Lia Garcia obtained her master’s degree in clinical social work from Florida International University, complemented by a Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work from the same institution. As a therapist, her primary goal is to establish a secure and nurturing environment. Lia is committed to maintaining an empathetic and nonjudgmental stance, guiding individuals through challenging times.
Ms. Garcia’s professional background encompasses working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, self-esteem challenges, eating disorders, family distress, and various other concerns. In addition, she has experience in assisting adolescents facing mental health and/or socio-economic challenges within the foster system.
During Lia’s clinical internship, she worked at a Monte Nido facility dedicated to eating disorders. In this role, she provided both group and individual therapies across Residential, Partial Hospitalization, and Intensive Outpatient settings. Additionally, Lia was able to provide crucial meal support to adolescents and adults.
Ms. Garcia is looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate with you on your journey towards improving mental health.
• Individual Counseling for Adults, Adolescents and Children
• Stress Management
• Eating Disorders
• Children’s Problems
• Adolescent Problems
• Behavioral Problems
• Parent/Child Problems
What do you specialize in or focus on in mental health treatment?
My therapeutic emphasis revolves around fostering the growth and healing of individuals. As a therapist, I am dedicated to understanding the unique aspects of each person while also considering their broader environment. Building a strong rapport is a priority for me, ensuring that clients feel both heard and safe during our interactions. Additionally, I am committed to destigmatizing the act of seeking and receiving help within the therapeutic process.
What do you do in your free time?
During my free time, I take silent moments to read a romance novel or sit back and watch a sitcom. Trying new restaurants and getting to know different cultures through food is something I enjoy quite a lot. This year, I would like to make it a point to travel to three new locations and explore what’s out there.