fullsizeoutput_10aeEerik Mantere, born 1983

Social Psychologist (University of Tampere, MSSc)

PhD researcher (University of Tampere, Social Psychology & University of Bordeaux, Sociology)

Sexological Counselor (FIAS certified, Helsinki University of Applied Sciences)

FinCounseling Finnish Trade Register business ID: 2842049-6

Because counseling works and you do not have to face your problems alone.

Some things are difficult to talk about. After having worked with children, adolescent, adults, and elderly, with different nationalities and different backgrounds, I have witnessed how much counseling can help.

As a researcher I have focused on couple’s interaction, parent-child interaction, and social ecosystems entangled with mobile digital media. I inspire to have research and practice in mutually enriching cooperation. Sometimes it is hard to find an understanding counselor who speaks your language. I have lived in France, USA, and Finland, and offer online counseling to expats, families, teams and organizations in complex situations around the world. Research supports the efficacy of online counseling. I propose free and easy-to-use secure video-conferencing, but other types of distant counseling are also possible. Face-to-face counseling possible in Riihimäki-Lahti region in Finland, and for organizations worldwide in project terms.

I am not your problem solver. I teach you to be your problem solver.

My fields of expertise are intercultural relationships, sexuality, expat life, trauma, crisis, life transitions, adolescent, men’s sexual health, incurable diseases, and end of life situations. I support you in finding your own way and help you to recognize and grow your own strengths. My counseling is suitable for variety of situations—excluding serious mental disorders requiring psychiatric assessment. Clients who already have an existing psychiatric patient-care relationships and are looking for supportive counseling, are welcome regardless of diagnosis. I have studied several therapeutic methods but my main reference is the “cognitive constructivism” of the legendary late Pekka Metsäntähti (you may read about it in his blog in Finnish, especially the entry of 6.7.2015). He once simply summarized it as follows: “on the journey of counseling, client is the captain, I am the first mate”.

Individual counseling 50 euros for 45-minute session.
For couples 80 euros for 75-minute session.
Appointments need to be cancelled at least 48 hours before the start of the session, unless charged in full.

I do not offer rehabilitative KELA -psychotherapy.

Organizations should contact me for offer in coaching of multicultural teams, setting up complex ICT-entangled social etiquettes, mediation, relationship de-escalation, and other social psychological expert work.

EDIT: I am currently mainly focusing on my research on mobile digital devices and face-to-face interaction but you are welcome to contact me about my availability