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Maitland670 N. Orlando Ave
Suite 103
Maitland FL 32751

About Thrive

A.J. Garcia

A.J. Garcia holds her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, with a certificate in Play Therapy.  She has earned degrees from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida and Berry College in Rome, Georgia, and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Florida. 

Throughout her career, A.J. has worked in a variety of settings, including private practice, school-based mental health programs, and inpatient and outpatient substance use facilities.  This experience has given her the opportunity to work with a wide array of clients and presenting concerns.  

A.J. works within a broad range of therapeutic modalities, including individual, family, couples, and group counseling.  She is experienced with the adolescent population and has worked as a high school based mental health counselor in the Orlando area.  Through this position, A.J. aided adolescents through such difficulties as family concerns, depression, self esteem, anger, self injury, substance abuse, grief, behavior concerns, feelings of worthlessness, abuse, stress, socialization, relationship concerns, coping skills, and conflict resolution.  She relates well with the adolescent population, and expresses a desire to utilize these skills to promote increased self-efficacy and positive change. 

Integrity and professionalism are important to A.J., and she strives to set them as a foundation in her work with clients.  She believes support and encouragement are essential to the counseling process, and that they are vital in the promotion of wellness.  A.J. approaches clients from a strengths-based perspective.  She chooses to foster positive change through increased focus on individual talents, aptitudes, values, hopes, and potential. 

What our Clients are Saying About us

"I learned to control my anger, I learned ways to cope with home, and I received the guidance that I needed. All I can say now is "Thank you, A.J., I'm a better me, because of you!"

- Client, age 18

"She has built me up as a friend, as a daughter, and a person, spiritually and emotionally as well as physically. I am very grateful to God for bringing her into my life."

- Client, age 16


Contact Thrive

Thrive Counseling

(407) 476-9646

670 N. Orlando Ave
Suite 103

Maitland,
Florida 32751


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