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Existential Holistic
Therapy and Coaching

Online for New York residents and in-person in Rochester, NY

Igor Light


Igor Light is a clinical psychotherapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State, National Certified Counselor, and Board Certified Coach in the USA. Igor has been a New York Mental Health Counselors Association member since 2017. 

Igor has an Integrative approach to therapy which primarily blends existential/humanistic and cognitive-behavioral modalities (CBT). He specializes in relationship issues, depression, and anxiety disorders. Igor is a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. 


Igor works on developing the Existential Congruence Theory (ECT). Inspired by the Bhakti philosophy, ECT aims to address Existential Discontent as a source of psychological struggles and emphasizes the Congruence Process (alignment between inner selves and the external world around) to fulfill the Core Needs (freedom, wisdom, and love). 


Services Provided

Supporting empathetic and ambitious individuals who are grappling with feelings of anxiety, stagnation, isolation, or inadequacy in creating meaningful connections with the world and living a more fulfilling life.


Existential therapy addresses the underlying causes of psychological suffering. It guides a person on the path of self-discovery and growth by exploring and fulfilling the Core Needs, thus eliminating feelings of anxiety, stagnation, isolation, or aimlessness.

Couples Counseling

Couples Counseling helps to resolve interpersonal conflicts and improve relationships, offering a safe space for open communication, fostering deeper emotional intimacy, and strengthening the bond between partners. Pre-marital and marital counseling is available.

Midlife Coaching

Coaching helps people to achieve meaningful goals by enhancing self-confidence and equipping individuals with valuable skills to overcome obstacles. It provides a structured and supportive environment for clarifying aspirations and improving decision-making abilities. 

Encounter Group

Experience a life-changing journey with the Encounter group. Limited to only six individuals, this transformative four-month program fosters a supportive environment, enabling participants to overcome challenges and embark on a path toward personal growth. 

Initial Consultation

An initial consultation is an initial meeting between a therapist and a potential client. The purpose of the initial consultation is for the therapist and the client to get to know each other and determine if they are a good fit to work together.

This initial meeting is an opportunity for the client to get a sense of whether they feel comfortable with the therapist and whether they think the therapist is a good fit for their needs. It is also an opportunity for the therapist to assess whether they have the necessary expertise and experience to help the client.


"The Journey of Fulfilling Life"

"The Journey of Fulfilling Life" program stands as a testament to the transformative power of Existential Congruence Theory (ECT). Rooted in the integrated framework of ECT, this structured existential holistic program is designed to guide individuals on a profound journey towards achieving holistic wellness and a fulfilling life. Participants embark on a personalized journey, delving into the depths of their consciousness, examining the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit.  This program stands as a beacon for those seeking a holistic and transformative approach to mental health that goes beyond symptom relief to foster lasting well-being and a deeply fulfilling life.

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Existential Holistic Psychotherapy

Existential Holistic Therapy represents a transformative approach to mental health that delves into the depths of human existence. Grounded in existential philosophy, this therapeutic model goes beyond traditional methods by exploring the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit. It recognizes the profound impact of one's unique life experiences and existential concerns, fostering a deep understanding of the individual's authentic self. Drawing from various perspectives in psychology and philosophy, existential holistic therapy seeks to guide individuals toward a more profound self-awareness and a meaningful engagement with the complexities of their existence. 

The Existential Congruence Theory

The Existential Congruence Theory (ECT) is an integrated framework of existential cause and treatment of mental health disorders. It combines psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic concepts to promote holistic wellness and fulfilling life. This integrative approach enables individuals to explore the depths of their existence, examine the underlying factors contributing to mental health challenges, and develop strategies for achieving congruence between their authentic selves and the world around them. In embracing the richness of psychodynamic insights, the practicality of cognitive-behavioral techniques, and the humanistic emphasis on personal growth, ECT offers a nuanced and versatile framework for psychotherapy.

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