Katia Kaplun is an Eastern European Jewish woman who grew up in Soviet Russia and immigrated to the United States as an adolescent. Her family of origin’s cultural struggles and trauma of their past, along with the experience of integration into American reality and being twice different taught her a great deal about compassion and cultural experiences and pain of others. She believes passionately in learning about our neighbors, embracing differences and dissolving misconceptions.
Katia holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles. She has been fascinated with psychology since childhood, trying to learn more about our reasons for thoughts, feelings and actions, relating with others and capacity for self-transformation and achieving our potential.
With her background in visual and performing arts and love of reading and writing, she tries to bring the healing powers and the magic of creativity and self-expression to her work as a therapist. She also enjoys enlisting nature and exploration of the world around us into therapeutic work, having seen the ways in which they can soothe and awaken our body, mind and spirit. She enjoys doing art therapy with her clients to allow a deeper level of self expression.