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Leonardo Garcia, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
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About me

Mental health clinicians assist in promoting mental health well being of others however, we also assist clients to connect themselves through their body, mind, and spirit. In observing my client’s psychological growth during their treatment is a wonderful and rewarding experience that confirms the level of strength and resilience they have. Unfortunately, starting psychotherapy treatment can be a struggle in itself. Allow me to assist you in dealing with this delicate and tedious process to overcome this difficult time in your life.
My experience is made up of working with teens and their families for the past 15 years. I have experience providing individual therapy and family therapy. I provide services in both English and Spanish. I am committed to working with people from diverse ethnic backgrounds, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and religious beliefs. Working in the mental health field has been my passion since 2004. As a strength-based clinician, I have had the opportunity and privilege to assist people in the process of bringing stability and healing to their lives, by helping them to find and recognize their own inner strengths and applying it to their daily lives.
I employ an in-depth therapeutic approach, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to provide short-term, and effective symptom reduction. Additionally, for longer-term treatment, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and other treatment modalities tailored to each particular client.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Commitment Issues, Divorce and separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Impulsivity, Self-love

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered




License information

CA LMFT 104013


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Leonardo 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.

He has been so incredibly helpful in many ways. Giving me tools to manage stress and anxiety as well as being encouraging and full of grace! I would recommend him to anyone!

Written on Aug 18, 2021 after therapy with Leonardo for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Leonardo is patient and understanding. He makes you feel like you’re coming to realizations on your own vs telling you what you should work on

Written on Nov 15, 2020 after therapy with Leonardo for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

He’s a fantastic listener, is patient, and very kind. He’s given me a lot of great advice and I recommend him to anyone.

Written on Sep 01, 2020 after therapy with Leonardo for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Leo has been really helpful and supportive, with good ideas to help me move forward. He has had a number of helpful suggestions and some great exercises.

Written on Jun 27, 2020 after therapy with Leonardo for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I love working with Leonardo weekly! He is a compassionate and skilled therapist, who empowers me to lead the way towards my wellness goals and adds great insight and a space of empathy. I enjoy how he strikes a balance between listening to what's going on and asking thoughtful questions and offering new perspectives.

Written on Jun 20, 2020 after therapy with Leonardo for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Leonardo has been so helpful during my times of uncertainty in life.

Written on May 18, 2020 after therapy with Leonardo for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management