As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of Texas (USA) I have worked with a variety of individuals, people in romantic partnerships, families, and groups from diverse backgrounds. As a mental health professional I have had the honor of providing services in a shelter for survivors of family violence and sexual assault, a substance abuse recovery facility, and a nonprofit community mental health agency. Additionally, I have regularly made presentations for professional groups as well as employee assistance programs and many types of social service agencies.
As a professional helper I assist people in understanding more about themselves, their relationships, and the outer world (society). Kindness, compassion, creativity, and patience are key to my work with you. On your therapy journey you will learn many new things about who you are, your needs and wants, and paths you may choose to move towards your goals. It is also my responsibility to help you develop healthier ways of coping and to assist you in exploring your individual strengths .
The work of therapy can be challenging for many reasons and requires you to be open and honest during the process. One of the first steps on this journey is for us to develop a trusting alliance. My task is to be non-judgmental, open-minded, committed, and an active listener. I do not expect you to share everything immediately; I will be patient as you develop a comfort with the partnership and will respect limits you express during this journey. Please note that my style blends listening with education and action. This style may not be a good fit for all clients.
If you feel ready to share some of your story, I am ready to listen and will do what I can to assist you.
Side notes: If you are requesting therapy services for the first time please be aware that I am not online 24/7, yet I will do my best to respond efficiently. In other words, I ask that you be patient as you wait for my response to your request for therapy. We may be in different time zones as well. If you are having difficulty connecting to the therapy experience please let me know before exiting therapy. Sometimes a small miscommunication may be the issue and I will do my best to hear your concerns so that we can work towards resolution collaboratively. If you are a returning client wanting services with me again you can expedite the process by reaching out to the helpdesk and letting them know so that they can contact me with the referral.
***4/25/20: Due to unpredictable technology issues I am only providing Voice Call and Live Chat sessions. Please be aware of this before starting, and/or during, the therapy process.***
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #72595 (Expires: 2022-07-31)
LMFT #202864 (Expires: 2022-07-31)
Victor counselled me for a little over a year and I think it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I was at a very bad point in my life struggling with many things. Over the year I have learned to identify distortions and started to be able to see things more objectively on my own, improved my communication styles and became better at identifying my emotions and also potential triggers. I look forward to life with these new tools and keep on reaping the benefits of couseling. Victor has been a tremendous help and I have deep trust in this expertise.
Victor has been nothing but a blessing. He is very friendly and knowledgeable, yet he knows how to push or guide you to be your own advocate and healer. He has helped me with countless issues and I am very lucky to have him as my counselor.
My first session with Garcia was amazing, he listens to every single word I say and gives me time to talk and express , he is so calm and patient
Victor Garcia’s level of expertise in his field is phenomenal! he very organized, with tools as well as communication to assist you with sorting out what may be clouding us all mentally during these trying times
Victor has been very supportive towards my current with-standings and issues that have grown over the past few years. He has full understanding of my personality and certain areas I struggle with. I do feel I am healing slowly and surely after just 2 months of therapy.
I am very hopeful that I will come out of this process feeling reborn and more like myself, well more connected to the part of me I have lost.
I've always been skeptical regarding feeling a sense of security and understanding with a therapist. Betterhelp is new to me, though Victor has been nothing but understanding and thoroughly honest. He puts me to work in the best way, though I, myself, am still learning to be committed -- his patience, sincerity and expertise forces me to truly reflect and take accountability for how I choose to think, feel, react and respond. I'm very happy with how our sessions have gone, and continue to look forward to them.
Victor is leading me through a process with myself like a guide rather than a teacher. It is an extraordinary experience, I have never found anyone able to see through my nonsense and support me without telling me what to do but helping me work it out for myself. Our conversations are not like normal, more alchemical, it's the feelings and inspirations between the words that matter so much. I am so grateful to have Victor on my side, like a superhero.
Absolutely amazing! Has been a light at the end of a tunnel & always gives me rational and sound advice.
Victor is the best therapist I've had to date! Victor always responds to my messages in a timely manor. He always holds me accountable, which is something that I've always wanted from a therapist. Whenever I voice any of my current issues to him, Victor always listens and gives me excellent feedback every time.
Victor has been awesome. He responds to my messages in the chat in a timely manner and is regularly available for phone sessions which I greatly appreciate. He is clearly well versed in the methods that he employs. Those closest to me have noticed a pronounced improvement in my behavior and my personal relationships have been improved.
Victor is good at listening my and shared experiences. He gives insight and lead me to it.
Victor is patient and professional. He doesn't waste any time doing his job, but listens when you need to talk.
It's been a couple of months, but I am making good progress from our session. Victor gives advice that is easy to use during everyday life.
Victor was helpful, he was the perfect councilor for me. I knew the type of help I needed and he provided that for me quite accurately. I needed a councilor that was straight forward and structured. I wish I had been able to continue but the aftermath of covid affected my ability to pay.
Victor is extremely adept at promoting fundamental wellbeing and identifying the way back to that path as I stray during the learning process. He is authentic and dedicated to helping me build sustainable habits which will enrich my life, and in turn the lives of those close to me. Can't recommend Victor highly enough.
Victor has changed my life.
My sessions with Victor eb and flow with the changes in my life as Victor is always adaptable and quick on his toes. I’ve learned to recognize my emotions and label them, I’ve learned to identify distortions in my thinking and actively challenge them. I know Victor practices what he preaches based on the wealth of experiences he shares, demonstrating how he has incorporated his therapy methods into his own life and how so can follow suit. I’ve always felt like Victor and I are equals, he makes me feel like the relationship is mutually beneficial and never stops validating my feelings and my being.
I have started an amazing journey with Victor. He is a truly lovely person, very considerate, and with a wonderful sense of humor.
We tackle some heavy-hitting issues as well as having a chance to have a bit of a laugh. I never felt I could ever find a counselor who could marry these two such disparate entities! It takes away any intensity and makes me feel empowered to confront my difficulties personally as well as open up to him.
I look forward to the sessions each week and they always bring up something new, unexpected, and fascinating.
I'm quite enjoying working with Victor so far. Definitely a good decision!
Victor has been nothing but supportive, understanding, and patient throughout the entire process of us working together. He has been wonderful and comes highly recommend by myself and others.
Victor is a great counselor. He is very observant and a good listener. Each session accomplishes its goals. I didn't know what to expect going into this, but very pleasantly surprised overall with the experience and found it very useful so far.
Victor's dedication to my counseling blew me away. He made himself available to me so much it was unbelievable. He mapped out a clear plan for me and always let me know what we were doing and why we were doing it. He really pushed me and supported me through the process I was working with him on. I can't say enough about him. If someone wants to get better and is willing to do what needs to be done, then Victor is the guy.
He’s in my corner and also holds me accountable.
Victor has spent considerable time learning about me and is a great listener. His professional interjections provide me with real help in learning about myself. Its very early days having only had 2 sessions but I have confidence in his abilities to provide the support in my journey.
Thank you for your patience
I'm really enjoying my time with Victor. He is a wealth of information and gives you some great tools to work with. He is kind, a great listener and above all a lovely person. Really enjoying my time with him.
I really find Victor supportive and is work incredibly helpful. I have also recommended betterhelp on multiple occasions to friends and colleagues. Thank you BetterHelp!
Therapy is an unique path for everyone and I feel Victor understands that. His exercises are clear and workable. He can build a safe space where you can feel comfortable to follow your own pace.
We are early in our relationship but everyday I look forward to my journey with him and I. The varied methods of communication really help me open up the way I am comfortable to, and the option of different media's to connect, has made a significant difference in my acceptance of this journey.
Personable, love the practical exercises he gives, great sense of humor, loves that he prefers to schedule phone sessions early on, very engaging, responds in a timely manner, phone sessions are very engaging and never feels like he’s going by the clock but instead really trying to get to know you. Great at recognizing struggle areas and great at encouraging me to share my feelings/thoughts etc. He’s one of the better counselors I’ve worked with that truly helps me reframe my negative thinking.
Victor is a great, we clicked instantly. He's easy going, understanding and has helped me enormously. He responds to messages very quickly and takes a close interest. He is professional, has a good sense of humour, and will tell it as it is in a firm but sensitive manner. Highly recommended.