Are cultural differences getting on your way?
Psychotherapist in San Francisco, CA
Supervised by Anastasia Berezovskaya, PSYD., PSY25100
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.