Dr. Galina Mahlis, ND is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine in Connecticut, where she received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. The four year medical program included intensive classroom instruction along with 1200+ hours of in-residence clinical training, a medical internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport, CT, and numerous private practice internships with top professionals in the fields of Naturopathic, Allopathic, and Integrative Medicine. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, along with completion pre-medical coursework from Miami University in Oxford, OH.
All her life Dr. Galina has watched those around her struggle with their health within the conventional model of medicine and she knew that there had to be something more. Being born in Ukraine, her family always relied on natural home remedies to treat ailments and that eventually inspired her to follow her heart and chose a career in Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Galina grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, OH and after graduating from Naturopathic medical school, she first moved to New York City. Her journey then led her to Chicago where she achieved her dream of opening a private practice. Ultimately, she decided to move to California, where she currently resides with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and a cat. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Galina enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets, as well as reading, writing, and painting.
In her office, Dr. Galina sees a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. She individualizes her approach for each patient and utilizes holistic methods while enabling the patient to play an active role in their care. The path to healing is achieved by the integration of conventional and naturopathic modalities and a combination of supplementation, nutrition, botanical medicine, counseling, and lifestyle recommendations to enhance the mind-body connection. Although Dr. Galina is trained in general medicine and cares for people of all ages, genders, and for many conditions, her special interests include weight loss, women’s health, holistic dermatology, and pediatrics.
Dr. Galina’s has always been attracted to the field of pediatrics and has spent countless hours in pediatric clinical rotations and internships. She has also completed training in specialty shifts for children with Autism and other developmental disorders. Her doctoral thesis presented research and discussion on the Gluten-Free Casein-Free diet as an alternative intervention for Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Her professional affiliations include the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PedANP). She has completed additional training in Craniosacral Therapy (CST), a type of gentle body work using energy, UNDA Biotherapeutic Drainage, a European system of homeopathic drainage, and Personalized Nutrition based on the principles of the Blood Type Diet.