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Jimmy Garcia, Associate
Associate Marriage and
Family Therapist

Phone: 619-858-3105 x136
Se Habla Español

Chula Vista Office

Therapy is related with the process of healing. Healing of the spirit, healing of the soul and healing of the body. Sometimes, to heal we need to change certain patterns, certain behaviors and sometimes certain beliefs. I believe in the process of change, but I do not believe I have the power to change anyone. Change is a shared process in which I as the therapist provide the guidance and you as the client make the decisions regarding the changes necessary for your own healing. As the client, you have the right to be listened to and to express your feelings. As the therapist I attempt to understand the issues that bring you to therapy and guide you about your concerns. To do so, I ask open-ended, non-judgmental questions, to help you discover your own path. 

Professional Experience:

  • Christian Counseling: As a pastor for 25 years, I have the privilege of counseling couples, families, children/youth, and individuals of different cultures.

  • Pre- Marital and Marital Counseling: Gottman oriented model for couples, focusing on communication, respect, and boundaries.

  • Individuals: Anger management, domestic violence, co-parenting, depression and anxiety.

  • Adolescent Counseling: Substance abuse, emotional regulation, self-respect, anger management and decision making.

  • Domestic Violence and Anger Management: Certified in both areas of expertise.

  • Multi-Cultural Counseling: Counseling individuals from a bilingual/bicultural English- Spanish background.

  • Supervised by Donald W. Welch, Ph.D., LMFT #MFC 50129

Professional Speaking and Teaching:

  • Professional speaking includes preaching on a variety of denominations as a missionary and pastor.

  • Presentations on Family Violence at Cal- State San Marcos and Multi-cultural counseling at USD.

  • Certified domestic violence facilitator for the 52-week domestic violence intervention program in San Diego County.

  • Multiple teaching presentations on substance abuse to a multi-cultural presentation.

  • Multiple marriage workshops focusing on being a Godly husband and wife.

Degrees and Licenses:

California State University, Los Angeles, CA.
National University, Vista, CA.
National University, Vista, CA.
Northcentral University, Prescott, AZ

  • B.S. in Marketing

  • Teaching Credential

  • MS Administration Education

  • MA Marriage and Family Therapy


  • American Association of Family Therapists

  • American Association of Christian Counselors


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