I was raised right here in San Francisco, though I am originally from Kiev, Ukraine and immigrated to the US at a young age. I speak fluent Russian. As a native of this city, I am passionate and dedicated to cultivating a healthier, happier San Francisco.
I have completed over 3,000 post-graduate hours of clinical training, and hold a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist. My experience includes psychotherapy with adolescents, couples, adults, and groups. I have worked in a variety of counseling centers and non-profit settings, including The San Francisco Marriage and Couples Center, The Pierce Street Integral Counseling Center, Family Service Agency of San Francisco, The Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties, and The Chrysalis Academy of Cape Town, South Africa.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
M.A. Integral Counseling Psychology, The California Institute of Integral Studies
B.A. Psychology and Social Justice, The Evergreen State College
Intensive 2 year training with The Integral Counseling Center at Pierce Street
Psychoanlytic Psychotherapy Training Program with the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
Staff Therapist with Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center
Staff Therapist with The San Francisco Marriage and Couples Center
Clinical Case Manager with the Young Adult Court of San Francisco, Felton Institute
Restorative Justice Training at San Quentin State Prison
Vipassana Insight Meditation Training - Spirit Rock
Weekly professional consultation with Rawna Romero, MFT, and Jim Meyers, MFT