Valia is a compassionate therapist who supports individuals facing interpersonal difficulties, behavioural challenges, anxiety, and self-confidence issues. She understands the impact these struggles can have on different areas of life, such as school, work, family, and relationships. Valia also guides those seeking self-discovery and a sense of purpose. With a genuine passion for helping others find fulfilling paths, she can assist you in overcoming past wounds and breaking free from unproductive patterns. Valia believes in the potential for change through trust, openness, and celebrating personal strengths.
Valia’s goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental, and collaborative space where you can authentically be yourself. She understands the importance of healthy boundaries and will support you in reclaiming aspects of yourself that may have been denied, hidden, or abandoned to please others or avoid conflict. Valia's role is to gently challenge you when necessary, always with compassion and unwavering support. She believes in providing mental health and emotional support through frameworks that are sensitive to oppression and trauma, integrating your values and unique identities into the therapeutic process.
Valia enjoys heading to a pilates or yoga class when she's not in session. She finds mindful movement calms her mind and has helped her develop self-discipline and patience. When she's not in a downward dog, Valia gets creative through artwork. As a child, she always loved to draw; this activity is one way she mentally decompresses.
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University (2021)
Master of Arts in Faculty of Law, Economics and Political Science from Aristotle University (2014)
Bachelor of Arts in Faculty of Law, Economics and Political Science from Aristotle University(2013)
Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy for Traumatized Individuals: Shaping a new sense of self Certification (Cognitive Behavior Institute, Center for Education)
Polishing your Practice: Working with High-Conflict Families Certification (Cognitive Behavior Institute, Center for Education)
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario