Nicole Garcia, PhD


Nicole Garcia, PhD
New Jersey & New York


Therapy is available online as a PSYPACT Psychologist via telehealth in 40 enacted, 39 effective states.

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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 in our Montclair, NJ office 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, gender/sexuality issues, peer/family relationship difficulties and work/life balance challenges.

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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