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, relationshipsparenting, to traumaabuse 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!