The journey of life can take us many ways. From infancy to old age we face moments when our path is clear, but we also face moments when we question our journey. In these moments, it is important to have the tools that help us deal with the challenges before us or envision new possibilities.
As a developmental psychologist I can help you find the resources and strength to cope with these challenges. With a cognitive behavioral therapy approach, based on goal setting, I offer emotional and educational support to children, teenagers, parents and individuals to improve emotional wellbeing and promote good psychological resilience.
Successful businesses run smoothly and efficiently. They rely on a strong organizational infrastructure and on its employees.
In highly productive businesses employees are happy and healthy.
A decrease in productivity is dealt with promptly and resolved quickly.
I provide customized solutions designed to develop talent and increase productivity.
In the course of our lives we go through different experiences.
Some can be challenging – the different stages of development, learning difficulties, moving to a new place, a divorce, professional or personal issues. These experiences affect us individually, our children and the family and may cause stress, anxiety and depressed mood.
With a cognitive therapy approach, based on goal setting and short-term intervention I can help you develop coping skills and find tools you can use throughout your life, thus promoting development and personal growth.
I provide emotional support to children, adolescents and families, as well as educational support, consultancy to teachers and developmental assessments.
Communication, social competences, empathy
Gifted and talented
Learning disabilities (dyslexia and dyscalculia, ADHD)
Consultancy to parents and teachers
Vocational and professional orientation
Teenagers and adults:
Vocational and professional skills
Motivation and self-esteem
Dealing with the psychological impact of social distancing
Emotional coaching to
senior, mid and HR managers
Workshops and Training
Customized solutions focused on:
Understanding and working in multicultural environments
These solutions are designed according to the clients' strategic business goals and aim to increase productivity with guaranteed ROI.
Inês Vasconcelos Horta
Dr. psych, Psychologist FSP
Promoting personal development and helping bring positive change into people’s lives is my passion.
With 20 years of experience as Developmental Psychologist, I worked in the public sector and in private practice, where I had the opportunity to share enriching and inspiring experiences of growth and development with children, teenagers and adults.
I specialized in designing and implementing customized, goal-oriented programs aimed to build new competences, or strengthen existing ones in a short to mid period of time, both in corporate and educational contexts.
In parallel, I was a Professor at the College of Education (ISEC Lisboa).
In 2012, I moved to Switzerland and began a new chapter in life. My three wonderful daughters teach me every day how to be better. Although being born and raised in Lisbon, one of the world’s most beautiful and vibrant cities, Zug is now our home.
Doctor of Psychology, ISPA - Instituto Universitário, 2011
Masters in Educational Psychology, ISPA, 2001
Degree in applied Psychology, specialization in Educational Psychology, ISPA, 1999
CBT Training by the Beck Institute
Federation of Swiss Psychologists, FSP
Swiss Association for Children and Teen Psychology, SKJP
Terms and Privacy
Sessions take 50 minutes and the fees are established on a case-to-case basis, according to the support program.
Some complementary health insurances reimburse FSP Psychologists services. Please confirm with your insurance company.
Bank transfer upon monthly invoice or in cash after each session.
Appointments can be changed or cancelled no later than 24 hours before scheduled otherwise the session will be fully charged.
The information collected from you will be managed with great concern for privacy and confidentiality. In accordance with professional codes of conduct and Swiss data privacy laws, I take responsibility for protecting and holding your personal data.
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