Dr. Marcia Garceau

(PhD, LMFT)

About Me

If you are looking for a seasoned, versatile, pragmatic and easy to talk to therapist focused on helping you improve or solve whatever issue(s) you face, I am ready to help when you are. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a PhD in Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy certification from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, 13 years of very diverse therapeutic experience and 25 years of corporate experience. My practice approach centers on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Research shows that CBT is the gold standard for addressing depression and anxiety-related issues and both are very easy to understand and apply, taking the mystery out of understanding what is going on and how to improve it. Both entail working collaboratively in a structured and pragmatic way to identify and replace self-defeating thoughts and behaviors that may be contributing to the problem. They put an emphasis on here and now solutions and include utilizing concrete strategies and tools that can enable you to cope effectively with your current situation as well as determining and taking steps toward a better future. Both are meant to be short-term and focused on empowering you to become your own therapist. My clients appreciate how present and attentive I am and generally everyone is surprised by my ability to remember details of our previous sessions without looking at my notes, making them feel very seen, heard and remembered.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #LMFT45763 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Marcia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

Marcia is the best therapist I’ve ever had and I’ve been seeking help in therapy all my life in the US and abroad. She is truly a guiding light in the darkness that will help you find your own light.

Written by K.E. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Marcia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I've been working with her for a couple months now, and am very pleased with her approach! She is very accommodating and listens and helps me to understand what is going on. She has recommended readings and exercises and has been very encouraging of messaging and responds quickly when I reach out! I'm already implementing strategies into my daily life and adopting a better outlook.

Written by J.O. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Marcia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Garceau is by far one of the best humans I have had the pleasure of talking too. Genuine concern and warmth when working with me and all facets of my individual therapy journey. I'm glad I finally reached out for help and Dr. Garceau was there with steady support and insight.

Written by E.L. on Jul 04, 2020 after counseling with Marcia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

One of the best therapists ive ever had

Written by A.U. on Jun 16, 2020 after counseling with Marcia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

It has only been a few weeks since meeting Dr. Garceau but already I feel as though she has gained a good perspective of where my life is right now and has been helpful in introducing methods to help alleviate some of the struggles I am having. I appreciate and respect her guidance.

Written by K.R. on May 31, 2020 after counseling with Marcia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

I’ve only just started but I already love the entire system and absolutely loved my first session with my therapist. Happy to continue on this journey.

Written by D.A. on May 16, 2020 after counseling with Marcia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Garceau is so great to work with. Therapy with her is so much more than venting about my feelings to a listening ear. She helps come up with strategies to cope with difficult situations and gain confidence & self awareness on a daily basis.