As a psychologist providing adult individual and couples/marriage therapy, Dr. Nerina Garcia-Arcement specializes in the problems that interfere with your ability to achieve your full potential.
Dr. Nerina Garcia-Arcement is trained in and uses a variety of therapy techniques that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), mindfulness, psychodynamic and insight-oriented therapy. You will work together to formulate an individualized plan that will best meet your needs as you pursue goals toward achieving personal wellness.
Dr. Nerina Garcia-Arcement works collaboratively with her individual therapy clients to find the best approach to meeting their needs. She uses various techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), insight-oriented, psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness, to find the right fit that will help you meet your goals. Together you will identify obstacles keeping you from meeting your goals and discover how to best bring about the changes you desire. Through a cooperative and integrated approach you will experience a reduction in your problems and symptoms while growing to understand the causes of your distress. By building new skills and exploring who you are, you learn how to achieve lasting relief with a goal toward discovering overall personal wellness.
Couples Therapy, Marriage Counseling
Couples face a variety of stressors to their relationships that strain their connection and ability to relate. Common reasons partners seek couples therapy/marriage counseling include: relationship transitions such as financial difficulties caused by employment changes; becoming new parents and navigating the parenting journey; dealing with a partner who struggles with physical illness or mental health concerns (e.g. depression, anxiety or PTSD); intimacy problems and sexual disconnection, and infidelity. Working together in a supportive environment, Dr. Nerina Garcia-Arcement assists couples in identifying their communication breakdowns and how to improve the ways they express their problems and needs. Her approach is to help couples learn and practice new communication techniques in a nonjudgmental manner.
Stress Management Training, Seminars, & Workshops
Do you want to help your staff manage stress and improve productivity? Group seminars and workshops are ideal venues in which to present helpful information to a large number of people in an interactive manner. Dr. Nerina Garcia-Arcement has presented to groups in hospitals, schools, first responder organizations and in a variety of business and corporate settings. Her most popular topic is speaking to organizations and workers about how to reduce stress and worry by “quieting the mind.” She uses an interactive and hands-on approach to teach mindfulness, muscle relaxation, meditation and imagery. She also has experience presenting on subjects that include Assertive Communication Skills and How to Find and Manage a Work/Family Life Balance for parents. Read participant testimonials →
Dr. Nerina Garcia-Arcement has years of experience supervising individuals who are finishing their clinical training and completing requirements for their license. She has supervised pre-licensure psychologists, social workers, psychiatry residents, psychology interns and externs, and social work interns. She encourages her supervisees to find their voice in the room and works within their clinical orientation. She encourages implementation of new techniques as part of evidence-based practice while exploring their reactions to clients to help supervisees provide the ultimate care. Read testimonials →
Supervision in How to Build a Private Practice
Would you like help in building a new private practice or growing your existing private practice? Dr. Nerina Garcia-Arcement established a successful full-time private practice within six months through specific, practical and tested business-building techniques designed for the digital age. She has consulted and mentored other therapists starting private practices and helped them establish a web presence, improve their search engine optimization (SEO), implement successful marketing techniques through social media, and consider legal, accounting and business management issues that might arise. Read testimonials →
Stress & Anxiety
Stress, fears and worries can paralyze you, at times limiting your potential or diminishing your quality of life. The truth is that everyone experiences anxiety. At times these feelings can be overwhelming. I use a cognitive behavioral approach to help you understand the causes of your stress and anxiety, teach you to better manage these reactions and work toward minimizing their impact. I use hands-on, empirically based approaches and techniques that include learning imagery, diaphragmatic and coherent breathing, mindfulness and meditation.
Depression can diminish your creativity, motivation, energy and enjoyment of life. Dr. Nerina Garcia-Arcement has worked extensively with individuals in depressive states using CBT and psychodynamic approaches to attack it at its source.
Trauma, abuse and violence can leave a deep scar in the human psyche often affecting your ability to trust and feel safe. At times you may feel shame, isolate yourself and withdraw from the world and/or those around you. Dr. Nerina Garcia-Arcement is experienced working with individuals who have survived family violence, car accidents, grief/loss, government violence and terrorist attacks. You work together to help rebuild trust and gain skills to manage your distress. Dr. Garcia-Arcement uses a variety of techniques, including trauma-focused CBT (Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure) and Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR).
Becoming a parent is a game changer. It’s easy to discuss the joys with others, and often is what is expected from a new parent, especially mothers. What’s more difficult is finding a safe space in which to share the frustrations, anxiety, self-doubt and scary moments of becoming a parent without feeling judged. It is not uncommon for women to experience depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after birth. Seeking support can help you understand the processes, both biological and emotional, that accompany parenthood. By confronting the nagging voice of societal and familial expectations that often exhort you to be the perfect parent, you gain breathing room and a chance to seek out your support network and community. Therapy also can help you navigate the changes that new parenthood can bring about in your relationships with others, including partners, friends, family members and neighbors.
Bicultural, Latino, People of Color, Recent Immigrants
Bicultural, Latino and minority individuals often face unique challenges when interacting with mainstream culture. Many minority professionals have identified this as a source of stress. This is a particular area of understanding and experience. Dr. Nerina Garcia-Arcement conducts sessions in English, Spanish or a combination of both languages.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Research in the field of psychology has shown that CBT approaches can be effective for treating certain disorders – specifically anxiety, PTSD and depression. CBT is a therapeutic approach that focuses on people’s thoughts and behaviors. You explore and challenge thoughts to modify behaviors. Collaboratively you will identify your objectives and strengths and develop a plan to attain your goals.
Insight Oriented, Psychodynamic Therapy
Psychodynamic therapy is a therapeutic approach that focuses on identifying and understanding how an individual’s past life experiences and relationships have had and continue to influence her or his thoughts, behaviors and beliefs.
Interested in discussing an on-site seminar or workshop for your business, organization, or school?
Williamsburg Therapy + Wellness offers on-site corporate group seminars and workshops on multiple topics that include: Assertiveness skills; How to Manage Stress and Worry; How to “Quiet the Mind” through mindfulness, relaxation and meditation; and How to Find a Work/Family Life Balance for parents. Please contact Dr. Nerina Garcia-Arcement at , or call 917-816-4449.