Membership Status
Associate Clinical Member
Clinical Psychologist
Currently Accepting Clients?
Offers Services
Online, In Person

I am a clinical psychologist and counselor based in Kyoto. I work with the international, expat, and returnee community, accompanying individuals at different stages of personal and professional life, as well as in the process of cultural adjustment. Together, we address a variety of concerns, from daily life struggles such as relationships, stress, and work-life balance, to larger existential inquiries – finding long-lasting emotional fulfillment and choosing a meaningful path in life.

My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, trauma-related issues, panic attacks, chronic pain, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, and personality disorders. In practice, I integrate an in-depth psychodynamic and existential approach with cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based interventions as needed.

Having lived in four drastically different countries over the past decade, I have experienced firsthand the difficulties of psychological adaptation to a new culture, and the challenges of searching for a new purpose in an unfamiliar environment. My mission now is to help others overcome these obstacles and make them feel connected to their life here and now.

Clients I Work With
Adults, Adolescents
Services I Offer
Individual Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy
Lectures, Seminars and Workshops
English, Russian, Italian, Japanese (Intermediate)
Name of Practice
Teo Knives Counseling
Service Fee
Upon request
Monday-Friday, 11:00-19:00 (by appointment)
Weekends – upon request
Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology (MSc) and Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (GDip) from Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis
Licensure & Registration
Clinical Psychologist Professional Qualification Diploma №10300 (Moscow, Russia)
Additional Education
Current activities:
Ph.D. candidate at Kyoto University (Psychoanalysis and Psychopathology Lab)
Receiving long-term training in Existential Analysis Psychotherapy and Counselling (GLE-International)

Past higher education:
MSc in Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors (Politecnico di Milano)
BSc in Architectural Design (Politecnico di Milano)