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Melissa Miller García, LCSW

Melissa Miller García, LCSW

She/her

Licensed in TX #66700
Insurances Accepted: Cigna/Evernorth, Aetna
Speaks spanish
I am a bicultural, anti-racist, social justice-oriented, Latina therapist with a focus on supporting folx in navigating the stress and trauma experienced in a system that was not created for us.

My Therapy Style

Are you terrified of judgment in therapy because of a "non-traditional" lifestyle, relationship, or job? Are you exhausted by the demands of a system that never seems to give you a break? Are you experiencing feelings of guilt and shame of starting this journey because growing up your concerns were minimized or taking care of yourself was viewed as selfish?

I am a bicultural, anti-racist, social justice-oriented, Latina therapist with a focus on supporting folx in navigating the stress and trauma experienced in a system that was not created for us. I am here to help you unpack the complex emotions that arise when living in an identity that's "othered". I have experience working with diverse issues and populations including Depression, Trauma, Anxiety, First-generation, Cultural/Racial Identity, Systemic Oppression, Immigrants, Black/Indigenous/People of Color (BIPOC), Polyamory/Non-Monogamy/Open Relationships, Life Transitions, LGBQ+ (Sexuality),Transgender Allied, Insomnia/Sleep, and Chronic Health Conditions.

I make it my goal to foster a trusting, relational, and empowering environment for the people I work with so they feel in control of their healing. I value creativity in my sessions since therapy is not a one size fits all approach. I use a mix of evidence-based therapy modalities (while being mindful of cultural factors) including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. You have the power to decide what tools you'd like to use and practice! I want to invite you to work with me to make sense of your inner world and leave our sessions with feelings of clarity, calmness, and support.

Education & Training

BSW - Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin

MSSW - Social Work, Clinical Concentration, The University of Texas at Austin

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I grew up in household where I did not have the space to talk about my inner world and as an adult I was terrified of starting therapy because I imagined sitting in a room with a person who would never understand me. I became a therapist because I want to make the profession more inclusive and relatable. Research shows the most powerful factor in therapy is the quality of the relationship between a client and therapist.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy weightlifting, hula hooping, attending concerts/festivals, camping, and traveling with my inner circle.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I like to complete at least one activity everyday that brings me joy such as turning on a calming playlist while trying a new coffee recipe, taking some time to read a few pages of a fiction novel outdoors, or sitting on the floor to pet my dog. Embracing my day to day tasks.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Inclusive Therapists because they are a mental health community that center the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. They also amplify the voices and expressions of Neurodivergent and Disabled communities. They focus on mental health liberation and host monthly trainings for mental health professionals. They also have a BIPOC therapy fund to make therapy more accessible