My name is Maria Aleksandrova-Howell, and I am a counseling and clinical psychologist.
I received my degrees (MS and PhD in counseling psychology from Oklahoma State University and specialist degree in Clinical psychology from Russian State University) and was extensively trained in the US (supervised work, internship, postdoctoral training). Currently, I live between the US and Russia travelling back and forth. I work online with English and Russian speaking clients from all over the world. I work with individuals (older adolescents and adults), couples and groups.
I help people with various issues including relationship issues, low self-esteem, poor body image, loneliness and life transitions. For example, enjoy working with immigrants and expats. As a Russian born and raised in Moscow, Russia and married to an American citizen, I know what a person who has moved from one country to another is going through. I also had a long experience (more than 10 years) working and communicating with people from different countries (the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, France, Ireland, Greece, Belgium, Spain) at the Delegation of the European Union to Russia in Moscow, Russia before I moved to the US. Clinically, I specialize in helping people with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD, personality disorders and complex trauma. I got my specialization in eating disorders at the internationally recognized Laureate Eating Disorders Program in Tulsa, Oklahoma and at the Center for Balanced living in Columbus, Ohio serving people with eating disorders.
I love working with diverse clients and I am LGBTQ friendly. I have a warm, collaborative, and supportive therapeutic style, and I would make sure that you feel safe and cared for when we start therapy.
In my work, I apply evidence-based treatments including ACT, Schema Therapy, CFT, DBT, and EFT. Currently, I am in certification process to become certified in Schema Therapy (International Society of Schema Therapy, advanced level of certification) and in EFT (International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy). I am also supervised by the best world-known certified supervisors in the field.
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text me via WhatsApp at +7(916)135-18-30, and I will get back to you as soon as I can!