Dr Krysia Teodorczuk
A Little Bit About Krysia
I believe that life is a journey; one in which it is never too late chose a new route and explore a novel destination. This sentiment allows me a sense freedom and provides an element of control that is both comforting and empowering.
Why I Became a Psychologist
Throughout life I have sought fulfillment in everyday events, and have been fortunate in that my journey has offered diverse and fascinating experiences and opportunities, as well as a variety of beneficial and rewarding careers.
Having worked in multiple industries I found myself searching for purpose, wanting to give more to receive more – with an intense desire to do something enriching and meaningful as a career. Although exciting and fruitful, my previous career choices did not tap into my need to deeply connect with people and to make a difference; I wanted to use my inherent strengths to assist in healing and helping others. This was the driving force that (well over a decade after achieving my undergraduate degree) motivated my return to completing my studies and training as a psychologist.
My Interests and Focus Areas
My areas of interest, among others include:
- Psychotic, mood and anxiety disorders
- Trauma (physical, emotional, acute, chronic, and complex)
- Relational and attachment difficulties
- Emotional dysregulation
- Loss and bereavement
- Adjustment to life changing circumstance
- Strength focused interventions
I completed my internship and community service at Sterkfontein Hospital and Chris Hani Baragwaneth Academic Hospital respectively. These environments offered exposure to a diverse population with wide ranging psychiatric and psychosocial presentations allowing for a training that was extensive, comprehensive and irreplaceable.
In addition to my interest in therapeutic and clinical practice, I have enjoyed engaging in research and academic writing with works published on interventions aimed at enhancing wellbeing and hope among vulnerable adolescents, and trauma based therapeutic intervention.
Credentials and Training
Bachelor of Science – Rand Afrikaans University
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – University of Johannesburg
Master of Arts – University of Johannesburg