Andrea Garcia

(LMHC)

About Me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
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

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH16328 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by I.S. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Great experience. Very attentive and informative. Really helped me feel comfortable and learn more about myself. She is great.

Written by N.A. on Jul 15, 2021 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Absolutely amazing. So thankful for her already and glad to be working with her.

Written by D.A. on Jun 01, 2021 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Great listener and communicator

Written by L.A. on May 26, 2021 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by A.N. on May 26, 2021 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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!

Written by R.E. on May 24, 2021 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

It has truly been a GIFT receiving Andrea as a counselor. I have never felt more comfortable with, understood by, and in-sync with another counselor before. I am very grateful for the insight and support she has already provided me with.

Written by C.O. on May 19, 2021 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by T.’. on May 17, 2021 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd

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! ❤️