Nicole Garza

(MSW, LCSW)
Therapist Nicole Garza Photo

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C007548 (Expires: 2023-12-08)


Reviews

Written by G.A. on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

I couldn’t have asked for a better therapist than Nicole. She is extremely knowledgeable, very respectful and with a genuine love for helping others. Combine that with a very realistic and pragmatic approach to problems and I’m pretty sure I hit the jackpot! In the last 12 months I have made improvements that went beyond my wildest expectations. A year ago I was pretty lost, now life makes much more sense. One of the most important things Nicole has helped me realize is that I am the one responsible for my own journey in life: I’m the captain of the ship. But I do think that any ship captain going through a storm would be lucky to have such an amazing navigator hop on board for a ride. Nicole is a gift I will forever be grateful for.

Written by R.A. on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Nicole is wonderful. She is really knowledgeable and has a great way of explaining things that make everything just click. I would absolutely recommend her

Written by G.R. on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

From the very first session I knew that I‘ll want to work with Nicole for a long time. The sessions are both fun and informative, Nicole gives you a ton of resources to look into. You feel comfortable opening up and being vulnerable as she is incredibly compassionate and respectful of your experiences and feelings. It’s a great dynamic of being listened to and heard as well as having Nicole talk to you and share a lot of valuable knowledge. So far I’m having an amazing experience and am planning to go on for as long as possible!

Written by A.M. on Jul 15, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

A wonderful and caring counselor. Knowledgeable and eager to help in many ways. Highly recommend Nicole Garza.

Written by H.A. on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Nicole is a wonderful therapist. We have been working together for over a year and her support and guidance has helped me in many areas of my life. She is warm and knowledgable and is helping me a great deal.

Written by Z.A. on Jun 11, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I’ve worked with nicole for more than a year and she’s been very very helpful. I don’t even know how to describe this in words.

Written by D.A. on Apr 12, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, and adhd

She listens very well, and knows how to help me grow.

Written by N.A. on Mar 26, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s awesome !

Written by A.T. on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I am grateful for having Nicole in my life.. she’s an understanding and compassionate therapist that most times feels more like a rational and wise best friend than a therapist.

I am exploring my own life from a positive, openminded and kind point of view .. i’m easier to deal with and i see life with different glasses ..

It’s a journey and we’re taking it together and im just grateful ❤️

Written by G.R. on Mar 01, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Nicole has been a great counselor! She's very attentive and always asks the right questions to get me thinking. She's extremely knowledgeable and I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Written by J.A. on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Nicole allows me to feel completely open and normal and I trust her with all of my being. I think that she helped me open up to her by being open with me straight away. I don't feel like Nicole is above me and that's definitely something she has allowed to happen. Complete equality. Nicole has helped me to look at areas of my life that I never before thought had made an impact on me and this has been truly eye-opening. Nicole supports me not only with my emotions and my thoughts but also with my future career prospects and relationships. Forever grateful that Nicole has been my first therapist and I think ill keep her for life! I'd highly recommend Nicole. Friendly, bubbly, genuine, and calm with a definite intention to serve and a natural way with people.

Written by A.L. on Nov 15, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and career difficulties

Nicole is a lovely, insightful and understanding person.

She’s friendly and genuinely caring whilst helping you grow in areas that you want to improve on.

Could not recommend her enough!

Written by N.A. on Nov 11, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Nicole helped me work through a lot changes in a year where it was hard to find stability. We worked together to navigate through the uncertainties and changes. She is kind, respectful and easy to talk to.

Written by W.I. on Sep 14, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Nicole always takes the time to respond and support her patients in whatever issue they are struggling with. She makes it easy to feel secure and trusting during the live sessions and helps to reaffirm the progress a patient has made throughout their journey of healthy living. The most important aspect of Nicole's job performance is that she skillfully identifies moments to challenge her patients way of thinking and facilitates an effective approach to managing and improving detrimental patterns of both mental and physical health.

Any patient would be lucky to have Nicole aid them.

Written by C.A. on Aug 19, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar dis

I was apprehensive at first but Nicole took the time to show me she is willing to build that bond so we can work together for my wellbeing. I've felt so lost and lonely for a long time but Nicole is like a shining light that pierces all of that. Honestly, I am blessed to have her in my life at this time.

Written by J.E. on Jul 31, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and sleeping disorders

She is very helpful and kind, always listens to me and tries to help me figure out how to solve my own issues.

Written by S.A. on Jul 28, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is excellent, she is helping me through a transitional part of my life.

Written by C.O. on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Nicole has been incredible ever since we started working together around 3 months ago. Before speaking to her each week, I didn’t understand what was happening with myself or my thoughts, or why I was responding to situations with such negativity. I didn’t know how to deal with certain aspects of my life or the people in it.

Nicole has been fantastic at helping me get to the route of every problem I’ve brought forward and can happily say my progress over the last 3 months has been exceptional. I look forward to our session every Saturday as I know that at the end of each one, I leave with more answers, less anxiety and way more clarity.

I look forward to making more progress each week I work with Nicole.

Written by M.A. on Jul 06, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

I'm currently going through one of the worst times of my life and Nicole has been extremely kind patient understanding and supportive. I really couldn't have made it this far without her. Would definitely recommend her to anyone and everyone!

Written by R.U. on May 13, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

I am very grateful for the support Nicola has offered me. Within a really short amount of time she not only understood my concerns and needs but was able to offer very helpful and insightful advice and support. Nicola is very professional and equally warm and caring, which made me feel safe, understood and supported at a time when I felt very vulnerable.

Thank you so much!

Written by A.N. on May 08, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Nicole is great, she’s a lovely person and very easy to talk to. From the first chat I had with her she helped me so much. Thank you for your patience! I highly recommend using betterhelp too as it’s such a great easy software to use and it consists of great ways for there to be communication between you and your counsellor. Thanks so much!

Written by G.A. on May 08, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts

I strongly recommend Nicole so far. She offers just the right amount of suggestive support and offers the ability to help me to look within for answers.

Written by M.A. on May 07, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Very helpful!

Written by G.H. on May 06, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Nicole helped me A LOT from our very first phone call. She gave me tangible tools and coping mechanisms and they’re working!

Written by L.A. on May 06, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem

So far I have found my sessions with Nicole very helpful and informational. She has been very kind and supportive, I haven't felt uncomfortable or pressured at all and she is very good at understanding my concerns. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for therapy.

Written by Z.H. on May 03, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

In early sessions I have been able to share with Nicole my experiences with coaching and self dev, and from there focus on the most difficult issue for me: dating and attraction. She has given me reading material and videos to offer perspective. I look forward to working more with her!

Written by K.A. on Apr 27, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I'm super impressed with how Nicole was able to jump right into a supportive, therapeutic relationship with me. Not much in the way of backstory, and all our interactions have been online, yet it feels like she gets me. In 3 weeks, she's already helped me gain new perspectives on my current troubles, and helped me completely re-frame my thinking towards them. She's kind of a rock star. Thanks so much Nicole!

Written by D.A. on Apr 25, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Nicole Garza is an amazing counselor and a warm and friendly person making it easy for me to open up and share.