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Baku International Mental Health Center
The Baku International Mental Health Center offers psychiatric, psychotherapeutic and counselling services for the people of Azerbaijan. The sessions are conducted in English or Russian language. All services are free for Azerbaijani citizens.
During the current times of globalization and over-information we are living, BIMH Center aspires to offer support and help to all people of Azerbaijan who need it, as well as to sensitize the society about mental health.

And as Aristotle was teaching, "Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom."
Raphael Psaras, MD, MSc, Director of BIMH Center
Who we are
Key staff members of center
Raphael Psaras
MD, MSc
Director of BIMH Center
  • Psychiatrist – Psychotherapist
  • Graduated with honors from 3rd Medical Faculty of Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Director of "Rafail Psaras" Mental Health Center, in Athens, Greece.
  • Specialized in Systemic Psychotherapy, Cognitive & Behavioral Therapy, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
  • Areas of Expertise: Depression and other Mood Disorders, Panic and other Anxiety. Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Eating Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Geriatric Psychiatry.
  • Co-Founder of Young Psychiatrists' & Mental Health Professionals' Network.
  • Member of the Executive Board of Young Psychiatrists' Network International.
  • f. President of Hellenic Psychiatric Association – Early Career Psychiatrists Section.
  • f. President of Hellenic Association of Psychiatric Trainees.

Athanasios Savvas
MD, MSc
Psychiatrist - Psychotherapist
  • Graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Director of "Athanasios Savvas" Private Practice, in Lamia, Greece.
  • Specialized in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
  • Areas of Expertise: Psychotic Disorders, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Psychosomatic Medicine, Drug Addiction, Couple Therapy, Forensic Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry.
  • Founding Member of Young Psychiatrists & Mental Health Professionals Network.
Thanos Kanellopoulos
MD,MSc
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
  • Graduated from Laureate Medicine & Surgery School University of Turin Italy
  • Master of Science in Environmental Psychiatry
  • Specialized in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Children & Adolescents
  • Areas of Expertise: Mood and Anxiety disorders, ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Eating Disorders, Gender Dysphoria, Parent Counseling and Training, Family Therapy.
  • Co-Founder of Young Psychiatrists' & Mental Health Professionals' Network.
  • Member of the Executive Board of Young Psychiatrists Network International
  • Chair Early Career Psychiatrists Council International Association Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists & Allied Professions.
  • f. Gen. Secretary of Hellenic Psychiatric Association - Early Career Psychiatrists Section
  • f. President of CAP Section of European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees.

Tatiana Polyakovskaya
MD, PhD
Psychiatrist – Psychotherapist
  • Graduated with honors from the 1st Moscow State Medical University
  • Specialized in Sexology, Narcology, Endocrinology.
  • Specialized in Systemic and Family Therapy, and in Cognitive & Behavioral Therapy.
  • Areas of Expertise: Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Somatoform Disorders, Sexual Disorders, Personality Disorders, PTSD, OCD, Addictions.
Georgios Samiotakis
MD, MSc
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist - Psychotherapist
  • Graduated from University of Belgrade, Republic of Serbia.
  • Consultant Psychiatrist in Herakleion University Hospital, Crete, Greece.
  • Specialized in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Short-term Anxiety Provoked Psychotherapy.
  • Areas of Expertise: Early Psychotic Episodes, ADHD, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Eating Disorders.
  • Founding Member of Young Psychiatrists & Mental Health Professionals Network.
  • F. President of Hellenic association of Psychiatric Trainees.
  • F. CAP Representative of European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees.
Viktoria Psara
Mental Health Counsellor
  • Graduated from Psychotherapy & Counselling Center of Athens.
  • Chief Counsellor of "Rafail Psaras" Mental Health Center, Athens, Greece.
  • Specialized in Cognitive & Behavioral Therapy, and Supportive Psychotherapy.
  • Areas of Expertise: Depression, Panic and Anxiety Disorders, Life Counselling.
  • Member of Hellenic Counselling Association.
  • Founder Member of Young Psychiatrists' & Mental Health Professionals' Network.
Fidan Mammadova
MD, PhD
Psychiatrist – Psychotherapist
  • Graduated from Azerbaijan State Medical University.
  • Areas of Expertise: Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder.
  • Co-author of the manual of research tools in Azerbaijani language for mental health studies.
  • Executive member and secretary on projects of Azerbaijan Psychiatric Association
Konstantinos Kyriazis
MD, PhD
Medical Advisor of BIMH Center
  • Cardiologist
  • Graduated with honors from 3rd Medical Faculty of Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Head of the Acute Cardiac Care Workgroup Azerbaijan.
  • Visiting Prof. at Azerbaijan Medical University.
Assessment, clinical examination, diagnosis, and therapy options discussion
Psychotherapy
  • For Depression (Major depression, depressive disorders, dysthymia, suicidality)
  • For Anxiety disorders (Panic disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social phobia, other phobias, PTSD, etc)
  • For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • For Eating disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, etc)
  • For Personality disorders (Borderline, Schizoid, Narcissistic, etc)
  • Other (Sleep disturbances, Anger management, etc)
  • Self – improvement / self – development psychotherapy
  • Life Counselling
  • Marriage – Relationship counselling
  • Self-awareness psychotherapy

Pharmacological treatment or treatment modification
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Assessment of children, clinical examination, diagnosis, and therapy options discussion
Behavior Analysis for children
Parent counseling
Parent training
Play therapy for children
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