Katya – Registered Social Worker

Everything you need is already in you, let’s bring it to the surface! I believe that every person is the expert of their life and has all the necessary tools to heal, grow and transform. My role as a therapist is to accompany you on this journey of discovery and empowerment, to take charge and live as you envision. 

My approach to therapy is rooted in empowering and facilitating healing and personal growth. Inspired by evidence-based modalities such as Emotional Focus Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), I aim at creating a safe and non-judgmental space, encouraging self-reflection, self-compassion, and personal growth. 

I am a registered social worker (RSW) with over a decade of experience working with individuals and families in rural and urban Canadian areas as well as abroad. Prior to becoming a therapist, I traveled extensively nurturing my cultural sensitivity, particularly in Latino, Middle Eastern, Indo-Asian and Eastern European cultures. I worked in international development projects, which has exposed me to the impact of social and economic factors on individuals’ well-being. This firsthand experience has fueled my commitment to anti-oppressive practice and promoting social justice within therapy. I am committed to creating an inclusive environment where clients from all backgrounds feel understood, respected, and supported on their therapeutic journey. 

Combining my knowledge as a yoga teacher and Vipassana meditator, I recognize the holistic nature of healing and the power of integrating mind-body techniques. By incorporating somatic and mindfulness practices, I help clients reconnect with their bodies, manage stress, and promote overall well-being.

When not learning a new therapy modality you can find me practicing and teaching yoga, hiking the mountains, climbing, sailing, dancing and gardening. 

Specialties – issues:

  • Relationships (including ENM)
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety 
  • Neurodiversity
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Sexuality
  • Identity and self esteem
  • Body image
  • Life transitions
  • Spirituality
  • Grief and loss

Specialties – modalities:

  • Person-centered therapy
  • Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Narrative therapy

Client focus: youth, adults, couples, LGBTQIAS2+

Languages: English, Spanish, Russian

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