Lidia Garcia, MSW

Lidia Garcia, MSW 

Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW 100207)  

Supervised by Monica Valdiva Aguilar, M.A. (LMFT 41352)

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

Welcome! Thank you for initiating this journey. I serve as a therapist through the Institute’s Child and Adolescent Specialty Program (CASP). I’m passionate about supporting young people in development of personal identity, connectedness with community, and emotional growth. 

Each person has their own continual life expression. I provide an individualized approach in support of each client’s distinct needs and goals. My approach enables clients to practice effective coping and problem solving strategies for managing life’s challenges, while growing in confidence, self-awareness, and resilience. Additionally, families and caregivers are supported by encouraging cultivation and mutual understanding along a young person’s journey. 

I look forward to providing an empathetic space for growth, insight building, connection and healing.  


I provide support for growth in the following areas:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Somatic Awareness
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Trauma and Resilience
  • Perfectionism
  • Body Image and Disordered Eating
  • Self-esteem / Self-confidence / Self-compassion
  • Sports Performance
  • Relationships
  • Life Transitions

Prior Experience:

  • Community Based Therapist, Five Acres
  • Hypnotherapist and Mindfulness Coach


  • Master of Science in Social Work, Columbia University, New York City
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of California, Riverside

Mission:  My mission is to provide supportive guidance to youth and their families as they navigate community, identity, and individuality for balanced relationships and mutual understanding. 


Phone: 626-585-8075 ext. 137

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