Your Kitchener/Waterloo Therapist
Hi, I’m Polina Fedotenko, a registered psychotherapist in Ontario, Canada.
Today, I consider myself to be thriving. I’m a successful business owner, an attentive mother to my children, and a supportive wife for my husband. But it wasn’t always this way.
To get to where I am today, I’ve traveled a long way (both literally and figuratively). For example, I’ve immigrated not once, but twice.
The first time was when I was only fifteen. I left Russia to go to Israel, all without my parents. I didn’t know the language, tradition, or any of my peers in boarding school. Everything felt foreign and overwhelming. I struggled to find my path, and at times it seemed dark.
My second immigration came when I was twenty-one and a newlywed coming to Canada. My dreams were big but my pockets were empty. The struggles were different from my first migration, but just as hard. I still didn’t feel like I fit in (despite knowing the language this time). I doubted my abilities when things didn’t come easily, and I often felt that I wasn’t “enough”.
Eventually, I was tired of feeling lost, so I began reaching out for help. I started to make friends and finally began to feel like I fit in. By sharing my feelings with others, I no longer felt scared and alone. Eventually, I discovered my own path. I learned to listen to myself, use my strengths, and act with confidence.
Today I’m past the hard part. And as someone who has walked the walk, I will be there with you every step of the way. When you reach out, I will guide you on the path toward self-confidence, inner peace, and ease in your relationships.
In time, you’ll come to understand your own path. And I’ll be there to support and guide you every step of the way.
Licenses and Training
I reside and practice in Ontario and am registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (Registered Psychotherapist). My education includes, but is not limited to:
- Bachelor of Arts Honours Psychology – University of Waterloo
- Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology – University of Yorkville
- Level 1 and 2 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – University of Laurier
- Level 1 and 2 Gottman Method Couples Therapy – Gottman Institute
- Intensive Sex Therapy Program – Guelph University
Languages I speak: English, русский (Russian), עִברִית (Hebrew).
You’ll find that my approach is supportive, moves at a comfortable pace, and is 100% tailored to you and your challenges. Contact me now to start your journey towards better relationships.Schedule a Free Consultation Now