Mrs. Manoela Sarto de Lucena

Online Therapy

About Me

I am a Counselling, Social and Cross-Cultural Psychologist with a European master’s in the Psychology of Global Mobility, Inclusion and Diversity in Society. My focus is on MHPSS, GBV, Emergency Psychology, Disaster & Trauma Psychology and EMDR therapy with women, refugees, asylum seekers, humanitarian workers and expatriates. I have more than a decade experience of working in the development sector in countries such as the UK, US, Brazil, Peru and Norway in different local and international organizations including UNICEF and the British Red Cross. I wrote my undergraduate thesis about the sociocultural and psychological adaptation of Syrian refugees in Brazil which will be published by the end of 2020 and my MSc thesis on the influence of self-care on compassion satisfaction, secondary traumatic stress and burnout on humanitarian aid workers working with refugees and asylum seekers.

Education & Experience

I am currently working with emergency psychology and IASC guidelines and providing MHPSS with the focus in disasters to healthcare professionals who are working in the front-line in the COVID-19 pandemic, with humanitarian workers in Myanmar with the NGO - Skills for Humanity and am also remotely working with a community based organization in Nungua Accra (Ghana) called SHEE providing MHPSS for women and girls victims of Gender Based Violence (GBV) including refugees and asylum seekers and people with disabilities as well as caring for the mental well-being of those working with victims and at risk individuals and groups.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gender Identity
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Residential Treatment Facility


  • English
  • Portuguese