Katya – Registered Social Worker

Do you seek meaningful change in your life and long to thrive as an individual and in your relationships? Offering individual and couples counselling from a trauma-informed approach, Katya supports her clients in exploring their experiences, processing difficult emotions and understanding patterns that may be keeping them stuck and unfulfilled.  

If you find yourself facing difficulties in your relationship—be it communication breakdowns, unresolved conflicts, intimacy struggles, or navigating major life transitions like marriage, parenthood, or career changes—Katya utilizes the Gottman Method to help couples uncover the underlying causes of their issues, enhance communication, gain conflict resolution skills, and elevate the satisfaction in their relationship. 

In her work with individuals, Katya tailors her approach to each client’s unique needs and objectives. Trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), a groundbreaking, evidence-based modality, she offers rapid and effective treatment for trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, addictions, OCD, and more, often achieving significant progress in just 1-4 sessions. Unlike traditional talk therapy, ART focuses on imagery and eye movements to assist clients in processing emotions and events, generating change and moving towards resolution of their challenges. 

As an avid adventurer who has lived and travelled through over 60 countries and undergone 4 immigrations, Katya approaches life as the ultimate adventure, believing that stepping outside one’s comfort zone is essential for personal growth. She practices Vipassana meditation and yoga and enjoys dancing, sailing and climbing mountains in her free time. 

Katya creates a compassionate and inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds and experiences are honoured and respected, ensuring that clients feel heard, validated, and understood. Whether you’re seeking to strengthen your relationship, heal from past wounds, or tackle a specific challenge, Katya is dedicated to supporting you on your path to fulfillment. 


Specialties – issues:

  • Relationships (including ENM)
  • Trauma (childhood trauma, PTSD, complex trauma, compounded trauma) 
  • Anxiety (OCD, panic attacks, phobias) 
  • Depression 
  • Addictions 
  • Neurodiversity 
  • Gender dysphoria 
  • Sexuality 
  • Identity and self esteem 
  • Body image 
  • Life transitions 
  • Spirituality 
  • Grief and loss 

Specialties – modalities:

  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) 
  • The Gottman Method  
  • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) 
  • Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) 
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) 
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) 
  • Narrative therapy 

Client focus: adults, couples, LGBTQIAS2+

Languages: English, Spanish, Russian

Cost per session: $150/individual (50 mins) | $225/individual (90 mins) | $175/couples | $260/couples (90 mins)