I used to be a very angry girl, and I held on to that anger because I thought it helped me cope,
gave me the strength not to fall apart and be vulnerable. I would fight the intense emotions that
bubbled up when talking about the rejection and abandonment I had experienced as a child. I
couldn’t see how that ‘coping mechanism’ of anger was also a shield I hid behind in order to
mask my pain. My obnoxious, combative, ‘tell-people-off’ behavior had finally caught up with
me. I was sitting in my emotional mess, knowing it was time to surrender the baggage that kept
me connected with the people who had deeply hurt me in the past. It was time to forgive and
heal. I felt the anger made me strong, but it did not; it revealed how broken I truly was.”
Psychologist Dr. Evelin Garcia knows from personal experience that anger, resentment, and
unforgiveness from past trauma keeps you from being who you were truly meant to be.
In her practical and eye-opening book, Dr. Says: Give Yourself the Gift of Forgiveness, Healing,
and Restoration, she shares personal testimonies and positive results of what forgiveness can
do, and practical applications you can use now to help you begin your journey of healing and
restoration.

 

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Author Bio

Clinical psychologist Evelin Garcia has vast experience working with children and adults with
developmental disabilities and mental disorders. With a doctorate from Azusa Pacific University
and post-doctorate from UCLA Department of Pediatrics, she holds licenses both in California
and New York. Her work is known throughout South and Central America, United Arab
Emirates-Dubai, and the United States. A frequent expert guest on international radio and
television, Dr. Garcia has spoken at events coordinated by the U.S. Embassy and United Nations
in El Salvador on depression, anxiety, adversity, inequality, and poverty. As the founder and
CEO of a psychological corporation located in Southern California, Dr. Garcia provides
psychological and neuropsychological assessment services to both children and adults. Evelin is
also author of Mamá Decía: Tú Puedes Salir Adelante, a testimony of her mother’s
perseverance, faith, generosity, and life story of overcoming tremendous adversity as an
immigrant single mother.

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