Svetlana Tikhonova, MA, LMFT
Registered Sandplay Practitioner
Areas of Focus
Experienced in helping adults, children and teens with:
Self-exploration, and unearthing strengths for personal growth
Coping skills for reducing anxiety and depression
Healing post-traumatic stress caused by overwhelming and frightening events, including physical, emotional and sexual abuse, spiritual abuse, physical violence, car accident, natural disasters, and exposure to war.
Coping with grief and loss
Adjustment to life transitions
Developing emotional resilience
Developing kind and friendly relationships
MA in Counseling Psychology. Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University), Palo Alto, CA.
Specialization in Creative Expression on Master's Level. Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (Now Sofia University), Palo Alto, CA.
Diploma in Applied Psychology. Moscow State University of Humanities, Russia.
MS in Applied Math and Physics. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Russia.
Post-graduate Professional Training and Credentials
Teaching Psychosynthesis. Psychosynthesis Palo Alto. CA. 2018-2019
SoulCollage® Facilitators Training. SoulCollage® Institute. CA. 2018
Psychosynthesis for Professionals. Psychosynthesis Palo Alto. CA. 2009-present.
SandPlay Therapy Training approved by STA/ISST (SandPlay Therapists of America/ International Society for SandPlay Therapy). 2014-2018.
Advanced Study and Applications of Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy. International Institute for Humanistic Studies. Petaluma, CA. 2010-2017
EMDR Therapy, Part 1 and Part 2. EMDR Institute, CA. 2016
The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy: Integrating Attachment, Differentiation, and Neuroscience. Advanced Level. The Couples Institute. Menlo Park, CA. 2013-2016
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT). Clinical member.
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). Clinical member.
SandPlay Therapists of America (STA). Registered SandPlay Practitioner.
International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA). Member.