Back to search results
Matleena Vanhanen
Certified since 2019

Matleena Vanhanen


Provides online therapy
Waitlist for new clients

English, Finnish


Tuesday through Saturday

Insurance Accepted


Pay and claim

Payment Methods
  • Credit cards
  • Degree: Post-MA
  • Field: Counselling Psychology
  • Year graduated: 2004
  • Practice since: 1999
  • License states: Dubai

My work with individuals is predominantly based on existential-phenomenological and cognitive-behavioural approaches. These terms refer to my theoretical background and will become clearer during our work together.

A good relationship between the client and the therapist is pivotal to successful therapy. You will work with a therapist who promotes an atmosphere of acceptance, confidentiality and respect. In our sessions, you will be an active participant in your therapy, and we will work together to achieve goals in a way that suits you best.

When working with couples, I use the Gottman Method as the therapeutic framework. It is an approach to couples therapy that starts with a thorough assessment of the couple’s relationship and integrates research-based interventions. My work is also influenced by Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT).

Some couples seek ways to improve their relationship and prevent problems from developing. Other couples need help because they are in distress. I also work with couples who are not sure whether or not to continue together and are looking for a space to discuss their future. I have also helped couples who are separated to find approaches that help them to co-parent their children in the best possible way.

When I see couples who are considering divorce, I help them gain clarity and confidence regarding the future of their marriage, as well as give both spouses a deeper understanding on what has happened to their marriage. It is often helpful for people to see and understand what their personal contributions to the problems are.

I have experience working with couples from different cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds.

Special populations

Mixed agenda couples, polygynous marriages

  • Online Therapy
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Mediation
  • Affairs
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Grief
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Pre Marital
  • Social Anxiety
Specialized Ages
  • Adults
  • Elders