Claudia Garcia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. She received her Master’s of Social Work from Steve Hick’s School of Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin.
Claudia specializes in adolescents and adults. Her primary focus is developing a safe and empathetic space for client’s to explore their feelings, encourage reflection, and begin the process of healing. Claudias experience is with teens and adults suffering from a variety of mental illnesses, such as anxiety and depression using evidenced-based therapeutic strategies, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
At the heart of her work is facilitating a deeper understanding of self so the client can achieve their goals and aspirations.
Services are offered both in English and Spanish.
What Led Me To Becoming a Therapist
From a young age I knew I wanted to help people through the connection I created with them. Which avenue I would take in helping others took many twist and turns until I was in college noting the various disparities on campus. At this time I found social work where the social justice problems intersected with the personal connection I had always valued. The passion for social work only grew and led me to attend the University of Texas at Austin’s Social Work Master’s program which helped me understand human behavior, development, and so many other helpful skills. I feel honored to be able to support and hold space for those who are hurting or struggling.
What I want for you during our session
I am committed to holding an empathetic, supportive space for healing and reflection. Our sessions will be a time where you can feel frustrated, happy, sad, or elated, with no fear or judgement. In this space, we will collaborate on the goals and aspirations you have for your future while taking note and empathy of your past experiences. Services are offered in English and Spanish.
My Professional Background
I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. I hold a master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas at Austin. My education thus far has been invaluable to my work as a therapist. I am dedicated to continuing to evolve and expand my skill set through ongoing training and consultation.
“Every life is a piece of art put together by all means available.” -Pierre Janet