Dr. Jessica Garcia is a Board Certified Child and Adolescent (ABPP) Psychologist who has been with PPA since 2007. She is licensed in the state of Florida and specializes in the assessment of learning and attentional difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, emotional challenges, and behavioral problems in children and adolescents. She conducts comprehensive neuropsychological, psychoeducational, developmental, and gifted evaluations with children and adolescents for the purpose of guiding treatment and intervention. Dr. Garcia works collaboratively with other treating professionals, parents, and teachers to improve children’s emotional and behavioral functioning at home and school. She also specializes in working with children and adolescents who present with weaknesses in their social understanding to help them build skills to improve social communication/interactions. Dr. Garcia regularly provides community and professional presentations on a variety of specialty topics.
Dr. Garcia completed her doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University with a specialization in Neuropsychology. Her predoctoral internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital focused on assessment of children and adolescents with a variety of neurological disorders. Dr. Garcia completed a post-doctoral residency with Nova Southeastern University’s School Psychology Assessment and Consultation Center. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at Nova Southeastern University’s Center for Psychological Studies where she teaches Intellectual Assessment, Academic Assessment for Intervention, Neuroanatomy, and Biological Basis of Behavior courses for advanced graduate students. She is a member of the Florida Psychological Association, the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the Florida Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Garcia conducts evaluations and therapy in the Aventura and Weston offices.