Ivan Staroversky

Consultant, Psychology
Toronto On, Canada

About Ivan


CAREER Objective

Provide meaningful contribution to the evolution of human consciousness by helping people solve their psychological problems and improve their well-being

Qualifications Summary

- Five years of counseling experience in working with individuals and groups
- Primary focus on applied positive psychology, neuro-linguistic programming, cognitive behavioral therapy, logotherapy, and mindfulness based interventions
- Public speaking experience including seminars, TV shows, and radio shows
- Social media skills: YouTube, Twitter, Google Plus, and blogging
- Multicultural education, travel and working abroad experience


Private Practice (StarOverSky), 2012-Present
- Provide counseling service helping people with stress, anxiety, depression, fears, phobias, somatic and psychosomatic problems, existential and other problems
- Offer coaching service helping people with with goals, motivation, dating, self-esteem, personal development, and other aspects of well-being
- Conduct seminars teaching coping skills, stress management, and goal setting
- Currently host Toronto Positive Psychology and NLP Meetup Group
- Create information products and self-help programs

“Health by Nature” Consulting Inc., 2006-2011
- Offered counseling services to people with somatic and psychosomatic illnesses including terminal illness
- Consulted clients about: stress management, fears, phobias, motivation, goals, psychosomatic illness, depression, anxiety, other psychological aspects
- Helped teenagers overcome bullying, increase self-esteem and confidence


- American Psychological Association
- Canadian Psychological Association
- International Positive Psychology Association
- Toast Masters International

License and Certification

- Introduction to Psychotherapy, Center of NLP-technology, Moscow, Russia 2009
- NLP-Symbol-Drama, Center of NLP-technology, Moscow, Russia 2009
- Licensed NLP Trainer, NLP International, U.S.A. 2008
- Certified OH-Cards Trainer, U.S.A. 2008
- Certified Design Human Engineering, NLP International, U.S.A. 2007
- Licensed “The Key Method” Trainer, Stress Center, Moscow, Russia 2007
- Licensed NLP Master Practitioner, NLP International, U.S.A. 2006
- NLP Practitioner, NLP Comprehensive, U.S.A. 2004


- Bachelor of Science Psychology, Baker College, Michigan, U.S.A., 2008-2012
- Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University, Canada, 2012-2014


- Communicate with clients in person, by phone, email and Skype video calls
- Conduct seminars about stress management, coping skills, and well-being
- Participate in TV, Radio programs, Youtube and podcast shows
- Educate teenagers about confidence, leadership, physical fitness, and goals
- Create written and video informational products
- Experience working with people from different cultures

LANGUAGES Fluent in English and Russian. Conversational Ukrainian.


- Microsoft Office & Apple iWork
- Creation and optimization of a Wordpress blog
- Social Media: Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Blogging
- Video Editing, Digital Mind Maps, KeyNote Presentations
- Apple OSX, Apple iOS, Microsoft Windows, Ubuntu Linux


- Reading, sports, travel, martial arts, quantum physics, technology and medicine
- Constantly follow latest research and methods in the field of applied psychology
- TED Talks, 4-Hour Workweek lifestyle, Anthony Robbins, Coast to Coast AM


English, Russian

Areas of Expertise

psychology, psychology (general) , health psychology, Psychology & Marketing, Psychology and Social Behavior, NLP, Sport Psychology, Internet, technology, Positive Psychology

I'm passionate about

Psychology, Science, Business, Mixed Martial Arts, Health, Music, Technology, Travel.

Comments & conversations

Ivan Staroversky
Posted about 3 years ago
What is love? What is friendship? What is infatuation? What is the connection/difference between these three?
Love is an inner feeling that lives inside of us and can be expressed through other people. A healthy relationship is filled with love where I feel good when I do something good for you and you feel good because of that. You may also look into this formulation of a healthy relationship: I do my thing and you do your thing. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, And you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you, and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, it's beautiful. If not, it can't be helped. - Fritz Perls Here is a visual summary of Greek words for love - http://goo.gl/wN1uo
Ivan Staroversky
Posted about 4 years ago
LIVE CHAT with Mike Matas: Monday, May 2nd, 1PM-2:30PM EST *UPDATE: Extended through May 6th*
Hi Mike, Nicholas Carr author of The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains argued that digital books such as the one that you have presented will lead to even more distraction. Videos, links, audio commentary and all the other bells and whistles disrupt one's concentration and attention. Instead of focusing on the content and utilizing deep thought, the reder will be distracted as he or she will consonantly feed his instant gratification urge with clicks of various buttons and links. What is your comment?
Ivan Staroversky
Posted over 4 years ago
Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+
I made a visual summary of the key points from the presentation using mind maps. Plus some additional information about health and longevity. How to Live Longer, Happier and Healthier Mind Maps: http://staroversky.com/health/how-to-live-longer-happier-and-healthier/
Ivan Staroversky
Posted about 6 years ago
Tom Wujec: 3 ways the brain creates meaning
Interaction and motion are some of the main keywords in his idea. One of the most noticeable feature of iphone for example is user's ability to interact with it. By moving things on the scree the person is able to make a better meaning of the information.
Ivan Staroversky
Posted about 6 years ago
Gever Tulley: Life lessons through tinkering
One of the best experiences for kids is to actually create things with their own hands and not just see pictures of stuff in the textbook. I remember we had something similar back in middle school where we were learning how to build and make things work. I may not remember much from these school days, but I do remember how we used to create things. Super. Hope this educational approach will spread into more schools.