Eva works with clients of all ages, children, teenagers, adults, and couples. Using Carl Roger’s person-centered theoretical approach, Eva creates a safe and positive environment, inviting clients to “find a peaceful harbor in a storm.” Eva invites each client to collaborate with her to explore the positive aspects of situations and to explore thoughts and feelings to create inner peace. Eva integrates dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Adlerian therapy, yoga therapy, and breathing therapy to help clients reduce distress and improve their sense of well-being.
Education and Experience
Eva earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics at the University of Latvia (Riga, Latvia), and her Master of Public Policy and Administration from Columbia University (New York, NY). Eva is completing her Master of Arts in Counseling at Adler University (Chicago, IL), and has chosen to complete her internship hours at LifeLens. Eva is credentialed as a Yoga Instructor and is certified as an International Yoga Therapist, completing an intensive 3-year certification program preparing her to provide therapeutic yoga services.
As a Yoga Therapist, she has worked in hospitals and pain management clinic settings utilizing yoga techniques and re-birth breathing techniques to manage both acute and chronic pain. Eva is multi-lingual with fluency in Latvian, Russian, and English, and has some working knowledge of Spanish. Eva has experience working with children with ADHD, individuals experiencing pain, and people and families experiencing life changing disruptive events.
A Bit About Eva
Eva’s approach with clients is characterized by patience and geared towards assisting clients become aware of correlations between intrinsic characteristics, life experiences, and resulting symptoms, recognizing that depression, anxiety, addictions, and other symptoms can arise from neurodivergent causes. Eva believes that everyone can bring positive change to their lives and is eager to help individuals uncover and celebrate differences and achieve their potential.