Selvin Galvan, MA, MFT Permit
How do you know when you need to consult a therapist? Contrary to popular misconception these days, you do not have to be “crazy,” to see a therapist. In fact, I strongly believe that therapy is not needed for every single little struggle we go through life. However, there can be some indicators that it could be the right time to consult a therapist. For instance, is there anything that is making you feel anxious, desperate and on edge? Do you feel overwhelmed to the point that you are losing the ability to function? If so, these could be signs that you need to seek help from a therapist.
Now, the next question would be: what type of therapist should you see? If you feel you are experiencing difficulty in your marriage or in your family as a whole, a Marriage and Family Therapist would likely be of great help.
Statistics show that marriages try to “fix their problems" for about 4 years before seeking for a family therapist. As an experienced Marriage and Family Therapist, however, I have noticed that couples turn to therapy at the “terminal stage” of their marriages. While success can still be achieved at this point, it is almost always easier to resolve anything at its early stages.
In May, 2013, Selvin graduated with a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. He is also licensed by the State of NJ as Marriage and Family Therapist. Selvin has been at Light the Way for the last five years, practicing individual and couples counseling in both Spanish and English. In addition, he also conducts workshops on topics ranging from emotion intelligence to relationship communication. For the last three years, Selvin has been participating in intensive and collaborative work with immigration lawyers preparing psychological evaluations and U-visa reports.
Selvin is at our Midland Park office on Wednesdays and at our New Brunswick office the remaining days of the week. Selvin in under the supervision of Cindy Picht, LPC.
Selvin Galvan offers individual, couples and family counseling for adults, aged 18 years and older.
Areas of treatment and success include:
- Marital and Relationship Problems
- Separation and Divorce
- Co-dependency Issues
- OCD Issues
- Bi-Polar Disorder
- Loss and Grief
- Psychological Evaluation for clients working with Immigration lawyers