Mariya Vynnytska (Ukraine)

Mariya Vynnytska is a psychotherapist, educator, global health practitioner, co-founder and partner of Ukrainian Psychology Center THE SOUL. She is a practising psychoanalyst in Kyiv and has set up a psychology crisis centre serving persons affected by the war in Ukraine. She ispassionate about developing community-based programs to help countries and communities affected by humanitarian crisis move through grief and trauma towards post-traumatic growth.

Her interests include using creative and therapeutic means through social media and communication tools for driving social change and creating an impact. Maria has also experience as a consultant in international organisations, contributing to international and local projects in strategic development, budget and resource management, program design and implementation.


MA in Communication & International Journalism (Focus on civil society, human rights and socio-economic development)

Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University   2002 – 2004

LLB (Jurisprudence)

(International law, human rights, public health, NGO sector)

National Academy of Internal Affairs of Ukraine   2001 – 2006

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