fullsizeoutput_10aeEerik Mantere, born 1983

Social Psychologist (University of Tampere, MSSc)

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

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

FinCounseling Finnish Trade Register business ID: 2842049-6

Because counseling works and you do not have to face your fears 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 and parent-child interaction and inspire to bring research and practice into fruitful 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 and others around the world. Research supports the efficacy of online counseling. I suggest using a video-call service but other types of distant counseling are also possible. Collocated counseling possible in Riihimäki-Lahti region in Finland.

My fields of expertise are sexuality, expat life, intercultural relationships, spirituality, trauma, crisis, life transitions 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 to a variety of situations—excluding serious mental disorders that require psychiatric assessment. Although clients with any diagnosis, who also have an existing psychiatric patient-care relationships, and are looking for supportive counseling, are welcome. I have learned several therapeutic methods during my studies but my main reference is the legendary late Pekka Metsäntähti and his “cognitive constructivism”. He influenced me first as my own psychotherapist, and then as my supervisor. You can read his sincere description of his “method” in his blog, in the entry of 6.7.2015 (in Finnish). He once summarized it simply as: “on the journey of therapy, client is the captain, I am the first maid”.

I understand different world-views widely and support you to be yourself—respecting your convictions. My approbatur degree in computer science and work experience at the women’s shelter give me a unique advantage in the area of internet security.

The price of individual counseling is 50 euros for 45-minute session. For couples the price is 80 euros for a 75-minute session.

EDIT: I am currently mainly focusing on my research but you are welcome to contact me to inquire about my availability