Christy Garcia, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist in Chula Vista, California

About

Christy Garcia, LMFT – Marriage and Family Therapist IN EASTLAKE CHULA VISTA, CA

You’ve been silently struggling for so long, hoping that you’ll finally feel better. 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 Garcia. I’m a Licensed therapist here in Eastlake, Chula Vista, CA. 

Treatment Approach

I work with individuals who have been quietly struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss or some sort of traumatic event that they just can’t manage on their own. People who have been trying to handle things and “get over it” but realize that they’re not getting better. 

I’m passionate about helping people develop the skills and tools they need to cope with life’s difficulties and learn a new way of being, relating and talking to themselves about their past, their experiences and their emotions. Lastly, I offer faith-based counseling, through a Christian perspective for those who are seeking to integrate their faith into their therapy; however, I what you to know that if you don’t share the same faith or belief system as me, I will respect and honor your views and opinions and will not impose my values onto you or bring them into our therapeutic work together.

Over the years, I’ve gained invaluable training and experience helping people overcome traumatic experiences in their lives. I integrate a combination of strategies into therapy that will help you move forward with your life. I’m not going to just sit back and simply listen, smile and nod my head and ask you “how does that make you feel?” While of course I’m an empathetic and attentive listener, I take it one step further and teach you new skills and tools that you can take with you into the week to help you cope  and feel better between sessions.

And, if what we’re doing isn’t working? I’m open and receptive to your feedback. I’m willing to work with you to make adjustments to your therapeutic goals, and if all else fails, I’m willing to refer you to another therapist who will be a better match for your needs. I don’t have any ego in this. You’re in the driver seat. I’m simply you’re navigator along for the journey.

What I care most about is your progress and recovery. It’s my hope that by the end of your time in therapy, you feel healed and transformed! And if I’m not the best therapist who can help get you to the finish line, I’m happy to point you in the right direction to one who is.

I’m also a trained EMDR Therapist here in Chula Vista, CA and am in the process of becoming certified in this modality. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and is a trauma-specific therapy model 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.

Click here to schedule your free, no pressure, 15-minute phone consultation for counseling in the San Diego or Chula Vista, CA area. Or, click to learn more about my specialties today. You deserve to experience that abundant life you’ve been longing for!

“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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