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Enjoying Your Work Leads To mastery
                               - Aristotle

Founded in 2019, Dublin Mind Clinic has built its reputation on a simple goal:

to help people and improve lives

 

Over time we partnered up with Clinical and Medical experts from various fields.

Not only do we provide Psychotherapy services but also Neurofeedback Training expertise, Medical advises and nutrition coaching.

With all that, we are able to provide a holistic approach to look at your mind and body as a whole.

Since its founding, Dublin Mind Clinic has grown in size while delivering the results clients deserve, having helped hundreds of clients.

See below the  fine folks  and
strong minds  that make this happen

Meet the Team

 
CEO_Michelle_Franca

Michelle Franca

Founder & CEO

Counselling Psychologist & Psychotherapist

Board Certified in Neurofeedback 

Title: BSc (Hons) Psych., MSc (Hons) Clin. Psych., BA (Hons) Int. Couns. Psych., BCN

Member of: PSI, IACP, BCIA

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Rahela Beghean

Team Leader

Assistant Psychologist & Neurofeedback Training Provider

Title: BSc (Hons) Psych.

Member of: PSI

Nicole

Charalambous

Therapist

Counsellor

Title: BA (Hons) Couns. Skills and Youth Studies, Cert. App. Psych.

Member of: APCP

Dr. Michael Keane

Neurofeedback Expert

Neuroscience Advisor

Title: PhD, Reg. Psychol. PSI, CPsychol, AF. BPS, BCN. BCIA

Member of: PSI, BPS, BCIA

Michelle is a Counselling Psychologist, graduated from the Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Psychology, at the Superior Institute of Applied Psychology (ISPA), Lisbon, Portugal. She has also graduated from the first Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree in the history of Dublin City University, and she has graduated from the Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy degree, at the Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dublin, Ireland. Michelle is the third person in Ireland to have earned a Board Certification in Neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).

Michelle has worked as a Team Leader and Clinic Supervisor at Actualise. She has also worked as an Outreach Community Support Service Worker for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Dublin, a Cluster Relief Project Worker for homeless people in Dublin, an Assistant Psychologist for people with Mental Health Disorders in Lisbon, Portugal, an Emotional Support Assistant for victims of crime in Ireland, and as an Assistant Teacher for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Dublin.

Since she was just eleven years old, Michelle’s dream has always been to help as many people as she could, to find their ultimate happiness and meaning in life. She has always been a positive thinker and a strong believer of there “always being a way out”, and there always being a (better) solution to every problem.

 

Michelle’s core values are: Anything is possible and there are no limits to one's potential, all should be treated equally and fairly, and all are unique and equally valid beings who deserve to strive with their own qualities and to be recognized for them. 

This life-long interest developed into Michelle’s passion for Psychology as the study of the mind, which she would often refer to as “an archaeological-like process of investigation and discovery to unfold the answers to the mysteries of the mind”.

Michelle’s passion for Psychology also led her to envision a multifaceted clinic with several professionals from distinct areas working together in favour of a common objective: Mental health. This is how she is beginning to design Dublin Mind Clinic…

Michelle’s ongoing passion for Psychology and the human psyche has also led her to discover her most-loved hobby – writing-, and to become an Independent Writer of Psychology Diary, where she openly shares psycho-philosophical texts about her greatest interests, analyses and findings, about life, human psyche, and the route to finding one’s ultimate happiness.

Michelle is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). She is also board certified for Neurofeedback by the BCIA (BCN) committee.

Dr. Michael Keane is a Behavioural Neuroscientist, who is also the Founder and CEO of the Neurofeedback and Psychological services clinic: Actualise. He is a Board Certified Neurofeedback Training provider and also a member of the Mental Health Advisory Board and Neuroscience Lead, of A Lust For Life. In addition, Dr. Keane is a reviewer of several academic journals, including Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Aging, and the Journal of Caffeine Research.
 
Dr. Keane was a lecturer in Psychology at Dublin City University. He obtained his PhD from the National University of Ireland, Galway, investigating the effects of caffeine on brain function, where he set up the university’s first two EEG labs. His post-doctoral research, which investigated EEG biomarkers of early onset Alzheimer’s Disease, was carried out between NUIG and the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Dublin.

Dr. Keane is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and a Registered Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland.

Rahela is an Assistant Psychologist who worked at the Neurofeedback and Psychological services clinic: Actualise as a Research Assistant. She also worked as a Research Assistant at the Department of Psychology in Maynooth University conducting a systematic review on the “Psychological After-effects of Limb Amputation”.

Rahela graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Psychology, with first class honours from Maynooth University. Rahela received the Carmel Staunton Prize for Best Final Year Project for, the highest score achieved in her research project entitled “Life after Sarcoma: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Challenges & Self-management in Sarcoma Survivorship”, and for the highest score achieved in her class. Her work was featured at the Psychology Health and Medicine Conference 2020 and published in its respective literature.

Rahela has also worked as a volunteer with Sunshine House (Society of St.Vincent de Paul, Ireland), working with children with a range of conditions, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). She has also worked as a Support Volunteer at the Royal Hospital Donnybrook. She is currently completing her Masters of Science degree in Applied Psychology in Trinity College Dublin.

 

Rahela is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).

Jan Christian

​​Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Head of IT and Marketing

Title: BSc (Hons) in Computing and IT

Jan is an IT professional with >13 years experience in the technology and IT industry. He leveraged some of his knowledge from working for fortune500 companies such as Microsoft, Google, Accenture, and Amazon.

His main role at Dublin Mind Clinic involves overseeing the IT infrastructure, website and Marketing aspects of the company.

Dr. Sandra Mattos is a Physician specialized in Plastic Surgery, who is also a practicing Plastic Surgeon at Clinialba and an Obesity and Lipoinflammation Physician of the Pronokal Group.

She has more than forty years of experience working with patients. She has worked with patients within the Military and within Emergency, and she has performed plastic surgery within the fields of Reconstruction and Aesthetics.

Dr. Mattos obtained her Medical Degree at the University of Medicine of Vassouras, Rio de Janeiro, and she became specialized in Plastic Surgery by the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery (SBCP). Her qualifications are: Systematization of Assistance to the Politraumatized, Ultrasound in Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Internal Medicine. She also underwent Clinical Training in the fields of Orthomolecular Medicine, Aged Skin, and Antibiotics.

Dr. Mattos is a member of the Brazilian Medical Association (AMB) and of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery (SBCP).

Dr. Sandra Mattos

Surgeon Doctor

Medical Advisor

Title: M.D., PSURG., AMB, SBCP

Nicole is a Psychotherapist with expertise in a vast range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, suicide ideation, partnership, family relationships, self-esteem, confidence, and loneliness, to name a few. Nicole is also an outstanding Motivational Interviewing Therapist and Dialectical Behavioural Therapist (DBT), mainly with children and adolescents. She practices under the supervision of the Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Ireland (APCP).

Nicole holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Counselling Skills and Youth Studies, a Certificate in Applied Psychology, and she undergoes Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Nicole worked at Safari Childcare with children to study their behaviours, and she is a Counsellor at Let’s Get Talking and at 256 Swords Road Holistic Therapy.

Nicole is passionate about helping people. Her aim is to help people identify their underlying problems and to work towards the abilities, talents, and power that each person has. As a Psychotherapist, Nicole maintains Person-Centred and Integrative approaches. She considers the therapeutic relationship between herself and the client to be a vital tool for their work together. Nicole draws from different therapeutic approaches as appropriate; however, her work is grounded upon respect and positive regard for th