Nicole Garcia, PhD


Nicole Garcia, PhD
Montclair, NJ

I am an experienced psychologist licensed in the states of New Jersey and New York. I have been in private practice since 2002 and have worked with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings for over two decades. I see therapy clients and provide Cogmed Working Memory Training services in my Montclair, NJ office. I offer services in both English and Spanish.

I earned my PhD in Clinical Psychology from St. John’s University with a specialization in Child & Adolescent Psychology and an additional specialization in Marital and Family Therapy. Prior to my PhD, I earned my Bachelors degree in Psychology with Honors from New York University. I am also trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and supportive therapy in the treatment of anxiety and depression. My specializations also include working with individuals with ADHD and learning difficulties in therapy and by providing Cogmed Working Memory Training services.

Prior affiliations include New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center where I was the Deputy Director of the School-Based Mental Health Program in the Department of Pediatric Psychiatry for five years. I was also a Unit Psychologist and Supervisor at Bronx Children’s Psychiatric and Child Clinical Intern at New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital Center/NYU Child Study Center. Previous positions and professional experiences were also held at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Arms Acres Outpatient Center.

I am a professional member of the following organizations:

  • New Jersey Psychological Association
  • New York State Psychological Association
  • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • National Latina/o Psychological Association
  • Latino Psychological Association of New Jersey
  • Association of Hispanic Mental Health Professionals

Recent media interviews include:

Screen Wars: How Do you Handle Screen Time? by Emily Klein, Baristanet (7/30/2015)

Striving for a Healthy Relationship: Montclair Therapists Offer Insights by Kelly Ebbels, The Montclair Times (2/14/2014)

Smarter, the New Science of Building Brain Power by Dan Hurley (2013)

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