Penny Papanikolopoulou studied Psychology at a post-graduate level at Georgia State University and completed her doctoral studies at the University of Athens –Psychology Program. Following her studies in the USA, she worked at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Ga. U.S.A. (within Emory University) in the Psychiatric Unit in the following departments: Psychiatric Emergency, Rape Crisis and Abuse Center, in the closed short-term recovery unit, as well as in the National Schizophrenia Rehabilitation Psychoeducation program. She also developed psychoeducational and counseling programs focused on substance abuse in the Georgia Corrections System. She was the Clinical Director of the “Theotokos” Foundation in Athens Greece from 1994 until 2010, responsible for the Psychoeducational Centre, Counseling program, Prevocational and Vocational training, and Vocational Rehabilitation for children, adolescents and adults with developmental impairments. She is currently an external Clinical Consultant to two non- government and non- profit organizations where she supervises clinical staff. She specializes in individual, group and family therapy and focuses her practice on a) Behavioral Approaches b) EMDR (Eye movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), c) Acceptance Commitment Therapy and d) Neurofeedback –Brain Biofeedback.