Associated Therapists, Inc.
Providing administrative support to a group of independent Mental Health private practitioners located in Southern California

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Terry (Murphy) Garcia, LCSW
Voice Mail: (714) 902-9203
New clients, please call (714) 898-0362
Works at: Long Beach

Highlights of Qualifications
• Strong clinical skills. Effective in doing assessment, treatment planning, resource referrals and crisis intervention. Experience with individual, family, and conjoint counseling.
• Ability to work effectively with high risk and difficult clientele, including suicidal, medically challenged, substance abuse, homicidal, abusive and abused clients.
• Highly enthusiastic
• Experience with the following
• Qualified in supervision of graduate and unlicensed employees
• Experience in management and program coordination positions
• Able to effectively treat multiple DSM diagnoses
• Group therapy and group education
• Individual counseling using a variety of therapeutic tools
…DBT...psychoeducation…CBT…assertiveness training…role-playing...mindfulness training

Education
• Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with honors and top award in psychology department. Received at Concordia University, Irvine, 1998.
• M.S.W. received at California State University, Long Beach, May 2001.
• LCSW effective June 6, 2005

Affiliations
Anthem/Blue Cross, Medicare, MHN, CHIPA, Caremore and PIH contracted
Professional Liability Insurance provided by American Professional Agency

Professional Experience
Associated Therapists
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
8/16-present
Individual, Family Psychotherapy
Providing psychotherapy to a variety of clients utilizing therapeutic techniques such as CBT, Mindfulness and psychoeducation.

Independent Private Therapist
7/06-present
Individuals, Couples and Group Psychotherapy
Employing psychotherapeutic techniques with adults with wide ranges of chronic mental health conditions.

Metropolitan State Hospital
4/04-4/09
Supervising social worker (10/07-current)
Provided supervision and training for interns and unlicensed social workers. Auditing of all psychosocial assessments and coordinated treatment plans. Also acted as mentor to an interdisciplinary team in the creation of comprehensive wellness and recovery plans for clients.
Psychiatric Social Worker/Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Coordinator)
Providing case management services, individual and group therapy to adult male patients in an inpatient. All patients present with severe and chronic mental illness. Many patients are dually diagnosed and also present with medical issues such as HIV and chronic disease. Most recently provided oversight for implementation of a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Program on two of the units at MSH. Prepared curriculum for group leaders and supervision of interns and unlicensed social workers.

Gateways Satellite
5/03-4/04
Primary Therapist
Providing individual and group therapy, as well as case management to adults diagnosed with mental illness in an alternative sentencing program.

Harbor View Adolescent Center
7/01-4/03
Primary Therapist
Providing individual, group and family therapy to adolescents in a level 14 facility. Managing individual cases and worked as part of the interdisciplinary team.

Concordia University
8/01-5/07
Instructor
Part time instructor at private, liberal arts university. Classes taught include Introduction to Social Welfare, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Introduction to Social Work and Social Work Practice.

Orange County Youth and Family Services
6/00-7/01
Counselor
Worked in a juvenile diversion program with adolescents who had been referred by probation. Facilitated educational classes and provided group, conjoint, family, substance abuse groups and individual therapy as required by the probation department. Also participated in case management and resource referral.

Health Care Agency of Orange County
8/00-5/01
Social Work Intern
Worked as part of an interdisciplinary team providing case management and counseling for the chronically mentally ill population in Orange County. Tasks included assessment, crisis intervention, treatment planning, and family, group, and individual therapy.

College Hospital Costa Mesa
3/00-8/00
Dual Diagnosis Counselor
Group counselor for the dually diagnosed patients in an inpatient psychiatric hospital for both adult and adolescent units. Facilitated groups on assertiveness training, anger management, life skills, and chemical dependency education. Participated in treatment planning.

Children’s Bureau of Southern California
8/99-5/00
Counselor Intern
School-based counseling with high-risk elementary school children. Responsibilities included assessment, treatment planning, individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, parent conferences and resource referral.

College Hospital Costa Mesa
5/97-3/00
Behavioral Specialist
Behavior management on both adolescent and adult units. Facilitated and co-facilitated psychoeducational and multi-family groups. Participated in overseeing clients of all ages during acute stages of severe mental illness. Provided safety, advocacy, and crisis intervention for patients.

Concordia University
8/94-5/98
Teaching/Research Assistant
Assisted psychology professor in ongoing research studies regarding group dynamics and conflict resolution. Worked closely with professor in curriculum development and grading process.

Hotline of Southern California
1/97-5/97
Telephone Crisis Counselor
Telephone counselor providing crisis intervention, de-escalation, resource referrals and psychoeducation for anonymous callers

New clients, please call office number. Do not call therapist. 
Administrative information needs to be gathered before scheduling.
Page last updated: 10/24/16