Get to know me
My mission is to help you break through the obstacles that seem to be holding you back in life. Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. My name is Marina, and I am here to help you transform your life, and provide you with the tools and skills to handle anything. That's what my passion been in the last 11 years - seeking the most advanced knowledge in the field of neuroscience, neuropsychology, evidence-based therapy, faith-based counselling, life coaching, business mastery, parental guidance, relational development, child and adolescent counselling.
I have a history of teaching in a public school setting, managing large voluntary program for a charitable organization abroad, volunteering over 200 counselling hours at the Swift Current Community Youth Initiative (The Center), presenting workshops in the community, Great Plaines College, Victim Services, Chamber of Commerce, SaskAbility. I run a successful private practice since 2016.
I am passionate about what I do and excited to see your life transformed!
My counselling approach is unique and life changing. It is based on the latest research in the area of NeuroScience. Neuroscience provides a new framework or an additional way for conceptualizing my client’s problems and presenting issues. It allows me to translate psychological issues into neural terms, which causes such issues to become normalized, de-stigmatized and workable. This approach also helps me to synthesize and demonstrate holistic values that are reciprocal and reverent.
TEAM-CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach enhanced by Testing, Empathy, Agenda setting and over 100+ Methods)
In addition, I have a specialized training in TEAM-CBT - a cognitive behavioural therapy approach developed by Dr. David Burns, a pioneer in development of cognitive therapy, renown psychiatrist from Stanford University School of Medicine and a best selling author of Feeling Good. TEAM-CBT is a cutting edge, evidence-based school of therapy for treatment of anxiety, depression, habits, addictions, and troubled relationship.
Children 10 & Up
VALUES AND BELIEFS
I BASE MY THERAPY AND COACHING ON THE CORE PRINCIPLES
I believe everyone deserves to live an extraordinary life
With the right guidance, mindset and skillset people's lives can always be improved.
Yes, that means yours too!
I believe a strategic action holds the secret to the transformation and results
The world of Google is constantly sending us a message that knowledge is power. That is only partially true. The knowledge turned into action is the real power.
I believe that mental wellness, successful relationship and great business do not just happen, they are created and sustained by the sequence of small decisions and actions that we take moment by moment.
I believe every challenge is the opportunity
Most natural adaptive reaction is to resist change and avoid challenges. However, these are the very facts of life we cannot escape.
From personal experience, I can truly say that if we encounter change or challenges with an open heart and curiosity rather than resentment, guilt, and shame, we open ourselves for the world of creativity and most advanced opportunity.
WELCOME TO THE OFFICE
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND CREDENTIALS
Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling (MPCC)
Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC)
Canadian Professional Counsellors Association, #3789
Master of Christian Counselling with Distinction (MCC)
Victory Bible Colleges International (CALGARY, ALBERTA, CA)
Bachelor of Practical Psychology (BA)
Pedagogical University of Belarus
Certified Life Coach
Robbins Madanes Training Center (USA)
Certified Advanced TEAM-CBT Therapist and Trainer, Level 4
Feeling Good Institute, CA, USA