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Mike Garda
Counselor, LMHC, C-DBT
Photo of Mike Garda, LMHC, C-DBT, Counselor

Mike Garda

Counselor, LMHC, C-DBT (he, they)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
369 Fullerton Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550
Let's Connect (845) 237-3874
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Deciding to speak with a therapist sounds so simple, but we all struggle with this simple act of vulnerability. You may be struggling to find a sense of purpose in life, navigating difficult transitions and feel constantly overwhelmed, or making new discoveries about who your identity. As a queer therapist, I join with my clients through lived experience and view mental health through a social-justice and change-oriented lens. I will be there to support you through your journey. Let's begin writing the story of your life you want to tell.
Nobody likes working towards inauthentic or forced objectives and we will work together as a team to create our goals and guide treatment. I work alongside my therapy dog Penny and adjust my approach to each individual client using evidence-based treatments. I particularly enjoy working with adolescents, the queer community, geeky folks, and young adults.
Connecting with your therapist is difficult; I've had a few therapists myself who I did not relate to. Through a strong connection and trust will, you will feel valued, heard, and appreciated as we work towards your personal progress. Let's start today!
Call or Mike Garda now for a free 15 minute consultation - (845) 237-3874

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

369 Fullerton Avenue

Newburgh, NY 12550

(845) 237-3874
I am currently accepting new clients for telehealth appointments in New York and Florida! I offer in-person sessions in Newburgh, NY.
I specialize in LGBTQ+, Self Esteem and Mood Disorders 
$125 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and groups  
Let's Connect (845) 237-3874
Photo of Mike Garda, LMHC, C-DBT, Counselor

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

369 Fullerton Avenue

Newburgh, NY 12550

(845) 237-3874
I am currently accepting new clients for telehealth appointments in New York and Florida! I offer in-person sessions in Newburgh, NY.
I specialize in LGBTQ+, Self Esteem and Mood Disorders 
$125 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $125
  • Couple Sessions $125
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem | Elevance
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Meritain Health
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
"
I am able to accept most Cigna, Aetna, BCBS, United Healthcare, Oscar, and Oxford plans. Clients who wish to pay out-of-pocket will automatically receive superbills. We can discuss sliding scale options as needed.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (845) 237-3874
Photo of Mike Garda, LMHC, C-DBT, Counselor
Mike Garda
Counselor, LMHC, C-DBT
"
I am able to accept most Cigna, Aetna, BCBS, United Healthcare, Oscar, and Oxford plans. Clients who wish to pay out-of-pocket will automatically receive superbills. We can discuss sliding scale options as needed.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (845) 237-3874
Photo of Mike Garda, LMHC, C-DBT, Counselor
Mike Garda
Counselor, LMHC, C-DBT

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of New York / 013116 Mike Garda
  • License: Florida Out-Of-State Telehealth Provider TPMC4707 / 2024
  • Certificate from Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy 625383 / 2023
  • Attended Caldwell University, Master of Arts
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I am a graduate of Caldwell University's CACREP-accredited Master's in Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy program.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (845) 237-3874
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Mike Garda
Counselor, LMHC, C-DBT
"
I am a graduate of Caldwell University's CACREP-accredited Master's in Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy program.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (845) 237-3874
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Mike Garda
Counselor, LMHC, C-DBT

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • LGBTQ+
  • Self Esteem
  • Mood Disorders

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bisexual
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Lesbian
  • Life Transitions
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Stress
  • Transgender
Do these issues align with your needs? or (845) 237-3874
Photo of Mike Garda, LMHC, C-DBT, Counselor
Mike Garda
Counselor, LMHC, C-DBT
Do these issues align with your needs? or (845) 237-3874
Photo of Mike Garda, LMHC, C-DBT, Counselor
Mike Garda
Counselor, LMHC, C-DBT

2 Endorsements

Whitney Harnen
Whitney Harnen
CounselorMALMHC
Mike is an insightful therapist who demonstrates expert clinical skills while also valuing and nurturing the therapeutic relationship. He is the ultimate advocate for his clients and ensures they are accessing all resources necessary to reach their goals.

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Transgender Allied

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Animal-Assisted Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Geek Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
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I approach therapy with each client individually considering past therapy experiences, clinical issues, and our personalities. I often pull a lot from DBT and parts work in my practice.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (845) 237-3874
Photo of Mike Garda, LMHC, C-DBT, Counselor
Mike Garda
Counselor, LMHC, C-DBT
"
I approach therapy with each client individually considering past therapy experiences, clinical issues, and our personalities. I often pull a lot from DBT and parts work in my practice.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (845) 237-3874
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Mike Garda
Counselor, LMHC, C-DBT

Groups

Location

Primary Location

369 Fullerton Avenue

Newburgh, NY 12550

(845) 237-3874
"
I am currently accepting new clients for telehealth appointments in New York and Florida! I offer in-person sessions in Newburgh, NY.
Call for a free consultation now - (845) 237-3874
Photo of Mike Garda, LMHC, C-DBT, Counselor
Mike Garda
Counselor, LMHC, C-DBT
"
I am currently accepting new clients for telehealth appointments in New York and Florida! I offer in-person sessions in Newburgh, NY.
Call for a free consultation now - (845) 237-3874
Photo of Mike Garda, LMHC, C-DBT, Counselor
Mike Garda
Counselor, LMHC, C-DBT