintegration Program, and as manager of the Counseling Station which she created. She was also an external associate at the Family Guidance Center of the Welfare Office, and is a partner of the interdisciplinary team of the Rheumatology department of Areteio Hospital. She founded the Systemic Institute of Cyprus where she served as director and Scientific Officer. She developed educational programs for mental health professionals and therapeutic and preventive programs for children and adults. She founded the Center for Research and Systemic Applications of Cyprus. She was the scientific manager of the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Program “No one slips through the net of Cyprus”, implemented in collaboration with the Heidelberg University Clinic and the “Early intervention for young offenders and their families” program. She founded the Fairy Tale Museum and the Skill4kidz program, aiming at developing children’s mental resilience. She published two books.
Miss Balomenou is a member of the European Family Therapy Association, the National Psychotherapy Society of Greece and the Pancypriot Association of Psychotherapists, where she was vice president. She holds the European Certificate in Psychotherapy.