Olga is a graduate student in the MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Northwestern University. She completed her undergraduate and graduate programs in Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction at DePaul University. Before joining Progressive Psychological Healthcare, Olga worked as a software engineer at one of the world’s leading consulting firms. While working in a high-pressure corporate environment, Olga became interested in finding a life balance and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through understanding the importance of mental health and mind-body connection. Olga is passionate about helping her clients to find harmony in life through various forms of therapy.
Olga has volunteered as an art teacher, including teaching children with learning difficulties. She also volunteered as a photographer for nonprofit large-scale children’s events and supported families with children with autism by normalizing the process of family photography. Olga is passionate about helping neurodivergent children not to feel inadequate in a neurotypical world.
Therapy Approach: Olga incorporates psychodynamic approach as well as cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, Adlerian, and existential therapy. When necessary, she utilizes a short-term counseling approach. Olga is trained in psychodynamic traditions, favors creative approaches, embraces a multicultural lens, and also uses sports psychology.
Specializations: Learning difficulties, ADHD, Dyslexia, mindfulness, self-esteem, self-awareness, emotion regulation, mind-body balancing, relationships.
Currently working with: Adults, adolescents, children, LGBTQ+ community, athletes.
Theoretical Lens: Multicultural, Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Adlerian Therapy, Existential Therapy, Sports Psychology, Mind-Body Awareness.