Christy Garcia, LMFT

Trauma Therapist in San Diego, CA


Trauma Therapist in San Diego, CA

You’ve been longing to overcome your past, learn how to manage your stress and be free from your depression. How do you choose a therapist in Chula Vista, CA or the greater San Diego area that’s the right match for your needs? Therapy can be a very vulnerable process, thus it’s important that you find just the right counselor that’s best suited for you!

Hi, I’m Christy!

I help adults heal from childhood wounds and other traumatic life events

I offer in-person therapy here in the South Bay of San Diego. My office is located in Eastlake Chula Vista, CA. Additionally, I offer virtual (or telehealth) appointments for California residents.

I help adults learn how to deal with overwhelming anxiety, anger, or sadness, by teaching you how to cope with your distress and make peace with you past. I take a holistic approach to therapy, through the mind, body and soul. Offering more than just a listening ear, I often integrate mindfulness, guided meditation or relaxation skills into your therapy so you can walk away from each session with a greater sense of calm that you can take with you into the week. Together, we’ll practice the skills that you’ll need in order to heal and grow from your experiences so you can move forward with your life. With therapy you can take your life back and recapture the peace and joy that you’ve been longing for.

For over 10 years I’ve helped clients overcome their past and deal with the often debilitating symptoms of anxiety, depression,  panic attacks, PTSD or trauma. I offer weekly sessions to my clients so you can experience consistent support and receive the benefit of working through your pain and gaining the necessary tools to find healing and transformation in your life so you can feel better. Although therapy can be hard, it can also feel like a sigh of relief or a breath of fresh air.

I’m also a trained EMDR Therapist here in Chula Vista, CA. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and is a trauma-specific therapy  model for PTSD and trauma-related issues that uses cutting-edge techniques which don’t require you to talk very much about what happened to you in order to heal and feel better; however, it cuts straight to the heart of the matter and helps you heal more quickly than traditional talk-therapy.

Schedule an Appointment

If you’re ready to take back control and experience healing and restoration in your life click here to request a free, 15-minute exploration call for therapy in Eastlake, Chula Vista, CA. I offer in-person therapy appointments and also have a telehealth platform for online therapy. My specialties include therapy for anxious teens, counseling for Christians, and EMDR for trauma/PTSD.

“Therapy is about understanding the self that you are. But part of getting to know yourself is to unknown yourself – to let go of the limiting stories you’ve told yourself about who you are so that you aren’t trapped by them, so you can live your life and not the story you’ve been telling yourself about your life.”

– Lori Gottlieb

Education & Credentials:

  • License #: 113176
  • License State: CA
  • Practicing Since: 2012
  • Education: Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Azusa Pacific University, 2013; Bachelors of Arts, Music, Point Loma Nazarene University, 2005

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