Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, CTP Dipl, CAPT Clinical Member
Welcome! I do individual and couples psychotherapy with patience and strong commitment to my clients. My long-term clients say that through our work together they have shifted their attitudes and self-perceptions in a way that has helped them to become clearer and more confident. They are braver and feel more connected with themselves and others. While the process of psychotherapy may seem complex, unclear, and even frightening at first, the results are concrete and tangible. Psychotherapy has personally allowed me to see and feel what I love and gain the inner strength to make choices that honor my passion.
You can visit me in my offices in downtown Toronto and North York. Our work will be focused on the specific issues that you bring in. I have helped clients resolve relationship conflicts, manage major life transitions, deal with school-related stress, career stagnation or changes, parenting issues, family challenges, trauma, anxiety, and depression. Despite my familiarity with certain issues, what you are going through is unique to you. In this sense, all that is brought to therapy is fresh to me.
As a couples therapist, I follow the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) model, staying closely with the emotion at any given moment and helping the couple name the feelings that arise in the session so they can be understood. Understanding brings down levels of tension and opens the door to more caring interactions, compassion, and love.
My ability to transcend cultural and language barriers and my desire to know a person from deep within is rooted in my upbringing, my exposure to multiple countries and my journey through different careers. In addition to English, I speak Bulgarian and fully understand Russian. My background as a professional in the business world, having studied computer science and human-computer interaction, gives me the ability to bridge the cognitive with the intuitive side. I held positions with high-profile companies where my work focused on usability, simplicity of design, productivity, and project management. My rigorous training at the Center for Training in Psychotherapy in Toronto, which included many hours of individual and training group therapy, has provided a very solid background that has been expanded with several years of clinical experience. I have spoken on the topic of psychotherapy several times on the multicultural radio program AM530 in Toronto.
To book an initial psychotherapy consultation, contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 647-797-3920. Please specify your preferred office location and times. Evening appointments are available. I also offer Skype sessions.