Are cultural differences getting on your way?
Psychotherapist in San Francisco, CA
Supervised by Anastasia Berezovskaya, PSYD., PSY25100
As a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic psychotherapist, I understand the experience of other bicultural and cultural hybrids. I am proficient in multiple languages, and have developed an in-depth intercultural sensitivity and understanding of the impact of cultural empathy, and the importance of holding an open-minded worldview.
Do you feel that your culture clashes with your partners worldview? Are you wondering about how your differences are setting you apart? A relationship with different ethnic, racial, cultural and national identities, involve the interplay of traditions, politics, economics and religious beliefs. In addition, family dynamics with certain role expectations, values, beliefs, communication and emotional expression. The therapeutic process will help you reconnect with your partner in a new way.
The experiencing of anxiety is an integral part of our existence. It has a personal and collective imprint. We learned this in the pandemic. The basic forms of anxiety are linked to our embodied presence and mental state towards the world. Through a mindful approach that installs courage, knowledge, trust, hope and love, I can help you cope and find meaning. We can truly develop and cultivate counterforces that will bring balance to your relationships and life as a whole.
The hallmark of a psychodynamic approach is the development of the capacity for self-reflection and self-examination, and the therapeutic process will address relationship patterns in the patient's life.
Somatic Psychotherapy (also called Body Psychotherapy) is an approach that integrates current research in neuroscience, body awareness practices from both Eastern and Western cultures, and aspects of Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, Relational, and Humanistic therapy traditions.
I am trained in integrative therapy approaches with emphases on cultural sensitivity, spirituality, somatic modalities and social justice lenses. I value mindfulness as a foundation to effective individual and couples counseling.
Do you belong to two or more ethnic and racial groups? Are you a TCK, global nomad, expat or an immigrant? Do you identify yourself as being bicultural or multicultural? I can help you improve your sense of belonging, and well-being. In the therapeutic process you will gain clarity, resilience and succeed. My culturally sensitive approach will help you understand and integrate differences from within and regain confidence.