Michelle Garcia, PsyD and Associates - "Improving Quality of Life"
What They're Saying About Us:
Bethesda Luthern Communities
"Dr. Garcia and her team offer a level of support that is top notch. They strive at working in a collaborative effort with us to meet the needs of the individual. When we need them they are there with us in supporting the person in need."
- Christopher Fuller
Area Director
Bethesda Lutheran Communities
Formerly the Lonestar HCS Program
"(Michelle Garcia, PsyD & Associates) include positive reinforcement and support individuals with MODERN issues, and they do so with genuine care for each client."
- Anna King
HCS Provider Coordinator
Lone Star HCS
Our Team
Owner & Licensed Clinical Psychologist
-Received her B.A. from Florida State University, and her M.S. & Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University.
-Has worked with individuals of all ages with diverse diagnoses & treatment needs.
-Provides psychological and neuropsychological testing for a wide variety of reasons.
-Specializes in long-term & short-term consultation with individuals in all environments to reduce behavioral challenges & improve quality of life.
-Has provided crisis intervention services, including during & after Hurricanes Katrina & Rita.
-Has conducted workshops at the local & state level, and served on local & state committees.
Team Leader & Licensed Psychological Associate
-Received his B.A. from Texas State University-San Marcos & his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Sam Houston State University.
-Has presented research at the AABSS conference & was part of the Best Buddies Organization.
-Has worked with individuals of all ages and a variety of mental health diagnoses & behavioral issues.

Brianna Brazle, M.Ed.
Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern
 -Obtained her Bachelors degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Clark Atlanta University and her M.Ed. degree in Professional Counseling at the University of Houston.
-Has worked as a teacher for 6 years.
-Earned her LPC-I licensure in 2017.
-Believes in promoting social and functional living skills to improve overall quality of life with each person with special needs that she works with.

Josephine Avila, M.A.
Licensed Psychological Associate
 -Received her Bachelor's in Business Management and Master's of Arts in Psychology from LeTourneau University.
-Currently working on her Psy.D. at California Southern University.
-Member of Psi Chi - The International Honor Society in Psychology.
-Has worked with individuals of all ages with diverse diagnoses and treatment needs.
-Has provided psychological testing for a wide variety of reasons.
-Has provided therapeutic services for individuals and their families.
-Believes in continuing her education to provide clients with adequate psychological services in order for them to live a better quality of life.  Her goal in life is to make a positive contribution to the welfare of others.

Amanda Beeman, M.A.
Licensed Professional Counselor - Intern
-Received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Sam Houston State University
-Bilingual in English and Spanish
-Has experience in providing professional presentations
-Has experience counseling teens with emotional and behavioral disorders 
-Believes in providing quality mental health services that are uniquely specific to the needs of the client.

Cathy Thomas, M.S.
Licensed Professional Counselor - Intern
-Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology from University of Houston-Downtown and a Masters of Science in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University
-Plans to Pursue PsyD and specialize in areas such as behavior,memory and cognition, grief recovery, trauma, depression,geriatric transition and promotion of higher functioning for individuals diagnosed with intellectual disabilities.
-Member of Psi Chi Honor Society since 2008 and Member of American Counseling Association since 2014
-Has experience working in group homes and residential facilities, experience in the Criminal Justice field with individuals with terminally ill, mentally and intellectually disabled diagnosis as well as experience working with individuals with various mental health diagnoses.
-Has a passion for the mental health field and believes in a holistic approach with balance to promote mental health focusing on person centered behavior modification and cognition,

Administrative Assistant
-Received her B.A. in psychology with a minor in forensic psychology from Texas State University in 2015. 
-Currently attends Sam Houston State University, studying to receive her M.A. in experimental psychology, with hours in criminal justice and security systems. 
-Plans to pursue her Ph.D in Developmental Psychology, specializing in aggressive behaviors in youth. 
-Has worked as a writing and language tutor with developmental and international students in community college and university. 

Case Manager
-Currently Sam Houston State University in the Spring to complete a B.A. in Psychology.
-Plans to pursue her Ph.D. in Child Psychology.
-Has worked with children, including those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, through babysitting and an after school care program.
Data Specialist & Licensed Psychological Associate
-Received her B.A. from Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Sam Houston State University.
-Has several years of experience with psychological assessment and conducting clinical interviews.
-Has worked with individuals of all ages with a variety of mental health diagnoses and will be branching out into teaching for the Fall of 2015.
Billing Assistant
-Received her teaching license in 1995 in Guatemala City, Central America.
-Has over 10 years of experience providing administrative and clerical support, including many areas of office/practice operations in a wide variety of environments.
-Is Bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish.

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The Woodlands, Texas 77387
Phone: 713-397-3104
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