Hello and welcome! I'm Monica, and I'm here to help. I can imagine that you (or your loved one) may be going through a difficult time now. Despite what you may be currently facing, you are extremely courageous to reach out and ask for help. It’s not an easy step to take. God has given me so much and I want to give back. Having had my own experiences with healing & adversity, I come with book knowledge and real-life personal experiences on healing and perseverance. I love what I do and find strength through Christ and the Holy Spirit to guide me when counseling others. I feel truly blessed to be a part of the Saga team because I whole-heartedly believe in its mission of providing hope and support to our churches and communities. I am committed to sharing genuine care to help you meet your personal goals. I look forward to being a part of your therapeutic journey and hearing your story… Warm regards, Monica
Monica Garcia is a bilingual (English/Spanish-speaking), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has 31 years of experience as a psychotherapist assisting others with navigating the challenges that come with this life. Years of experience and heavily leaning on God’s unfailing heart has changed the lives of her clients and hers as well. Monica is a graduate from Pepperdine University (1993) with a masters degree in Clinical Psychology. She has developed clinical skills in the treatment of: Stress Management Mindfulness Anxiety & Worry Depression Women’s Issues Self-esteem Issues and the healthy development of sense of self Grief and Loss Life changes and transitions ADHD & Parenting support to name a few… She has worked with adults, children, adolescents, couples, families, and individuals of all ages, faith, and cultural backgrounds. Over the years, she has not only led various groups on grief, parenting skills, mindfulness, and ADHD informational seminars but also has facilitated women’s groups, and children’s groups in a variety of clinical settings (such as schools, hospitals, and mental health clinics.) She has a multi-faceted counseling approach based in (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, strength-based Solution Focused Counseling, Person-Centered Therapy, and Humanistic Therapy. She works through a variety of approaches and matches the style that will best fit your individual needs. More importantly, she views YOU as being the expert in your own experience and journey. She likes to highlight your inner strengths and celebrate resiliency to help clients move through difficult times in their lives.
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