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Nicole Garza, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 12 years experience working with people. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I am a Veteran of the Army and married to a Veteran, therefore I have worked in several different states with lots of amazing clients.

I have extensive knowledge and experience treating individuals with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. My expertise also includes addiction, relationship problems, abuse, domestic violence, and adjustment difficulties. I have worked with individuals experiencing other challenges to include caregiver burnout, divorce, and custody concerns.

I am trained in multiple evidence informed modalities to include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and others. Therapy is based on trust and relationship, therefore I believe in building a strong foundation which allows honesty and vulnerability. I use Family Systems Theory and Psychodynamic Theory as basic building blocks of our alliance.

Asking for help can be difficult and I am excited that you have made a decision to do so. I look forward to taking the next steps of identifying goals and assessing progress with you. We will do this together.

I look forward to working together!

Professional experience

13yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Control Issues, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

NC LCSW C007548

Reviews

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

In Nicole, I found the understanding that only another military person could give me. I feel confident that she would offer the best of what an army lifestyle has given her, in addition to her wisdom, expertise, and empathy.

Written on Jan 23, 2024 after therapy with Nicole for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coping with life changes

Nicole is compassionate to me, someone who has gone through a extremely difficult period of tribulation.

Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Nicole for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Nicole is the most important encounter of my lifetime so far. She has helped me beyond what words can describe. An incredible blessing I will forever be grateful for.

Written on Nov 25, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

If you are not sure who to pick I recommend Nicole she is amazing she listens to you doesn’t judge at all! She is awesome.

Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

Nicole listens to me and offers me suggestions on how to redirect my negative emotions into positive ones. I often struggle to find the good in things but my therapist reminds me I'm worthy and capable of leading a happy positive life. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Nicole.

Written on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Very understanding, great with make me see things from a different perspective. I’ve learned a lot in just a few short weeks.

Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem