Description of Practice/Services Offered
Eugenia Cherkasskaya provides individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy and consultation to adults, children, and adolescents, and enjoys working with different family and relationship configurations. She has training and experience in psychodynamic psychotherapy, trauma-focused modalities, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, couples therapy, as well as child play therapy and works in an integrative way. She has experience working with a diverse population of patients in terms of race/ethnicity, sexuality, gender and other facets of identity as well as a range of psychological difficulties including mood disorders, anxiety, emotion dysregulation and self-injurious behaviors, posttraumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, relationship problems, and sexual issues. She has experience providing parent guidance and addressing the important intersection of people’s roles as parents and romantic partners.
Dr. Cherkasskaya is especially interested in patients’ experience of life transitions which can take many forms: emerging adulthood, becoming a parent, changing careers, shifting relationship roles and expanding sexual frameworks. Further, an important focus in her work lies in the realm of trauma and sexual health, which intersect in significant ways. She is part of the trauma team at the counseling center at Columbia University, treating remote and recent history of trauma, particularly sexual trauma. Further, she works with students around issues of sexuality, in terms of identity as well as sexual experiences and sexual dysfunctions. Her clinical experiences in the fields of trauma and sexuality complement her research and theoretical interests in the field of sexology. She is member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and has presented and written on female sexuality desire, attachment, object relations, and sexual self-concept.
Areas of Research
Clinical Appointments/Hospital Affiliation
PublicationsCherkasskaya, E. & Rosario, M. (in submission). An integrative model of female sexual desire: Internalized representations of parent-child relationships and sexual self-concept
Cherkasskaya, E., & Wachtel, P. L. (2013). Psykoterapi integrasjon: Historie ognåværende status [Psychotherapy integration: History and current status]. In: E. Axelsen Dalsgaard, K. Benum, & E. Hartmann Hva er god psykoterapi? Integrering av teori, klinisk erfaring og forskning i det terapeutiske rom [What characterizes psychotherapy that works? Integration of theory, clinical experience, and research in the therapy room]. Oslo: Pax Forlag.
Cherkasskaya, E. (November 2014). Re-considering female sexual desire: Internalized representations of parental relationships and sexual self-concept in women with inhibited and heightened sexual desire. Presentation at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality: The Sexual Frontier: Expanding our Community Reach in Research, Education, and Practice, November 6-9, 2014, Omaha, NE.
Cherkasskaya, E., Constantine, S., & Pervil, I. (August 2013). Dual worlds: The adaptive and defensive nature of relational technology in treatment. Paper presented as part of a Symposium, “Blurred Lines: Relational Technology in the Therapy Room,” at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention 2013, Honolulu, HI.