SYLVIA GARCIA

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.

Sylvia provides sessions in English & Spanish. She works with clients 5 and up and offers individual and family sessions.

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

Art Therapy

200-Hour Yoga Teacher (Sylvia uses this for Trauma Informed Yoga)


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

 

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