JGarcia

Licensed Psychologist
– EMDR Certified Therapist
– Trauma Specialist
– Couples Therapist

 

(480) 784-7561
(602) 494-3131 Fax

Challenges I Work With

  • PTSD
  • Trauma-related disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger management
  • Couples counseling

 

Dr. Garcia is a licensed psychologist in the state of Arizona, #3625. He received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Arizona State University. Dr. Garcia has worked in various clinical settings from hospitals, university counseling centers, managed care, to community mental health centers. Currently his practice focuses on adults and couples. Dr. Garcia specializes in PTSD, other trauma-related issues, depression, anxiety, anger, and couples/marital discord.  

Dr. Garcia is EMDR certified by EMDRIA. He is also trained and certified by the Department of Veterans Administration in Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy. Dr. Garcia is also specialized and certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy.  Dr. Garcia also received specialized training from the Meadows in Post-Induction Therapy and was trained directly by Pia Melody.  Dr. Garcia has advanced training in Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD from the Institute of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  

While most of the treatments are protocol-driven, Dr. Garcia customizes treatments to fit your psychological needs. You can count on Dr. Garcia being directive, deliberate, and results-oriented in his approach with you in order to get your treatment completed in a timely fashion. Dr. Garcia believes that you come to him not only to “feel better” but also to “get better. Under Dr. Garcia’s care you will develop skills and acquire tools to cope with current problems as well as prepare for future ones. Dr. Garcia would really like to see you  “become your own therapist” and rely more readily on your own resources. Dr. Garcia considers your therapy a success when you are able to “apply skills” to your daily life. You can rest assure that Dr. Garcia will provide you with a safe, comfortable healing environment, wherein you will receive his caring, compassion and acceptance. Dr. Garcia adheres to best psychological practices and ensures that you receive the highest standard of patient care and is here to help you on your path of healing.

Professional Associations

  • EMDRIA
  • Arizona Psychological Association
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Honors

  • United States Army Reserves, Combat Medic, Honorable Discharge
  • Married for 18 years
  • Two daughters, 13 and 10 years old

Advanced Practice Credentials

  • EMDR
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure
  • Integrative Behavioral Couples Counseling
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

A Little About Me

I Grew Up In…

Colorado River Indian Reservation, near Parker, AZ

Hobbies

Playing with my daughters, 13 and 10 years of age

Favorite Books/Movie/Music/Foods/Band/etc.

Books =  Daring Bravely, Brene Brown
Movie =  Gladiator
Food =  Chile Rellenos
Bands = Michael Jackson

I’m Known For…

Being a “family man”

One Person I Wish I Could Meet or Could Have Met

Abraham Lincoln

Something I’m Very Proud Of

Raising 2 happy daughters

The Craziest Thing I’ve Done

Hiked the Grand Canyon in one day

My Greatest Annoyance

Not having enough hours in the day

An Important Thing I Learned as a Child or Teen

Perseverance

My Worst Job Ever

Guiding a crop dusting plane as it sprayed fields with pesticides

A Favorite Quote

Serenity Prayer

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.”
— Reinhold Niebuhr

Somethings I Would Love to Achieve

“grow old with my wife”
“see my daughters accomplish their dreams”

One Item I Should Definitely Get Rid of But Probably Won’t

Military gear

One of My Favorite Games/Toys When I Was a Child

Stretch Arm Strong

Something That Really Annoys Me

Texting while driving

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My Office

My Office

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Where I Work

Scottsdale Office

8124 E Cactus Road
Suite 410
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

(480) 784-7561
(602) 494-3131 Fax

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