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Counseling Locker
Counselor, educator, advocate supporting the whole child

Contact Information

Please feel free to email me at with any questions or if you would like to make an appointment.


Meet the Counselor!

Hello! My name is Nicole Garcia and I am the School Counselor at Desert Willow Family School. I'm happy to be back at DWFS for another school year. I have a Master's Degree in School Counseling from New Mexico Highlands University and currently hold a School Counselor license from the State of New Mexico. I have worked in the education and mental health field for several years. I look forward to working with all of the students and families at DWFS!

What services and programs am I trained to offer?

Academic Achievement

  • Provide academic support including organizational, study and test-taking skills
  • Goal setting and decision making
  • Transition plans
  • Collaboration and consultation with parents, teachers and staff to identify and remove barriers to learning

Personal/Social Development

  • Individual and small-group counseling
  • Peer relationships, coping strategies and effective social skills
  • Communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution
  • Education on understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
  • Issues with anxiety

Career Development

  • High School exploration/awareness
  • College exploration/awareness
  • Career exploration/awareness
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