Christy Garcia, LMFT

Trauma Therapist in San Diego, CA

Faith-Based Therapy

Faith-Based Counseling in San Diego, CA

You feel alone at church despite being actively involved with many activities within your faith community. You’ve been struggling with something that you’re afraid to bring up to others for fear of judgment. Sometimes you feel like an outsider. Perhaps you’ve been shamed into believing that if you would only “pray and read your Bible” everything would be fine. Or maybe you’ve been told things like “it’s wrong to seek therapy outside of church.” You’ve begun to question the absurdity of these statements, but feel stuck, caught between a rock and a hard place – getting better or dishonoring God.

Suffering is a normal part of life, but you don’t have to go it alone

I’m passionate about coming alongside people of faith and supporting you in the midst of your pain. I also have a special heart for Pastors and Ministry Leaders who need extra support. Ministry workers give some much of themselves, who is there to support you? My goal is to assist you in gaining healing, transformation, and restoration in your life.

I am able to integrate a faith-based perspective into the therapeutic process and will do so in a way that honors your faith journey and relationship with God. I am also able to help you disentangle or deconstruct toxic and unhelpful ideology that was hurtful, traumatic or abusive to you while also helping you heal and move forward. 

About Me and My Faith Background

I grew up in the Christian faith and consider myself to be a Follower of Jesus. While I grew up in a Christian household and my faith is a central part of who I am, I welcome people from all faith backgrounds, denominations and walks of life and want you to know that I’m here for you and will respect your values and beliefs, even if they are different from my own. I am able to hold space for differences of opinions and viewpoints without becoming defensive or judgmental and will always respect your personal autonomy. My job is to help you figure out what’s most important to you in your healing process. 

Schedule Your Faith-Based Therapy Appointment

Click here to schedule a free, 15-minute exploration call to learn more about how I provide faith-based counseling in San Diego. I look forward to talking with you!

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