Are you hitting with terrifying anxiety, feeling sad and misunderstood but you’re too ashamed to tell anyone about it? Maybe you feel crushed and helpless due to mental or unexpected physical illness? I work with adults suffering from depression, anxiety, effects of trauma, chronic pain, struggling with relationship difficulties. I look forward to helping you make changes.
My Background and Approach
I hold a M.S. degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Texas A&M University-Texarkana and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from First Moscow State Medical University, completed Psychiatry Residency Training in Israel. I am a holistic therapist. I believe that psychological stress affects both mind and body and frequently might lead to prolong physical pain. I practice integrative psychotherapy combined with Mindfulness and Eastern stress reduction techniques. Getting relief from emotional and physical pain, you will be able to build meaningful connections with yourself and others, feel more secure and self-accepted. I have worked in different countries and Immigration Trauma is an additional area of my expertise. I am passionate about helping young adults struggling with adaptation difficulties during their new life transition.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Individual capacity for stress adaptation depends on the person’s unique set of life experiences and can be understood within the context of the whole person. I believe in the human capacity to grow and to heal through interpersonal contact and insight. I value emotion as an agent of change and self-awareness in the present. Therapist’s empathy and acceptance, non-judgmental dialog help clients to feel safe and explore their psychological problems.
I learned that in many health conditions people can be severely affected by health-related stigma and discrimination. Especially, a stigma of mental illness frequently prevents an individual from seeking professional help. Effects of internalized stigma can have a profound impact on the personal physical and emotional well-being. Dialogue with a therapist is the best way to reduce effects of stigma, to enhance client's awareness and self-confidence.