Iryna Aronov, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Oakland CA
My approach is supportive, depth-oriented and holistic which means I believe in the unity of body-mind-spirit. I look for the root of the problem and use a variety of methods to uncover and heal it. I am direct and engaged, and don’t ”just listen”. If you are ready to commit to your transformation and do serious work together and not afraid to go deep, I might be the right fit for you. I am trained in Transpersonal Psychology and a big part of this training included working with non-ordinary states of consciousness that are accessible through yoga, meditation, or entheogens. I help clients ground their experiences in this reality, find meaning in them, and use them for one’s healing and growth.
My journey is a testament to the transformative power of resilience and self-discovery. Born and raised in the former Soviet Union, Iryna navigated through the shadows of a challenging childhood, demonstrating exceptional intelligence and academic prowess. Her journey took a pivotal turn upon immigrating to the United States in 2002 when she pursued a career in auditing. However, this path proved to be ill-suited, leading Iryna into a profound struggle with severe depression and alcohol addiction. Amidst the depths of her darkest moments, Iryna embarked on a courageous quest for healing, love, and understanding. This journey of self-discovery led her to the field of psychotherapy, where she found her true calling. Graduating with a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California, in 2014, Iryna equipped herself with the tools to guide others through their own paths of healing. In 2011, a profound shift occurred when Iryna attended Burning Man, an experience that opened her eyes to the transformative potential of psychedelics. This revelation sparked a passion within her, leading her to delve into the emerging field of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. Undergoing specialized training, including MDMA-assisted therapy training with MAPS, Iryna has embraced this innovative approach to healing with compassion and dedication. Complementing her therapeutic practice, Iryna has engaged in advanced training in Family Constellations with esteemed mentors Leslie Nipps and Elena Veselago. Additionally, her journey has been enriched by Buddhist and Advaita teachings, deepening her understanding of spirituality and consciousness. Today, as Iryna Aronov, LMFT, she continues to empower others on their journeys of healing and self-discovery, offering a beacon of hope and guidance in times of darkness. Through her work, she strives to create a world where individuals are free to explore the depths of their own consciousness and unlock the keys to their inner transformation.
I offer Ketamine-Assisted psychotherapy which includes preparation, dosing sessions and integration. The program lasts between 6 weeks to 3 months.