Marlene Garza, Psy.D.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in California (PSY# 31888) and New York (#024158) providing online psychological and neuropsychological services for residents of California and New York in both Spanish and English language.
As a Chicana and bilingual and bicultural, my aim is to privilege cultural contexts in assessments as well as to promote more effective strategies for change and growth in individual psychotherapy treatment. I use a strength-based and holistic approach when helping people to develop emotional emancipation and liberation from harmful beliefs and behaviors that may be holding them back from healing.
I empower clients to identify and maximize their personal strengths to help them develop positive coping mechanisms and new ways of living healthy and functional lives. Each person is unique and treatment is individualized using a multitude of techniques from traditional evidence-based practices, all with a Liberation Psychology framework.
I work with adolescents and adults of all ages who are struggling with physical and racial trauma, chronic and complex medical conditions, medical rehabilitation, substance use, maternal and postpartum issues, and gender identity.
I also am a marathoner (x21), CrossFit level 1 trainer, and a credentialed secondary school counselor. I also foster dogs and provide canine physical and psychological rehabilitation so that they may find forever homes.