Hello and welcome to the BetterHelp community!
My name is Andrea and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have extensive counseling experience in several different settings of Inpatient, Outpatient, IOP, crisis units, and PSR. I have provided therapy for a wide range of concerns, including co-occurring disorders, addictions, life transitions, trauma, and mental illness. My experience with these diverse settings has allowed me a deeper understanding of the human condition and our resilience during moments of challenge and pain. Our need to deconstruct limiting beliefs and behavioral patterns through deep introspection of our inner world, leads to alignment with our highest potential waiting to be uncovered. We come into alignment when we take the drastic measures of allowing ourselves to be vulnerable, and honest with our past, current blockages and future goals. Although this work may be difficult, it will be the most beneficial and life transforming decision you make. I believe that all individuals seeking treatment deserve a specialized approach and modality should be catered depending on the individuals willingness to dive inwards.
My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, existential, person centered, and strength based. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My years of counseling have also led to studying holistic and alternative modalities of healing such as yoga, mindfulness, shamanic energetic healing, sound healing and essential oils as supplements to a healthy lifestyle as you merge mind, body and spirit.
Difficult and painful times are part of the human condition and are not to be feared, as our strength is marked in our humanities evolution.
I understand that seeking help during these unfamiliar times is a vulnerable step to take. Exploring one's growth during times of transition is based on a trusting and emotionally supportive relationship. I am here to support you during these times and look forward to meeting you.
Thank you for your interest and congratulations in taking the first steps in reaching your personal goals!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Body Image , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Phobias , Post-traumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MH16328 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
Andrea is a wonderful therapist that has been absolutely phenomenal in helping me and providing great guidance!
She gives me a different perspective on things. I have a lot of negative talk in my head about myself. Andrea turns it around and asks me questions that makes me realize I’m not what I think. It feels good to finally see what others see.
So grateful Andrea came into my life and has helped me significantly in my healing
I feel very comfortable with my therapist and I think she is gonna be a valuable asset to my record thanks to you guys.
She is amazing. I have learned how to handle different things so well, things I couldnt cope with/ understand. I have already recommended it three different times. And one sign up. Really, thank you so much. I would never have been able to go to an office. This is so helpful.
Andrea is very easy to talk too. She listens well, and always gives great feedback. I’m enjoying this opportunity to have her as my Counselor thus far!
First off, Andrea Garcia is easy to talk to. Her main strength, however, is her great insight into what you're going through and ability to relay both a wide and close view of the dialogue of your personal account to give you perspective and real world advice respectively. I highly recommend her as a counselor.
Absolutely amazing. So thankful for her already and glad to be working with her.
Great listener and communicator
I’m liking the whole format of Better Help. The messaging makes me feel like therapy is a bit more on my schedule and I like getting to see available appointments rather than discussing a possible good time. Andrea has been a great listener and provided good practical tips for dealing with my anxiety and to help me find some possible root causes. I still feel like I’m just at the beginning and a little resistant to putting in the effort, but I understand the importance of this work.
Andrea is great! She is kind, really listens and cares about you. She takes the time to write things to help you in your process. I Highly recommend her, she is excellent!
Andrea is a calming ray of sunshine! Shes very understanding and encouraging and helps you sort through your feelings so they dont feel so overwhelming. She has a holistic approach to therapy and encourages her clients to tune into and reconnect with their body, something i needed to be reminded of in this fast paced world!
I have been working with Andrea for about one month and she is amazing. I really appreciate her understanding for who I am. She responds to my messages fast. Better health connected us and I couldn’t be more thrilled. It can be hard to find a good match when it comes to a client and therapist! Andrea is open to holistic healing, she is knowledgeable about crystals, sound healing! ❤️