AREAS OF INTEREST
I tailor a combination of theories and evidence-based treatment modalities to individual needs of every client. I practice cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), to better understand patterns of behavior, and psychodynamic psychotherapy, to initiate a deep and lasting process of changing those behaviors.
Just the awareness of climate change can cause depression and anxiety. But when paired with denial of science and resistance to change from loved ones and/or people in power, it can lead to self-destructive anger, hatred, despair, apathy, defeatism, and burnout.
While psychology alone does not offer good enough answers, it attempts to strengthen emotional resilience to help promote sustainable choices on both personal and systemic level.
It's much harder to move toward positive change when we are overwhelmed or underwhelmed. This is why I help my clients create emotion regulation and resiliency practices. This way you can regulate your nervous system to pursue the line of activism that suits you best.
Social anxiety may be triggered by different situations. One may feel anxious before a party or a meeting with unfamiliar people when giving a speech in front of coworkers or eating in public. The fear of embarrassing oneself and the automatic stress response may significantly affect one’s social and professional life.
By creating a warm and safe, yet challenging environment, I assist my clients in exploring and overcoming their anxiety. I help my clients understand and gain control over their emotional responses, which leads to improved confidence and ownership.
“Jedną nogą tu, drugą tam” is a Polish expression that captures my experience of being an immigrant. Literally, it means “one leg here, the other there”. For me, it is a metaphor of belonging to more than one place while not being fully in any of them.
While the psychological experience of immigration is different for each person, as an immigrant myself, I understand the feelings of isolation, loss, hope and questions of belonging.
I help my clients access their resilience, integrate their experience and develop a stable sense of identity, which allows them to embrace the new life and community while maintaining the connection to the culture and heritage of the country of origin.