Kseniia Asefa, LPC, is renowned as a therapist with more than 10 years of excellence in her field. Her interest in psychology began after her volunteer efforts with orphaned children. Initially obtaining a Bachelor of Science from Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, she relocated to the United States to pursue continuing education in psychology. Ms. Asefa subsequently earned a Master of Arts in counseling psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2015.
From 2009 to 2012, Ms. Asefa worked as a human resources assistant for Tour Time Limited in Ukraine. Completing a practical internship at Mary & Tom Leo Associates from 2014 to 2015, she found success as an independent contract therapist seeing patients throughout Illinois from 2015 to 2016.
Notably, Ms. Asefa is certified as a neuro-linguistic programming practitioner. Moreover, she is credentialed in motivational interviewing and parent-child interaction training. Currently, she is pursuing a clinical psychology license and hopes to transition to clinical counseling in the immediate future. Ms. Asefa volunteered working with orphan children, which is what began her interest in psychology. Because she lived in Ukraine and the profession was not yet very developed in the country when she moved to the United States, she decided to pursue her degree in psychology. In addition, what attracted her to the field of health care was her family and upbringing.
The advice that Ms. Asefa can offer those aspiring to work in her profession, especially with the health crisis that we are in right now (COVID-19), would be to just stay positive, and realize that this is temporary and things will return to normal.