About me

Hello! Good to meet you! My name is Ms. Dora Garcia, LPC, M. ED, and I have worked in the school system for over 17 years, taught History at the High School Level, and provided Guidance Counseling, from Pre-Kinder to 12th Grade Students. After working with parents, children, youth and adolescents, my approach when working with you is to find skills you have used in your life to assist you to build the confidence and power you have from within you, guide you into your own purpose in your venture in this particular season of your life using methods such as Solution-Based Focus Therapy.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

TX LPC 75894


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dora Garcia. 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 Dec 05, 2022 after therapy with Dora for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

She is amazing! Thank you a lot.

Written on Nov 12, 2022 after therapy with Dora for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’ve been working with Dora for about 3 months now and my life has shifted completely. She has helped me reflect on thought & problems, always listens so diligently & asks questions that allow me to understand my emotions. I have taken initiative in all aspects of my therapy goals, and having her support has helped immensely. I highly recommend working with Dora. Forever grateful!!

Written on Oct 14, 2022 after therapy with Dora for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coaching

Such an amazing therapist! She’s great at listening and giving feedback and methods to help.

Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Dora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Thank you for being a listening ear and allow me to dig deep!

Written on Oct 08, 2022 after therapy with Dora for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Dora has been an amazing help!
I have noticed a great improvement in my mental health. From the first session to the last, Dora was always eager to listen and guide me with her expert and caring advice as well as with exercises/tools. I always looked forward to my sessions with her because I would learn a bit about myself and always left the sessions feeling empowered. She is kind, professional, and caring.
Thank you so much Dora! You are a wonderful therapist. God bless you always!

Written on Oct 08, 2022 after therapy with Dora for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dora’s spirit is so calming. I love the way she invited God into the session. Working with her has bought me great peace and clarity.

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Dora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

She’s great to work with.

Written on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Dora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I was nervous having to find a new therapist but Dora made me so comfortable. She’s knowledgeable in her work, understanding, and a great communicator. I can’t wait for the next session!

Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Dora for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Dora is a good listener and helps a lot with the worksheets that are provided. She always asks the right questions and makes me think and observe my thoughts and actions.

Written on Aug 06, 2022 after therapy with Dora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I think Mrs. Dora Garcia is a great listener. She makes me feel good about working through my issues. I dont feel judged by her. I just love her spirit.

Written on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Dora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love Dora! I couldn’t ask for a better person to talk to. Very validating to be heard and understood. I tell my mom Dora is my new abuela. So thankful to find her.

Written on Jun 25, 2022 after therapy with Dora for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dora is kind and respectful. She listens to how you feel and gives good exercises to help you work through your feelings!

Written on Jun 15, 2022 after therapy with Dora for 7 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Dora is the best therapist I've had. She provides validation, unconditional positive regard and encouragement. She uses her notes from previous weeks to help me see patterns in seemingly unrelated events. She keeps me on track by reminding me of my stated therapy goals and plans I had previously made. I have made huge strides in mental health with her in the last six months.

Written on Apr 30, 2022 after therapy with Dora for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I have enjoyed my sessions with Dora over the past few months. She is a great listener but also asks insightful and sometimes challenging questions that make me think. Dora also gives me very realistic and usable tools for effecting the changes I am hoping to achieve. Love the worksheets. They keep me working between sessions.

Written on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Dora for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

She is vrey intuitive, a great ear to listen to.

Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Dora for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

She's the best therapist I've known! She makes me feel welcomed and safe and trusted. She's the best person I've met. Would recommend to anyone who needs help. She will help you feel better about yourself!

Written on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Dora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and relationship issues

I am enjoying my time with Dora! She is so easy to talk too! I feel as though I've known her for a long time

Written on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with Dora for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ms. Garcia is a Christian-based counselor and opens up her sessions with prayer and uses scripture throughout the therapy session in order to give supportive context on a spiritual plane. She also uses cognitive behavioral therapy exercises and worksheets that help incorporate thought modification skills. This is very helpful as I am trying to stay away from psychiatric medication for mild to moderate depression. I have enjoyed my time with Ms. Garcia.

Written on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Dora for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

Dora is warm, easy to talk to, and professional. She provides helpful materials during and after sessions, and helps maintain focus while we talk to make the most of each session.

Written on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Dora for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dora is helping me understand my depression and is very supportive and compassionate. I feel very comfortable talking to her.

Written on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Dora for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

She is great

Written on Dec 16, 2021 after therapy with Dora for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

She is great! Easy to talk to

Written on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with Dora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Dora is very genuine in nice, speaks life into you, listens attentively and empathetically and wants the best for you.

Written on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Dora for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Dora is an excellent therapist! Always intently listening, helpful, and puts herself in your shoes so she can help relate with your feelings. My first therapist ever and I recommend her 100%! She is amazing! Couldn’t have asked for better!

Written on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Dora for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

When I began corresponding, with Dora I was in a dark place through a third I view I felt like I could really benefit through speaking with a therapist. I really enjoy the professionalism she has and that she has the right questions, i feel very trusting in actually opening up to her.

Written on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Dora for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, adhd, anger management, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Dora is easy to talk to and offers some wonderful advice. She is always checking in and sending along helpful links and work sheets based around what we have talked about. They are very helpful. She responds within 24 hours to pretty much everything I send to her or complete for her to look over. She's even got me Journaling!

Written on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Dora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ms. Dora is great! This is my first time in therapy and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon

Written on Nov 05, 2021 after therapy with Dora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dora knows me before I think me thoughts and understands what I really need or want before I can find the words.

Written on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Dora for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Very good and always asking who is who. And calling them by name

Written on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Dora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dora reaches out and provides a lot of worksheets for me to complete which help tremendously!

During our sessions she is attentive and helps me look at the big picture and gives me strategies for the long run!

Written on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Dora for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Great at what she does! Feels like basics being repetitive though

Written on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Dora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Ms. Dora Garcia is an awesome therapist. She is respectful, insightful, knowledgeable, trustworthy and a great listener. I feel safe and uplifted when I talk to her. I’m so happy to have her as a therapist.

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