Mariya Koval
Mariya Koval
Cerebral Care Counselor
ABOUT Mariya Koval

Mariya Koval understands how much courage it may take to seek help—as she has neglected their own anxiety and depression due to fear and stigmatization in the past—and is excited to work with you! Mariya is passionate about telemedicine because it provides continuity of care with greater access to its clients, and higher quality of care to them. She hopes to inspire people to be more confident about seeking help and about their own mental health. Mariya studied psychology and child and family development at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She previously worked in a group home with a wide range of clients, originating from different backgrounds and past experiences; she saw clients struggling with numerous worries, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, and abuse. Through her training and formal education, she uses cognitive behavior therapy techniques, behavioral activation, grounding, and mindfulness to help clients manage symptoms; furthermore, she is very active in encouraging goal setting and creating a structure for clients. Mariya is a first-generation Russian American and grew up in a large family. As a teenager, she often struggled with her identity as both a Russian and American, as the cultures are vastly different. As such, she understands that both our experiences and our culture play a significant role in how we deal with stressors. As such, she believes that every person deserves personalized treatment based on their individual needs. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, playing piano, singing, and camping. She believes that the best person anyone could be is themselves because as Suzy Kassem once said “an original is worth more than a copy.”

Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but, importantly, YOU ARE NOT THE RAIN. - Matt Haig

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If you're in emotional distress, here are some resources for immediate help:
National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
Call 988
Crisis Text Line:
Text Home to 741-741
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