Maria Garcia, LPC/MHSP - Tennessee Therapist at Grow Therapy

Maria Garcia

Maria Garcia


8 years of experience

Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with an MHSP designation, bringing 7 years of experience supporting teens, adults, and couples facing challenges related to grief, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and cultural issues. My approach involves helping clients identify obstacles to achieving their optimal selves, fostering a healthy mental health lifestyle. I work collaboratively with clients to understand and manage life difficulties, equipping them with the skills to thrive in various circumstances. My primary focus is on utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to support clients on their journey towards growth and healing.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

During the initial session, clients can anticipate me asking further questions based on their intake responses. I also dedicate time to discussing my therapeutic approach, ensuring it aligns with their expectations for optimal care and a positive therapy journey. Together, we establish SMART goals and address any inquiries or concerns they may have. It's paramount to me that clients feel both comfortable and safe throughout their therapeutic experience.b

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

One of my key strengths as a therapist is my commitment to allowing my clients to take the lead and maintain as much control as possible during sessions. I recognize that for many individuals, therapy may be a new experience, and I prioritize creating a positive and supportive environment for them. Moreover, I emphasize to my clients that I am there to accompany them on their journey, helping them identify patterns of behavior, thoughts, and emotions that may be impeding their progress towards optimal mental health. Being bilingual in Spanish and English, I understand the importance of being able to communicate directly in one's native language. Lastly, as a therapist, I actively participate in various trainings to ensure that I can incorporate the latest techniques and approaches into my sessions with clients.

About Maria Garcia

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I utilize CBT by focusing on helping individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to their problems. It's based on the idea that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected, and by changing one aspect, we can influence the others.

Cognitive Processing (CPT)

I utilize CPT to empower clients to understand and process my clients traumatic experiences, challenge negative beliefs, and develop healthier coping strategies for managing PTSD symptoms.


multicultural therapy involves a commitment to understanding, respecting, and valuing the cultural diversity of clients, and integrating cultural considerations into all aspects of the therapeutic process. By doing so, I can create a more inclusive and effective therapeutic environment that honors the richness of each individual's cultural identity and experiences.

Couples Counseling

Couples therapy involves a collaborative and solution-focused approach to help couples navigate challenges, strengthen their relationship, and cultivate greater satisfaction and fulfillment in their partnership. As a therapist, I serves as a guide and facilitator, empowering couples to develop the skills and insights needed to create a healthier and more resilient relationship.