Svetlana Kasyan, LP

Licensed Psychoanalyst
Spring Valley NY
Creating positive changes in therapy is like throwing a pebble in the middle of a pond and creating ripples in all areas of your life. My toolkit includes relational Gestalt “here-now” approach, Imago couples therapy, dreamwork, parts work, mindfulness, guided imagery, somatic techniques, archetypal work and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP). I strongly believe in creating coherence among our minds, hearts and bodies because when those three work in unison we can create truly authentic and satisfying lives. People tend to be fragmented and misaligned in their thinking, feeling and doing. It is my job as a therapist, to bring awareness to those processes and to help you bring all the parts in alignment.
Hello, my name is Svetlana. I was born in Ukraine and came to the US more than twenty years ago, as a young adult, to gain new life perspectives. By nature very curious and introspective, since childhood I have been interested in human psychology and how people worked on the inside. I always say I have lived many lives: experiencing the world of theater through playwriting and acting as an undergrad student with major in Theater; working at the United Nations while pursuing my Master’s Degree in Social Affairs; and eventually embarking on the path of psychotherapy with a major in Gestalt psychotherapy and a strong interest in Jungian psychology. These and many other life experiences have informed my knowledge of “how people work on the inside” and deepened my understanding of what it means to be a happy human being. I always keep myself abreast of new developments in the field of psychotherapy and have been taken additional training in couples work, end-of-life doula training, somatic work, mindfulness, and dreams. At the same time, psychedelics caught my attention years ago as an additional tool to address mental health issues. I personally believe they played a key role in my own journey of spiritual self-awakening. As a therapist, I remain committed to my honest self-inquiry and to the process of providing the best care possible to my clients. I am a believer in therapy and beyond.