Maria Elena Garcia, LPC, NCC

Maria Elena Garcia, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Practice Philosophy

Therapy can include warmth, humor, and even pop culture on the path of self-discovery and growth. As your therapist, I bring the playful spirit of curiosity and a deep love for the transformative power of therapy to our work. My approach is heart-based and grounded in the understanding that you are the expert of your own life. Your insights into yourself will help guide our process. Together, we’ll collaborate to tailor a therapeutic process that resonates with your unique interests, needs, and goals.

I’ve sat on both sides of the therapy chair, and this experience shapes my empathetic and client-centered approach. Whether you’re navigating challenges or seeking personal development, our sessions will be a safe place for exploration and experimentation to help you find what works and feels effective to support you in progressing toward your goals. I integrate relevant neuroscience, somatic bodywork, mindfulness, dream analysis, and more into my work. Most importantly, I bring a genuine love for my work to make therapy relatable and engaging, believing that warmth and safety are both vital to the journey.

Join me in co-creating a therapeutic experience that celebrates your individuality, fosters resilience, and empowers you to align with who you are, and who you want to be.

My areas of clinical focus are anxiety and depression. I specialize in working with adults aged 18-40 years old and supporting them as they navigate life changes, the intricacies of dating and relationships, people-pleasing tendencies, parenting, identity exploration, and more. I have extensive experience in serving BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ community members, and strive to help my clients feel seen, heard, and supported. My ideal client is open and ready to begin their therapeutic journey.