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Maria Garcia-Alcazar, LCSW
I support the healing of those feeling invisible, communities impacted by spiritual abuse, and those with complex traumas.

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Maria Garcia-Alcazar, LCSW

Location

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CA

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Approach

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused

Therapy Style

I believe in continual growth and learning within the LGBTQ+ community. I support the healing of those feeling invisible, communities impacted by spiritual abuse, and those with complex traumas.

As a therapist, I bring compassion, empathy, and a safe space to explore stress and difficult life events. My approach to therapy is that everyone has a meaningful story that deserves to be heard. I believe everyone deserves a space of non-judgment in their most vulnerable times to make meaning of life’s struggles. Everyone goes through pain but perseverance and finding purpose brings healing. My job is to help facilitate this growth in a way that is client-driven and motivated.

Education

BA - Psychology, Sonoma State University

MA - Social Work, The Silberman School of Social Work

LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy: Trauma-Informed Clinical Interventions for Adults, PESI

Sex Therapy Certification, Online synchronous learning California Institute of Integral Studies

License Number and State

CA 72685

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a therapist because I found much value in human connection and being of help to people in their most vulnerable moments.

What are your interests outside of work?

I really enjoy to be in nature and disconnect from the day to day routine. I enjoy anything competition and trying new things. I love spending time with friends and family and trying foods from different cultures.

Do you have any pets?

I have a cat named Nala and a dog names Sophie. My favorite story of Sophie is her courageous attempt to make an escape from PetSmart while checking in for boarding.

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