I received my doctorate of philosophy from the University of Florida in 2018. Before coming to the USA, I earned my Master’s of Social Psychology (2001) as well as the candidate of psychological science in social psychology (2006) from Lomonosov Moscow State University. My education includes intensive training in Family Systems, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Theraplay, Play Therapy, as well as Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR). Currently, I am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern in the State of Florida. Over the years, I dedicated my professional career to helping adults, mothers, and children navigate the challenges of mental health issues, family dynamics, as well as adjustment and developmental disorders.
My work with diverse populations of people is focused on helping my clients to overcome a wide range of personal and relational challenges. In fact, the multicultural aspect of my identity helps me connect with and understand clients more readily. I not only see people who have been living in the US since birth and identify as White Americans, but also work a lot with clients who come from Germany, Russia, Cuba, France, Argentina—you name it.