Primary Therapist

Uses She/Her pronouns

Yuliya is a Licensed Social Work Associate & Independent Clinical (#SC61036516) therapist in Washington state. As a queer immigrant woman, Yuliya strongly believes in a “person-in-environment” perspective, meaning we as individuals do not exist in a vacuum, and neither does our mental health or our relationship to food and body. Yuliya acknowledges we are influenced by our family, community and society, so a structural, intersectional and anti-oppression approach to therapy has been the most comprehensive and healing to clients in her experience.

Yuliya comes to Opal with an extensive background of working in reproductive care and fighting for reproductive rights. She has worked in abortion and family planning, as well as a partial hospitalization setting for folks going through perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, where she led group and individual therapy. She has also worked in adoption and alternative family formation and has familiarity with clinically serving all members of the adoption constellation. Yuliya is interested in the intersection of reproductive health and eating disorders, acknowledging the societal expectations and pressures that can be contributing factors in these areas.

Outside of Opal, Yuliya is a voracious reader and reads multiple books a week, most of the time with her cat Mishka snuggled up next to her. She also enjoys spending time with friends, doing yoga, and being outside in any capacity.

Yuliya has professional interest and training in: trauma, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, reproductive health, Health at Every Size, mindfulness