Dandelions are a beautiful symbol of transformation: a fully bloomed flower turns into a seed head, which spurs new growth. I enjoy working with individuals who are ready to take steps toward self-transformation and well being, and who ultimately wish to improve the quality of their lives.
I have had several transformative experiences of my own in life, including having immigrated to the U.S. as a child from the former Soviet Union, as well as having graduated as a Master in Social Work in 2007 from Tulane University in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
I have an eclectic professional background and a passion for working with individuals of all backgrounds and contexts.
I have worked in a variety of psychotherapeutic settings both with adults and children with a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma and various medical concerns.
I also helped bring suicide prevention education to students, staff, parents, and community members of the biggest school district in San Diego county, along with psycho-education, related to suicide and mental illness. More recently in my career, I have worked with chronically ill clients of all ages. And finally, I have fulfilled my ambitions to work one-on-one with clients on their personal growth in my own private practice.