Alisha Garcia, LPC

Clinical Supervisor

Alisha Garcia brings a fresh perspective, professional enthusiasm, and her soothing demeanor to her clients at Gearing Up. She is a supportive and engaged clinician who strives to make therapy not only warm and nurturing for her clients but also highly effective. She has worked in a variety of outpatient and inpatient settings in her early career and has crafted an excellent approach to complex counseling issues with children, adolescents, and adults.

Prior to joining Gearing Up, Alisha developed her psychotherapy skills in a broad array of psychiatric settings. Recently, she was a program specialist at the prestigious Excel Center in Fort Worth. She led groups for children and adolescents to teach them effective coping skills to use at home and at school. She coached them on understanding and implementing these skills in the real world and helped them to decrease their emotional distress and self-sabotaging behaviors.

At Millwood Hospital, Alisha was an intake specialist where she conducted intake assessments, individual therapy, and group therapy on a weekly basis. She regularly dealt with emergency psychiatric and crisis stabilization issues in an inpatient setting. Alisha has also been an early intervention specialist in a well-known public agency where she provided individual therapy for children and family therapy for both children and adults.

Specializations and Experience In:

  • Child Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent Individual Therapy
  • Adult Individual Therapy
  • Marital Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Parent Training and Consultation
  • Mood Disorders (Depression/Anxiety)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Complex Trauma Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Panic Attacks
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Oppositional and Defiant Children
  • Defiant Teens
  • Anger Management
  • Grief and Loss
  • Divorce Grief
  • Family Conflict Issues

Specialized Training In:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) – completed over 55 hours of advanced DBT training
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Marriage and Family Therapy

Among Alisha’s many accomplishments are the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas Wesleyan University
  • Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Wesleyan University
  • Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas

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