Hello, I am Dr. Garcia; please call me Yaro. My degrees are in general psychology with an emphasis in cognition and clinical psychology. I am a licensed mental health counselor. My approach is engaging, straightforward, caring, warm, safe, non-judgmental, and treatment based. I understand it is a difficult decision to seek therapy, I take the time to build a trusting therapeutic relationship with you. My role as a therapist is to participate in healing wounds, and to make treatment recommendations that will effectively help you feel better. If you are struggling with past/current/future experiences that are hurting you, I can help.
I have 13 years of experience in treating mental health. Our daily lives are disrupted by thoughts, feelings, conflict, trauma, the past, a relationship, children, work, education, sleep, etc. When this happens, our mental health is compromised, and we do not function at our best. If you are in need of support and searching for a new way to deal with a certain issue, it is okay to seek professional help to get you back on track and reach your full potential. I can help you become more self-aware, less triggered, emotionally regulated, confident, and satisfied.
Techniques I use include cognitive processing, EMDR, brainspotting, motivational interviewing, solution-focused, person-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, prolonged exposure therapy, traumatic incident reduction, and others. I am a professor and recognized speaker on subjects related to subjects.
The following is a list of my certifications:
- Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Certified Advocate for Victims of Domestic Violence with the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Certified Advocate for Victims of Sexual Abuse with the Florida Council Against Sexual Assault
Florida Counseling Association Certified and A Qualified Supervisor
Therapy Treatment Team Clinical Director
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Prolonged Exposure Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
- Dialectal Behavior Therapy
- Traumatic Incident Reduction
- Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate
- Level 1 Gottman Method Couples Therapy Certificate
- Prepare/Enrich Facilitator
- Telehealth Training Certificate TEAMS Cognitive Behavioral Therapy