About Dr. Garcia-Bravo

Lizbeth K. Garcia-Bravo, PhD

Director of Assessment and Therapeutic Services

Dr. Garcia-Bravo is a bilingual licensed psychologist specializing in psychological assessment and individual psychotherapy for adults and older adults. She has a passion for helping adults at all stages find meaning and purpose in their lives. Her goals are to help you identify your strengths, gain a better understanding of your underlying difficulties, ensure that you feel validated and supported, and help you develop a concrete course of action to meet your goals.

Dr. Garcia-Bravo has extensive experience working with adults with a wide range of clinical issues, including aging issues, cognitive disabilities (due to brain injury, stroke, etc), depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, anger management, stress management, relationship issues, caregiver burden, grief and loss, career and life choices, rehabilitation issues, and adjustment difficulties. Her theoretical orientation draws from humanistic, mindfulness-based, and cognitive behavioral therapies. She is a native Spanish speaker and provides assessment and individual therapy services in both English and Spanish.

Dr. Garcia-Bravo earned her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin and her undergraduate degree in psychology from Texas A&M University. She completed her APA-approved internship and postdoctoral residency at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio, where she specialized in clinical geropsychology and rural mental health. Dr. Garcia-Bravo has also received training as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS). 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).

Regarding her personal life, Dr. Garcia-Bravo is married and has two young children. She was raised in Texas and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, volunteering at her children’s school, baking, trying out new foods/restaurants, and going to music concerts.

Clinical Specializations (adults 18yrs+)

Psychological Assessments:

Personality & Emotional Functioning Assessments
ADHD Evaluations
Intellectual & Cognitive Assessments
Pre-Surgical Psychological Evaluations (Bariatric/Pain Patients)
Career Assessments

Individual Psychotherapy:

Aging & Geriatric Issues
Coping with Brain Injury
Depression
Anxiety & Stress
Chronic Illness & Rehabilitation
Caregiver Stress
Self-Esteem/Confidence
Adjustment to Loss & Change
Anger/Irritability
Life Transitions
ADHD/Concentration Issues
Pre- & Post-Surgical Concerns
Cultural/Diversity Issues