Individual Counseling

Master's level students from the Department of Counseling at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley provide free counseling services under the supervision of faculty and Licensed Professional Counselors. Counseling sessions are available via Zoom.

Step 1: Complete Initial Intake and Consent Form:

Step 2: A counselor will review your Initial Intake and contact you via email to confirm your appointment.  You should expect to hear from a counselor within 2-3 days after you complete the Initial Intake and Consent form.

Meet Our Counselors

ALEJANDRA ESPINOZA

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Skills/Interests​

  • Adults

  • Adolescents

  • Children

Specializations

  • Anxiety/Stress

  • Depression

  • Parenting

  • Relationships

  • Anger Management

  • Grief

Theoretical Orientation​

  • Humanistic/Person-Centered

  • Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy

  • Mindfulness-based Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

AISHA FLORES

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Skills/Interests​

  • Bilingual English/Spanish

  • Family Counseling

  • Adolescents

  • Children

Specializations

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Parenting

  • Relationship

  • Sleeping/Eating Disturbance

Theoretical Orientation​

  • Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy

  • Person-Centered 

  • Solution-Focused

  • Creative/Expressive Arts Therapy

CELIA HERNANDEZ

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Skills/Interests​

  • Bilingual: English/Spanish

  • Adults

  • Adolescents

  • Children

Specializations

  • Anxiety/Stress

  • Grief

  • Time Management

  • Anger Management

  • Low Self-Esteem

Theoretical Orientation​

  • Person-Centered

  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy

  • Creative/Expressive Arts Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CINDY MEZA

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Skills/Interests

  • Bilingual English/Spanish

  • Young Adults to age 21

  • Adolescents

  • Children

Specializations

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Trauma

  • Grief

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • PTSD

  • Phobias

Theoretical Orientation​

  • Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy

  • Client-Centered

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Mindfulness-based

  • Creative/Expressive Arts Therapy

EMERLYNNE PIETERNELLA

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Skills/Interests​

  • Adults

  • AdolescentS

Specializations

  • Anxiety/Stress

  • Time Management

  • Work Stress

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Anger Management

Theoretical Orientation​

  • Person-Centered

  • Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy

  • Mindfulness-based Therapy

RAUL SANCHEZ

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Skills/Interests​

  • Bilingual English/Spanish

  • Family Counseling

  • Adults

  • Adolescents

  • Children

Specializations

  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder

  • Couples and Family

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety/Stress

  • Depression

  • Time Management

Theoretical Orientation​

  • Logotherapy

  • Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Existential Therapy

MICHELLE STAMBAUGH

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Skills/Interests​

  • Adults

  • Adolescents

Specializations

  • Anxiety/Stress

  • Depression

  • Parenting

  • Relationships

  • Work Stress

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Career/Work Counseling

Theoretical Orientation​

  • Person-Centered

  • Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy

  • Mindfulness-based Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Creative/Expressive Arts Therapy

ERIKA VALDEZ

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Skills/Interests​

  • Bilingual: English/Spanish

  • Adults

Specializations

  • Anxiety/Stress

  • Depression

  • Relationships

  • Time Management

  • Trauma

Theoretical Orientation​

  • Person-Centered

  • Gestalt