Growing up, I did not know much about mental health and therapy until I was in my own crisis. I was greatly impacted by mental health stigma that has had such a big impact of my Latinx community, and my own experience.
I understand stigma is something that many different communities may face, and I hope to help break down that stigma so people can openly receive the help they need. After reaching out for help myself, I was able to start living up to a better version of myself. Now I hope to provide similar hope to others.
I believe therapy is not just a tool to be used when you are at your lowest, but also a resource in instances of uncertainty, challenge and life transitions.
You have your own unique experiences and have been impacted by the systems that surround you whether they are cultural, familial, religious or something else. As individuals, we try to navigate thru the environments and society we find ourselves in while clarifying and holding on to our identities. Our experiences in the world shape and teach us — and may also bring distress.
As a therapist, my goal is to work hand-in-hand with you to create an empathic space where you can share your feelings and we can work through learned patterns to discover what serves you best today. Together, we can start the healing process, using with self-awareness, exploring the past, gaining empowerment, and creating meaningful changes within your life and relationships.
If you have an interest in scheduling your first appointment, feel free to email or call.
Education and Training
Brittny Garcia holds a Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work, with a specialization in Advanced Clinical Practice. She acquired a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology at Elmhurst University. She has provided individual counseling to low income populations and developed a person-centered approach which fosters a collaborative process with her clients. Brittny also has experience providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to individuals struggling with anxiety, depression and life transitions.