My Approach to Helping
It doesn't matter who you are and where you have been- I am here to help you.
As one famous spiritual teacher, OSHO, once said: If I don't know who I am, then what I am doing here? Then whatsoever I am doing becomes meaningless. The first and the foremost thing is to know who I am. Perhaps then I can do something that fulfills my nature, makes me contented, brings me home?
I have 14 years of direct experience practicing psychotherapy to individuals ages 3-100. I have worked with a multitude of diagnoses, mental issues and everyday struggles both in inpatient and outpatient mental health clinics, hospitals as well as medical rehabs and nursing homes. I continue to work at medical rehabs and nursing homes and the latter has been the most significant and shocking as well as meaningful experience of all.
The sum of my experience has shaped me and provided me with an insight into human suffering. It has taught me great patience, compassion, empathy and understanding of our unique situations.
WE ARE UNIQUE! I value the multicultural approach to therapy, we all come from somewhere, I crossed seas and oceans to come here and I am able to provide therapy in 3 languages (English, Russian and Ukranian). I realize how our culture, religion and traditions shape our unique personalities.
I hold a Master's degree in Professional Clinical Counseling and 2 mental health licenses. Confidentiality and securing your rights and privacy are of utmost importance to me. Open the door to your new unique opportunities and find your own quiet place in sessions with me.
More Info About My Practice
My Virtual Private Practice, My Quiet Place Counseling, is my new project, the Online secure video and/or phone psychotherapy sessions from the comfort of your home, easy and affordable. Video sessions are provided via secure HiPPA compliant platform, which gives my clients the peace of mind and ensures their confidentiality. I also offer a traditional face to face therapy at my office on Staten Island. It is your therapy and your choice whether to see me in a face to face or Online sessions.
Please take a look at my website and see if my approach is right for you. I wish you the best of health and the resolution of your challenges.
My Therapy Focus
We are all looking for balance, harmony, equilibrium, serene peace of mind. We are trying to minimize pain and maximize pleasure- as S. Freud once concluded. Our hectic, stressful, full of obligations life requires immense effort, patience, strong will, compromise, acceptance of the inevitable, resilience and willingness to put the loose pieces of life's jigsaw puzzle back together!
How do we perform all of this effectively if we can't reach a peace of mind, if we don't have our own Quiet Place where our thoughts, feelings and experiences meet the patient, inviting, all accepting, non-judgmental and empathetic virtual room, which allows us to be ourselves, defenses dropped, raw emotions exposed and we are the way we were created! The minds and souls seeking peace and quiet.
This was My Goal- to create this virtual room just for you, whenever you need it, at your fingertips, in the comfort of your home.
I'm here to laugh with you, cry with you, listen to you, solve and understand with you, and gain insight into YOUR OWN UNIQUE WORLD!