Ant­ti Er­vas­ti

About me

“Antti provided in depth information on compulsive sexual behavior, trauma development, and stabilizing a trauma client in session. He lead the presentation with a professional and engaging demeanor. He provided handouts and activities that the professionals in the audience could utilize following the workshop. I would gladly have Antti come back to give another workshop for my therapist team.”

Michael Nevans Director of Clinical Services, TELL Japan, Tokyo

“I worked with Antti Ervasti for several years now in the ‘eHealth expert group’ of the Correlation Network. The Correlation network is an international network with various partners all over Europe. Antti has shown to be an expert in the field of Internet outreach and has proven to be an experienced trainer. He has also proven to be capable in organizing a training regarding exchange of his own work expertise. (continues…)

Pjer Vriens Intervention Developer, eHealth expert group coordinator, Department of Infectious Diseases, Rotterdam Public Health Service, The Netherlands

(continues…) At all times I have found him to be reliable, serious about his tasks, able to finish his task in a co-operative but also independent way, to be critical about his tasks and was always able to keep his promises. He showed to be a good team worker, has good communication- and language skills, and last but not least, Antti has proven to be a very nice person to work with.”

Pjer Vriens Intervention Developer, eHealth expert group coordinator, Department of Infectious Diseases, Rotterdam Public Health Service, The Netherlands

“We can warmly recommend Antti Ervasti to assignments regarding lectures and workshops within the field of sexual health. He holds a formal as well as a pedagocical competence within this field, which makes him highly suitable to educate authorities, organisations and others who work within the field of social- and health care services.”

Suzann Larsdotter Officer HIV and Health, Project Manager RFSL, Stockholm
Photo: Kim Öhman

2017–
Antti Ville Ervasti LTD, Helsinki, Finland.
Private Practitioner, (couples therapy, family therapy, sexual therapy, training, clinical supervision)

2015–2017; 2011–2015 (part-time alongside other work)
Trade name Antti Ervasti, Helsinki, Finland.
Private Practitioner (couples therapy, family therapy, sexual therapy, training, clinical supervision).

2014–2015
Sexpo Foundation (Helsinki, Finland), Head of Counselling.

2011–2014
Boys’ House (Helsinki, Finland), Unit manager.

2006–2011
Pro-tukipiste/ Prostitute Support Centre (Helsinki, Finland), Counsellor of Social Affairs, Planning Officer, Project Coordinator.

2005
DKT India-Mumbai (India), Project Worker, Sexuality Educator, Internship for Bachelor of Social Services studies.

2003, 2008–2011
Finnish AIDS-council (Helsinki, Finland), Course Worker, Lecturer

Education

2017–
Stabilisation in family and couple therapy (crisis and trauma studies), Training Services Aino-Maija Rautkallio (Helsinki). Approximated graduation in December 2017.

2016–
Clinical supervision and process consultation, University of Turku (Turku, Finland). Approximated graduation in June 2019.

2014–2015
Couple psychotherapy, Research Centre for Interactive Processes (Helsinki, Finland).

2014–2015
Basic and Advanced Studies in emotionally focused couple therapy (EFT), Finnish Couple Therapy Association (Helsinki, Finland).

2011–2014
Family Psychotherapy, Finnish Mental Health Association’s Training Centre (Helsinki, Finland).

2010–2011
Basics of Psychotherapy, Finnish Mental Health Association’s Training Centre (Helsinki, Finland).

2007–2009
Couple and Sexuality Therapist, Metodi Team (Helsinki, Finland).

2003–2008
Bachelor of Social Services, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Helsinki, Finland).

1998–2001
Religious Studies, Philosophy, Gender Studies, Lancaster University, (Lancaster, United Kingdom).

Other education

2017
Basics of Mentalisation Therapy, University of Turku (Turku, Finland).

2016
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Processing of Trauma, The Centre for Trauma Therapy and Trauma Education (Helsinki, Finland).

2014
Physical Aspects and Therapy, The Centre for Trauma Therapy and Trauma Education (Helsinki, Finland).

2014
Addictive Sexual Behavior, Sexpo Foundation (Helsinki, Finland).

2014
Trauma and Therapy, Sexpo Foundation (Helsinki, Finland).

2014
Psychopathy and Sexual Therapy, Sexpo Foundation (Helsinki, Finland)

2014
Sexual Violence and Family Therapy, Finnish Mental Health Association’s Training Centre (Helsinki, Finland).

2014
Intimate Relationships and Sexuality, Finnish Mental Health Association’s Training Centre (Helsinki, Finland).

2014
Encountering Sexual Diversity, Sexpo Foundation (Helsinki, Finland)

2013
Reconstituted Families, Finnish Mental Health Association’s Training Centre (Helsinki, Finland).

2013
Traumatic Crises (including sexual abuse and incest) within a Family, Finnish Mental Health Association’s Training Centre (Helsinki, Finland).

2011
Trauma, Sexual Violence and Effects on Human Health, Finnish Mental Health Association’s Training Centre (Helsinki, Finland).

2010–2011
Basics of Family Therapy and Couple Therapy, Finnish Mental Health Association’s Training Centre (Helsinki, Finland).

About me

Each therapist is different and has his or her own personal way of working. Each client is also different. Everybody is welcome to see me either alone, with a partner or with a family member. During the first meeting we identify together the client’s/clients’ goals, biggest problems and the methods to resolve them. It is vital that each client is heard as an individual and as an equal partner in a relationship.

I am a licensed and registered psychotherapist and a Specialist in Sexological Counselling (Nordic Association of Clinical Sexology) from Finland. I have also studied the basic and advanced studies in emotionally focused couples therapy (EFT) and I have studied actively various trauma related topics.

I have an extensive professional work experience in the field of couples therapy, family therapy, sexual therapy, sexual education, lecturing and training.

I have been a full-time private practioner and a company owner since 2014. I am writing my first book called Tilkkanen terapiaa (CupOfTherapy) which is being published by Otava Publishing Company in October 2017.

Counselling and therapy services

I offer professional sexual counselling, sexual therapy, couples therapy and family therapy for individuals, couples and families.

Lecturing and training services

Specific topics that I have consistently addressed throughout my professional career are relationships and sexuality, sexual identity, gender identity, transgender issues, youth and sexuality, crises and sexuality, trauma and sexuality, attachment and trauma, compulsive sexual behaviour, mental health and sexuality, sexual violence, polyamorous relationships, HIV and sexuality, sexual education, sexuality and gender sensitivity, sexuality and multiculturalism.

I have lectured in Finland, Japan, USA, Slovenia and Italy.

I adapt all my lectures and trainings according to the specific needs and specifications of the client.

Please click here for further information on my lectures and training sessions:

Previous lectures and training sessions

Sex Education in Finland and the Importance of the Support of Parents When Developing a Positive and Healthy Self-esteem and Sexuality
Public lecture, Sexuality Education and Empowerment (SEE), Osaka, Japan
2017

Sexual Trauma, Compulsive Sexual Behaviour & Stabilisation in Couple Therapy
Therapists and clinicians of TELL Counseling Services, Tokyo, Japan
2017

Encountering Diverse Sexuality Professionally & Sensitivity at Work
Aftercare seminar, Erityishuoltojärjestöjen liitto EHJÄ ry (The Federation of Special Welfare Organisations), Helsinki, Finland
2017

Psychosexual Development & the Significance of Its Stages
Aftercare seminar, Erityishuoltojärjestöjen liitto EHJÄ ry (The Federation of Special Welfare Organisations), Helsinki, Finland
2017

Encountering Sexuality Professionally
Sexual Counsellor students, Adult Education Unit, Point College, Porvoo, Finland
2017

Sexuality & Relationship
Patient event, Suomen Syöpäpotilaat ry (Cancer patients in Finland).
2017

Sexual Trauma and Attachment
Staff of the Department of Psychiatry at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, USA
2016

Stress about Physical Appearance Experienced by Boys
Medical Convention for Doctors Working with Adolescents, Suomen Nuorisolääkärit ry (The Finnish Association for Adolescent Medicine), Vihti, Finland
2016

Young Men with Immigrant Background – Who Am I? What Do I Want? What Kind of a Man Do I Want to Be? 
Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence; Recognition, Adressing and Interference – Training, OIVA Academy, Helsinki, Finland
2016

Attachment and Sexuality
Sexual Therapist students, Sexpo Foundation, Helsinki, Finland
2016

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT) and Infidelity
To Be or Not to Be? Approaches to Infidelity – Training Session, The Finnish Association for Sexology, Helsinki, Finland
2016

Sexual Assault of Boys
Sexuality Educator students, Sexpo Foundation, Helsinki, Finland
2015

Young Men with Immigrant Background – Who Am I? What Do I Want? What Kind of a Man Do I Want to Be?
Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence; Recognition, Adressing and Interference – Training, OIVA Academy, Helsinki, Finland
2015

The Impact of Crises on Sexuality
Seminar on Sensitive Sexuality, Helsinki, Finland
2014

Men as Clients of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
Promote and Prevent, Seminar, THL (National Institute for Health and Welfare), Helsinki, Finland
2014

Diversity of Boys and Young Men – What Does Genuine Professional Encounter Require?
#Unique; A Seminar on Growing Up to Be a Girl or a Boy, Settlement of Joensuu, Joensuu, Finland
2014

Encountering Sexuality Professionally
Occupational Therapist students, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland
2014

Male Specificity When Encountering Young Male Victims of Sexual Assault 
Seminar on Preventing Sexual Assault of Children and Young People, OIVA Academy, Helsinki, Finland
2014

Facing Crises in Counselling & Coping with Workload
Voluntary Sexual Counsellors, Sexpo Foundation, Helsinki, Finland
2014

Porn and Sexuality
Sexual Therapist students, Väestöliitto (the Family Federation of Finland), Helsinki, Finland
2014

Sexuality in a Relationship, the Importance of Intimacy and Relationship Roles from the Man’s and Father’s Viewpoint
Men’s Week, Academy of Parents, Oulu, Finland
2013

Online Outreach Versus Traditional Outreach
Training for outreach work employees, Correlation Network, Padova, Italy
2011

Social Intervention Tool (Ehealth)
Getting out of the Margins in Europe – Changing Realities and Making the Difference, Correlation Network, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2011

Clinical supervision and consultation

If you need to contemplate any questions, challenges or possible problems related to your work, clinical supervision might be useful to you or your work community.

During clinical supervision you will ponder your work and your role at work and the feelings and emotions arising from your work. The work and the functionality of the work community are also being assessed and developed.

Clinical supervision is confidential. It is based on interaction and on the clarification and strengthening of the supervisee’s own thoughts, ideas and resources.

Clinical supervision has positive effects. The supervisee’s job duties and professional identity are clarified, his or her work motivation increases and he or she will cope much better at work. Clinical supervision can be individual, team or work community supervision.


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If you happen to be at the same location as me, we could try to set up a meeting. The map below shows my upcoming business trips. We can combine my business trip with a lecture, training, clinical consultation or with other work related meeting.

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