Cheza Garvin, PhD
Dr. Cheza Garvin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in mental health, health psychology, substance abuse treatment, and public health. She has master’s degrees in Public Health and Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley, a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington, Seattle, and postdoctoral addictions training from the Seattle VA Medical Center for both inpatient and outpatient psychological care.
As an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) therapist, Dr. Garvin utilizes group interaction strategies and facilitates engagement from all group members. In a supportive and confidential environment, group members address their most painful experiences and move forward in their healing process. With acceptance, warmth, gentle questions, and firm guidance, Dr. Garvin provides the context for this process, and includes useful information, education, interactive exercises, paper exercises and therapeutic conversation among members, who learn from each other and from their own increasing self awareness.