Virginia Tsekova, M.A., Ph.D. Candidate
Virginia Tsekova is a Ph.D. Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Ryerson [X] University. She holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Ryerson [X] University. She works with individuals experiencing a range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and emotion regulation and interpersonal difficulties.
Virginia primarily draws from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), to best meet her clients’ needs and goals. She recognizes the importance of creating an empathic and trusting relationship with her clients. As such, she strives to provide a warm, accepting, and compassionate environment. She prioritizes understanding each client’s unique context and lived experiences. Her practice acknowledges the impact of systemic oppression on mental health and wellbeing, and holds space for the exploration of clients’ intersecting identities.
Virginia has completed clinical practica at outpatient mental health settings, including St. Michael’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre. There she has provided individual and group therapy for adults struggling with a range of psychological and emotional issues. Currently, in addition to working at TPWG, Virginia provides assessment and treatment for individuals with work-related injuries, and co-facilitates a DBT skills group at North York General Hospital.
Outside of these professional roles, Virginia values spending quality time with her family and friends, cuddling her dog, and caring for her (many) plants.