Armando De La Garza, LPCC, NCC (he/him) is a therapist specializing in the treatment of OCD, Tics/Tourette, Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs), and other anxiety disorders. He is licensed in New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Missouri, and Illinois. .
Armando is devoted to establishing rapport with his clients to maximize the use of evidence-based treatments. He specializes in the use of Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for the treatment of OCD & Anxiety, and CBIT for tic disorders and Tourette. These therapies fall under the umbrella of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and are considered best practices to treat these conditions.
Armando completed his Master of Arts degree in counseling from Maryville University of Saint Louis. He has been trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) through the Cognitive Behavior Institute. He is a member of the International OCD Foundation, and regularly seeks out ongoing consultation and training in the treatment of OCD, Tourette Syndrome, and anxiety. He also earned a graduate certificate in Alcohol & Drug Studies from the University of South Dakota.
Armando is married and has four sons, all grown. He and his wife reside in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He enjoys spending quality time with his spouse traveling, sightseeing, learning local history and exploring different cultures through food. He enjoys regularly exercising as well as reading and keeping up with family. In addition, he volunteers at Loving Thunder, a local equine therapy ranch, where he works with children with special needs.