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Ivonne Garcia

Ivonne Garcia


15 years of experience

Do you feel like you cannot prioritize yourself and have a hard time saying no to others? Do you want to make a career change but are scared of the unknown? Do you feel like you have lost yourself in people pleasing and have an overwhelming amount of anxiety / guilt? Are you kind to everyone but yourself? You may feel alone like no one could ever understand but I can. I can help you manage the anxiety and depression that is blocking you from finding your authentic self and step into the life you deserve. You deserve to feel the freedom that comes when you leave the fears behind you and accept yourself for who you really are. I provide compassion and empathy and I am passionate about collaborating with my clients to help navigate through necessary barriers to empower you to take charge of your life. If you are at the crossroads with a relationship, life transitions, or are trying to find the courage to step out in life as the real you, I am the therapist for you. I truly understand how hard change is through the journey of life. With my clinical experience, I am here to help you see that the sun shines bright every day, even through a storm. You have what it takes to create the change you are looking for and I am here to support you in that walk. I would love to partner together in the next steps in your journey. *I am currently working with clients over the age of 25 that reside in Florida and North Carolina. Office hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST. Evening sessions are limited and unavailable at this time. All messages will receive a response within 24 hrs during working hours. All messages sent Friday - Sunday will receive a response by the end of day Monday.

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

Before our first session, I like to have a 15 min consultation to discuss what you are looking for in a therapist, what your needs are, and confirm that we both feel comfortable to move forward with an intake session. During our first session, we will explore you current situation as well as attain some historical background and information to start our work together and establish what is your main goal in therapy. After a couple of sessions, my hope is to have established a safe and trusting environment where we can work together on established goals and dive deep into the root of your main issues at hand as well as techniques that can you can use to navigate through what is currently going on for you.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

My approach in therapy draws influence from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. I like to use several different techniques during therapy such as cognitive restructuring / reframing, relaxation / deep breathing exercises, psycho-education, exploration of emotions and relationship patterns and exploration of coping patterns.

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

My biggest strength in working with clients is being able to provide a non judgmental safe environment to explore emotions. Additionally, working with issues of codependency, people pleasing, and perfectionism is my passion as I truly love to help others find their way back to loving themselves, being able to set healthy boundaries in all relationships, and find true acceptance of themselves.

About Ivonne Garcia