Lizbeth K. Garcia-Bravo, PhD
Bilingual Licensed Psychologist
I am a bilingual licensed psychologist specializing in psychological assessment and individual psychotherapy. I have a passion for helping adults live their best and most purposeful lives at every stage of life. My primary goal is to ensure that you feel validated and supported. Together we will identify your strengths, help you gain a better understanding of your underlying difficulties, develop a calmer mind, and work in a new direction to achieve your goals and live according to your values. My belief is that you are your own expert, and we can work collaboratively to strengthen your authentic self without compromising your drive for excellence.
I have extensive experience working with adults with a wide range of clinical issues, including anxiety, depression/mood difficulties, self-criticism/self-doubt, perfectionism, irritability/anger, stress and work/life balance issues, relationship concerns, sleep issues, career concerns, Adult ADHD, grief & loss, rehabilitation for survivors of brain injury, caregiver burden, aging issues, and adjustment difficulties. My style is warm and down to earth, and my theoretical orientation draws from humanistic, mindfulness-based, and cognitive behavioral therapies. Compassion, fostering insight, mindfulness, and identifying personal strengths are central aspects of my practice. I am a native Spanish speaker and provide assessment and individual therapy services in both English and Spanish.
Regarding my personal life, I have lived in Texas my entire life. My husband and I decided to settle down in San Antonio because of the warm community we found here. We have two amazing kids and one dog. I enjoy spending my free time either baking/cooking, gardening (hydroponics and outdoor), trying out new restaurants, volunteering at my kids’ school, or going to live music concerts.
Dr. Garcia-Bravo earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008. Her undergraduate degree in psychology is from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. She completed her APA-approved internship and postdoctoral residency at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio, TX. She has worked with patients in diverse settings through her broad training and work experiences, including VA hospitals and hospice units, brain injury rehabilitation programs, university counseling centers, and private practice (neuropsychology and general).
In addition to being licensed to practice in her home state of Texas, Dr. Garcia-Bravo is currently licensed through The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) to practice telepsychology in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.