Hi, I’m Mary Garcia, MA, PLMHP
You Deserve Love, Compassion, Hope, and Knowledge. I’m Here to Help.
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. I have faith in the counseling process and the small steps that can lead you to lasting reward and renewed hope that things will and do change. Individuals can benefit from therapy for many life situations. Together we will develop a plan to move forward towards peace whether the struggle is grief, anxiety, a traumatic event, depression, life transitions or another concern. I am a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors to bring you the most current knowledge. Take the step to reach out and see if I am the right fit for you and/or your family.
My bachelor’s degree in Family Science from the University of Nebraska of Lincoln at Omaha 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 along with aiding in the 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.
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. I utilize evidence based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with emphasis on emotion focused and attachment theory. Together we will develop a plan to move forward whether it is grief, anxiety, a traumatic event, anger, depression, life transitions or other concerns.
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 couples or 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.
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 contacted 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.