Nicole Garcia received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Buffalo. Nicole’s first-hand knowledge of homelessness has allowed her to recognize the power of compassion and emotional support in one’s life and ultimately sparked her passion to provide mental health care. Nicole’s work with diverse populations such as individuals battling anxiety, depression, and addiction has allowed her to gain experience in trauma-informed counseling, group therapy, play therapy, family and couples counseling, crisis prevention and management, coping with grief/loss, mindfulness, among other skills. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing along with her compassionate, down-to-earth approach to help individuals heal, grow and reach their full potential. Nicole strives to provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment to help others overcome obstacles in their lives. In her free time, she enjoys being around animals, practicing yoga, spending time in nature, and watching documentaries.
What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation. - Glenn Close