Free psychological consultations
FREE PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSULTATIONS
WHO MAY REGISTER?
Lithuanians living abroad and considering return to Lithuania;
Lithuanians who recently moved to Lithuania from emigration and their family members who are facing integration difficulties.
WHEN TO ADDRESS A SPECIALIST?
Consultation with a psychologist may help when you feel stuck in a situation, when unpleasant situations repeat and you don’t know why, when you feel difficulty relating to others. It is recommended to talk a psychologist when you feel anxious and insecure for a long time, feel lonely, have difficulty taking decisions or adapting to a new situation.
HOW TO REGISTER FOR A CONSULTATION?
You can register for a consultation by sending an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in your e-mail the reason why you decided to address a psychologist as well as convenient time for a consultation: morning (9-12 am), day (12-4 pm), evening (4-6 pm). This information is only visible to a psychologist. Our specialist will reply to your e-mail and discuss with you the timing of the first consultation.
HOW ARE CONSULTATIONS PROVIDED?
Consultations are provided in person in the IOM Vilnius office (address: A. Jakšto 12, Vilnius) or online (via Microsoft teams). Consultations are confidential and your personal information is not provided to any third party unless in emergency and when required by the law.
During the first consultation we try to understand your issue. You also have the possibility to evaluate if you feel comfortable talking to the specialist and if you are willing to continue consultations. During the remaining consultations a psychologist is listening, clarifying the situation and your thoughts, helping to name feelings and shares his insights when appropriate.
In total up to 10 consultations can be provided free of charge.
IN WHAT LANGUAGES ARE CONSULTATIONS PROVIDED?
Consultations can be provided in English, Russian and Lithuanian.
ABOUT THE PSYCHOLOGIST MANTAS JERŠOVAS
Psychology is my second profession. Therefore, I bring to consultations various professional and life experience. Before becoming a psychologist I worked in the filed of migration, human trafficking and social research. I became interested in psychology while volunteering at the "Youth Line" - the biggest emotional support service in Lithuania. I saw how authentic conversation can help. Later I finished the induction course "Psychotherapy and counselling" at Regent’s University (London) and graduated in clinical psychology from Vilnius University. At the moment I'm studying psychodynamic psychotherapy in Vilnius university, faculty of medicine. During my studies I did two placements at Vilnius mental health center (the Suicide Prevention Unit and the Day Inpatient Unit). I also contribute to suicide prevention activities in Lithuania and deliverer suicide intervention trainings ASIST.
I am the member of the Lithuanian psychologist association and I abide by the Professional Ethics Code of Psychologists.