My name is Nichole Garcia and I am a licensed masters social worker, LMSW. I have been working in the field for about 11 years and started out working with children and teens at a residential shelter in 2012. I also have experience working with adults with bipolar disorder, anger issues, trauma and abuse, personality disorders, ADHD, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, the LGBTQ population, relationship issues, and many more. I have worked with those adults since 2017 at a community mental health agency (CMH). While working at a CMH, I have gained knowledge in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) where I have had the privilege to attend multiple trainings in DBT and prolonged exposure. I also have been able to attend trainings for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), eating disorders, and substance use disorders.
I graduated at Wayne State University in 2012 with my Bachelors in Social Work and then in 2013 I enrolled in a 10 month accelerated masters program where I was able to obtain my Masters in Social Work. While attending college, I completed multiple internships working at homeless shelters, residential facilities, and the psychiatric ward.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I am an open person and believe transparency is very important in a relationship. So as long as we can be honest with eachother, it will be a great therapeutic relationship. I am very passionate about my work. I love learning about my clients and ways we can work together to help you. I look forward to working with you and will make it an empathetic, genuine experience. Talk to you soon!
Nichole Garcia, LMSW
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
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Nichole is an amazing therapist; she is thoughtful, kind, and creates a safe space for me to share my thoughts. I trust her guidance and opinion as she takes the time to understand my point of view and provides thoughtful feedback. I have gained several useful tools and mindful thinking skills that are helping me navigate my thoughts and feelings. Thank you, Nichole, for all your help and positive energy. I truly appreciate all your help.
Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Nichole for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Nichole, has a great understanding, and is a great person to talk to. Listen to your problems and gives good advice, great person to have in your corner
Written on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Nichole for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
I was against therapy but had to try something an now believe it is helping an apreciate Nicole
Written on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Nichole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
Nichole is amazing. I was wary about trying therapy at first, almost a year ago. But she has been nothing but a fantastic support. She has been my rock, and then went on to help me find my own rock, so to speak :) Nichole has helped me find my real self, and she's given me loads of tools to help me be the best version of myself that I can be. I truly hope that should I ever need to use the service again, I can be paired with her once more. Thank you so much Nichole, for everything. :)
Written on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Nichole for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Nichole is one of the best therapists I have ever worked with. She is a great listener and always provides great insight into difficult situations. She has provided me with a lot of great skills and tools. She is reaffirming and always comes in with a positive mindset. I would recommend her to everyone!
Written on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Nichole for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Nichole is great to work with.
Written on Dec 15, 2021 after therapy with Nichole for 3 months