Counseling for Adolescents, Adults, and Families.
I am here to hold space for you and truly hear your struggle and how it may be impacting you. Stepping out and sharing your story can feel scary. I understand this and want you to know it is healthy to reach out for help. You are brave. Individuals and families can benefit from therapy for many life situations. You do not need to be in a crisis to reach out. Prevention is key. Together we will develop a plan to move forward toward peace whether the difficulty is grief, anxiety, a traumatic event, depression, life transitions or another concern.
Therapy Services in Papillion
Professional and effective counseling for individuals, couples and families. Confidential sessions can take place in-person or via secure telehealth video (for Nebraska residents) depending on your needs and circumstances. I hold membership in the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors to bring you the most current knowledge.
“My mission is to convey love and compassion and connect with you to bring understanding and hope to motivate you toward improved knowledge, health, and wellness”
Mary Garcia, Plmhp
Perhaps you want someone who can offer a unique, less biased perspective to prompt you to think, examine, and question. I am here to walk with you and validate your experience to move towards healing.
Effective family counseling will allow you to be seen and heard yet allow for safe, positive communication, and relationship growth. It may encompass learning new tools that can be used inside and outside of the session.
Marriage and couples counseling will allow your relationship to grow through safe, positive communication, and relationship growth. It may encompass learning new tools that can be used inside and outside of the session.
Mary Garcia, MA, PLMHP
My bachelor’s degree in Family Science has given me a solid foundation to understand family systems. In my twenty years of working with adolescents, adults and families I have utilized techniques to aid in parenting and social skills, anger management, coping and relaxation strategies and retrieval of community resources. As I continued to dive deeper in the field, I was called for continued study and knowledge to serve individuals and families in a different capacity as a counselor. I began my journey of my master’s degree at Grace University and upon its closure I completed it at the Christian University Crown College. I encourage spirituality in session based on my clients’ preferences when appropriate. As my mission continues to unfold I am ready to serve you as a mental health therapist.
I’d Love to Help
I Have Experience Working With…
Experience working with anger management, grief, suicide loss, life transitions, behavioral issues, self-esteem, stress management, and suicidal ideation.
Extensive experience working with parenting, communication, family conflict, attachment, and bonding.
Experience in behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, family conflict, life transitions, relationship skills, and stress management.
Anxiety, Stress, and Worry
Understanding the situation, realizing the severity, and learning new coping tools can aid in how one handles and reacts to different situations.
My Approach & Philosophy
My mission is to convey love and compassion and connect with you to bring understanding and hope to motivate you towards improved knowledge, health, and wellness. I am here to hold space for you and truly hear your struggle and how it may be impacting you. That relationship is primary to our work together. I utilize evidence based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with emphasis on emotion focused and attachment theory.
Together we will work together to develop a plan to move forward toward peace whether it is grief, anxiety, a traumatic event, anger, depression, life transitions or other concerns. Your health and wellbeing is my uptmost priority.
My belief system is we do the best we can given what we know. The more we learn the better we become. Please educate yourself knowing I am here to help you along the way. For more information, please read through resources that might be of benefit to you. Click on the resources guide below.
Get In Touch
Please call or complete the below information to determine if I can meet your individual needs. Please include if you prefer to be reached via email or phone. Then we can schedule a session. If this is an emergency, please be advised to call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.