416 434 3619


Irina Umnova


MEMBERSHIPS: College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario; Association of Psychoanalytical Coaching and Business Consulting (APCBC)

PHONE: (647) 877 9889

SKYPE: umnovv2

LOCATION: Toronto, Bloor/Yonge


Irina Umnova

Psychotherapist in the Province of Ontario | Psychoanalytic Business Coach 

My task as a psychotherapist is to help people find balance, understand themselves, their emotions, and their internal and external conflicts better. Psychotherapy helps to regain inner consent with oneself, clarify the perspectives in relationships with yourself, with your children (young and adult), parents, partners, and colleagues, employers or employees, etc.

I provide therapy and assessment to adults. I practice personal psychotherapy, parenting psychotherapy, elderly psychotherapy, and business coaching.

I use the methods of the humanistic approach (or client-centred approach) to psychology, existential psychotherapy, the principles of a psychodynamic approach in psychotherapy and business consulting – to help people address challenges and to use their strengths.

I create a safe space in which you will feel heard, not judged. I do not evaluate words, deeds, feelings, even the most unacceptable from the generally accepted point of view. I listen carefully, ask questions, seek, and support dialogue. I give no advice, but I propose strategies to understand what is happening, to cope with the situation, and to make independent decisions.


  • Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario – CRPO (Toronto, Canada)
  • Master’s degree in Psychology with the Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia)
  • Master’s degree in Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Business Consulting with National Research University – HSE, Department of Psychology (Moscow, Russia)
  • Master’s degree in Journalism with Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia)
  • Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Psychologies Magazine (2004 – 2015)


  • Existential-Analytical of Psychotherapy and Counseling with Institute of Existential-Analytical Psychology and Psychotherapy (IEAPP), GLE-international program (first stage of training)
  • Emotional Intelligence and Efficiency with Institute of Group and Family Psychology and Psychotherapy (IGISP)
  • Addictions Psychotherapy with Institute of Group and Family Psychology and Psychotherapy (IGISP)
  • Family history/Transgenerational connection with Institute of Group and Family Psychology and Psychotherapy (IGISP)