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Dr. Dalia Puidokiene

Founder and long-time head of the Klaipėda Social and Psychological Support Centre, which provides assistance to victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking, domestic violence, gender-based violence and crime. 

In 2004 established a Hotline Women's Helpline, operating throughout Lithuania, providing emotional support by phone, e-mail letters and online correspondence for women and girls.

An existential psychotherapist who consults individuals privately, as well as a manager of free therapy group at the Klaipėda Social and Psychological Support Centre.

  • Board member of the Lithuanian Emotional Support Services Association (LEPTA) since 2004.

  • European Women's Lobby (EWL) and a board member of the Lithuanian Women's Lobby Organization (LMLO) since 2004.

  • Belongs to Eastern European Existential Therapy Association (REETA) since 2009.

  • Belongs toEquality Now” fund dedicated to active human activism to eliminate the human trafficking network since 2009.

  • Board member of the Lithuanian Women's Rights Association (LMTĮA) since 2018 

  • It dependsCoalition for the Abolition of Prostitution (CAP International) since 2018

  • Chairperson of the Board of the National Association Against Human Trafficking since 2019.

  • It dependsVictim Support Center from 2020 

Work experience

  • Founder and head of the Klaipėda Social and Psychological Assistance Center since 2003.

  • Qualified psychotherapist since 2008.

  • Social work lecturer at Klaipėda University 2003 - 2019

  • Project manager at the mental health center 2002 - 2003.


  • Acquired existential psychotherapy, psychotherapist qualification at the Institute of Humanistic and Existential Psychology in 2008 - 2012.

  • Social work, obtained Doctoral degree in social work at the University of Lapland in 2004 - 2012. (University of Lapland)

  • Acquired Master's degree in social work at Klaipėda University in 2000 - 2002.

  • Bachelor's-Master's degree in electrical engineering at Kaunas University of Technology 1981 - 1986.

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