Eugenia Cherkasskaya, PhD
 

Degree  

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology  
 

Title

Licensed Clinical Psychology
 

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.

Dr. Cherkasskaya earned her Ph.D. at The Graduate Center/CUNY, completed an internship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Counseling and Psychological Services at Columbia University. She currently is a staff psychologist at the counseling center at Columbia University where she provides evaluations, individual and couples psychotherapy, crisis management, and outreach to undergraduate and graduate students. She has a part-time private practice in Tribeca.
 

Areas of Research

Female Sexual Desire
 

Clinical Appointments/Hospital Affiliation

Clinical Psychologist at the Counseling and Psychological Services, Columbia Health, Columbia University
 

Professional Education

Post-doctoral Fellowship, Counseling and Psychological Services, Columbia University
 
MA, Hunter College, City University of New York
 

Credentials/Board Certification

New York State Licensed Psychologist
 

Honors/Awards

The Far Fund, New York, NY
 

Publications

Cherkasskaya, E. & Rosario, M. (in submission). An integrative model of female sexual desire: Internalized representations of parent-child relationships and sexual self-concept
 
Cherkasskaya, E. & Rosario, M. (in submission). Female sexual desire: Theoretical considerations.
 

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.

 

Presentations/Media

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.

 
Cherkasskaya, E. (April 2013). Female sexual desire on a spectrum: Effects of early parent- child relations & sexual self-concept. Poster presented at the Fourth Annual All-Psychology Research Day, Graduate Center, City University of New York, NY.
 
Cherkasskaya, E. (November 2012). Female sexual desire on a spectrum: Effects of early parent- child relations & sexual self-concept. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality 2012, Tampa, FL.
 
Cherkasskaya, E. & Constantine, S. (May 2012). Case presentation on two-year treatment and psychological assessment of a 7-year-old Black boy with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Clinical Rounds, City College of New York, CUNY, New York, NY.
 
Cherkasskaya, E. (June 2011 & 2012). Case presentation on the themes of monsters and superheroes in the treatment of a 6-7-year old boy with a history of trauma. Guest lecture for a psychology course entitled Monsters and Superheroes. City College of New York, CUNY, New York, NY.
 
Leotti, L.A., Cherkasskaya, E., Marrero, S., & Monk, C. E. (April, 2009). Prenatal transmission of stress-related physiology and behavior in human infants. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society of Research in Child Development. Denver, CO.
 

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