My name is Galina Litvin and I am licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). I work with individuals, couples and families.
Marriage & Family Therapist in San Ramon, CA
There are many reasons why someone might stray from their intimate partner. Statics say that 30% of a couples deal with infidelity in their relationship. Affairs can occur in 'happy' relationships and in troubled relationships. Affairs can be result of personal dissatisfaction in a relationship and or dissatisfaction within your partner. I do believe that a relationship can heal from an affair and that with the right therapuetic approach a couple can be healed from an affair.
Anxiety is a normal and is a healthy emotion. But, when a person has hard time managing anxiety that is when it becomes an issue and can be a medical issue. Experiencing symptoms of excessive worry, feeling nervous, and apprehension and not being able to control these emotions can lead to anxiety impacting your life in a negative way. In therapy, we will work on finding better coping mechanisms to dealing with your anxiety and learn what the triggers are for what causes you to feel nervous.
What is an adjustment Disorder? It is a group of symptoms such as sadness, stress, hopelessness, and physical symptoms that occur when you go through a stressful life event. These emotions and feelings occur because you are struggling with coping with this major life change. Not properly, treated an adjustment disorder can lead to depression. In life, people experience various life transitions, divorce, empty nest all these can lead to experiencing an adjustment disorder.
In the CBT approach, we will work collaboratively with together to explore your underlying thoughts and beliefs of yourself, others, and the world. Through this process, you will gain awareness of automatic negative thoughts or cognitive distortions that may be influencing your emotions and behaviors. Overall, CBT empowers individuals to understand the interplay between t thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, equipping you with skills to challenge and transform unhelpful patterns.
Understanding attachment patterns can be beneficial in therapeutic settings. It helps me assess and address attachment-related wounds, support the development of secure attachments, and facilitate healing in clients. Through interventions such as reparative experiences, emotional attunement, and creating a secure therapeutic alliance, together we will work towards developing secure attachment styles and healthier relationships.
CCT-collaborative Couples Therapy is the approach that I use and I focus on the joint participation of both partners in therapy to address relationship challenges. It emphasizes creating a collaborative and respectful environment where both partners feel heard, validated, and each person is actively involved in the therapeutic process.