I am a licensed social worker (LMSW), yoga, and meditation teacher. I draw on somatic and mindfulness practices and enjoy incorporating them into therapy. Primarily I am oriented psychodynamically, but I also incorporate cognitive-behavioral interventions depending on the client’s presentation and their needs. My experience has shown that I connect best with adults and adolescents dealing with identity confusion or loss, anxiety, depression, grief and mourning, gender/sexual identity exploration (LGBTQI population), intrusive and ruminative thoughts, and relational difficulties.
I also have a particular interest in multicultural psychology, arising from my immigration experience from Ukraine. I believe that cultural issues, such as immigration, acculturation, bilingualism, cultural identity, and cultural stigma significantly impact not only the individuals’ state of mind but also their views of mental health and access to services. I have a lifelong passion for spiritual growth and mind-body health and hope to get certified in conducting EMDR and hypnotherapy.
I am fluent in Ukrainian and Russian. My interventions are based on an integrative and holistic approach, and each session is tailored to the unique needs of every client.