Maria Garcia, LMHC

Maria Garcia, LMHC

Hello! Hola!

My name is Maria Paz Garcia, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor serving people in Broward County. I was born in Peru and moved to the U.S when I was 17 years old. I’m a bilingual therapist who understands the struggles and changes that we have to overcome to adapt in a new culture and country. I’m passionate, down-to-earth, approachable, straight forward but most importantly understanding and caring.

I graduated with a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Barry University. I had the opportunity to do my internship at a homeless shelter, and I have worked at a community mental health clinic. During that time, I was able to work with a variety of individuals whose problems ranged from schizophrenia to adjustment disorders and relationship issues. I have also worked at a substance abuse facility for pregnant women, and I am currently working at a residential substance abuse facility.

I specialize in working with individuals struggling with substance abuse issues; difficulty establishing healthy relationships; identifying and placing boundaries; communication skills issues, assimilation and acculturation concerns; life transitions such as retirement, breakups; low-self-esteem and trauma.

I utilize a variety of techniques, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT),  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting (BSP), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT Tapping), stress management, assertiveness training, and work/life balance

I’m a huge advocate for therapy! I wholeheartedly believe that we can all benefit from maximizing our strengths and bettering our perceived weaknesses. Therapy is a great place to start when we feel life isn’t going how we envisioned it and when we wish to engage in intentional action and change.

A little about me…

I enjoy traveling and make it a point to travel to different countries at least twice a year. I love going to the farmer’s market whenever I get a chance to stock up on essential oils and perfume oils. My favorite scent is lavender for its calming and relaxing benefits. I workout as a way to practice gratitude for my body’s resilience, ability to get stronger and also for the stress relief benefits. I’ll leave you with my favorite quote:

The way we do one thing is the way we do everything.” – Iyanla Vanzant


Trauma, Self-Esteem Issues, Anxiety/Depression and Substance Abuse


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Brainspotting and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT Tapping)

Insurances accepted:

United Healthcare, Cigna, Humana, Aetna, Multiplan, Blue Cross Blue Shield (effective 10/22)

Contact: | 954-378-5381

5400 S University Drive, Suite 308
Davie, FL, 33328

420 S State Road 7 #108
Wellington, Florida 33414
(954) 378-5381

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