Yulia is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) for the Village Counseling and Wellness clinical team. She specializes in working with teens and adults experiencing emotion dysregulation, relationship issues, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, ADHD, suicidal ideation, and self-harming behaviors. She works with families and provides parent coaching to support parents connect more mindfully with their teens.
Yulia’s goal as a strength-oriented therapist, is to assist clients in finding their inner strengths and wisdom by joining them where they are on their journey toward where they want to be. She honors and celebrates the diversity and common humanity of her clients. She brings her genuine self, creativity, a sense of humor, and a playful approach in her clinical work.
Yulia received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Marital and Family Therapy, from the The Chicago School of Professional Psychology – Los Angeles campus. Prior to joining Village Counseling and Wellness, she worked as a school-based therapist with children and teens at a Department of Mental Health (DMH) contracted community mental health agency in Pasadena, where she obtained her certification in Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP) for treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, trauma, and disruptive behaviors. She is trained in additional evidence-based modalities, such as Seeking Safety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She completed her graduate clinical traineeship at The Chicago School Counseling Center in West Los Angeles, providing psychodynamic and family-systems oriented therapy to couples, adults, and families. As an AMFT, She worked as an outpatient therapist at a hospital-based, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in Los Angeles, providing psychotherapy to individuals with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, substance use, and those transitioning out of the criminal justice system into the community. She is also fluent in Korean and Russian languages.
“My favorite thing about working with our clients is that I get to witness the moments when they realize their behaviors connect with their biosocial history and their current situation, and are able to offer themselves self-compassion, self-validation and radical acceptance. That’s when I see change happening and they are a few courageous steps closer toward achieving their life worth living goals.”
When she is not working, she enjoys going on walks with her family, including her dog, and watching K-dramas.