Alie Garza, LCSW
Instructor, Psychiatry-Adult Psychiatry

Graduate School :
  • MSW, University of Washington
Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-Adult Psychiatry

Professional Memberships

  • Advocate and Member, International OCD Foundation

Practice Locations

CU Medicine Psychiatry - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Clinic
1890 N Revere Ct
Anschutz Health Sciences Bldg, Suite 5040
Aurora, CO 80045

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204

Hospital Affiliation
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Psychiatry
Conditions & Treatments
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Anxiety
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Panic Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Phobias
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Parent coaching
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Mood and Anxiety
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Mental Health and Behavior
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Stress
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Child and Teen Health - Parenting
  • Child and Teen Health - Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
  • Child and Teen Health - Teen Health
  • Child and Teen Health - Children's Health
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Caregiver stress
Clinical Interests
In the past nearly 10 years, she has worked in various clinical roles including crisis mobile response, youth suicide prevention, and IOP, PHP, and Residential treatment for OCD and Anxiety-Related disorders. She has extensive training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, and Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality.

Care Philosophy
Alie Bernard Garza, LCSW, is a clinician with the OCD Program at the University of Colorado and holds an MSW from the University of Washington in Seattle. Her clinical interests include OCD and Anxiety-related disorders (including Panic Disorder, Illness Anxiety Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety, etc.), providing neurodivergent-affirming care for co-morbidities such as ADHD and ASD, working with youth/parents/families, and taking a collaborative, strengths-based, individualized approach to treatment.

Public Speaking
International OCD Foundation Conference (Denver, 2022) "Health Anxiety: Putting a Stop to the Urgency of the Emergency" International OCD Foundation: Summer 2023 Newsletter, "Life After ERP" Town Hall Livestream, Blog: Why I'm an Advocate, etc. OCD Family Podcast: EP: "The Rising of the Fall with Alie Garza" EP: Navigating Higher Levels of Care with Alie Garza" Please Excuse My OCD Podcast: EP: "Alie Garza: Her Story And Why The Mental Health Community Needs to Understand OCD" National Alliance of Mental Illness: Parenting and Mental Health Conference (2022, 2023)

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MSW, University of Washington (0001)
Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-Adult Psychiatry
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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