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.