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Hola!Soy Mary...
Hello!I'm Mary

Mary Taveras Garcia is highly experienced in individual, group and family therapy.  She has been employed in various capacities at Inwood Community Services (ICS) for the past 32 years. She has been a clinician in ICS’s Youthlink, Drop In, and Mental Health Clinics, before assuming the Unit Director role in 2012. Mary has also worked as a psychotherapist in the Mental Health Program and a substance abuse counselor in the Comprehensive Outpatient Addiction Program. Mary also conducts Clinical and Developmental Evaluations to assess and diagnose children ages 0-3 referred by the NYC Early Intervention Program.

Behavioral Health Problems Treated: Adjustment Disorder, ADHD, Learning Disability, Conduct Disorders, Aging Issues, Couples/Marriage Counseling, Compulsive Behaviors, Crisis/Trauma, Mood Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorders, Family Conflicts, Grief/Loss, LGTB Issues, Parenting Issues, Personal Growth, Personality Disorders, Relationship Issues, Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse Counseling, PTSD, and Life Change Issues.

Treatment Approaches Utilized:  Play Therapy, Cognitive behavioral, Family Systems, Supportive psychotherapy, Solution-Focused, Brief Therapy.



Licenses Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) – New York State and New Jersey State

Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) – NYS


Assessment Tools: 

Hawaii Early Learning Profile (HELP)

Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS): Above 24 months of age

Developmental Assessment of Young Children  (DAYC)

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS): Above 12 months of age            


Eric Erickson 

I have known Ms. Taveras-Garcia for almost my entire 20-year career as a social worker. In fact, she was one of the most influential figures early I my career. She not only provided me with her expertise in clinical work during my 10 years working for the Washington Heights Community, but also modeled the ideals of social work in her practice. Her dedication has inspired me to continue my work in Northern Manhattan and has shaped the way I assist New Clinicians in the field as a Clinical Supervisor.

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