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