My name is Jacqueline Garcia, a bilingual Spanish Speaking Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
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, field-based community mental health and private practice.
Let's press the rewind button and get vulnerable. I grew up in Tijuana, Baja California until I was 12 years old. My parents migrated to the U.S. to pursue a better life for my siblings and I. As many of you know, middle school years can be difficult to say the least. As a teen, I struggled adjusting to a new culture, new language, new friends, new trends, you name it! However, these transformative years made an impact in my life and led me to the path of becoming a therapist. ⠀⠀
I encountered my first therapist during this phase in my life. Yes! I was on the other side of the couch. My therapist helped me overcome my life transition, adjustments, and hardships at the time. So, it is safe to say that therapy offers a broad array of benefits for all of us, whatever our circumstances, conditions, and concerns.