I am a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology at Concordia University, conducting research on mental healthcare access for cultural and linguistic minorities as well as the cognitive ramifications of culturally and linguistically diverse social environments. I have completed a B.Sc. with a major in Psychology and a minor in Neuroscience at McGill University in 2016 and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Concordia University in 2019. My clinical experiences include psychotherapy with individuals at the Applied Psychology Centre at Concordia as well as at the Emotional Health CBT Clinic, chronic pain management at the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit of the Montreal General Hospital, and individual and couple therapy at the Sex and Couple Therapy Service of the Allan Memorial Institute.
My approach to psychotherapy integrates various empirically supported therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based, existential and humanistic approaches, as well as Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). I tailor my interventions to each client’s and couple’s unique needs while fostering a compassionate, caring, authentic, and non-judgemental therapeutic environment. I help clients overcome problems with mood, anxiety, perfectionism, and self-esteem, relationship, intimacy, communication, and conflict-management problems, sexual difficulties, as well as the challenges of coping with chronic pain and physical health conditions. I am passionate about guiding my clients through these difficulties while also helping them connect with meaning and important relationships in their life. I strongly believe that continuing learning and growth are essential to being an effective psychotherapist and as such I take an open-minded and curious approach to treatment with each and every client while continuously seeking new and diverse learning opportunities. As an immigrant myself, I am particularly passionate about challenges related to adjustment and migration as well as the role of cultural and linguistic factors in mental health and psychotherapy.
I work with individuals and couples under the supervision of Dr. Zofia Czajkowska and can provide psychotherapy in English, French, Ukrainian, and Russian.