Galina (they/them) is a current graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at the University of Nebraska – Omaha. They are invested in seeing clients of varying identities and experiences. As a queer-identified practitioner, Galina brings personal and professional experience to working with folks in LGBTQIA2S+ communities, regardless of whether their gender identity or sexuality is a central issue in their current therapeutic needs. They also have experience working with individuals and families who are impacted by immigration policy-related trauma and violence and are fluent in Spanish.
Galina views therapy as a collaborative space and enjoys co-learning with clients. Galina works to meet the client where they are at, supporting the client’s agency and expertise in determining their best path to healing. As a foundation, they practice a compassion-focused, client-centered, trauma-informed therapeutic approach. They are also committed to providing queer and trans-affirming care. Additionally, they apply Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques, and relational and psychodynamic frameworks.