It is a great honor to have an opportunity to work with you. I know the journey to inquiring about help is not easy. If my experience taught me anything, the step towards addressing the barriers is often the most challenging. Your strength to engage in therapy brings me joy. My position providing psychotherapy comes with the privilege of being part of so many journeys, lessons, and vulnerabilities I value this opportunity to participate in your life satisfaction and I genuinely believe that therapy improves the quality of your life – you deserve to achieve your goals! The place where you are is exactly where you need to start. It is enough to get you where you want to be. You are already enough.
Areas of Focus
I offer psychotherapy that emphasizes a deeper understanding of the whole self. My primary objective is to create a safe and healing environment. My goal is to promote a cooperative therapeutic relationship to explore coping strategies and self-discovery. I believe that what you are going through is important, and I appreciate the courage it takes to engage in treatment. I utilize a strengths-based approach and the connection between the mind and the body to progress towards goals. The ongoing treatment aims to address the root causes of presenting concerns and build life-long skills and balance. Progressively through the therapy, clinical interventions are individualized to address immediate and long-term concerns.
Sometimes we may not possess the insight to understand our internal conflict, which makes it challenging to seek help. Therefore, the clients who take the initiative to engage in therapy, for whatever reason, are welcome. My ideal client is noticing a need for support in overcoming barriers, achieving goals, managing symptoms, and/or improving life satisfaction.
I was born and raised in Belarus, Minsk, and therefore, offers fluency in Russian speaking and writing. Migrating to the United States has provided many experiences that contribute to MY multicultural competence. I also served in the U.S. military that increased my experiences with diversity and adaptation to change. Now, I live in Central New York, developing myself professionally, continuing education, volunteering in the community, and expanding my hobbies.
My most recent hobby is growing house plants. Let’s just say that I was not born with the green thumb and that is not preventing my plants from a happy life!
My friends and family would describe me as peaceful and serene. Often I find comfort in listening to others and understanding their stories. I value my relationships and work towards maintaining health and wellbeing within my relationships. Through my life experiences, I have learned to appreciate the significance of people that enter my life. If you were to observe my life for a week, you would notice that I practice mindfulness every day, enjoy running at the park, and spend a little too much time shopping at Home Goods!