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Elina Kiehelä


At my practice, you can freely talk about anything that is on your mind. One of the most common topics is illness and the thoughts and feelings arising from illness. We can discuss how you experience your situation and how it affects your life and your ability to function. If you wish, we can talk about factors related to mood, coping skills, sleep and life history.

At my practice, we can also talk about the symptoms of the illness and their impact on your life. We can think of ways to alleviate the symptoms or make them less disruptive in your everyday life. Such symptoms may include pain, nausea, shortness of breath, low mood, anxiety, various fears or trouble sleeping. Symptoms and illness often create stress in our everyday life. To regulate stress, we can think of ways to calm the body and mind.

You can come to your appointment alone or bring a loved one. You can also book an appointment if your loved one is ill and you need support.

The appointment options are an in-person appointment, a remote video appointment and a telephone appointment.

Appointments can be booked from our customer service  Tel. +358 10 773 2010.


Finnish, English


  • Cognitive analytic short-term therapy
  • Specialist training in pain psychology
  • Non-degree studies in Psychology (University of Helsinki)
  • Master of Social science, major: Psychology (University of Tartu)

Work history

  • City of Helsinki palliative and end-of-life care
  • Komppi-Mehiläinen
  • Global Clinic, clinic for undocumented migrants
  • HUS IT Psychiatry / online therapy for insomnia
  • HUCH Pain Clinic
  • City of Helsinki, Malmi psychiatric outpatient clinic
  • City of Helsinki, Laakso psychiatric outpatient clinic, acute working group
  • City of Helsinki, Day Hospital


A large portion of my career has been spent working in health care, including more than 10 years as a psychologist. In my work, I have treated various groups of patients. I have worked as a psychologist at the Pain Clinic as well as a psychologist for palliative and end-of-life care. My patients have also included addicts, acute crisis patients and patients with long-term psychological symptoms. My patients have ranged from adolescents to adults. In my various duties, I have provided private appointments, couples counselling and family counselling.

My work is centred on genuinely listening to the patient and aiming to understand their individual circumstances. The methods used in my work include the perspective of health psychology, the short-term therapy approach, the framework for cognitive behaviour therapy and, if necessary, guidance of various skills (such as stress regulation skills, mindfulness techniques and relaxation skills). My expertise also includes the treatment of insomnia, writing as a means of structuring thoughts and feelings, and non-pharmacological treatments of various symptoms (pain, nausea, shortness of breath, insomnia).

In my free time, I enjoy sports and nature. Over the years, these hobbies have also proven to support my work.