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Meet the Counseling Services Staff

Counseling Services is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services. All counselors have a minimum post graduate degree at the master's or doctoral level in psychology, social work, and/or counseling. Most of the staff member are licensed in the State of Texas as independent practitioners in their respective areas. To get and maintain these credentials, counselors must adhere to a strict code of ethics, serve in clinical internships, have their clinical practice supervised, pass comprehensive exams in in their fields, and participate in ongoing professional education to keep their practices current. For information about professional licensing and certification, access information with the Department of State Health Services.

Administrative Staff

Melissa F. Hernandez, DSW, LCSW-S

Doctor of Social Work, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Licensed Clinical Social Worker -- Board Approved Social Work Supervisor
Director

Areas of Special Interest

  • Trauma Recovery
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual Violence Prevention and Education
  • Suicide Prevention and Education


Richard Blask, Ph.D.

Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology, University of Houston
Licensed Psychologist (Texas and New York)
Assistant Director
Coordinator of Clinical Services

Areas of Special Interest

  • Depression
  • Training and Supervision
  • Cognitive Therapy


Cristina Villegas-Hernandez, LCSW-S

Master of Social Work, San Jose State University
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Texas and California)
Board Approved Social Work Supervisor (Texas)
Assistant Director

Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Crisis Intervention
  • First Generation Students
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Multi-Cultural Issues
  • Relationships
  • Training and Supervision


Counseling Staff

Martha Chilchil-Zepeda, LCP

Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, Our Lady of the Lake University
Licensed Professional Counselor
Sexual Assault Liaison
DACA/ Dreamer Liaison

Areas of Special Interest

  • Bilingual Counseling/Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Trauma Related Disorders/PTSD (CPT And EMDR Trained)
  • First Generation Students
  • Identity Exploration
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Multicultural Issues


Jennifer Cleveland, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology, The University of North Texas
Licensed Professional Counselor
Testing Coordinator

Areas of Special Interest

  • Individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Interpersonal Issues
  • Assessment and Testing


Jason Dillard, MA, LPC-I

Master of Arts in Counseling, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Licensed Professional Counselor- Intern
Associate Clinician, Case Manager
Liaison for Psychiatric Services

Areas of Special Interest

  • Adventure Therapy
  • Experiential Treatments


Hazel L. Lane, Psy.D.

Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology, Our Lady of the Lake University
Licensed Psychologist
Coordinator of Training Program
Coordinator of Walk-in Wednesday/Single Session

Areas of Special Interest

  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Issues
  • Supervising and Training
  • Brief Therapy/Single Session
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Multi-Cultural Issues
  • First Generation Students
  • College Adjustment


Gilbert Lopez, LMSW

Master of Science in Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin
Licensed Master Social Worker
Licensed Mental Health Counselor Inter
TAO Coordinator

Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Crisis Intervention
  • First Generation Students
  • Military Social Work
  • Student Athletes


Kristin Lopez, LMSW

Master of Social Work, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Licensed Master Social Worker (Texas)
Social Media Coordinator

Areas of Special Interest

  • Interpersonal Issues
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Non-traditional Students
  • Multi-Cultural Issues


Michael Martinez, MA

Master of Arts in Educational Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin
Coordinator of Testing and Psychological Assessment


Areas of Special Interest

  • Psychological Assessment
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Instruction and Training


Nathan Miller, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling and School Psychology, Florida State University
Outreach Coordinator

Areas of Special Interest

  • Emotion
  • Meaningful Living
  • Identity and Motivation
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Self-image and Inner Child
  • Relationships
  • Crisis Intervention


Da’Vet Williams, LMFT

Master of Science, California State University of Dominguez Hills
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Texas and California)
Group Coordinator

Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Black Women
  • Interpersonal Issues
  • Relationships


Michael Vela, LCSW-S, LCDC

Masters of Science in Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington
Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Board Approved Social Work Supervisor
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
Program Manager: Center for Collegiate Recovery

Areas of Special Interest

  • Collegiate Recovery
  • EMDR Trained
  • Motivation Enhancement Therapy
  • 12-Step Program


Christopher Jean-Giles

Graduate Assistant: Center for Collegiate Recovery



Levi Rex

Project Specialist: Prevention and Wellbeing Services
Bystander Intervention
Suicide Prevention


Specialist Clinician

Susan Denny LPC-S


Staff in Training
2019-2020 Trainees

Briana Cadena

Ann Stalcup

Will Ramsey


Psychiatric Staff

Tracy Schillerstrom, MD

Supervising Psychiatrist
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UT Health San Antonio
Board Certified in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry


Psychiatrist Residents - July 2019 - May 2020

James Bossmann, MD

James Cazares, MD

Jillian Larsen, MD

Gilbert Vasquez, MD


Support Staff

Sandra Prado

Administrative Associate I

Sara Erb

Administrative Associate I

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