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Guadalupe "Lupe" Garcia, LPC, NCC

Telehealth for Mental Health
For current clients: During this time of uncertainty with COVID-19, client health and safety is of utmost priority to me. Therefore, I am transitioning current clients to receiving mental health services via telehealth. The use of telehealth services is effective as of March 20, 2020 until further notice. I will be providing mental health services using Simple Practice, which is a secure platform that provides confidential telehealth. Please contact the office 15 minutes prior to your appointment to check-in/make payment over the phone. For and Saturday or after hours telehealth sessions that take place please contact the office staff the following business day no later than 4:00pm to make your payment over the phone.
 
For new clients: During this time of uncertainty with COVID-19, client health and safety is of utmost importance to me. Therefore, I am taking prospective new clients via telehealth only effective March 22, 2020 until further notice.  I will be providing mental health services using Simple Practice, which is a secure platform that provides confidential telehealth. New client documentation is available online and must be completed prior to our appointment. Please contact the office 15 minutes prior to your appointment to check-in/make payment over the phone. For and Saturday or after hours telehealth sessions that take place please contact the office staff the following business day no later than 4:00pm to make your payment over the phone.
 
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida. I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling from Florida International University. I have over five years of experience in mental health servicing a variety of populations including the homeless, former foster care youth, immigrant children and adolescents and also adults. I have worked with clients in an array of settings including subsidized housing programs, higher education, detention center, and hospital. Mental health concerns have varied from substance abuse, personality disorders, depression, trauma, grief and loss, relational problems, anxiety, and anger management.
 
Upon establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship, it becomes my priority to guide them to reach their desired goals in a safe and comforting environment. Through a collaborative effort and utilizing individualized interventions, we will address your concerns and provide you with the tools to help manage future life challenges. I work with clients from a trauma-informed and culturally-sensitive lens. Some interventions used in the past include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Focused CBT. My approach to counseling is eclectic, drawing from theories and interventions that meet the individual needs of every person.
 
I look forward to having the privilege of hearing your story and joining you in your journey to reaching your goals!

Soy una consejera profesional con licencia (LPC) en Texas y una consejera de salud mental con licencia (LMHC) en la Florida. Recibí mi maestría en salud mental de la Universidad Internacional de la Florida. Tengo más de cinco años de experiencia en servicios de salud mental atendiendo a una variedad de poblaciones, incluyendo las personas desamparadas, los jóvenes bajo cuidado de gobierno, niños y adolescentes inmigrantes y también adultos. Algunas áreas de concentración han sido abuso de sustancias, depresión, trauma, duelo y pérdida, problemas relacionales, ansiedad y manejo de la ira.
 
Al establecer una relación terapéutica, es prioridad escucharlos y guiarlos para alcanzar sus metas en un ambiente seguro y reconfortante. Mediante un esfuerzo colaborativo y utilizando intervenciones individualizadas, nos enfocaremos en sus preocupaciones y recibirá información y las herramientas necesarias para sentirse mejor y poder manejar su situación. Trabajo con clientes desde una perspectiva sensible al trauma y siempre tomando en cuenta la importancia de la cultura en la vida de cada persona. Algunas intervenciones utilizadas en el pasado incluyen la terapia cognitiva conductual (TCC), la solución enfocada, las entrevistas motivacionales y la terapia cognitiva conductual centrada en el trauma. Mi método terapéutico es ecléctico basado en teorías e intervenciones que satisfacen las necesidades individuales de cada persona.
 
¡Espero tener el privilegio de escuchar su historia y ayudarle a lograr sus metas!
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