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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 heal from 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.

Languages Spoken: English & Spanish

Specialties/Issues

  • Addiction: Alcohol/Drug/Substance Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse/Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Selective Mutism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women’s Issues
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Sexuality, Transgender, Bisexual, Gay

Treatment Approach: Types of Therapies Used

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-Based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family/Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Intervention
  • Narrative
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused
  • Seeking Safety

Certifications

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