I am grateful that as a student I’ve learned about the importance of different paradigms which we use when we think about mental health problems. That allowed me to meet persons behind psychiatric diagnoses. The insights gained at that age radically changed my approach to clinical psychology and later laid the foundation for my therapeutic identity.
Today in my therapy practice I work with adult individuals and couples. I like to integrate constructivist psychotherapy, as my primary therapeutic framework, with various elements of mindfulness practices, body psychotherapy and other humanistic directions.
I believe that every meeting between a client and a psychotherapist is unique and the relationship we build in therapeutic practice is one of the most important resources for the client’s change. Therefore I tailor my work through careful contact with the person across from me. On my therapeutic journey, I’ve found myself working with clients from various cultural backgrounds around the globe. Those experiences shaped me and directed my growth towards wide cultural sensitivity in my work.
I also practice psychotherapy regularly as a client. This is a part of my own self-care routine, as well as a practice of maintaining a clear connection to myself. The role of the client changed my life, but it also taught me how much courage it takes to expose oneself to a therapist. I always keep that on my mind when I’m the one sitting in the therapist’s chair.