Alma Nicole Garcia Duarte


About me

About Me ☺

I’d first like to acknowledge your courage in reaching out, and thank you for taking a chance in living a happier and more fulfilled life. Hello, I am Alma Nicole Duarte, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 6 years of experience in working with at-risk teens, adults, and families in a variety of situations from foster care, human trafficking, addictions, and homelessness.

I believe in the power of relationships and how a therapeutic relationship can help you overcome many obstacles. I will meet you where you are at emotionally, and wait for the change to happen on your own terms. My approach is client-centered, genuine, nonjudgmental, and with an unconditional positive regard. I am here to listen to you and help you make a change in your life through an objective lens.

When you are ready to have someone listen, reach out, and there are people waiting to help you. I am here waiting patiently to help ☺

University of California, Davis- Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Development & Minor in Chicano/a Studies
Argosy University, Orange County- Masters of Art in Counseling Psychology/ Marriage and Family Therapy

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #97017
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) from the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video





CA LMFT 97017


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Alma Nicole Garcia Duarte. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Jan 26, 2021 after therapy with Alma Nicole for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Nicole has helped me tremendously over the last year and half in identifying ways I can be a better communicator, partner, and parent. She listens but also makes me reflect on what I just said and how it may be perceived by others. Nicole has helped me find the tools to help unlock and new and improved version of myself. She challenges me to dig deep, control my thoughts, and how to respond in a more positive manner.

Written on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with Alma Nicole for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Nicole is an immensely helpful counselor and supportive advocate. She has an impressive ability to smoothly pick up where we left off and ask about specific topics we've been working on. She has effectively matched my communication style and asks the hard questions and/or offers words of affirmation at just the right time.

Written on Jan 21, 2020 after therapy with Alma Nicole for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Nicole has been an amazing counselor! She has helped me overcome my depression and anxiety after my breakup and has shown me better ways to assess and deal with issues. I felt that I was always heard and given insight into my emotions that I never took into consideration prior to our sessions. She was unobjective about what we talk about and provided me with different ways of thinking about past events and how to better deal with future events.

Written on Oct 09, 2018 after therapy with Alma Nicole for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Nicole has been amazing. Using this app and talking to her has completely changed my life and helped me look at things in a different perspective. It’s great to be able to have a phone call or even a quick message back and forth whenever needed.

Work with me!