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Nice to meet you, I’m Molly.

I am a Mental Health Therapist practicing at Drishti Bend here in beautiful Central Oregon. I am originally from Northern California. I moved to Bend, Oregon in my early twenties to enjoy the outdoor recreation in the area. My journey in the mental health profession began by receiving my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Cal Poly Humboldt. I then went on to obtain my Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Oregon State University-Cascades. Throughout my Masters program, I had the opportunity to intern at Deschutes County Behavioral Health where I gained significant experience working as a therapist-intern for youth, families, and adults. After completing my Masters, I stayed on and continued to work as a therapist for Deschutes County Behavioral Health. My work as a therapist at Deschutes County Behavioral Health included: child and family counseling, crisis counseling, assessment and diagnosis, individual counseling, group counseling. Some of the challenges I supported clients with consisted of: depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, and symptoms of trauma.


Throughout all of my experiences working in the helping profession I continue to have a passion and desire to help others. I believe it is a privilege and an honor to support others on their path towards healing. As a therapist I value humor, respect, and authenticity in my relationships with clients I work with. I try my absolute best to create a relationship with clients that feels comfortable and safe through active listening, deep understanding, and non-judgment. I utilize a strengths-based, solution-focused, person centered approach which allows client’s to feel empowered and build upon attributes and qualities that they inherently hold within them.

Molly Garcia-Kaer (she/her), MA, LPC-A

Some fun things about me:​

  • Movie(s) I love: Dune, Harry Potter (all of them), How to Train Your Dragon, Guardians of the Galaxy (all of them).

  • Favorite food to eat out: Thai food or Vietnamese

  • Favorite food to cook: Breakfast (fried country potatoes, microgreens, eggs, and sausage)

  • Favorite thing to do in Bend: Running on the trails, spending time by the river, going to see live music

  • Hobby(ies):  Running, climbing, reading, drawing, cooking, yoga, meditation, and giving my cat all of the attention and love possible

  • Dream destination: New Zealand or Japan

  • Favorite quote or personal motto: “With stillness comes the benediction of peace” Eckhart Tolle

  • Favorite weekend destination: Oregon Coast, Hood River, or Portland

  • Three words that describe me: Thoughtful, optimistic, and humorous

  • Number one bucket list item: Visiting Costa Rica, New Zealand, or Japan

  • On a day with no obligations, I will be: having a slow morning with coffee, my cat, and my current book, eating delicious home cooked meals all day, and going for a long run at one of my favorite trails in the area

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We’re ready when you are.

Contact us today and let’s get to work.

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