Mayte Garcia was born in Guatemala. Mayte currently serves as a Behavioral Health Officer with the rank of Captain in the New Jersey Army National Guard. Mayte is a doctoral student in the DSW program at Rutgers University. Her research is focused on Opioid Use disorders. Mayte is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish, dual Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC).  Currently, Mayte is the owner of Phoenix Global Training Institute.  She is a keynote speaker, a university lecturer, an evaluator, an Educator, and a therapist. Mayte has provided individual, group, family, and couples therapy throughout many systems, including corrections, intensive outpatient programs (IOP), and partial hospital programs (PHP). Mayte is a Board Member of the Pennsylvania Department of State, Professional Licensing, Boards and commissions of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors. Mayte has spoken nationally and internationally (in South Africa, Spain, Italy, and Latin America). As a lecturer, Mayte has taught courses at Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies. She has previously worked at New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, PA.