SoundEd Spotlight: Julie Garcia

I have worked as a school counselor for over 10 years, much of my experience is in  higher education and most recently with PK-12 students as an in-school mental health provider with special populations. My approach is a problem-solving, solution-finding approach.  Julie Garcia, MS. School Counselor, PK-12 Serving AZ, TX,…

I have worked as a school counselor for over 10 years, much of my experience is in  higher education and most recently with PK-12 students as an in-school mental health provider with special populations. My approach is a problem-solving, solution-finding approach. 

Julie Garcia, MS.

School Counselor, PK-12

Serving AZ, TX, and OK students. 

What does a typical day look like for you?

I like a full schedule but really work around my children’s elementary school schedule. I start at 7AM, work till 830AM, drive the kiddos to school, and then resume from 930AM to 430PM at the latest. I love to be busy as it means I get to serve more students and reach more families!

What do you love about working with SoundEd?

I love the fact that I feel appreciated and valued working with SoundEd.  I am so very thankful for the opportunity to partner with SoundEd. 

What is a pro about online direct therapy?

Students often feel more comfortable at home, with surroundings that are familiar, mom, pets, cozy blankets, favorite stuffed animals, all the good stuff that supports emotional regulation and can support students to help them work beyond things that are stressful and learn the skills necessary so when they need them, they have the skills readily available. I teach students coping skills when they are calm and don’t need them at the moment and we practice so during the moments that they do need regulation, they can pull from what they learned and apply it! Environmental arrangement is a huge intervention and when we can start in place that students do feel comfortable, the process for learning increases and expands their repertoire!

Have you recommended SoundEd to any other therapists?  What do you say to them?

I have absolutely recommended SoundEd to other therapists and I tell them about how I feel valued and am provided opportunities for growth.

Do you have a team of other therapists within SoundEd that you can work with to share ideas and resources?

Providers have support from SoundEd with training material and housing resources in place that is updated with needed content. Providers can connect with others within their discipline via chat rooms and resource classrooms that have been set up by SoundEd – thank you!

What activities have you discovered you now have more time for because of working from home and/or  working less hours?

I have more time for family and that is the driving force in everything I do. Managing my work schedule to fit my family’s best schedule is everything to me and something I am truly grateful for. 

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