Welcome to my Practice

Valery Belyanin is a registered psychotherapist, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario #001594 certified member of OACCPP (the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists).

• Ph.D. (in Psychology of Personality), Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
• Bachelor Honours (Psychology), Kaluga State University, Kaluga, Russia.
• Full Doctorate (Psycholinguistics), Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.
• Philosophy and Social Psychology. Faculty of ongoing education for professors of Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.
• Ph.D. (Psycholinguistics), Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow, Russia.
Anger management
Relationship and family issues
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Transactional Analysis
Neuro-linguistic programming
• Immigrants’ psychological adjustment
• Psycholinguistic predictors of personality traits in speech
• Forensic Psychology, distance profiling
• Eligible for registration in the College of Psychologists of Ontario and for supervised practice in the following areas of competence: Counselling Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology, and Clinical Psychology (Ontario, Canada). Registration was put on hold.
• Certified member, the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists OACCPP, # 2957-0412 (C).
• Member of Ontario Psychological Association (# 4408)
• Member, Moscow Psychotherapists Academy (Russia)
• Member, Russian Psychological Society (Russia)
Books (in Russian)
* Online Dating: Psychological advice for safe dating. 2016. 145 pp. (in print).
* Dialogues on homo loquens and homo scribens. – St. Petersburg, 2011. – 230 pp. (in coath,. in print).
* Psycholinguistics: A Manual for post-graduate students in linguistics and psychology. – Moscow, Flinta, Nauka, 2008. (4,000 copies)
* Psychological Literary Criticism. – Moscow: 2006. 320 p (2,000 copies).
* Foundations of Psycholinguistic Diagnostics: Models of the World in Fiction. – Moscow, Trivola, 2000: 234 pp. (2,000 copies).
* Introduction to Psychiatric Literary Criticism. // Specimina Philologiae Slavicae, Band 107. Verlag Otto Sagner. – Germany, Munich, 1996: 296 pp.
More than 50 articles in scholarly press and more than 200 articles in mass media.
More than 80 speeches delivered at conferences (Canada, USA, Russia, Taiwan, Cuba, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Uzbekistan, Latvia, Slovakia, Spain).
Supervised 4 PhD students in psycholinguistics, 1 in psychology (Russia), 1 in methodology of teaching (France), 8 M.A. in psycholinguistics (Taiwan).
Received 15 grants for research projects, writing books, and attending conferences.
English (fluent, diploma of interpreter from English into Russian, CLBT 8/8/8/8)
Russian (mother tongue)
Ukrainian, Belorussian, Bulgarian (reading).
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Professional Development

In the previous 3 years I provided psychotherapy for various clients in my own private practice. I was supervised by a C.Psych and participated in structured supervision groups. I delivered lectures and webinars on psychology and psychotherapy, wrote scholarly papers, popularizations and wrote a book. I attended numerous workshops, webinars and participated in several conferences. I graduated from Bridge Program for International Trained Psychologists, and had supervised practice in The Medical Clinic for Person Centred Psychotherapy. I read scholarly papers and books. I am a member of OPA, ONSAP, Russian Psychological Society and also a certified member and a member of Certification Committee of OACCPP. I participate in meetings of the OACCPP Toronto Regional Network Initiative, and was part of the team of practitioners at the All of You Wellness Center. I also attend meetings of General Practitioners Psychotherapy Section of the Ontario Medical Association.


Questions and answers

What can I expect in the first session when I see a therapist?

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I feel insecure

Psychotherapy may help you to understand the reasons for your problems and show you the best way to solve them.


Five Minute Rule

In order to overcome the daunting or unclear start of any project, you may follow a recommendation that may be called a five-minutes …

Language and mental health

How linguistics can predict a patient’s mental breakdown “Fire. Water. Energy.” That’s the answer the young woman …