Transform your Mental Health with Jessenia Garcia, Licensed Professional Counselor

Dr. Jessenia Garcia She/Her/Hers |Ella (what’s this?)

“Caminante, no hay puentes, se hace puentes al andar."(Voyager, there are no bridges, one builds them as one walks.) ― Gloria Anzaldúa

I take great pride in my Latina background, which stems from my parents' Mexican and Salvadoran roots. These identities have not only shaped my aspirations but have also motivated me to make a positive impact on my community. My cultural values, like hard work, humility, connection with others, and hope, have contributed to my achievements and instilled a sense of pride in my heritage. Leveraging these cultural strengths is a powerful tool to face uncertainty and fear, take risks, and move forward. Understanding oneself and identifying what truly matters is a vital part of conquering life's challenges. Familiarizing myself with your identities, strengths, and values lays a strong groundwork for productive therapy.

My primary focus is serving diverse populations since I firmly believe that marginalized groups have been let down by existing systems for far too long. As a clinician, I am committed to integrating culture into therapy while also educating upcoming therapists on how to expand their cultural competencies. I firmly believe that therapy can promote cultural sustainability without resorting to a cultural deficit perspective. The significance of diversity, equity, and inclusion is at the forefront of all my work.

As a bilingual therapist based in Texas, I have extensive experience assisting adults with a diverse range of concerns. My approach involves tailoring treatment to each client's specific needs and collaborating with them to achieve their goals. For more information on my qualifications and approach, please see below.

My Qualifications and Background

My services are available in both English and Spanish.

EDUCATION, LICENSE, AND EXPERIENCE

Education

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision
2020

The University of Texas at San Antonio

M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
2016

License

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

TX License - 78860

Professional Experience

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

An LPC is a mental health clinician who has completed at least a master's degree in counseling and has completed 3,000 post-graduate clinical hours under the supervision of a board-certified supervisor.

Counselor Educator

Apart from my clinical duties, I am also a core faculty member in St. Edward's University counseling department where I provide supervision and training to master's level students who aspire to become counselors and therapists.

Have any questions?

If you have any questions about the therapies, feel free to contact me and ask!