I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at Foresight Downtown Berkeley. I am excited to work in the community where I received my undergraduate degree. I immigrated to the US from Russia as a child and my heart has belonged to California ever since. Knowing I wanted to pursue a career in therapy since adolescence, I went on to complete my BA in Psychology from UC Berkeley and MSW from UCLA. My areas of experience include depression, anxiety, relationship counseling, self-esteem issues, body image issues, trauma, and couples therapy. My main therapeutic orientations are psychodynamic therapy, CBT, solution-focused therapy, attachment theory and EMDR. I utilize different modalities and interventions in order to cater treatment plans to each individual client. I believe that the most important aspect of psychotherapy is creating a supportive and nurturing therapeutic alliance that holds space for difficult feelings, symptoms, and revelations.