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Alesya Nazarova

Alesya Nazarova


Postdoctoral Resident

Alesya didn’t immediately think about becoming a psychologist, but she's always been fascinated by the human condition and tried to approach it from different angles. She studied linguistics in college as she was interested in the way we organize our reality through words, the way we speak ourselves into being.  Through the confluence of chance and choice, Alesya moved to California and took classes in anthropology followed by a research assistantship in neuroscience. Eventually, she realized that not only did she want to do research and learn about theories, but also to apply research and theories to real life and have a sense that what she is doing actually serves others, making a difference. This led her to enter a doctoral program in clinical psychology at The George Washington University, which she completed in August, 2018.

It took some soul-searching for Alesya get to where she is, but her whole life so far has been a process of selfdiscovery and the discovery of others, and the discovery of what this is all about. In terms of her theoretical orientation, she is powerfully drawn to existential, intersubjective, experiential, and body-oriented sensibilities in her therapeutic approach. She also has a strong interest in trauma work, and one of her long-standing curiosities is integrating neuroscience research and trauma treatment methods into culturally-informed, relational


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