Last edited 07/24/2022
Marija Galebovic LMHC
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What is your style/approach to therapy?
We have all seen those movies that portray psychotherapists as very cold, authoritarian, intense, constantly taking notes while remaining very formal, almost rigid. I, on the contrary, believe that therapy should be a positive experience, an environment full of kindness, empathy, collaboration, and active listening. That most reflects my style.
What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?
During the pandemic, unfortunately, several of my clients lost their health insurance. It was yet another heartbreaking reminder of how unaffordable access to healthcare can sometimes be. In order to alleviate the problem at that time, and assure that my clients could continue to have the therapy they needed, I offered my services for free to them. I am aware that me sometimes volunteering therapy hours cannot solve a much bigger, systemic issue of sometimes inaccessible and unaffordable healthcare, which I think to be the big barrier to seeking out care. However, if you are reading this and are concerned about affording therapy, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?
I would like to point out several components of a successful therapeutic relationship that I believe are the most important. First one is Trust, as a foundation for moving forward. Second is Mutual Respect that is crucial for optimal collaboration. Third is Judgement-free zone, since the presence of judgement could negatively affect both trust and respect, and impede any progress.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Types of Therapy
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
- Hawaii, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MHC-815
I started out working in the field of behavioral health as a behavioral interventionist prior to my Masters degree, which hugely helped me prepare for my plans to become a Therapist. After my Masters degree in Psychology, I began working with clients in Hawaii, using my counseling skills and supervision to help them with a variety of concerns. During the pandemic, I had an opportunity to volunteer some of my time to my patients who had lost their insurance. Helping others continues to be my way of contributing to the community. My style is eclectic since we are all unique and deserve the most individualized care possible. When starting a treatment plan for a client, I most often utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance-Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, or Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). I am also dedicated to being a culturally responsive provider, an anti-ableism advocate, and an LGBTQ+ affirming provider. In addition to this, I am an APA member of the Society for the Psychology of Women. All of those aspects listed (and much more) are something I continuously put effort into, so to gain more knowledge and training. Currently, I am advancing my education into the field of Business Psychology, specifically in the field of burnout.
Frequently Asked Questions About Marija Galebovic, LMHC
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Marija Galebovic, LMHC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Marija Galebovic accepting new clients?
Yes, Marija Galebovic is accepting new clients.
Does Marija Galebovic accept insurance?
No, Marija Galebovic does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Marija Galebovic offer?
Marija Galebovic offers therapy for individuals.
Does Marija Galebovic offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Hawaii can book Marija Galebovic for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Marija Galebovic offer online therapy?
Yes, Marija Galebovic offers online therapy to people in Hawaii.
How quickly can I see Marija Galebovic?
Marija Galebovic typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Marija Galebovic speak?
Marija Galebovic conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Marija Galebovic online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Marija Galebovic online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.