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Karla Garcia-Velez, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Coping with life changes Coaching
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About me

Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and I have been practicing social work for over 10 years. I have worked with individuals who are suffering from anxiety, depression, self-esteem concerns, grief, chronic illness, caregiver stress, life transitions, and many more.

I believe in assessing each person’s needs individually and adjusting my counseling modalities to fit that individual. Every person is unique and should be treated as such. Many perspectives influence my practice, such as solution focused, strength based, systems, somatic and cognitive behavioral. I will draw upon one or more of these, depending on your specific needs.

I believe it takes strength to reach out for help, and I commend you on taking that step. I believe a client-therapist relationship requires trust and mutual respect to create the change or achieve the outcome that you desire. I will first build that foundation and then will guide you in reaching the goals you wish to achieve. I will also help guide you in deciding your goals based on your individual needs and concerns.

I look forward to meeting you and assisting you through this process.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Coping with life changes Coaching

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

Languages

EnglishSpanish

License information

CO LCSW 09925572

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Karla Garcia-Velez. 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.

She’s seriously the best therapist ever!! Always so happy to talk to her!

Written on Nov 17, 2023 after therapy with Karla for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Karla has been wonderful. My time with her is effective and thoughtful. We’ve worked through a lot of things I’ve struggled with, and there’s no judgment, only kindness. I always look forward to our conversations because Karla continues to add to my toolbox, and I have grown as a person thanks to it. She has really helped me heal my inner child, and to be kinder to myself.

Written on Oct 27, 2023 after therapy with Karla for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I’ve been working with Karla for a couple months now and she is the kindest, most understanding, and respectful therapist I’ve had in a very long time. She makes sure to respond to messages within a timely manner and is always on time to our sessions. She has lots of expertise and knowledge about a wide array of subjects. I feel Karla provides the perfect blend of somatic work and therapeutic skills that have helped me with not only long term mental health concerns, but also day to day stuff that everyone goes through! I highly recommend connecting with Karla if you feel she might be a good fit.

Written on Jun 02, 2023 after therapy with Karla for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life change

Karla is a great therapist and knows when to listen versus provide feedback and advice. She is very goal driven based on each person’s needs, and wants you to see results as soon as possible. I highly recommend her!

Written on May 25, 2023 after therapy with Karla for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Karla has been a fantastic therapist, I'd highly recommend her for anyone else!

Written on Apr 19, 2023 after therapy with Karla for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Karla always makes me feel like I am her only client. She always remembers everything we talk about and she never seems annoyed or distracted by anything. She is understanding with everything we talk about and her follow through is amazing. I’m so happy with Karla.

Written on Jul 30, 2019 after therapy with Karla for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management