This is a group for women who live with endometriosis and who want to feel supported, less alone, and like their experience can be shared and acknowledged. Endometriosis is a chronic and painful condition that can cause significant disruption in a woman’s relationships with her self, her friends, family and her colleagues, and yet it is an experience that is often not understood nor recognized. In this confidential and safe space we will explore how to navigate uncomfortable conversations around your diagnosis, and how to manage the many feelings and concerns that can come with living with endometriosis. This will be an ongoing group consisting of a maximum of 6 women, that will meet in person, weekly for 90 minutes on Tuesday mornings at 8am. Fee is $100/group. There is a 3 month commitment when joining the group. Expected start date Fall 2021. Potential group members will meet with Dr. Skoufalos for 2 individual consultation sessions prior to joining the group.
Dr. Nicoletta Skoufalos is a licensed psychologist in Manhattan specializing in chronic illnesses, women's counseling, and couples counseling. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University and completed her doctoral training at hospitals in New York City, including Lenox Hill Hospital and Long Island Jewish Hospital’s Eating Disorder’s Program.
Dr. Skoufalos has particular specialty in autoimmune diseases and invisible illnesses, and helps clients manage the emotions of being diagnosed with a chronic medical condition that causes severe discomfort. These may include cancer, heart disease, gynecological concerns, and STDs, among others. She has given many talks about the psychological experiences of living with chronic illness and maintains a blog on this topic, which has readers around the globe.
As a Greek-American woman from New York City, Dr. Skoufalos is also interested in the societal expectations of women, whether cultural, body image related, or professional. She is passionate about women's counseling, and has particular training and research experience in the areas of maternal mental health and eating disorders. She supports women in balancing work and family, managing postpartum stress, self-image and body issues, female sexuality, pregnancy, and workplace discrimination.
Dr. Skoufalos believes in the power of the mind-body connection, and a person’s capacity to creatively adapt to the limitations that their illness has placed on them. She brings her bicultural understanding to support clients of all backgrounds and customize her approach to meet each client’s unique needs.
Dr. Skoufalos is currently offering workshops and trainings for professional organizations and educational institutions on diversity/inclusion, parenting & care-taking, healthcare consulting, and mindfulness/stress reduction.