Karla Garcia-Velez

(LCSW)

About Me

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


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LCSW #09925572 (Expires: 2019-08-31)


Reviews

Written by L.I. on Dec 29, 2018 after counseling with Karla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Karla is very understanding and always seems to be there. She has the ability to make me feel that I am her only client and she seems to really care. She has numerous options for a person to choose what they would like to do. She is not pushy and she plays off of you. She will ask the tough questions, but that is expected if you are in counseling.

Written by M.U. on Nov 23, 2018 after counseling with Karla for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and career difficulties

Karla is good at what she does she has helped gain my confidence and high self esteem back from her counselling sessions. She is a great listener and has given me good feedback and worksheets to help.