Nicole Garza

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

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:
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: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 H.A. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I felt right away that Nicole was well matched to me and my concerns. I feel very at ease talking to her, and she is really helping me in addressing a range of issues that I have. She is friendly and warm, but gives strong and helpful guidance and I feel confident that we can work together to improve my mental health.

Written by Z.H. on May 03, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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.