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Sylvia Khromina, Psy.D.





870 Market Street, Suite 520

San Francisco, CA 94102

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Therapy Approach

  • 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

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy(EMDR) 

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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

Advanced Training

April 2017 - July 2019

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

Facilitated by Kelley L. Callahan Ph.D., SP Faculty

February 2020 - Present

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

Facilitated by Rachel Walker MFT

December 2020-June 2021 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

Facilitated by Philip Manfield, PhD

(40 Training Hours + Consultation Hours)

October 2020

At The Crossroads of Trauma Therapy

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

(24 Hours)

July 2019

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level II

Emotional Processing, Meaning Making, and Attachment Repair

(180 Hours)

April 2017 

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level I

Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

(180 Hours)

January 2019

Advanced Training in Complex Trauma and Dissociation

Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma with Janina Fisher Ph.D.

(60 Hours)

September 2011 - March 2017

Advanced Trainings in Evidence-Based Modalities

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

January 2018

Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification Program

Master Hypnotherapist: HCH Institute

(150 Hours)

January 2016

Experiential Workshop: Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)

with Richard Schwartz PhD

Clinical Training Experience

  • I completed my postdoctoral training at Marin Vista Health & Wellness Center in Corte Madera, CA. This intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization eating disorder treatment program taught me about the challenges faced by people who struggle with food and body image and effective ways that I can help. This and other training experiences have prepared me to work with people who feel trapped in destructive patterns of negative self-talk related to the way they look, restricting food intake, binging, purging, or excessive exercise and are ready to make a change.​

  • While I was a postdoctoral fellow, I also completed a two-year psychological assistantship working with adults primarily working in Tech and dealing with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and trauma in a private practice setting under the supervision of Dr. Tom Cicciarelli, Psy.D.

  • I completed my predoctoral training at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, CA, where I learned about the unique challenges faced by young adults and mastered brief treatment modalities to help clients see results in as few as  8-12 sessions. I also co-facilitated a year-long group for survivors of sexual trauma and taught workshops on topics such as sexual assault awareness. 

  • I worked with individuals 65 and older at The Institute on Aging in San Francisco, CA. At IOA, I refined my Russian-language therapy skills and supported the wellbeing of older adults of diverse backgrounds through evidence-based approaches.

  • At the Berkeley CBT Clinic in Berkeley, CA I served adults in the community and underwent extensive training and supervision in evidence-based approaches such as CBT, DBT, and ACT. These approaches offer many helpful skills and resources that I teach and practice with clients in session. I also encourage clients to integrate these skills and resources into their personal “toolkit” for managing stress and anxiety, difficult emotions, and unhelpful thinking patterns whenever they come up.

  • At the Wright Recovery Clinic I trained in innovative techniques for helping adults overcome substance abuse issues as well as gaining an understanding of the trauma histories that often underlie addiction. Although I do not currently work with clients who are new to recovery, I often support clients who have been committed to their recovery for an extended period of time and are stable and ready to work on the underlying traumas and early-life experiences that have led to the development of substance abuse issues in the first place.

  • Prior to the start of my doctoral training, I sought out a wide range of professional psychological experience to better prepare me for the career path that I have chosen. 

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