Yulia Shtareva, Doctoral Intern

Yulia Shtareva, Doctoral Intern

Doctoral Intern

Supervised by: Oxana Kopeikin, PhD

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hello there and welcome to Deep Eddy Psychotherapy! My name is Yulia, and below you can find information about who I am as a clinician (and person). I hope this breakdown helps you determine if my therapy style and experiences are a good fit for your needs. My approach to therapy has been described by clients and supervisors as “compassionate, thorough, existential- and insight-focused”. My goal for clients is better emotional, physical, and social functioning so that they may feel more satisfied, more in control, and overall healthier in their lives. My integrative orientation consistently utilizes evidence-based techniques (such as psychoeducation, skills-learning or exposure protocols) but it centers the therapeutic relationship at its core. I strive to create a collaborative, warm-yet-challenging learning space, where we can face and navigate your unique experiences together.

As a 5th-year clinical psychology doctoral student, my research has focused on health psychology and transgenerational trauma. I have two publications that explore how physiological and environmental impairments influence experiences such as anxiety and ADHD. My dissertation examines the cultural, transgenerational trauma of former Soviet Union refugees and their descendants. As a member of this community, my personal experiences provide me with a unique understanding and empathy for anyone wrestling with intergenerational trauma, cultural, religious, or interpersonal differences in their families and communities, and assimilation difficulties.

Lastly, I have a strong interest in ADHD research, treatment, and evaluation. Whether I see you for therapy or assessment, I am committed to helping you achieve your goals and improve your overall well-being by taking a holistic approach to your care.

Who I Work Best With:

  • Teens (13-18)
  • Young Adults (19-25)
  • Adults (25+)
  • Individuals interested in holistic approaches to psychotherapy
  • Groups (individuals interested in community-based therapy setting)
  • Immigrants (1st and 2nd generation)

What I Work With:

  • ADHD/attention/organization problems (behavioral/relational/physical)
  • Alcohol/Cannabis Related Problems
  • Anxiety & Worry 
  • Assimilation Difficulties (cultural/political/relational challenges) 
  • Career Transitions 
  • Coping Skills (stress/burnout) 
  • Depression 
  • Existential Problems (spiritual/religious/philosophical conflicts) 
  • Family Conflict 
  • Financial Challenges (behavioral/relational) 
  • Grief & Loss 
  • Health Challenges (digestive/immune/dermatological/hormonal/eating concerns)
  • Identity Conflict (problems with ‘self’) 
  • Marital and Premarital Concerns (relational/sexual health) 
  • Men’s Issues (relational/sexual/cultural challenges) 
  • Peer Relationship Challenges 
  • Relationship Issues (intra/interpersonal challenges) 
  • School Issues (academic/behavioral/relational challenges) 
  • Self Esteem 
  • Sleep problems (behavioral/emotional) 
  • Technology addictions (social media/gaming) 
  • Trauma and PTSD (personal/cultural/generational) 
  • Women’s Issues (physical/relational/sexual/cultural challenges)

My Background: 

Throughout my professional and personal life, I have had the privilege of working with people from various racial, spiritual, ethnic, gender, and age groups who were struggling with common problems of everyday living, mental illness, environmental or social obstacles, or physical health challenges. Beginning with my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northwest University, I have dedicated myself to providing individuals and communities with meaningful connections, spaces of safety and creative expression, and hope through individual and group work. Between 2023 and 2024, I provided zero-cost behavioral care to the Seattle community through an integrative primary care clinic. I feel especially honored to have helped individuals who could not afford conventional psychotherapy. By collaborating with specialists and PCPs, I learned to seamlessly integrate a biopsychosocial lens into my clinical work, which I now bring into the traditional model of therapy at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy. 

Fun Facts About Me: 

From a young age, I have been passionate about music, ideas, and health. Beginning in childhood, I professionally trained as a vocalist and volunteered as a musician in

different settings (I competed in ensembles, acted in musical shows in various countries, and was the lead singer of a band). In my 20s, I briefly pursued a career in fashion and design but noticed myself drawn to the mental health impact of the ideas, environments, and experiences I encountered. Today, you might find me at a concert with my spouse, enjoying our two Persian cats, creating and sharing a healthy dish, or dissecting a philosophical issue with my friends.