Dasha Tcherniakovskaia,

Individual and Couple Counseling


Dasha Tcherniakovskaia, JD, LMHC

I have experience working with people affected by the life-altering impact of depression, anxiety and PTSD. I also support the healing journey of clients struggling with the effects of trauma, life transitions, self-perception and dissatisfaction with relationships. 

I use an eclectic approach rooted in the existential, relational and psychodynamic schools of therapy, each of which focuses on the entirety of a person's experience rather than isolated symptoms or clinical labels. 

I also work with couples who are looking to improve their relationship, enhance mutual understanding and compassion for each other, create a closer connection, heal after an infidelity, handle recurrent arguments, address sexuality, or decide if they should stay together or part ways.

In addition, I have worked as a corporate attorney at a large law firm and resonate with the challenges and dilemmas of the corporate world. I enjoy working with professionals whose lives may be subsumed by their professional roles and who are looking for balance, meaning, a shift in priorities, or, perhaps, a new direction altogether. 

I am a graduate of Lesley University and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.


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Approach to Therapy

"We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.” Talmud.

In therapy, we can find a home for many longings: the nagging sense that something is missing, the yearning to experience more moments of joy and satisfaction, the desperate desire to escape the seemingly inescapable patterns that keep us stuck… We tend to cover up these longings with daily worries, too much work, mindless distractions or even addictions.

Paradoxically, as much as we crave to satisfy our needs, we also fear, and often sabotage, getting what we want… whether it’s success, love, intimacy, sobriety, or purpose. Therapy is a place to explore these longings, to eliminate what stands in our way and to honor what supports us.

Therapy is also a space to reconnect with our sense of self and to break destructive cycles in relationships. Our childhood experiences greatly affect how we end up functioning in the world. So we often grow up covering up our true sense of self with feeling not good enough, perfectionism, self-doubt, shame, or needing accomplishments to prove our worth. Sometimes, our sense of self gets shattered by trauma, loss or life transitions, and we struggle, alone and in pain.

Through therapy, you can restore your sense of purpose, reduce troubling symptoms, handle disorienting transitions and create fulfilling relationships. Therapy will help you gain clarity and re-claim control over your life. Together we can find a way to manage your difficulties and to bring more authenticity and joy. You shouldn't have to do this alone. 


Duration. Each session typically lasts 50 minutes, unless we agree otherwise.


  • My fee is $140 per individual session and $160 per couple or family session for clients without insurance. 
  • I offer a sliding scale depending on the individual circumstances. The fee is subject to negotiation on a case-by-case basis.
  • Payment is due at the time of each session. 

Insurance. I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield as an in-network provider. The client is responsible for the co-pay due at the end of each session as well as for any amounts denied by the insurance company.

If your insurance plan offers out-of-network benefits, I can submit my bills directly to your insurance company.  If you are not sure whether you have this benefit, please call the insurance company to clarify.

Confidentiality. As required by law, ethical standards and the nature of therapy, I protect the confidentiality of the therapeutic communication. I will not disclose confidential information without a written release, other than in exceptional circumstances involving self-harm or a risk of injury to others. 

Cancellation.  If you have to cancel your session, please do so at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment time, so that this time can be offered to someone else seeking services. If you have missed or cancelled an appointment with less than a 24-hour notice, you will be responsible for the payment of the entire fee.


1577 Beacon Street, Suite A 

Brookline, MA 02446

581 Boylston Street, Suite 201E

Boston, MA 02116

(617) 396-4933