Dr. Galina Lensky is a board-certified general psychiatrist located in Queens Village in South Philadelphia. She specializes in the treatment of adults and geriatric patients with psychiatric disorders. She has a clinical interest in mood disorders, such as major depression and bipolar disorder. She works with people struggling with anxiety, eating disorders, sexual addiction, post traumatic stress, sexuality issues, PMS, PMDD, psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and postpartum, and the menopausal transition.
Dr. Galina Lensky completed medical school in Smolensk, Russia and attended UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute of Los Angeles for her psychiatry residency and fellowship training. She acquired over twenty years of experience in psychiatry and more recently taught during her time as attending psychiatrist at Albert Einstein Medical Center. She specializes in psychotropic medication management of adults and geriatrics. Her philosophy of practice is to provide a multidisciplinary, team-based approach in helping patients solve problems. She not only provides psychopharmacological treatment, but also advocates for a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Lensky believes in integrating psychopharmacology with psychotherapy along with coordination of nutritional counseling, exercise and Pharmacogenomics – DrugGene testing, to create a personalized treatment plan and maximize overall well-being.
She views treatment as a partnership in which her clients learn and overcome personal limitations in order to expand their human potential. She believes that treatment must focus on improving the connection between the body, mind, and soul.
Previous beliefs favored the idea that we are the combination of our genetic make-up and early conditioning, comprising a hardwired and rigid brain. However, new ideas in neuroscience suggest that our brain has growth factors, or neuroprotective factors, which have the ability to regenerate, leading to change.
Each one of us has the ability to create a new ”mind set” by disconnecting old neural circuits and rewiring our brain with new patterns. By formulating an integrative, individualized psychiatric approach with a unique treatment plan that may include exercise, adequate nutrition, supplements, psychotherapy, spirituality and medications (if indicated), most of us have the potential to achieve wholeness, wellness, mental health, and balance in our lives.