Erica Garcia (She/They)

M.S., LLMFT
Accepting Clients

Hello! I am a queer relationship & trauma therapist who provides online therapy that is collaborative, compassionate, and non-pathologizing.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Ann Arbor, MI
Supervised by Linnea Swanson, PsyD., LMFT

Services
  • Couples

About My Clients

I see couples and partners with a wide range of presenting concerns and intersecting identities. Many of my clients are queer, Latinx/Chicanx, and QTPOC. I support those who have experienced personal, systemic, and relational difficulties due to traumatic life events and systemic oppression. To stay true to my specializations, I am only accepting new clients for relationship therapy (any two or more people in a close relationship) and prioritizing trauma-informed sex and couples therapy.

My Background and Approach

I am trained as a couple and family therapist and practice in the state of Michigan. My couple's therapy work is informed by Gottman and the Developmental Model and I am currently working on a graduate certificate in sex therapy through UW-Stout. I use attachment-oriented and advanced brain and body-based approaches that are informed by brainspotting, internal family systems, and somatic therapies to help support clients with negative and traumatic experiences and symptoms. Brainspotting.com states: "Brainspotting works with the deep brain and the body through its direct access to the autonomic and limbic systems within the body’s central nervous system. Brainspotting is accordingly a physiological tool/treatment which has profound psychological, emotional, and physical consequences." This form of therapy is highly relational and I will be curious, authentic, compassionate, and human, while situated within the context of a strongly attuned and collaborative therapeutic relationship.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I center an integrative, relational, and systemic foundation in my work while embodying other frameworks such as LGBTQ+, kink, and polyam affirming | intersectional feminism | sex-positive, pleasure-focused, and consent-based | culturally responsive | anti-oppressive/hierarchical | complex trauma and trauma-informed. As a trauma survivor and a person who appreciates the art and the science of therapy, I will not be a blank-slate and neutral therapist in our work. As a long-time consumer of therapy, my lived experience and experiences within the mental health field shape how I show up in the therapy room. As a person with both privileged and oppressed identities, I understand that you are the expert of your own life, experiences, and identities and I strive to attune to your identities and experiences while recognizing the impact that systems of oppression have on all aspects of life. I believe that embodied healing work is a radical act and I hold space for creative ways of healing.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $75 - 200/session

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