Psychology is my life long passion.
In my Practice, I work with variety of people. I love helping people suffering from mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar), Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorders (people who have flashbacks and nightmares from a recent or distant traumatic experience), I also help couples and parents. Here are testimonials of some of my previous clients.
I worked with a variety of population. I started my clinical practice by working with elderly people (including those who were dying), which helped me develop deep understanding of what is truly important in life. I worked with young children (starting 2 years old), which helped me develop deep understanding of the connection between our childhood and our adult lives (you are the baby you were, and your childhood continues to affect you even if you have forgotten parts of it or even all of it). Presently, I work with adults, children and families focusing on coping with previous traumatic experience, uncovering potential for change and growth and self-acceptance.
I studied Cognition (how people think and make decisions) in Princeton University, where I completed a doctoral program.
My main discovery in Princeton was that our thinking is almost always irrational (especially under stress) and our choices are almost never optimal and bring about best possible outcomes. My thesis was specifically about that - how people are often irrational in their thinking and fail to make choices that are best for them. I did a series of experiments that demonstrated that point. Of course, I was not the only one. Many amazing scientists study limitations of human thinking and ways to overcome them, most notably Dr. Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, who pioneered that work.
I studied Child Development in Harvard University, where I completed my Postdoctoral Training. My main discovery in Harvard was that we come in this world equipped with a variety of tools and faculties and even innate knowledge that hep us to learn, discover, and grow. Our potential is truly mind blowing!
Before fancy schools like Princeton and Harvard I went State University of New York in Stony Brook. My main discovery there was that I love people and their stories. Nothing fascinates me more! And it is frustrating to me when people get stuck and their stories no longer develop in the best possible way.
After I finished my schooling, I decided that I don't want to be a scientist but rather my true passion is helping people to get un-stuck. My ultimate emotional reward is to see my clients breaking through their traumas and negative patterns.