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Meet Our Team

Each member of our distinguished team at the Advanced Psychology Institute brings a unique blend of expertise, empathy, and commitment to mental wellness.

With a diverse range of specialties covering the spectrum of psychotherapy, our team is here to support and guide you through every step of your journey toward healing and personal growth.

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Dr. Valery Fradkov

Head of Therapy, LCSW

Specialties: Family issues, Relationships & couples therapy, Behavioral addictions, including eating disorders, Specific issues of gifted adults and teenagers, and Learning disabilities, such as dyslexia and dyscalculia.

Languages: English, Russian.

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Michael Buchman

Counselor, LAC

Specialties: Marital and Premarital Relationship Issues; Family conflict; Divorce; Infidelity; Coping Skills; Depression; Emotional Disturbance; Life Transitions; Mood Disorders; Self Esteem; Stress; Spirituality.

Languages: English, Russian.

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Nadia Ivanchikov

Counselor, MACP, M. Ed.

Specialties: Parenting Support;  Family Dynamics; Cultural Transition Support; Educational and Learning Support; Personal Growth and Development; Communication; Emotional Stability, Coping Strategies. 

Languages: English, Russian.

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Alexandra Alexandrova

Mind-body Coach and Sophrologue, PhD

Specialties: Family & Relationship Issues; Health Concerns; Sexuality Challenges; Finding Purpose; Navigating Loss.

Languages: English, French, Russian.

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Alex Shinkarovsky

Health and Accountability Coach, AFMCP

Specialties: Lifestyle Adjustment; Nutritional Guidance; Physical Activity; Daily Habit Formation; Sleep Management.

Languages: English, Russian.

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Vitalina Tarasenko

Marriage and Family Therapist

Specialties: Couples therapy; Family and Relationship Issues; Marriage Counseling;  Family support; Conflict resolution.

Languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian.

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Our professionals are highly qualified and deeply dedicated to empowering individuals through a synergy of compassion and science. Together, we’re committed to transforming lives by providing tailored, evidence-based therapeutic interventions in a nurturing environment. Discover more about our passionate therapists, who are here to help you navigate life’s challenges and foster lasting change.


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