Student Counseling Center – Staff

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Mia Veve, Ph.D. (She, Her, Hers)

Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Texas A & M University (APA accredited)
Licensed Psychologist
Director of the Student Counseling Center

  • Areas of Special Interest
    * Anxiety
    * Family of Origin Concerns
    * Relationships
    * Adjustment
    * Supervision and Training
    * Multicultural Issues
    * LGBTQ Concerns
    * Outreach

Rebecca Garza, Psy.D.
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Denver (APA accredited)
Psychologist

  • Areas of Special Interest
    * Trauma Informed Interventions
    * Family of Origin Concerns
    * Relationships
    * Adjustment Issues
    * Supervision and Training
    * Multicultural Issues
    * LGBTQ Concerns
    * Depression

Marcella Alvarez, MA. LPC-S
Master of Arts in Community Counseling, UTSA
Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor
Mental Health Therapist

  • Areas of Special Interest
    * Trauma/Grief
    * Anxiety/Depression
    * Play therapy
    * Relationships
    * Stress Management

Michelle Wiggins, Psy.D.
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, American School of Professional Psychology (APA accredited)
Psychologist

  • Areas of Special Interest
    *Grief
    *Art Therapy
    *Outreach
    *Positive Psychology
    *Couples
    *Group Therapy
    *Self-Esteem
    *Trauma
    *
    Anxiety/Depression

Psychology Resident:  Psychology Residents are in the final stage of completing the doctoral degree. Following four years of graduate education and applied training, psychology residents spend one year at the Health Science Center. They provide counseling, psychotherapy, couples consultation, study skills, time management, coping skills, and test-based psychological assessment.

The current psychology resident is Carson Fuhrman, M.A. 

Psychiatry Resident: Psychiatrists have an M.D. or D.O. degree and have completed a residency in psychiatry. Residents in the Counseling Service are in the last year of their four-year residency training program. They provide diagnostic and medication consultation. They also provide brief counseling and psychotherapy

The current psychiatry residents are Abigail Talley, MD, Natalie Torres, MD, and Mark Pichot, MD

Julie Bailey, MD is the psychiatrist for the medical students. For information on providers of care to medical students, please read Policy on providers of care to medical students.

Kelin Ogburn, MD is the Supervisor to the psychiatry residents.

Martha Almazan, Administrative Assistant: Ms. Almazan manages the Student Counseling Center.

Philip Darity, Administrative Assistant: Mr. Darity schedules all appointments and handles prescription requests.

If you have questions please call us at 210-567-2648 or email veve@uthscsa.edu