My Background

I completed my Doctorate education in clinical psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. This program’s focus on multicultural awareness has fostered my development as a psychologist who recognizes the importance of my own cultural context as it pertains to my clinical work. My life as a first-generation immigrant from Russia ignited in me a deep curiosity and appreciation for people’s diverse identities and life experiences. I strive to educate myself and be mindful of the power and privilege dynamics that are at play within our society and in the therapy room. 

I have been seeing clients in therapy since 2011 and have experience helping people at all stages of adulthood address relationship difficulties, depression, stress and anxiety, eating disorders, immigration and adjustment, and trauma.

 

Through my work with clients and my own healing and personal development journey, I have learned a lot about innovative approaches that work to alleviate suffering and bring about positive change. My work is grounded in:

  • Mindfulness and guided imagery 

  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and other somatic techniques

  • Internal Family Systems and other parts work approaches 

  • Evidence-based modalities such as CBT, DBT, and ACT

Education

Psy.D in Clinical Psychology

The Wright Institute, Berkeley CA

Master of Arts in Applied Sociology

University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston MA

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology

University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston MA

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Advanced Training

Trauma-Informed Consultation Group- IFS, Attachment Repair, and EMDR

February 2020-Present

Trauma-Informed Consultation Group - Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Structural Dissociation Model

April 2017-July 2019

At The Crossroads of Trauma Therapy

Integrating EMDR, Structural Dissociation, Attachment Repair & IFS with Rachel Walker MFT

October 2020

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level II

Emotional Processing, Meaning Making, and Attachment Repair (180 Hours)

July 2019

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level I

Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory (180 Hours)

April 2017

Advanced Training in Complex Trauma and Dissociation

Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma with Janina Fisher Ph.D. (60 Hours)

January 2019

Advanced Trainings in Evidence-Based Modalities

CBT, DBT, ACT, Exposure Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Therapy (500+ Hours)

September 2011-March 2017

Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification Program

Master Hypnotherapist: HCH Institute (150 Hours)

January 2018

Experiential Workshop: Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)

with Richard Schwartz PhD

January 2016

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3120 Telegraph Ave. Suite 9, Berkeley, CA 94705

415-621-9234

CA License PSY 29273

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