Dr. Artemio Garcia Jr., PhD, LPC
My name is Dr. Artemio Garcia Jr., and I am the owner and Director of Garcia's Family Wellness Clinic, LLC (GFWC). I am the father to three amazing children who have mental health disabilities. I personally understand complex issues that are involved in family systems when there is a need for a child or family member to receive an evaluation. I utilize my personal experience to enhance my therapeutic approach when working with my clients.
I am a Bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor and a Psychologist Fellow. I have worked in the field of mental health for over 10 years now. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish, a Master of Science in Counseling and Guidance, and a PhD in Psychology, specializing in General Psychology. I was a previous Foster Parent and Respite Provider who worked with many children and family members who have had to deal with a great amount of trauma in their past.
My experience ranges from being a Middle School Spanish Teacher, a Children and Family counselor, Crisis Counselor, to a professor in Higher Education and Trainer. I am passionate in my work as a counselor with children and adults who are experiencing issues with ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, and many other mental health disorders. In my years of experience, conducting Psychological Evaluations have always been an area in which I have excelled at and enjoyed doing. I am trained in various interviewing techniques when assessing patients, including Motivational Interviewing and Person-Centered Thinking.
Most recently, I am in my fellowship to complete the required hours to become an independently licensed Psychologist. As a Psychologist Fellow and an independently Licensed Professional Counselor I work hard to provide the services my patients and their families need. I am supervised for my fellowship under the guidance of Dr. Jennifer Cleveland, PhD., Licensed Psychologist #38400 and Dr. Jeffrey Grimes, PhD., Clinical Licensed Psychologist #33564.
I want to thank you for the time that you have taken in order to get to know me. It would be my pleasure to assist you or your family with your evaluation needs.
I am also part of the following Professional Affiliations:
Texas Counseling Association (TCA)
Bexar County Psychological Association
APA Division One: The Society for General Psychology
Texas Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling