Leonardo Garcia

(MS, LMFT)

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMFT #LMFT104013 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Reviews

Written by M.O. on Nov 15, 2020 after counseling 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

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 by Z.A. on Sep 01, 2020 after counseling with Leonardo for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

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 by D.O. on Jun 27, 2020 after counseling with Leonardo for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

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 by I.N. on Jun 20, 2020 after counseling 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

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 by A.N. on May 18, 2020 after counseling with Leonardo for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

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