Christine Garcia, PNP

Provider type: APN

Serving: Adolescents, Children

About Christine Garcia, PNP

When a child is struggling, it is vitally important to uncover the correct cause. The process or journey should empower a child to be apart and take mastery over it. Equally important is identifying all those that should be a part of the journey and the parts they play. Christine Garcia considers herself a provider and advocate, but mainly a facilitator. Negotiating all the settings your child is a part of, all need to align for a child to flourish and grow. This can only be achieved through open communication and active participation for everyone in this process.

Christine has an eclectic background. Her approach has been influenced by a nursing background in the care of children with special needs particularly in epilepsy. Developmental psychology and the attachment research have left their impressions, along with guidance of many wonderful mentors in the field of psychiatry. She has two master’s degrees – The first was a master’s in psychology, obtained at the New School where she did research in attachment theory in the Mahler Laboratory. The second was in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, obtained at CUNY Hunter-Bellevue. Christine continued her specialization at NYU and received a Post Masters’ Certificate in the Care of Children with Special Needs. She completed this education in 2002.

Christine has been fortunate to apply her knowledge in various settings with various levels of complexity. She has also had the pleasure of having former children – now adults come back and thank her.

Her approach to treatment includes mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and play therapy all within context.

Specialties

  • ADD & ADHD
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Children & Adolescents
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Psychiatrics
  • Locations

    Manhattan-E 60th Street: Coming Soon

    110 E 60th Street, New York, NY 10022-1694