"I decided to study psychology because I felt that it was an area of study that would be applicable to every aspect of my life. Understanding human behaviour (and indeed my own) would allow me to make better decisions, think critically and objectively about the world around me and perhaps even give me an advantage when it came to managing relationships one day.
Three years ago, I decided to draw once again on my interest in psychology, teaming up with a few like-minded individuals to create CounsellingMatch.com, a first-of-it’s-kind website that allows people to seek and connect with mental health professionals that are matched to them based on personal compatibility.
At SFU, you have a safe space to learn and expand your breadth and depth of knowledge into new areas. Take advantage of this! Soak it up like a sponge and be sure to build relationships along the way."
Yarko Petriw, BA Psychology '01 and MBA, Business Administration '13. Yarko is the co-founder of Counselling Match, a resource that connects people in BC to mental health professionals. He is also the Senior Vice President at Aon Insurance Management.
This post was originally posted on the SFU Psychology Instagram on February 17, 2021.