Psychoanalytic Counseling
I work in English and Russian

Get a better understanding of yourself and other people

Modern psychoanalytic counselor is not just an observer, but an «observing participant», as suggested by Harry Stack Sullivan
I rely on classical psychoanalytic concepts many of which are widely known and spread, such as unconscious, psychological defenses, internal conflict, psychological trauma etc.
I am also using some non-psychoanalytic concepts, for instance attachment theory

In my work I am applying modern psychoanalytic approach

in the sessions you are welcome to:

counseling increases over the years

Positive effect of psychoanalytic

Talk freely

You may talk about everything that comes
to your mind. It is not that easy, so you might need some time to learn to talk freely about your experiences.

I will gently accompany you and help you
to open up.

Analyze dreams

In his fundamental work «Interpretation
of dreams» Freud stated that dreams are «the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind».

I will help you to explore your dreams and their hidden meanings.

Dive into the past

In psychoanalytic approach we pay a lot of attention to early experiences.

We will take a journey in time to get a better understanding of your actual difficulties.

Fields of expertise:

My expertise covers other problematics as well. Contact me — and we will figure out together whether I could be helpful in your specific situation.

Continuously studying since 2009

Institute of Practical Psychology
of Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Psychological Counseling and Psychodiagnostics

Specialist degree in Psychology. Specialization in Clinical Psychology and Psychoanalysis

Academic education
Eastern-European Institute of Psychoanalysis, Saint-Petersburg
William Alanson White Institute Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology, New-York

Individual Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2 years)

Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program (2 years)

Psychotherapeutic training
International Psychotherapy Institute
Moscow Center For Mediation and Law
Additional training
I am continuously studying, participating in professional conferences, getting regular professional supervision, referring for personal psychotherapy if needed – all these measures allow me to maintain a good professional shape and stay attuned to your experience.
I was invited to present my clinical case material during the conference held in Moscow in 2018 by William Alanson White Institute (William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology, New-York). The case is confidential.

I am the only psychoanalytic counselor in Russia who was invited to present a case during the conference in interpersonal psychoanalysis held in Moscow

Moscow Services for Psychological Help

2010 - 2017

Psychologist, Counselor


Private practice (online)

Psychoanalytic Counselor

2017 – present

For almost 13 years helping people to get a better understanding of themselves and others

Corporate psychologist

2016 – present

«Neo-pharm» group of companies

I usually recommend to my clients to try to live on their own for at least half a year.

Anyways, my door stays open if you need to return to me in case of dramatic life changes, losses, grief or just request a session on demand.
This phase usually lasts for a few years. As a counselor, I am profoundly interested in nurturing in my clients an ability to live on their own, but I also rely on the list of certain criterions, suggesting, that we should move to closure.


Middle phase

This phase may take from a few sessions to one year. We’re discussing possible options together and choose the one, that is tailored to your specific needs.

End phase

When agreement is made, we can move to the initial phase. This phase may vary, because every case is unique. To give an idea about possible length of this phase I would like to quote a living classic and a «rock star» of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Nancy McWilliams: «The first year is just to say hi».

Initial phase

In case we have both agreed to continue our work, we move to the phase of discussing a contract. My work is based on the Informed Consent Form. This phase usually takes from 1 to 2 sessions.


You choose the direction of the session — I am there to gently accompany you along the way


Initial consultation

During initial consultation you are welcome to talk about the reasons and motives for searching for professional help. I have a chance to get the first impression of your current situation. In the end of the consultation we discuss the possibilities of further work. If there are any reasons standing in the way of working with me I would be able to refer you
to a colleague.
Duration: 50 minutes
Price: 85 Euros

Individual psychoanalytic counseling of adults

Duration: 50 minutes
Price: free

Initial diagnostic consultation
of adults

Psychoanalytic counseling online

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focusing on emotional life, focusing on interpersonal relations including relations with therapist, exploring avoidances of specific thoughts and feelings, discovering recurring themes and patterns, exploring unconscious phantasy life
Herbert "Harry" Stack Sullivan was an American psychiatrist and psychotherapist who suggested that personality can never be isolated from the complex interpersonal relations in which a person lives
Within attachment theory, attachment means an affectional bond between an individual and an attachment figure, a parent and/or a caregiver. Such bonds may be reciprocal between two adults, but between a child and a caregiver, these bonds are based on the child's need for safety, security, and protection - which is most important in infancy and childhood. The quality of attachment makes a significant impact on a person’s adult life and relations
Professional supervision is a form of consultation with a colleague or a group of colleagues in order to get a better understanding of a patient, who’s personality is kept anonymous
Code of ethics and conduct defines values, principles and standards for professional conduct of psychoanalytic psychotherapists and psychoanalytic institutions and is supposed to protect interests of the parties referring for psychotherapy
Informed Consent Form is a document, containing important information about the nature of psychotherapeutic relations and the agreement to be made between psychotherapist and patient.
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