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Maria is a writer who specializes in couples counseling and encourages people to become more intimate with one another. If you come across informative articles with personal viewpoints or research-based pieces that highlight the stages of creating healthy relationships, these pieces are probably written by Maria. The author emphasizes the importance of self-growth before seeking a romantic partner.

“I want to empower my readers and give them the self-assurance to find love and maintain it. No matter how far apart you live, I will show you where to look and how to find your soulmate safely.

About Maria

Maria is a psychologist and relationship coach based in LA. She knows everything about different kinds of love affairs, especially when it comes to international bonds. In 2018, she graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and obtained a degree as a clinical psychologist. She started her practice at one of the local medical centers. Mainly, Maria worked with couples who had breakdowns in communication and dissatisfaction with their love affairs. 

I had a clear idea of my entire career path and believed that nothing could derail me. But I quickly realized I could no longer do this when it came time to provide mental health services,” says Maria. 

Working with cases that involve international love connections was a passion for Maria. And it’s not for nothing. While having a Ukrainian origin, she understands all the pitfalls of cross-cultural bonds and knows for sure which obstacles international couples may face. 

Being certified by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), Maria decided to give people from different cultural backgrounds a chance to find compatible matches. This is where joining the VictoriyaClub team was a fresh breath for her. Maria implements a scientific approach in her articles. She provides valuable tips for partners of different nationalities, relying on research, facts, and statistics. 

Maria is a committed intimacy specialist whose mission is to demonstrate to people the potential of their relationships and that they are capable of overcoming stagnation. She assists people in beginning to trust each other more and is understanding of their sexual issues. Additionally, Maria’s clients attest to the fact that her evidence-based strategy greatly aided them in overcoming obstacles and learning the ways to manifest love. 


  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 
  • The California Psychological Association (CPA) online course 
  • Independent Writing Workshops in Los Angeles

Professional Experience 

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (LA) — 2018-2020
  • Member of California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) — 2020-till now
  • Author of articles at — 2021-till now

Last Visited Events 

  • Los Angeles Mental Health Professionals Meetup — February 2024
  • American Association for Training and Supervision in Counseling (AATBS) webinar — April 2024

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