Orlando J GarciaLMFT

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Are there any recurring themes or issues you’ve noticed as you treat people in your area of specialization, and how has this insight guided your approach?

That people tend to get lost and/or fixated in recurring patterns or narratives (based on their life experiences) that maintain and/or reinforce particularly rigid and negative beliefs about themselves, about others and about life in general. Patterns, narratives and beliefs that they ascribe to automatically and without questioning -or with very little questioning. Patterns, narratives and beliefs that bring them great problems, difficulties and lack of satisfaction in their lives. Patterns, narratives and beliefs that can absolutely be changed -for the better, that they mistakenly believe to be fixed, final and unalterable realities -which they are not.

If you could pick one movie or book that influenced your approach to therapy, what would it be and why?

"Good Will Hunting." Why? Because in the end, we're all human and need to deeply connect with other humans. Humans that can help us to restore a sense that there is still hope, that our lives are important, that we re not alone in this world, that we are special in our own unique way -no matter what has happened -and that we can find our way in life -even if at times everything seem confusing. All people need human connection and need to be understood. The most brilliant ideas and most sublime philosophies of men were the product of individuals who were as human as you and I are. Men and women who loved, who had families, friends, lovers, talents, shortcomings, vulnerabilities and mortality . After we sift through all the jargon, it's all about to human beings connecting in this journey from the womb and one helping the other to restore, "in their bones," a sense that life is good and that there are others that will either help us or hold our hand as we travel life's highways.

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

That the benefits of therapy far outweigh the fears that one may have about it. That by taking the time to learn about oneself and by exploring all the rich potentials and gifts we have as human beings, we can benefit immensely. Also that we are stronger than we think.




Relationship Issues


Panic attacks & panic disorder

General Expertise


Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Adolescent mental health

Aging related concerns

Anger management

Bipolar disorder



In-Network Insurance

All Savers Insurance

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

Oscar Health

Oxford Health Plans


UnitedHealthCare (UHC)



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eclectic Therapy

Experiential Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

Training / Certifications

Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT)

State of Florida Approved Supervisor for Registered Marriage & Family Therapy Interns

State of Florida Approved Supervisor for Registered Mental Health Counseling Interns

Clinical Hypnotherapy Training Certificate-State of Florida Approved Hypnotherapy Provider

Certified Practitioner of the Art of Neuro-Linguistic Psychology (NLP)

Advanced Family Therapy Training, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami


FL, LMFT, MT1852


Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy

Work History

I am a seasoned psychotherapist/family therapist with many years of experience alleviating and/or resolving a broad spectrum of psychological, behavioral, and emotional issues. Using scientifically proven treatment methods, i can help you to start improving your life today. I work with individuals, couples, families or groups. I work with people of all people of all ages. I use a hybrid of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)/Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and family systems therapy. I also use Gestalt/experiential approaches, psychodrama approaches, person centered/Rogerian approaches and psychodynamic approaches. I applaud your being open to growing as an individual. This journey of self-discovery can help you to not only learn about yourself but to make changes in your life that will significantly improve the quality of your life. I would love to work with you.


6447 Miami Lakes Dr,, Suite 210H, Miami Lakes, 33014, FL