Joe Garcia, PMHNP-BC

Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

“Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.”
– Michael Scott

About Joe Garcia, PMHNP-BC

Joe Garcia is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. He completed his undergraduate degree at UCLA in psychobiology. He attended Yale University for his degree in nursing and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner master’s degree and post-master’s certification.

Joe brings a warm, culturally sensitive, evidence-based, and empathic approach to care. He believes that each person under his care is unique and requires an individualized care plan which often requires a multidisciplinary approach and close collaboration with other providers and family.

Prior to joining ResWell, Joe worked at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) for the Clinical Liaison Psychiatry service and the outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic, Yale Child Study Center as part of their Intensive In-Home Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Services (IICAPS) and outpatient treatment center, and at NYU’s Child Study Center’s Summer Program for kids diagnosed with ADHD.

As part of ResWell’s multidisciplinary team, Joe’s responsibilities include assessment, diagnosis, as well as evidence based-treatment options for mental health disorders as defined by the DSM-V. Joe’s diverse educational background across the country has given him exposure and experience in many areas, including ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioral challenges in children and adolescents, and trauma and related disorders.

Joe is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Minority Youth Fellow alumni, former California board member for American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), and earned Sigma Theta Tau honors at Yale.

Education & Training

  • Yale University School of Nursing
    Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty
  • Yale University School of Nursing
    Certificate of Nursing
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology

Notable Achievements & Interests

  • Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • APNA California Board Member
  • Sigma Theta Tau International: Delta Mu chapter honors society member

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