Ventsislav Tomov, LMFT, MA
Psychotherapist, Couple and Family Therapist
Dear Reader, Well done to you for taking this step to explore your life, and having the courage to wish for a better way of living it. As there are many professionals out there that have an equally strong commitment to helping people navigate the challenges they might experience, I will briefly present my ways to help you decide if you want me to be your coach or therapist. My name is Ven and over the years as a helping professional I realized that people care less about clever language and elaborate techniques and more about receiving sincere love and compassion, living hope and courage, honest feedback, and new perspectives. My graduate training in psychology and also psychotherapy, and my experience working on two continents with culturally diverse populations, in many settings, add more tools and approaches to answer the unique needs of my clients. However, what proved to help the most is having the mutual trust to explore and work on intimate, sometimes painful topics, step-by-step. Together, we invite your strengths and natural wisdom to take the steering wheel of your life, letting go of the grasp of your fears and limiting self-beliefs. Together, we also help you chose and create new habits towards better ways of being. I will act as a co-pilot with a map on your journey, assisting you to navigate through different landscapes: the wilderness of the outside world and its daily demands for attention, and also the wilderness of your emotional realm within, that often overwhelm and detour us from goals and happiness. You are the Captain that makes the decision on the course, handle the sails, and at times are sweating on the oars. The hard work always pays at the end and your happiness is worth the effort! Please feel free to reach out, if you want me on board. Yours truly, Ven
As someone who was lucky enough to experience my formative years and most of my adolescence in a less industrialized context of South-Eastern Europe, spending a lot of time in the rural lands, plains and mountain forests, I have developed a deep sense of connection with the wilderness. When looking back at my life it seems inevitable that I got involved in Earth-Based spiritualities and environmental activism. These connections have had a significant impact on my worldviews and life-choices, and eventually on my psychotherapy lens as a professional. As a young Psychology graduate I drew inspiration from the Psychosynthesis method of Dr.Roberto Assagioli and transpersonal, organic form of “psychology with a soul”.