We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free mental
health support services to Ukrainians affected by the Russian invasion.
Pidtrimka Online
In Ukranian, 'pidtrimka (Пiдтримка)' means support.
We are a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit organization (EIN 882507345) made up of a community of psychologists and therapists dedicated to providing free mental health support services to Ukrainians affected by the Russian invasion.

Our mission is to bring hope and relief to those suffering from the devastating consequences of the war through counseling, education, support, and advocacy.
What we do
We provide free mental health counseling services for the people of Ukraine.
Mental health crisis
Millions of Ukrainians have been living with the impact of years-long political tensions between Russia and Ukraine. The current conflict has created and exacerbated devastating mental health conditions; left untreated, the mental wounds left by the war will affect the well-being of generations to come.
Free mental health services
Private therapy is often inaccessible or unaffordable for many individuals, and the war has only compounded these barriers to care. At Pidtrimka Online, we believe that everybody deserves access to quality mental health services. Our specialists are the backbone of our company, and we believe that they should be compensated fairly for the hard work they do.
Support our organization
Would you like to help our cause? We would love your support! Please consider donating. Your donation will directly fund counseling sessions for those experiencing acute mental health crises caused by the war in Ukraine. Together, we can make a real impact!
Where our donations go
Join us in our effort to help Ukrainians to cope with mental health crisis, caused by the war.
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Our team
Our team of highly qualified professionals includes psychologists, psychotherapists, neuropsychologists, researchers, interpreters, and volunteers.
  • PHD, over 30 years experience
    Lazorenko Boris
    Leading researcher of the Laboratory of Social Psychology of the Personality of the Institute of Social and Political Psychology of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, PHD in Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor. Experienced in crisis situations including military operations, knowledgeable in solutions that help people resolve psycho-emotional problems caused by military conflicts.
  • Over 28 years experience
    Sakovich Natalia
    Social counselor, psychologist, psychotherapist. Specializes in the field of crisis psychotherapy. Art therapist, fairy tale therapist, sand therapist. 28 years of experience. Teacher of author's courses licensed by the Ministry of Education in the following specialties: Crisis Psychotherapy, Art Therapy, Fairy Tale Therapy, Systemic Sand Therapy, Suicide Prevention, etc. Certificates of the Irish Institute of Sand Therapy, Institute of Fairy Tale Therapy, Adolescent Psychotherapy, IPC Certificate.
  • Over 10 years experience
    Yatsenko Violetta
    Has experience as a child and youth psychologist. Works with the age group of 15-25 years. Specializes in relieving anxiety, helping in existential/personal crisis, guilt, depressed mood, aggression. Uses art-therapeutic techniques. Technical coordinator of the platform and coordinator of the therapists.
  • Over 30 years experience
    Kepkanova Elena
    A psychologist and methodologist of the highest category, with 25 years experience in counseling. Head of the methodological department for the teacher's house in Kiyev. Works with the Erickson psychotherapy method as well as MAK therapy. Helps individuals learn to cope with acute traumatic conditions including depression, anxiety, and interpersonal relationship problems.

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Ukrainians we've provided with free therapy

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Board of directors
  • Maria Rezhylo

    Director / Co-Chairman

    She is a proud Ukrainian and a passionate advocate for mental health awareness who founded Pidtrimka to support her country after the 2022 Russian invasion. Maria had experienced firsthand the effects of war on mental health--as a teenager, she was displaced from Donetsk when the war broke out in 2014, after which her family made Kyiv their new home. As a professional swimmer representing Ukraine internationally, she learned the importance of advocacy and preventative care for mental health conditions. When the 2022 Russian invasion began, Maria attended school in the United States, while her family remained in Kyiv. Maria felt called to find ways to support her home from afar, and began raising awareness and funds to send support to forces defending Ukraine. As the war continued, she realized that while medical and protective supplies were desperately needed, the mental well-being of the citizens of Ukraine also needed support.

  • Tom Nguyen

    Director / Co-Chairman

    Tom was born and raised in Kyiv, Ukraine. He spent all of his childhood in Kyiv before he moved to the US, and for this reason, Tom could not stand idly by and not do anything while he saw the destruction of not only his home but the homes of millions of people around Ukraine. Tom wants to do anything and everything he can from overseas because Kyiv is and will always be his home. On February 24th, the world changed. On this day, the war changed everyone and everything. His family, friends, and many Ukrainians who lived and built plans for the future were forced to flee or hide in basements because of the Russian invasion. This project has a deep meaning for him because it supports Ukrainians fighting for a brighter and better future.

    Glory to Ukraine!

  • Danila Novikov

    Director / Co-Chairman

    NCAA All-American swimmer and owner of the NYC-based swim school, Danila was born and raised in Russia. Like many other Russians all around the world, the invasion of Ukraine has left Dan shocked and outraged. The urge to help the people of Ukraine has brought him together with his fellow swimmers Maria and Thomas. Many people affected by the war in Ukraine cannot afford or have access to private therapy. Living in the USA, we are able to provide help for those who needs it the most. We can make a difference in the lives of many people who are struggling with their mental health caused by the invasion!

Stand with Ukraine
Join us and help Ukrainians to cope with mental health crisis.
Contact us:
+1 (475) 223-9849