It's about what we do with opportunities revoked or presented to us that determine how
- David Goggins
Edgar Garcia, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Edgar graduated with his master's of science in clinical rehabilitation counseling in 2018 and has been providing mental health services to his community since 2017. Edgar is from the border town of Brownsville, Texas and utilizes his experience of growing up in a dual culture to supplement his 5 years of counseling experience. Previously, Edgar has worked with both active military and veterans, college students, family units, and unaccompanied immigrant children. With these diverse populations, Edgar was actively providing a variety of services including diagnostic assessments, mindfulness-based interventions, crisis intervention, and behavioral interventions utilizing cognitive behavior therapy based techniques. Edgar has worked in different settings including community based military/veteran programs, Universities, and shelters. The age range of these settings included children as young as 10 years old and adults 70+ years old.
Edgar has provided counseling services in Spanish and English for three and a half years. Additionally, Edgar has provided family counseling to first generation Americans to assist with acculturation, adjustment issues, disciplinary approaches, inter-family and interpersonal communication. In this time, he provided group therapy for issues dealing with anxiety and relaxation techniques, anger management and emotional expression, mindfulness and mediation, and cognitive behavioral techniques. Edgar is currently exploring counseling techniques based in breath-work and meditation to supplement his counseling approaches.
Edgar emphasizes the importance of one’s culture, values, life philosophy, and experiences
while providing therapy to clients. Edgar’s goal as a professional counselor is to provide a
positive impact on the lives of clients by providing guidance using his previous experiences,
client’s story, and a nonjudgmental approach towards issues. Edgar's counseling philosophy is
based on accepting responsibility for one's own present and future. The aim of his therapy is to
foster independence in his clients in order to live a full life on one's own.
I think we all have heard a saying that goes along the lines of “You can’t take care of others
without taking care of yourself”. It has a lot of truth to it, but it’s easy to say it and not know
what to actually do about it. The fact that you are here, means that you are taking all the right
steps to genuinely fulfill your need of helping yourself and likely for the first time in a long time,
putting yourself first.
Therapy is a helpful way of finding yourself in the fast paced life that we live on a day to day basis.
It is a powerful tool in discovering better ways to cope with life’s problems, emotions, relationships, communication, and everything in between. I would be honored to be a part of your journey to
healing, self-discovery, or having someone nonjudgmental to assist in guiding you to the next part
of your life.
How I Work
I take the time to understand every client that I speak to by asking about their story. Everyone’s story is important because everyone is vastly different from the next person. There can never be one answer to every problem, just as there could never be the same solution for every person. Because of this, I make sure to tailor every session to what is currently happening in your life. I also take the time to understand your values in life, which all affect how you will use therapy in real life situations. I utilize theories based in cognitive psychology, which is a fancy way of saying how you think about your life and thought process when you are simply being yourself. Additionally, I use mindfulness based approaches to help deal with the stress of difficult issues.
You are the expert of your life and only you can say what your goals are in therapy and life. Therefore, we work as a team to build a plan that fits your needs. I believe that we are all responsible for our present and future. Let us take this important step together in getting control of your life in a safe, confidential, and healthy way!