Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Life Coach in Boston, MA - Dr. Katya Burdo
Available for Online Therapy and Coaching Appointments
I am a bi-lingual (Russian/English) psychologist. To become a licensed psychotherapist, I received my doctorate degree in psychology from Wright State School of Professional Psychology in Dayton, Ohio.
My pre-doctoral internship training was completed at Boston University Center for Multicultural Training. My Western psychology training included psychodynamic, humanistic, behavioral, and cognitive-behavioral components with an emphasis on the provision of culturally competent services to the underserved.
My post-doctoral development included a heavy focus on helping those largely forsaken and shunned by society. I spent over two decades working in institutional settings, pursuing studies of psychotic and mood disorders, substance abuse, criminal and violent behavior including domestic violence, personality psychopathology, child abuse, childhood and adult trauma, suicidality and homicidality, and risk management.
In addition to my role as Director of Psychology at a local inpatient hospital, I headed a graduate training program where I taught and supervised graduate students of various disciplines. In 2018, I started a part-time private practice, seeing clients with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, trauma, parenting dilemmas, career and performance issues, grief and loss, divorce, and other life challenges. In 2021, I expanded my private practice to include Life Coaching and stepped down from the Director’s position in order to have more personal and professional freedom.
Parallel to my clinical work has always been my own personal journey toward greater well-being and broadening of awareness. To that end, I enrolled in my own traditional psychotherapy in order to better understand what healing avenues it can offer, experience what it’s like to be a patient and learn what a therapist should and should not do to be helpful.
In more recent years, I began to study Eastern philosophies and practices and was taken with the works of Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Abraham Hicks, Ram Daas, the Dalai Lama, and Thich Nhat Hanh. I also took interest in using Ayurvedic teachings to help promote balance and physical and emotional well-being. Adding to my intellectual and spiritual studies, I began spending time in Latin America, sitting in spiritual ceremonies involving plant and animal medicines and learning to integrate the knowledge derived from those experiences into my consciousness.
As a result of these transformational experiences, I have broadened my clinical thinking to include spiritual ideas relevant to restoring one’s connection to their inner being, understanding the Law of Attraction, managing the ego, and understanding how mental focus can be used to facilitate the manifestation of what is wanted. I have also begun to help clients who have chosen to explore the use of alternative medicines to integrate their journey experiences to broaden their consciousness and aid in the deliberate creation of their lives.
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