Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

As a client-centered therapist, I believe in helping people discover and harness their inner strengths to overcome life's challenges and increase their sense of self-worth. I work with youth (ages 13-25), adults, couples, families and groups. One of my core strengths is helping people strategize and find balance in their day-to-day lives by employing organizational skills. I am passionate about exploring family attachment styles. I believe that everything is connected and we are a part of a larger system.

As a refugee immigrant I am also passionate about supporting people in similar situations. I believe in using therapeutic tools that are individually tailored to my clients. I might utilize: Narrative, Art, Motivational Interviewing, Strategic, Psychodynamic, Emotionally Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, and Solution-Focused Techniques. I have experience in dealing with depression; managing anxiety and stress; counseling youth on probation and in the foster care system; motivating clients as they work towards their educational and career goals; coping with loss and grief; and supporting those struggling with addictions. I enjoy working with people of faith and supporting them on their journey.

I am bilingual in English and Russian. In my free time, I enjoy riding my bicycle, painting, traveling, reading, and spending time with my Catholic faith community, family and friends. I am passionate about helping people understand themselves better and find healing. Life is meant to be lived, and I look forward to being a part of your journey!

Education:
San Diego State University,
Major: M.S. Counseling, emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy
University of Colorado Denver
Major: B.A. Psychology, Minors: Religious Studies, Communication

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

As a client-centered therapist, I believe in helping people discover and harness their inner strengths to overcome life's challenges and increase their sense of self-worth. I work with youth (ages 13-25), adults, couples, families and groups. One of my core strengths is helping people strategize and find balance in their day-to-day lives by employing organizational skills. I am passionate about exploring family attachment styles. I believe that everything is connected and we are a part of a larger system.

As a refugee immigrant I am also passionate about supporting people in similar situations. I believe in using therapeutic tools that are individually tailored to my clients. I might utilize: Narrative, Art, Motivational Interviewing, Strategic, Psychodynamic, Emotionally Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, and Solution-Focused Techniques. I have experience in dealing with depression; managing anxiety and stress; counseling youth on probation and in the foster care system; motivating clients as they work towards their educational and career goals; coping with loss and grief; and supporting those struggling with addictions. I enjoy working with people of faith and supporting them on their journey.

I am bilingual in English and Russian. In my free time, I enjoy riding my bicycle, painting, traveling, reading, and spending time with my Catholic faith community, family and friends. I am passionate about helping people understand themselves better and find healing. Life is meant to be lived, and I look forward to being a part of your journey!

Education:
San Diego State University,
Major: M.S. Counseling, emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy
University of Colorado Denver
Major: B.A. Psychology, Minors: Religious Studies, Communication

Point Loma Location
619-600-0683 

Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch
619-600-0683 

Austin/Central Texas
512-643-4446

Temecula
951-506-1919

Orange County
657-999-3232

Petaluma
707-533-1230

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Point Loma Location
619-600-0683

Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch
619-600-0683

Austin/Central Texas
512-643-4446

Orange County
657-999-3232

Inland Empire (Temecula)
951-506-1919

Petaluma
707-533-1230

 

 

Copyright 2016-2019 |  Website: AlfordCreative | Terms of Use

 

 

Point Loma Location
619-600-0683

Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch
619-600-0683

Austin/Central Texas
512-643-4446

Temecula
951-506-1919

Orange County
657-999-3232  

Petaluma
707-533-1230

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