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Fatima Garnica, LMFT

Fatima Garnica, LMFT

she/her

Licensed in CA #95659
Insurances Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Health Net/MHN
Speaks spanish
I enjoy helping others achieve their desired changes and helping others overcome challenges that mental health disorders can cause in their lives and relationships.

My Therapy Style

Services are provided in both Spanish and English. My therapeutic approach used in treatment varies depending on the individual's needs and recommended treatment modalities for the individual's presenting issue. Some approaches used in treatment are (but are not limited to); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Exposure Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Grief Therapy, Strength Based Therapy, Solution-Focused, Brief Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.

I've spent the last 8.5 years working in community mental health, focal population includes young adults, adults, older adults, and their families who have moderate to severe mental health illnesses. During my career in community mental health, I provided treatment for various mental health disorders such as; anxiety, depression, adjustment, phase of life changes, ADHD, Bipolar Disorders, Chronic Trauma, Burnout, Family and interpersonal issues, relationship issues, Cultural Issues/Racial Trauma, Grief, Family and Individual counseling for children, adults and older adults, acculturation issues, stage of life transitions, OCD, Panic Disorders, Personality disorders, phobias, sexual trauma, History of Domestic Violence, chronic stress, women's issues, parenting issues, child-parent relationships issues, blended family issues, work and school stressors and social anxiety.

Education & Training

MS - Counseling Psychology, Marriage, and Family Therapy, California Baptist University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I enjoy helping others achieve their desired changes and helping others overcome challenges that mental health disorders can cause in their lives and relationships.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy visiting new locations, trying out new restaurants, spending time with family, and watching new movies.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital because of all the free treatment and accommodations they provide to those who are unable to afford cancer treatment.

Do you have any pets?

Our second family member is a 1.5-year-old white german shepherd. We love taking her with us on family activities and our best memory is when she finally learned to swim in the bay by watching other dogs swim and play.