Danesh Oleshko
Mental Health Intern

Danesh Oleshko

It took me almost 10 years to find my path as a healer after I had let go of a career as an international lawyer. I’ve always wanted to do the work I love, that is an expression of my life’s purpose. It’s been a great fortune to find it at Kolpia, where  the team is genuinely dedicated to holistic and pragmatic approach that honors life of a soul.

Before joining Kolpia, I had immersed myself in ancestral healing traditions of South America, where I lived for over 4 years studying under guidance of Mexican and Colombian indigenous medicine people. I combined that empirical study with a graduate program of Integral Counseling Psychotherapy at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco, CA.

While living abroad I co-founded a holistic addiction recovery program that integrated ancestral ceremonial medicine with modern therapies.

As integral and transpersonal psychotherapist in clinical training, I believe in healing that improves individual’s life in the context of family, community and ecosystem. My goal is to foster careful revival of soul-nurturing traditions, while expanding our knowledge of psychodynamic, phenomenological and relational approach to therapy. Humans have amazing capacity to envision new possibilities and support each other in accomplishing them. It is exciting to contribute to this evolutionary change.