Founder, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Alina Garbuz, MA, LPC, CCTP is a licensed professional counselor and certified trauma professional who runs her private practice, Beautiful Minds, Beautiful Lives, PLLC in Tulsa Oklahoma. Alina predominately works with children and adults who have experienced complex trauma, relational trauma, and trauma from the effects of long term psychological and physical abuse and neglect.
“I moved to the USA as refugee from Eastern Europe in 1995. Growing up within the context of cultural and religious psychological trauma from communist oppression and the difficulties and effects of being a refugee, I made it my pursuit to study and understand ways to heal trauma and to bring resilience to vulnerable people groups. When you are a refugee kid, you have no one home, so the world becomes your home. Everything and everywhere becomes possible. I have been traveling abroad and working with different social groups for 12 years. Some of my favorite experiences have been working with orphans in Guatemala, Tartar refugees in Ukraine, and doing several educational trips to Africa.”