Dorothea Panova is co-founder of the Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy - Bulgaria. Emotionally focused therapist under supervision.

Psychologist, systemic family psychotherapist and systemic art psychotherapist. She has over twenty years of therapeutic practice with individuals, families and groups.

Member of the Bulgarian Psychotherapy Association, member of the Bulgarian Family Therapy Association.



She graduated in Psychology at the University of St. She graduated in Psychology from St. Cyril and Methodius University.

Systemic Family Psychotherapy at the Psychotherapy Institute for the Social Ecology of the Individual (PISEL).

Art-psychotherapy at the Bulgarian Art Therapy Association(BAAT).

Emotionally focused therapy with prof. Kiriaki Polychroni from International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)-Greek Network.

Psychodrama - assistant level at Interact Psychodrama Center.

Course "Anxiety and Depression" - Jeffrey Seig "Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Phoenix Arizona, USA.

Course "Hierarchy and Power in the Family and in the Therapeutic Process" - Daniel Minuchin, Minuchin Center for the Family New York.

Participated in the standardization of clinical samples of the adaptation for Bulgaria of a number of tests, including the WISC- 4 Wexler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC- IV) - RECOMMENDED in the Regulation for Inclusive Education of 20.10.2017, DP-3 - Rating Scale for Child Development Assessment, for children from 0 to 13 years. CARS2.

Conners 3 - Rating Scale for the Assessment of ADHD

Qualified trainer of prospective adoptive, adoptive and foster carers.

Qualified trainer and supervisor of teams in social centres and foster care teams.

She is a long-time lecturer at the PISEL Family Therapy Training Institute and at the Bulgarian Art Therapy Association.


Psychologist at the Victoria Program, where she provides psychological counselling and leads group meetings with women who have survived breast cancer.

Psychologist at Poppies for Mary Foundation, leads a support group for parents who have experienced the loss of a baby during pregnancy or childbirth

Contact:; tel. 0893583231