Damaris Garcia, LLpC
I became a therapist because I believe people are capable of change.
I view my role in counseling as a guide – walking through life’s struggles and defeats with my clients and helping them overcome challenges. My goal is to create an environment where clients feel welcomed and safe. Therapy can be intimidating, but when there's trust it's easier to do the hard work that comes with healing. I don’t have all the answers, but I do have tools that can move you along your journey towards healing.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of successful therapy, and that the client is the professional with regard to their own story and experience. I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), play therapy, gestalt techniques, and choice theory into my work with clients. I love working with both kids and adults, specializing in anxiety, emotional eating, relationship and intimacy issues, and life transitions.
Outside of work, you can generally find me with a book in hand, spending time with friends, or attempting new recipes in my kitchen. My husband and I love to go camping with our two dogs, Dodger and Bella, and we think they like it too. I grew up in Northern Michigan and have a growing love for the great outdoors; not only because Michigan is a beautiful place to live and find new adventures, but for how healing it can be to connect with nature. I look forward to joining with you on your counseling journey.
I received my Master’s degree in Counseling from Cornerstone University and my Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Central Michigan University.
734.926.8461 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Intakes with Damaris are $120 and sessions are $80.