Counselling & Psychotherapy

Ekaterina Mariposa

Trained in Somatic & Movement Psychotherapy, Art Therapy, Emotional Image Therapy, Emotionally-Focused couple's Therapy. 

I work with issues related to intimate relationships, body image & acceptance of one's own body, immigration and cultural adaptation, personal growth, trauma, anxiety, family history, loss, co-dependency. Individuals and couples. Online counselling available for individuals only.


  • Master's of Science in Somatic Psychology (California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, USA, 2019);

  • Postgraduate program on Counselling Psychology (Moscow City University of Psychology and Pedagogy, 2008-2010)

  • Continuing education certificate on Preparation of Future Parents to Parenthood/Perinatal Psychology (Saint-Petersburg, 2015)

  • Various workshops on Somatic work from internationally reknown 

specialists, i.e. Michel Odent, Liliana Lammers, Angelina Martinez, M. Lanzburg, G. Filippova, Fabiano Kulora & Maren Hillert (IBMT), etc.

What you shall get

  • 100% Confidentiality.  What happens in the room, stays in the room.  No one else will find out your name or the details of your situation without your consent.

  • Empathic listening and full presence as we unfold your problems.  No judgement — but mirroring back to you what you don’t see, walking alongside when you can’t move forward alone, staying with you when you need a witness to your journey.

  • Skilled professional support.  I have a set of effective therapeutic tools in different therapy modalities. Each Client's story is treated with respect and individual approach.

  • Staying in the therapeutic alliance from start till end. That means no disappearances without warning, showing up on time, keeping our agreements. This goes both ways.

  • Trust. Getting better with the help of psychotherapy requires a therapeutic alliance between Therapist and Client. It takes time to build, and mutual trust is crucial for the process.

What I don't do

  • Provide ready solutions or make decisions for you.  Instead I will help you find your own ways to make a difference in your life. Possibilities are limitless.

  • Take sides (with couples).  Instead I will help partners face one another & establish an effective dialog.

  • Do psychiatric evaluation, proscribe medication. If needed, I can refer you to a qualified English speaking psychiatrist in Moscow.

  • Impose personal beliefs or opinion. Instead I will be curious to learn about yours.


I would highly recommend Ekaterina to anyone who is considering therapy for many reasons. Firstly, she is very kind and friendly which instantly creates a good rapport between therapist and client, an essential element if therapy is to work. At the same time, she is aware of the boundaries and never pushes clients into discussing things with which they do not feel comfortable until they are ready. Secondly, while she offers tips, ideas and suggestions that can offer immediate benefits, she does not only look for quick fixes. Instead, she encourages clients to look deep into the ‘heart’ of what is causing their problem which results in long-lasting, permanent solutions. Therapy can be quite a scary journey and it’s easy to feel lost with all the options on offer but I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone and Ekaterina is definitely on top of her game. A huge thank you, Ekaterina!

Sara F.

Ekaterina is very knowledgeable, professional and has a very calm and caring presence. Our sessions have been very helpful, each one revealing a detail or idea that needed some focus. I made personal progress during my sessions with Ekaterina that had a positive impact on my life. In our sessions together, I felt safe, unjudged, guided when necessary and also free to explore ideas as I wanted to. Our session also included a wide range of interesting and useful techniques and exercises such as authentic movement and other somatic exercises to bring issues and ideas to light.

Frances R.

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  • The cost of one session is 3000 rub. for individuals and 4500 rub. for families/couples.

  • Each session is 60 min long. For couples and families the initial session lasts 2 hours, the following sessions usually last up to 90 min when necessary.

  • Sessions are held at metro station Chistye Prudy.

  • Skype sessions are available for individual counselling. 

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