As professor Brené Brown once said, “Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it's having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it's our greatest measure of courage.” As a therapist and person I live by her motto. My name is Jacqueline Garcia and I am a bilingual Spanish Speaking Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 7 years of experience working with children, teens, adults, and families. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State of San Bernardino. After completing my B.A., I attended California State University of Fullerton where I earned my Master's Degree in Social Work. My clinical experiences range from mental health outpatient programs, non-profit organizations, and field based community mental health.
I focus on understanding your culture, beliefs, customs, and values. I am passionate about creating a safe therapeutic space to facilitate insight and understanding while laying the groundwork for hope and healing. I specialize in working with and treating children and adolescents who suffer from depression, mood dysregulation, anxiety, trauma, behavioral issues, and a variety of life stressors. I believe that prevention and early intervention is essential when facing adverse childhood experiences. Some interventions include: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Expressive Art Therapy, Dyadic Treatment and Behavioral Therapy. In my work, I believe that creating a safe environment for my clients will help them overcome their challenges. I also specialize in working with and treating adults that are experiencing depression, anxiety, triggers, and/ or disturbing thoughts related to past or current traumas. I assist individuals in strengthening self-confidence, improving relationships, and overcoming major life experiences. I also assist with life transitions such as grief and loss, career changes, and relationship issues.
With dedication and passion, I believe that therapy is a powerful tool that can assist you in improving your quality of life while dealing with life’s adversities. I am here for any question you may have and look forward to beginning this courageous journey with you.
Dyadic with children and parents
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Managing and Adaptive Practice (MAP)
Crisis Oriented Recovery Service(CORS)
Inner Child Work
Age range: Children, adolescents, and adults. 6 years and up.
Specializations: Trauma, Seeking safety
Treatment Approaches: DBT, CBT, TFCBT, Narrative, Play Therapy, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Strength-Based, Motivational Interviewing