My Approach to Helping
My name is Galina and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the States of Illinois and California. I received a MA in Counseling from NEIU in 2006 and a PsyD in Counseling Psychology from California Southern University in 2019.
I have had over 16 years of experience working in various mental health settings including hospital, partial care, outpatient and addiction centers while helping individuals and families with a variety of personal issues ranging from depression, anxiety, stress, family problems, addictions of all kinds, relationships/parenting, to trauma/abuse and more.
My work is dedicated to improve the lives of my clients and help them on the road to self-awareness and self-acceptance by resolving their personal problems and decreasing their suffering, thus they have a better chance of having a more enjoyable, healthier, happier and productive life.
I have an exceptional background and interest in anxiety and alcohol use disorders which are the topics of my dissertation. I have attended multiple major conferences, workshops and training programs focused in the treatment of anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger management, self-injury and couples therapy.
I believe in a therapeutic approach that has to be tailored to people’s needs, life challenges and circumstances. I do not believe in a cookie cutter therapy, instead I believe in having a patient centered therapeutic approach grounded in acceptance and support. My style is eclectic and integrative, including the best of: cognitive, developmental, solution focused, systemic and psycho dynamic therapies.
I look forward to working with you. Let’s begin the journey to a better life together!