Monica GarciaLMHC

Headshot of Monica Garcia LMHC

Availability

In Eastern Time

What does a first session with you look like?

I do not believe in a one size fits all method. In order to get the best out of your therapeutic experience it is crucial that the therapist/client relationship is solidified. That begins in the first session, building rapport is important and I like to utilize the first session by getting to know my client more in depth. I thoroughly explain my methods and my therapeutic approach. I like to check in with my client prior to them leaving the first session to gather any closing thoughts.

In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?

I believe that everyone should feel as though they are the CEO's of their own life. I am a CBT therapist and I help my clients challenge there negative thought patterns. Together my client and I examine the evidence of their negative thoughts to create and healthier you. I practice what I preach and I believe it is crucial for individuals to feel as though they own their own life. I practice and preach self care and mindfulness to become more aware of any negative thought patterns and I carry that over into my treatment. Together we work on implementing healthy coping skills to decrease and hopefully eliminate these negative thoughts.

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

Something important to know about me is that like you, I too am human. I feel and think and experience life in many different forms. The sessions are always about the client, but it's important to know that I take a non-judgmental approach and I enjoy working in this field because it allows me to empathize with other's on another level. I will always go at the client's pace within reason, I believe my job is to not only provide support but to push my client's to becoming the best versions of themselves (whatever they believe that is).

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Adolescent mental health

Marriage issues

Coping Skills

General Expertise

Relationship Issues

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Social Anxiety

ADHD

Anger management

Autism spectrum disorder

Caregiver stress & support

In-Network Insurance

All Savers Insurance

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

Oscar Health

Oxford Health Plans

UMR

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Fees

$130

First Session

$130

Couples Therapy

$130

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Biofeedback

Gestalt Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Positive Psychology

The Gottman Method

Training / Certifications

RBT, LMHC

Licensure

FL, LMHC, 18670

Education

M.S Mental Health Counseling and Applied Behavior Analysis, Nova Southeastern University

BA Psychology Florida State University

Work History

I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist who has been working in the mental health field for over 5 years. I specialize in anxiety, depression, interpersonal issues, marital issues and low self esteem. I have experience working with a diverse population including but not limited to children, teens and adults. I am also a Registered Behavioral Technician who works closely with children with developmental disabilities as well as those on the ASD spectrum.

Location

610 Clematis ST, West Palm Beach, 33401, FL