About Dr. Garcia-Bravo

Lizbeth K. Garcia-Bravo, PhD

Director of Assessment and Therapeutic Services

I am a bilingual licensed psychologist specializing in psychological assessment and individual psychotherapy for adults and older adults. 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.

I have 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. My style is warm and down to earth, and my theoretical orientation draws from humanistic, mindfulness-based, and cognitive behavioral therapies. I am a native Spanish speaker and provide assessment and individual therapy services in both English and Spanish.

Regarding my personal life, I am married and have two young children. I was raised in Texas and enjoy spending time with my family and friends, volunteering at my children’s school, baking, going to music concerts, and trying out new restaurants in the city.

 

Qualifications and Experience

Dr. Garcia-Bravo earned her PhD 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).