Professional experience

 
Summary
Happily in practice since 2014

Graduate member of the British Psychological Society, MBPsS, 553894

Unique Professional ID number in the Bulgarian Psychological Society 
BG RP 2440 – 2634 (6001, 6004)
Member of the Bulgarian Association of Family Therapy, BAFT

 
Individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy
 

I am trained in the family systems therapy and I perceive every client as a part of the family puzzle, in which they grew up. During the process of therapy, I identify models of behavior, beliefs and attitudes, transferred through generations and into the present self-image, attachment styles and communication patterns - personal and professional.

My job is to guide the client into exploring all these issues, resulting in an improved quality of life.


**I work on weekdays - earlierst possible hour is 8.30am, the latest - 5pm.I conduct predominantly in person sessions in my office, but if necessary, I can plan online sessions as well through Viber.
***Please bear in mind that it might take up to 3-4 weeks for a spot to be available for new clients.


Fields of professional expertise: 
- various ages (teen and up): normative and unusual crisis; behavioral issues, anxiety, obsessive thinking patterns, depressive symptoms;

- couples issues;
- problems in the family system, provoked by various stressors like divorce, death, health issues, loss of a job, communication troubles etc.
- I work with people with different sexual orientation and gender identity
- I work in Bulgarian and English. During the past 7 years I have had clients who are bulgarian and live abroad and also foreigners who live in Bulgaria.


- consulting in the workplace; mental health at the workplace
Supervision
Every self-respecting mental health professional sets up regular supervision sessions with their mentor. This is something that goes hand in hand with my private practice.
I count on the professionalism of 
Valentina Marinova for individual supervision.
CV

Single Step, NGO
Psychologist
Manager of theprogram for psychological support
2017 - at present

I provide free psychological sessions to LGBT youth and their families; I am coordinating the team of volunteers, who are providing the social services of the organization, supporting LGBT youth via online chat, hotline, support groups; Supervising the team; Development of quality psycho-social services in Sofia and 9 other cities in Bulgaria.

American University in Bulgaria

Admissions Counselor and Recruitment Coordinator
2016 - 2020

Coordinating the application process, organizing various recruitment

events and career development workshops, Representative of the university in Sofia


Zlatarski International School - Sofia
School Psychologist
2009 - 2016


Psychological evaluation, psychological consulting of students, parents and teachers; Career development activities, Coordinating the international university applications of students, Psychological profiling of students, Crisis intervention, Learning styles assessment; International projects coordinator; Teacher of Psychology and Ethics.

Center Nadya Foundation
Psychologist-consultant
2005 - 2009

Providing psychological support to women and children victims of violence; Risk evaluation; Crisis intervention; Support in finding a shelter; Coordinating international projects;

ABLE Mentor
Volunteer-mentor
Season 5 - spring 2016

Academics
Psychotherapeutic institute of social and personality ecology (ПИСЕЛ)

​2009 - 2016

Licensed family therapist. I was trained in the period of 7 years by Jeni Georgieva, Rumen Georgiev and Valentina Marinova. I have graduated through various levels - groups of personal experience, systemic family consultant, systemic family therapist. I have participated in numerous workshops with national and international therapists.​

 

Richmond The American Univeristy in London

2001-2005

 

BA in Psychology with Clinical Psychology as specialization​

And more...
In 2018 Foundation "Centre Balance" was founded by me and my colleagues Maya Ugryumova & Antoaneta Novakova - for providing services in support of the whole family, as well as to individuals. We are coordinating the informal Facebook page "To be a parent...", where we post useful articles and events for parents.
At the beginning of 2019 I started consulting in the workplace as a part of holistic approach towards the mental health support of the employees. The decrease of the stigma attached to mental health is one of my main missions and it is a pleasure for me to know employers, who appreciate their employees and invest in programs which will make them feel more effective, motivated and emotionally stable.