I am a registered psychologist and director of Couples Reconnect.
Currently, I am pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Counselling Psychology. I hold a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University in New Brunswick, Canada, and a Master of Science in Psychology (Russia).
My professional memberships include the Association for Play Therapy (USA), the Psychological Association of Alberta (Canada), and the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).
In the realm of couples relationships, I specialize in applying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) techniques to balance out the emotions between partners. I have completed an Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy® and Core Skills Training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy® with ICEEFT. My professional expertise also includes completing two years of Functional Family Therapy (FFT) and leveraging these techniques to address the entire family dynamic, beyond the perspective of the dynamic of the couple, when it is relevant and beneficial.
“Shared laughter is an indicator of relational health—and it’s also a building block. Finding the lighter, humorous side of their shared experience strengthens the couples’ bond. Laughter attracts; humour keeps us going.”
Couples counselling can be fun!
I delight in using a playful approach with couples, helping them to have fun throughout the sessions and to create more shared joy in their daily lives at home.
Laughter and love go hand in hand as couples walk toward reconnection. They are universal languages that I look forward to sharing with you.
I am professionally fluent in both English and Russian. And I laugh in both languages.