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Victor Garcia, LPC, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Grief
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About me

As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of Texas (USA) I have worked with a variety of individuals (ages 3 and up), 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-judgemental, open-minded, committed, and an active listener. Parts of your story are shared over time and I will be patient as you develop a comfort with the partnership. I will respect limits you express during this journey. Please note that my style blends listening with education and action. This style may be challenging for clients that desire a different design/process in therapy.

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, or a new client preferring to work with me, you can expedite the process by reaching out to the helpdesk and letting them know so that they can contact me with the referral. Outside of this, my availability opens every few months; as clients are graduated, new spots open up.

At this time I am only offering Voice Call (phone/audio) and Live Chat sessions. Please be aware of this before starting, and/or during, the therapy process.

***Because a significantly growing number of clients are disclosing concerns about sexually explicit media (SEM; porn) use and sexual choices that they, and/or their loved ones, are making, especially in the last few years, I am especially keen to continue helping clients struggling with varying levels of sex and porn addiction. Mirroring other forms of addiction, shame, secrecy, denial, and disbelief are significant barriers that keep these cancers alive.

Professional experience

9yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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, Post-traumatic 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

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

TX LPC 72595

TX LMFT 202864


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

Compassionate and flexible, Victor truly understands that material circumstances beyond one's control are often the primary cause of mental distress, and uses a pragmatic cognitive behavioural approach to help me to process my reality and develop healthy coping strategies.

Written on Feb 14, 2023 after therapy with Victor for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Victor’s been a big part of my life these last two years and we’ve never been face to face. I struggled finding a therapist for a while. From the beginning I felt comfortable speaking my truths immediately. He cares about what he does and he’s really great at it. He cares about health. He held me accountable when it was necessary and he’s encouraged me to try different ways of communicating for healthier relationships. I’m very grateful for our sessions. I’ve learned a lot from our conversations. Love and belonging.

Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Victor for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Mr. Garcia is the Therapist everyone deserves. I've needed one my whole life and finally found one who challenges my thoughts and feelings and shows me healthier ways to view them. He's helped me so much in just a month and I plan to stick with him. Great listener and great analyzer. Highly recommend giving him a shot.

Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Victor for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

he’s great; intelligent and knowledgeable, never met someone who takes a personable yet smart approach to this

Written on Jun 25, 2022 after therapy with Victor for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Victor makes me feel safe and like I'm talking to a friend. H e makes it so easy to discuss personal issues and he's an expert at working on the emotional side of things.

Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Victor for 3 weeks on issues concerning grief, coping with life changes, and adhd

Victor has been wonderful in helping me work through topics that have been top of mind. He is a great listener and always is willing to give valuable feedback to anything discussed. The exercises that Victor implements helps one understand the root of what is causing the pain point and provides exercises to help overcome those obstacles in the future.

Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Victor for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem