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Melissa Forrest-Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
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Melissa Forrest-Garcia

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT (she, her)

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Hutto, TX 78634
Let's Connect (512) 957-6292
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Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or difficulty overcoming patterns that keep you from living your best life? I specialize in helping clients address many issues related to emotional balance and well being. We may work on healing self-sabotaging beliefs, building healthy boundaries, managing anxiety, feeling into layers of grief, forming healthy coping strategies for everyday stressors, and learning effective and authentic communication skills. I offer attachment-focused EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing to address trauma and PTSD complexes.
With a warm and engaging presence, I work to help my clients access the emotions and core belief systems that shape their life. Together, we work to bridge body & mindful awareness to challenge and let go of old patterns of thought and behavior that no longer serve you. You will develop inner resources to make the changes.
Starting therapy is an act of self worth and care. Finding the right fit with a therapist will ensure your time and efforts are not wasted. I invite you to take a moment right now, to reach out so that we may take the next steps together.
Call or Melissa Forrest-Garcia now for a free 15 minute consultation - (512) 957-6292

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Melissa Forrest-Garcia, MFT

Hutto, TX 78634

(512) 957-6292
I offer therapy sessions for individuals and couples online via video. I'm available most weekdays and some evenings.
I specialize in Anxiety, Trauma and PTSD and Women's Issues 
$150 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (512) 957-6292
Photo of Melissa Forrest-Garcia, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Melissa Forrest-Garcia, MFT

Hutto, TX 78634

(512) 957-6292
I offer therapy sessions for individuals and couples online via video. I'm available most weekdays and some evenings.
I specialize in Anxiety, Trauma and PTSD and Women's Issues 
$150 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $150
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by Cash, Check, Venmo, Zelle

Insurance

  • Out of Network
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (512) 957-6292
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Melissa Forrest-Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (512) 957-6292
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Melissa Forrest-Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / MFT 86692 Melissa Forrest-Garcia
    License state differs from primary location state.
  • In Practice for 12 Years
  • License: California Board of Behavioral Sciences MFT 86692 / 2015
  • License: Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists MFT 205423 / 2024
  • Attended California Institute of Integral Studies, Graduated 2010
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I have over 14 years of experience helping adults, couples and children. I'm licensed in both CA and TX- Licensed MFT 205423. I have advanced training in EMDR therapy, treating PTSD, and developmental trauma. Let's talk to see if we are a good fit.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (512) 957-6292
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Melissa Forrest-Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"
I have over 14 years of experience helping adults, couples and children. I'm licensed in both CA and TX- Licensed MFT 205423. I have advanced training in EMDR therapy, treating PTSD, and developmental trauma. Let's talk to see if we are a good fit.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (512) 957-6292
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Melissa Forrest-Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Expertise

  • Adoption
  • Bisexual
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
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I help clients struggling with anxiety and depression-an imprint of trauma. A typical session might include; slowing down in a mindful way to attend to subtle body information, practicing tools that help manage anxiety, fatigue, depression and overwhelm or helping clients move toward EMDR processing to resolve trauma.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (512) 957-6292
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Melissa Forrest-Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"
I help clients struggling with anxiety and depression-an imprint of trauma. A typical session might include; slowing down in a mindful way to attend to subtle body information, practicing tools that help manage anxiety, fatigue, depression and overwhelm or helping clients move toward EMDR processing to resolve trauma.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (512) 957-6292
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Melissa Forrest-Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Client Focus

Age

Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Hispanic and Latino

I also speak

Spanish

Age

Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Hispanic and Latino

I also speak

Spanish

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Eclectic
  • EMDR
  • Family / Marital
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
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As a somatically trained therapist, I use my understanding of how stress, anxiety & trauma live in the body. Together, we will build new responses to old triggers and negative beliefs. My style is collaborative, grounded and seeks to bring out the best, most authentic strengths in my clients. I often use EMDR therapy to address the traumas, habits, & beliefs that are barriers to your happiness.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (512) 957-6292
Photo of Melissa Forrest-Garcia, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Melissa Forrest-Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"
As a somatically trained therapist, I use my understanding of how stress, anxiety & trauma live in the body. Together, we will build new responses to old triggers and negative beliefs. My style is collaborative, grounded and seeks to bring out the best, most authentic strengths in my clients. I often use EMDR therapy to address the traumas, habits, & beliefs that are barriers to your happiness.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (512) 957-6292
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Melissa Forrest-Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Location

Primary Location

Melissa Forrest-Garcia, MFT

Hutto, TX 78634

(512) 957-6292
"
I offer therapy sessions for individuals and couples online via video. I'm available most weekdays and some evenings.
Call for a free consultation now - (512) 957-6292
Photo of Melissa Forrest-Garcia, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Melissa Forrest-Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"
I offer therapy sessions for individuals and couples online via video. I'm available most weekdays and some evenings.
Call for a free consultation now - (512) 957-6292
Photo of Melissa Forrest-Garcia, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Melissa Forrest-Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT