She/Her/HersLicensed Professional Counselor, LPC Registered Drama Therapist, RDT Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Creative Arts Therapist
Online Courses Available
Nina Garcia is a Drama Therapist committed to empowering individual and collective resilience. Her clients are creatives, dreamers, and independents who sometimes find themselves held back by painful experiences of the past and present. Nina co-creates unique therapeutic experiences with clients, engaging her curiosity, creativity, and playful compassion, supporting clients to live their best life beyond the trauma and identity spectrums.
Many of Nina’s clients navigate overwhelming emotions, underwhelming sense of purpose, and questions around identity, all of which impact how they show up in the world. She works with clients to restory clients' present relationships to past trauma, and diminish the effects on their present day experience.
Nina's therapeutic approach is rooted in creative arts therapy and humanism. She draws from her training in Drama Therapy, clinical trauma work, and anti-supremacist empowerment coaching in order to expand clients’ internal and external tools for resilience. Nina's practice, Houston Creative Arts Therapy, is the only private practice in Houston specializing in Drama Therapy. A variety of modalities may be used in sessions, including: play, drama, theatre, dance/movement, art, music, poetry, and more.
Nina is committed to maintaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive practice, which serves as a safe harbor for people who identify as LGBTQIA+ and people of the global majority. When not engaging in therapy, Nina actively engages in anti-supremacist work as Host of the podcast "Triggered: Can we play with that?"
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience
Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges
Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life
Embodiment - Intentionally embodying thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are aligned with one's values.
Nina Garcia is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 3 years
Houston Creative Arts Therapy, Creative Arts Therapist, 2018 - Present
Heights Treatment, Drama Therapist, 2019 - Present
New York University, MA Drama Therapy, 2018