Dr. Jessie L. Garcia, ABPP

Dr. Jessie L. Garcia

Licensed Psychologist

Highly skilled and informed by the best available research and clinical wisdom, Dr. Garcia customizes treatments to meet each client’s unique personality, preferences, and goals. He is a Board Certified Psychologist (ABPP) in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology, an area of expertise that distinguishes him from other psychologists. He is also an EMDRIA Certified EMDR therapist.

Dr. Garcia’s education, specialty trainings, clinical as well as diverse life experiences, allow him to approach psychological problems from multiple vantage points, which aid him in effectively helping his clients. He is committed to providing the highest standard of care.

Education

Ph.D., Counseling Psychology,
Arizona State University (ASU)
M.Ed., Human Relations,
Northern Arizona University (NAU)
B.A., Psychology and Spanish,
Arizona State University (ASU)

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

Born and raised in rural Arizona
Married twenty-one years
Has two daughters
Fluent in Spanish
​Proud pet owner of a Golden Aussie dog

MILITARY

Served in the United States Army Reserves as a Combat Medic
Basic Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey
Specialized training at Fort Sam Houston
Honorably Discharged

CLINICAL TRAINING

Dr. Garcia completed his pre-doctoral training at the University of California, San Diego and post-doctoral residency at Arizona Biodyne, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. He is specialized in various evidence-based psychotherapies, which are brief, structured treatments, to effectively treat PTSD, depression, anxiety, OCD, and couples. Dr. Garcia continually attends professional seminars to develop and maintain his clinical acumen.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Dr. Garcia has over 20 years working in the mental health field. He has worked in the following clinical settings: university counseling centers, community health agencies, VA hospitals, and private practice. These clinical experiences have allowed him to work with many different populations, presenting with various clinical disorders.