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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 counseling. Most of the staff is additionally 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

Thomas Baez, Ph.D.

Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology, Michigan State University
Licensed Psychologist (Texas and Michigan)
Board Member, International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.
Editorial Board Member, The Counseling Psychologist
Director

Areas of Special Interest

  • Bilingual Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Training & Supervision
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Crisis Management
  • Risk Management

 

 


Melissa F. Hernandez, DSW, LCSW

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

 


Jeff Gatlin, MS, LPC

Master of Science in Counseling Option, Angelo State University
Licensed Professional Counselor
Assistant Director

Areas of Special Interest

  • Marital/Family Therapy
  • Men's Issues
  • Veteran's Issues
  • GLBT Couples Counseling

 

 

Counseling Staff

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


Hazel L. Lane, Psy.D.

Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology, Our Lady of the Lake University
Licensed Psychologist
Coordinator of Training Program

Areas of Special Interest

  • GLBTQ and Gender Issues
  • Non-Traditional Students
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Supervision and Training
  • Multi-Cultural Issues
  • First Generation Students
  • College Adjustment


Richard Martinez, Ph.D.

Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology, New Mexico State University
Licensed Psychologist
Coordinator of Outreach Programs

Areas of Special Interest

  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • LGBTQ Concerns
  • Supervision/Training
  • Identity Exploration
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • First Generation College Students


Cristina Villegas-Hernandez, LCSW

Master of Social Work, San Jose State University
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Texas and California)
Sexual Assault Liaison
Coordinator of Groups

Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • Multi-Cultural Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationships
  • Women's Issue


Vanessa Aviña-Peña, Ph.D

Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology, University of Houston
Licensed Psychologist (Texas)

Areas of Special Interest

  • Bilingual Counseling/Therapy
  • Easting Disorders
  • First Generation Students
  • Multi-Cultural Issues
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Relationships


Megan D. Colletta, LCSW

Master of Science in Social Work, The University of California, Berkeley
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Areas of Special Interest

  • Eating Disorders
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Supervision and Training
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Interpersonal Relationships


Susana Martinez, Psy.D.

Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology, Our Lady of the Lake University
Psychologist

Areas of Special Interest

  • Bilingual Counseling/Therapy
  • First Generation Students
  • Multi-Cultural Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Identity Exploration


Susan Denny, MS, LPC, BCN

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Western Carolina University
Licensed Professional Counselor

Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Non-Traditional College Students
  • Neurofeedback and Biofeedback


Melva Torné-Boyd, Psy.D.

Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology, Our Lady of the Lake University
Psychologist

Areas of Special Interest

  • Bilingual Counseling/Therapy
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Multi-Cultural Issues
  • Women's Issues


Jason Dillard, MA

Master of Arts in Counseling, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Associate Clinician, Case Manager


Kristin Lopez, LMSW

Staff in Training

Nichole Vincent, Psy.D.

Doctor of Psychology in Clinicial Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
Post Doctoral Counselor


John DeBerry, Ph.D.

Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology, New Mexico State University
Post Doctoral Counselor


Kyrstal Faraz,

Practicum Student


Sarai Mancias

Practicum Student

Psychiatric Staff

Tracy Schillerstrom, MD

Supervising Psychiatrist

Psychiatrist Residents

Nadia Mendiola, MD

Paolo Adrian Agapito, MD

Amber Mansoor, MD

Aisha Shaukat, MD

Kimberly Benavente, MD


Support Staff

Cathy Fearing

Administrative Services Officer I

Sandra Pardo

Senior Office Assistant

Sharon Foote

Administrative Assistant

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