About me

Hi, my name is Lena Foer!

I am a therapist, writer and science communicator. 

Since 2011 I have been writing popular science articles about medicine, psychology and sex. They have appeared in dozens of Russian media, and now I publish everything here on this website.

In 2017, my first book was published, “Sex. From the Neurobiology of Libido to Virtual Porn”. It has also been translated into Ukrainian. After its release, there were many interviews, appearances and popular science lectures. That’s how I realised that I really enjoy live interaction to help people understand the issues that are important to them. It made me realise that I wanted to be a psychologist. 

My second book, Death in the Big City, was published in 2023 (all the jokes about Eros and Thanatos are very appropriate). I believe that approaching the subject of death helps us to get a better handle on what we really want in our lives. 

Since 2020, I’ve been working as a therapist using evidence-based approaches in psychology (meaning that I use things in my work that have been proven to be effective in a number of studies). My main areas of work are trauma, borderline personality disorder and autism. You can see a list of the issues I work with in therapy here.