Experience

Private Psychologist, Gestalt Therapist
My name is Volha Shelepava. I am 37 years old. I moved to Toronto in 2008 from Belarus. Prior to coming to Canada, I ran my private practice in Minsk, Belarus. I also worked as a consulting psychologist for several organizations including the United Nations Development Program, Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS.

I have a Bachelor of Psychology from the Belarusian State University, Bachelor of Clinical Psychology from the joint program of the Belarusian State University Lateran University (Pisa, Italy). I am also a certified Gestalt Therapist, having completed the 4-year program of the Moscow Gestalt Institute.

I work with adults and my the main specialties are:

  • Difficulties in decision making and achieving results
  • Problems in partner relationships
  • Lack of confidence, low self esteem
  • Sorrow and grief (divorce, death, resignation, loss, immigration)
  • Restoration of lost meaning of life and search for own purposes
  • Anxiety and fears
  • Non-clinical depression
  • Life coaching
  • Crisis intervention
  • Psychological business consulting
  • LGBTQ

Education & Certification:
2016: Certificate of Completion of a 5-year Professional Training Program in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Gestalt Institute of Toronto, Canada.
2008: Supervisory Training Program, Moscow Gestalt Institute, Minsk, Belarus.
2004: Gestalt Therapist, 4-year Program of Moscow Gestalt Institute, Minsk, Belarus.
2002: Bachelor of Psychology and Social Psychology, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus (5-year full-time program).
2001: Bachelor of Education, Clinical Psychology, joint program of Belarusian State University & Lateran University (Pisa, Italy).