About Maryana Harrelson, LPC
Maryana Harrelson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia, a certified gestalt therapist and supervisor, EMDR therapist with more than 16 years of experience in counseling and psychotherapy of children, adults, families, couples, and groups. She received a Master of Art degree in psychology in Ukraine, where she had been practicing counseling and therapy before she moved to Georgia. Maryana speaks English, Russian, and Ukrainian.
Style & Approaches
Maryana’s greatest passion in life is helping people. Throughout the therapy process she assists clients in overcoming their difficulties in life, reaching their full potential, and learning to accept themselves and become authentic. Her therapeutic style is a warm, accepting, and supportive engagement with each individual on the thrilling journey to better understand who the person really is by identifying one’s strengths and bolstering personal growth and change.
Maryana’s theoretical orientation is Gestalt Therapy. She completed a long-term training program and received certifications as a gestalt therapist and supervisor from Moscow Gestalt Institute. She also completed training in EMDR therapy which is the best approach to resolve trauma and other issues related to trauma. She incorporates the most effective techniques from other approaches into therapy which are suitable for the individual client. Maryana has additional professional training in Play Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy, Experiential Education, etc.
Experience & Specialties
Maryana works with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She has worked in health and social work settings such as a hospital, government and non-profit agencies, and private practice. Among the wide variety of issues on which she has worked are trauma and other related to trauma disorders, addiction, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, low self-esteem and distorted self-concept, eating and mood disorders, psychosomatic issues. Maryana also specializes in working with immigrants & adaptation, adjustment, and acculturation issues.