Yolanda Koumidou has pioneered these Psychological-Spiritual Retreats inspired by age-old teachings from a multitude of esoteric traditions, cutting edge theories and methodologies like Voice Dialogue, Ecopsychology and Quantum Physics. Yolanda has been accompanying people in their voyages of self-exploration for 35 years both nationally and internationally. Her search for Self discovery has taken her as far as remote villages in India and as near as the shared experiences of the clients within her office in New York.
A sought-after presenter, she leads seminars and conferences throughout the United States, Europe and Australia. She has often appeared on television and has been interviewed numerous times by Greek and American radio, newspapers and magazines.
Her studies while traveling in India over the last 15 years have enhanced as well as expanded her awareness, introspection and spirituality which she continues to integrate with her extensive psychological training. Ms. Koumidou has been a consultant for mental health professionals and the director of various substance abuse treatment facilities. Her teaching credits include adjunct professor at the College of New Rochelle, Graduate School, Molloy College and the City University of New York. She holds a Masters Degree in social work and is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. Yolanda is an RRT practitioner, is certified in Clinical Hypno-Behavioral Therapy and in Critical Incident Stress Management. Ms. Koumidou trained in family and couples therapy at the Ackerman Family Institute in New York. She has studied Voice Dialogue, Relationship, and the Psychology of the Aware Ego and the Selves in California directly with its creators Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone.
Yolanda has authored two books, Transcending Loneliness and Longing and The Inner Eater Selves. She also published a number of articles and published several books of poetry, www.veiledsoul.com
Ms. Koumidou is the founder of the Koumidou Center, LLC, based in New York. The Center is approved by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work and for Mental Health Practitioners to offer CE courses for LCSWs, LMSWs, LMHCs, LMFTs, LCATs and by OASAS to offer CASAC approved courses. www.koumidoucenter.com
Ms. Koumidou is the creator of a program on natural weight maintenance called Dieting Know More utilizing a psycho-spiritual approach to reach physical transformation. www.dietingknowmore.com
Yolanda Koumidou has been maintaining a thriving private practice in New York for almost 40 years with offices in Long Island and the Quietude Retreat Center in upstate New York.