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Meet The Team

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Michelle Garcia, Psy. D

Owner & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

After earning her B.A. in Psychology from Florida State University, Michelle graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2003 with a M.S. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. Specializing in short- and long-term consultations and treatment plans for individuals of all ages, in 2007 she founded the Michelle Garcia Psy.D. & Associates practice. She co-wrote the nationally recognized Quality of Life Curriculum with Brandon Delgado.

In addition to counseling and curriculum, Michelle and her team provide psychological and neuropsychological testing for a wide variety of conditions (including autism) with the goal of reducing behavioral challenges and improving quality of life. She has provided crisis intervention services (ex. after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita), conducted workshops and served on committees both at the state and local level.

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Brandon Delgado, M.A.

Team Leader & Licensed Psychological Associate

Following his graduation with a B.A. in Psychology from Texas State University, Brandon enrolled in Sam Houston State University and earned an M.A. in Clinical Psychology.

 

Brandon has worked with individuals of all ages to diagnose and treat a variety of mental health and behavioral issues, including autism. He co-wrote the nationally recognized Quality of Life Curriculum with Dr. Garcia, is scheduled to speak at the 2020 Attention Deficit Disorders Association conference, and has presented research at the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences conference.

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Daniel Brown, M.A.

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

Daniel earned his BFA in Musical Theatre from Abilene Christian University. While there he had the opportunity to lead drama workshops for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This led Daniel towards his MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Drama Therapy.

 

Now he is a Licensed Counselor (LPC-Associate) with a passion for bringing therapeutic services to people with IDD using alternative and expressive therapies.

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Josiah Franklin, MS, MFA, PsyD

Licensed Psychological Associate

Supervised by Dr. Michelle Garcia

Dr. Franklin joined Dr. Michelle Garcia and Associates as a Licensed Psychological Associate in 2023. He holds a BFA in Drama Education from the University of Texas at Austin, an MFA in Theatre from the University of Houston, an MS in Educational Management from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and a PsyD from California Southern University.

 

His doctoral research culminated in a systematic review of rejection sensitivity in gay men and the impact of parental and social rejection on an individual’s self-development, self-esteem, and self-efficacy.

 

Prior professional experiences includes being an educator for students from Pre-K to adult in face-to-face and online environments; an educational trainer, supervisor, manager, principal, and director; a small business owner; and a theatrical designer, director, and performing artist. In addition to working with clients with intellectual and developmental issues, he is available for educational consultations and individual counseling.

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Josephine Avila, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychological Associate

with Independent Practice

Dr. Avila earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University in October 2021.  She also holds a M.A. in Psychology (2013) and a B. S. in Business Management from LeTourneau University. She joined Michelle Garcia Psy.D. & Associates in 2017.


Josephine has helped clients of all ages by providing psychological testing and therapeutic services for a wide variety of conditions (including autism) with the goal of reducing behavioral challenges and improving quality of life. She is also a member of Psi Chi - The International Honor Society in Psychology.

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Morgan Draper, M.A.

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

Supervised by Komeh Freeman LPC-S


Morgan earned her Bachelor's in English and Psychology from Harding University and a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Houston Baptist University. She joined the Michelle Garcia Psy.D. & Associates team in 2022 upon receiving her license.

​Prior to joining Michelle Garcia Psy.D. & Associates, Morgan worked as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional, a Program Director, and a Registered Behavior Technician for individuals with Autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Morgan currently works with the rest of the team providing services to individuals with disabilities, in their home, school and community. In addition she also counsels children and adolescents who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma and other concerns in private practice. 

Career Opportunities

Do you enjoy helping underserved populations that have a difficult time making their voices heard? Do you want to get creative with your therapy techniques, behavioral interventions and approach to facilitating treatments for your clients? Do you want to get out of the office and work in the field?

We believe in improving quality of life for those we support and do so in a unique, fast paced and stimulating way that is sure to keep clinicians on their toes.

We provide an array of psychological services for individuals with varying disabilities around the greater Houston area and are looking for qualified clinicians that are looking to step out of the box when it comes to providing psychological services. This position starts as part time with a transition to full time.

Reach out below to learn about our career opportunities and schedule to shadow a clinician in the field.

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