About me

Hello, I am Kateryna Kalynovska (36), a practicing psychologist, a certified and accredited Gestalt therapist, a body-oriented therapist. I continue my studies in psychoanalytic modality and at the 3d degree (coaching and supervisory training) in the Gestalt approach. I am a member of the All-Ukrainian Union of Psychologists who practice the Gestalt approach (ВОППГП).
Psychotherapy is my second profession, chosen as consciously as possible after several years of personal therapy and understanding that this is exactly what I really want to do, what inspires me and what I succeed in.

I have been undergoing personal therapy and training since 2015.

In my pre-therapeutic experience I had an outwardly successful career in business journalism and PR; while experiencing a deep internal crisis, severe anxiety, panic attacks and depressive episodes. The birth of my first child allowed me to touch on very important, basic issues of human life - issues of love, intimacy, deep, complex and ambiguous feelings. I am convinced that various aspects and ways of experiencing love are the main issues of therapy.

As a therapist, I am attentive, sensitive, involved, I am able to withstand and share the complex feelings of people who come to me. As a therapist I am based on values: basic ethics, respect, invaluability, interest in the uniqueness and experience of each person. I like to work deeply, to be engaged in therapy of character and basic patterns of experience and behavior which do not satisfy.

You can talk to me about the difficult, the shameful, the vulnerable, the painful, the fearful, and the unbearable; as well as about the intimate, the desired, the beloved and the desirable.

I have a stable, well-developed private practice since 2017. New clients come to me for therapy mainly according to the recommendations of my clients and colleagues. I study a lot and constantly; psychotherapy requires regular development of oneself as a specialist and a person.
the total number of theoretical hours
personal and group therapy
group and individual supervision
number of hours of therapeutic practice

My education

National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Master of Philosophy
Ukrainian Gestalt Institute, training program of Gestalt therapists (UGI EAGT standard program, 1-2 degree). Coaches A. Bychkova, E. Kolesnikov, V. Filipenko
Psychiatric propaedeutics (2018). Coaches I. Maidan, T. Gonchar
Specialization "Body resources in the Gestalt approach" (body-oriented psychotherapy). Coach V. Krupskaya
Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, University of Education Management, Master of Psychology
Kyiv International School of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (KISRPP), an international program in relational psychoanalysis. Leading coaches Gila Ofer, Avi Berman, Liat Warhaftig Aran, Ella Stolper, Uri Levin
Certified as a Gestalt therapist. Certifying coach L. Kumpan
Accredited as a Gestalt therapist by All-Ukrainian Society of Psychologists Practicing Gestalt Approach (Ukrainian Gestalt Institute, EAGT standards)
Ukrainian Gestalt Institute, III degree "Perfection in Gestalt Therapy" (UGI standard EAGT program). Coaches A. Poverennova, V. Kulishov, A. Valamin, T. Tadika
My diplomas and certificates
Self-doubt, difficulty in establishing personal boundaries and expressing oneself, one's desires and needs; emotional dependence

Issues I work with

Difficulties with understanding oneself, one's feelings, experiences, reactions, ways to build relationships with others and life choices
Experience of violence (physical, sexual and emotional), experience of abusive / dependent relationships, history of dysfunctional parental family
Anxiety and depression, situations of loss of meaning, goals, pleasure; apathy, panic attacks, phobias
Difficulties in interpersonal relationships (with partners, children, parents, colleagues), situations of divorce, separation, loneliness, recurring scenarios in relationships
Physical symptoms: decreased or increased bodily sensitivity, stiffness, tension, discomfort, psychosomatic manifestations
I also really like to work with clients for broadening «in plus»
To try new forms of self-expression, to learn how to understand, accept and support oneself unconditionally
To discover new shades of one’s feelings, experiences and sensations
To find resources and motivation for change
To expand the possibilities of free choice
To gain emotional stability and psychological maturity

My office

© 2021 All rights reserved
useful materials
Made on