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Sylvia Garcia

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #46789

Sylvia attended Columbia University for her undergraduate degree in Art History and Visual Arts. After graduating, she discovered that she could combine her passion for art and helping others. Sylvia pursued a Masters in Psychology at Phillips Graduate Institute and completed the MFT and Art Therapy program. Sylvia specializes in working with individuals ages 5-25. She has extensive experience working primarily with at risk youth, young adults, children and families struggling with homelessness, domestic violence, substance use, depression, anxiety, and other behavioral issues. She is also experienced with crisis counseling and working with youth struggling with suicidal ideation, self-harm, and LGBTQ issues.

Sylvia is a registered Art Therapist with the American Art Therapy Association. She is also a leader for A Window Between Worlds, which utilizes art to deal with trauma. Sylvia also recently completed her 200-hour certification to become a yoga teacher and likes to incorporate trauma informed yoga interventions to address trauma, PTSD, anxiety and depression.

Certifications

  • Art Therapy
  • 200-Hour Yoga Teacher

Trainings

  • Seeking Safety: Trauma & Substance Use
  • Assessment of Children Ages 0-5
  • Trauma in Infancy and Early Childhood
  • Introduction to Parent Child Interaction Therapy
  • Incredible Years Preschool BASIC Parent Training
  • Project Fatherhood
  • Reflective Supervision
  • Suicide Education and Awareness Training (SEAT)
  • Suicide Intervention Skills Training, ASIST
  • Embracing Diversity of LGBTQ Youth and Families
  • Expressive Therapies
  • Bringing Trauma Informed Yoga into Mental Health Clinical Practice