Ruslan Ivanov, LMHC, M.A., earned his graduate degree in Clinical Psychology at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a bilingual (English and Russian) therapist who has experience in individual psychotherapy, group therapy, and programming.
Ruslan’s interventions are based on an integrative and holistic approach, and each session is tailored to the unique needs of every client helping to discover their internal truth, expand their sense of self, and re-create personal meaning. He utilizes evidence-based cognitive-behavioral (CBT), act and commitment therapy (ACT), Jungian, feminist, mindfulness-centered, body-oriented, and positive psychology approaches.
Additionally, Ruslan specializes in complex trauma and attachment work. He views his work through an attachment lens and believes that a healthy human connection is an essential source of healing. In that work, clients re-establish the ownership of their body and mind and restore the proper balance between the rational and emotional brains which leads to an increased feeling of being in charge of how they respond and how they conduct their life.
Ruslan has experience working with adults, who are struggling with transitions, intimacy issues, and in search of an authentic self. He creates a safe space for individuals to feel comfortable to connect, as well as to access, express, and transform their emotions. Ruslan is invested in providing clients with a skill set that allows them to use healthy coping strategies when faced with various life challenges.
Ruslan has a lifelong passion for spiritual growth and the mind-body connection. Through this lens, he aims to help clients gain a better understanding of their life purpose, support their access to inner wisdom, and overcome obstacles along the way.
Ruslan's previous experience includes providing individual psychotherapy to college-aged students at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Kingsborough Community College and teaching as an adjunct psychology professor at Saint Francis College.
Ruslan has worked with individuals with severe mental health conditions at Brooklyn Community Services, a non-profit organization committed to empowering at-risk children, youth, and families who have mental illness and developmental disabilities.
Ruslan has also worked with individuals with substance use disorders at Bridge Back to Life and One World Counseling, the outpatient clinics that serve primarily the Brooklyn population.
In addition, Ruslan has provided individual services at Interactive Discovery providing evidence-based client-centered treatment.
Olga is a Licensed Nutritionist and a Registered Dietitian. She earned her graduate degree in Nutrition Science at Brooklyn College, New York. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also a Registered Sivananda Yoga Teacher and maintains a private yoga practice.
Olga Ivanov is a registered dietitian and certified dietitian nutritionist, who maintains her private practice in New York City and worldwide. She offers nutrition consultation and counseling to encourage wellness through making sustainable life changes rather than dieting and calorie counting. She specializes in enhancing brain function through balanced nutrition, weight management, pre-menopausal and menopausal women's dietary regimen, allergies and food intolerances, diabetes, and cardiovascular health. She integrates science-based nutrition and a holistic approach in her practice, emphasizing prevention and moderation.
Olga believes that food is the cornerstone of optimal physical and emotional health, energy levels, and overall well-being. Olga is passionate about food and cooking. She offers supermarket shopping tours and kitchen pantry makeovers, and cooking workshops where she promotes healthy eating through interactive cooking demos and recipe development. She encourages mindful eating and regards food as the uniting force that holds family, friendship, and community together.
Olga earned her graduate degree in Nutrition Science at Brooklyn College, New York. She completed a 1200-hour supervised internship through Brooklyn College Dietetic Internship Practice Program and obtained her Registered Dietitian credential by passing a national exam. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Olga was also an adjunct professor at Saint Francis College, where she taught classes in biology and physiology, and forensic biology. She also has completed 500 hours of RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) certification at Sivananda Yoga Retreat and maintains a private yoga practice.