Aleksandra Yaltonskaya
MD, PhD, Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist specialized in CBT and Schema-Therapy (ISST Certified, Advanced Level Trainer/Supervisor)
Price: 8 800 rubles

Specialized in:
  • Mood disorders and anxiety disorders, including chronic and treatment resistant;
  • Personality disorders;
  • Relationship issues;
  • Substances abuse disorders.
Individual, couple and group formats.

*Sees patients in Russian and English languages
Language Proficiency: Russian (native), English (fluent), French (B2)
Ability to help people face difficult life situations and mental disorders makes my life meaningful. It is very important for me to do my work effectively and mindfully, using the most up to date knowledge of brain, mental health and therapudic approaches.
09.2002 – 07.2008 Russian State Medical University - MD in Clinical Medicine, Diploma with Honors;
09.2008 – 07.2010 Residency on Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Moscow State University on Medicine and Dentistry;
01.2012 – 01.2013 Master Degree in Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Clinical Psychology, Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry;
10.2010 – 10.2013 PhD Program at the Department of Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry;
12.2013 – 04.2014 Advanced Training in Psychotherapy, Department of Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry.

PhD Topic: Predictors of Group CBT Efficacy for Inpatient Treatment of Depression

International Internships:
Summer School "Intensive Training Course on Qualitative Drug Research", Council of Europe and Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2008).
Summer School on Neuropsychopharmacology, European College on NeuroPsychopharmacology (ECNP), Oxford, United Kingdom (2010).
Internship with the World Health Organization, Department of Mental Health and Substances Abuse, Geneva, Switzerland (2010).
Berlin Summer School "Psychiatry as a Science - Decision Making" Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité Campus Mitte, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany (2011).
Internship at Clinic of Psychiatry at The Pitié-Salpêtrière University Hospital, Paris, France (2013).
Professional training programs:
01/2010 - 05/2010 Training in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy at the Institute of Group and Family Psychotherapy (Mikhail Ginzburg), Moscow, Russia.
11/2010 -04/2011 Training on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy of Depression and Anxiety Disorders at the Department of Clinical Psychology at the National Research Institute of Psychiatry (Alla Holmogorova & Natalia Garanyan), Moscow, Russia.
09/2011 - 09/2013 Training on Family Systems Therapy, Department of Psychotherapy, Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education (Nina Lavrova), Moscow, Russia.
10/2013 – 04/2014 Training on Motivational Interview and Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions in prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of addiction, Moscow State University on Medicine and Dentistry (Natalia Sirota & Tatiana Vorobieva), Moscow, Russia.
10/2012 – 05/2014 Advanced Training on CBT of Affective and Personality Disorders, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, (Alla Holmogorova & Natalia Garanyan), Moscow, Russia.
09/2013 – 12/2016 Training in Schema Therapy Training program in Saint-Petersburg by (Joan Farrell and Ida Shaw), Schema Therapy Institute Midwest, Indianapolis Center, USA;
Training Program in Moscow of (Hannie van Genderen, Marleen Rijkeboer, Remco van der Wijngaart), The Netherlands.

2010 – Present: Regular international workshops in the field of CBT and Schema Therapy:

CBT: Robert Leahy (USA), Stefan Hofmann (USA), Donna M. Sudak (USA), Kurt Hahlweg (Germany), Jurgen Margraf (Germany), Ulius Neverauskas (Latvia), David Clark (Canada), Stephen Barton (UK), Joe Oliver, (UK), Arthur Freeman (USA), etc.

Schema-Therapy: Jeffrey Young (USA), Joan Farrell and Ida Shaw (USA), Poul Perris (Sweden), Hannie van Genderen, Marleen Rijkeboer, Remco van der Wijngaart (The Netherlands), Travis Atkinson (USA), Wendy Behary (USA), etc.


in CBT: Alla Holmogorova & Natalia Garanyan;
in Schema Therapy: Joan Farrell and Marleen Rijkeboer

Work experience
Academic Appointments:
01/2007 - 06/2008 Assistant Researcher, Department of Analysis and Implementation of Prevention Programs at the National Research Center on Addiction;
07/2008 - 06/2013 Research Associate, Department of Prevention of Addiction at the National Research Center on Addiction
09/2011 - 07/2013 Lecturer in Psychiatry, Faculty of Fundamental Medicine, Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov;
09/2013 - 01/2015 Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychological Counseling and Psychotherapy at Moscow State University on Medicine and Dentistry;
03/2015 – 07/2019 Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry of European Medical School;
07/2013 - Present Senior Researcher, Federal State Budgetary Institution Federal Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of the Russia;
08/2018 – Present Co-founder and Training Director of Moscow Institute of Schema Therapy.

Hospital Appointments:
2008 - 2009 Resident at the Central Psychiatric Hospital of the Moscow Region;
2009 - 2010 Resident at the Specialized Hospital "Clinic of Neurotic Disorders", Moscow;
2011 - 2013 Psychiatrist at Scientific and Practical Psychoneurologic Center named after Z.P. Soloviev (Clinic of Neurotic Disorders), Moscow;
2013 - 2020 Psychiatrist/Psychotherapist at European Medical Center, Moscow;
2013 – Present Private Practice;
2020 – Present Supervisor at Clinic of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at European Medical Center, Moscow;
2020 – Present Co-founder and Therapist at MISTherapy.

Other Professional Positions:
2007- 2014 Consultancy positions in different international mental health organization projects: UNODS, UNDP, WHO.

Scientific achievements
Professional Society Memberships:
Head of Schema Therapy Section at Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists (ACBT), Russia;
Member of Russian Association of Psychiatrists (RAP);
Member of International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) (ISST Certified Schema Therapist since 01.2017) ;
Member of European Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT).

Author of 50 publications in Rusian and English

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