Teresa Y. Chapa-Cantú, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Licensed Psychologist

President of Resiliency Psychological Center LLC

Dr. Chapa-Cantu was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Texas - Pan American, and was accepted into a Ph.D. program shortly thereafter. At the University of Oklahoma (OU) in Norman, Oklahoma, she earned her Master of Education in Community Counseling, and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. Her doctoral internship was subsequently completed at the Student Counseling Service at Texas A&M University in College Station. (What does a psychologist do?)

Dr. Chapa-Cantu enjoys serving her native community through a range of bilingual (English and Spanish) psychological services to include psychological and educational assessments, individual and group psychotherapy, career counseling and planning, supervision of doctoral students and post-docs, and psychoeducational presentations/workshops. Her special interests include incorporating complementary and alternative medicine (such as meditation and yoga) and using animals and nature to assist in therapeutic healing.


Dr. Chapa-Cantu is a member of the South Texas Psychological Association, Texas Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Association. In 2014, she served a two-year term as President Elect-Designate for the South Texas Psychological Association (STPA), two more years as President, and is now the Past President of STPA. In her leisure time, Dr. Chapa-Cantu enjoys reading, spending time with family, traveling and playing with her fur babies (6 pets).



No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.


Tony Robbins


Elizabeth Tamez, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychology Postdoc 2018-2019

Master of Education in Counseling and Guidance

Licensed Professional Counselor


Dr. Tamez is currently working toward her license as a Psychologist in Texas. She completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) at Capella University, and is under the direct supervision of Dr. Chapa-Cantú.  She is fully bilingual (Spanish) and her prior experience includes working with different age groups, including children, adolescents, and adults. She also has special training to work with trauma and related disorders.

"I believe that people don’t look for unhappiness or emotional distress, but unfortunate and painful things happen to everyone. Seeking professional help can be a difficult decision, but when “too many” unfortunate or painful events happen to one individual, it can become confusing, overwhelming, and difficult to understand and handle. I believe that people DO have within them the strength and knowledge to cope with life’s problems.  My goals for my clients is to help and guide them identify what they need to do to gain control of their emotions and thoughts in order to improve the quality of their life.  I work in collaboration with my clients to help them develop the tools they need to fight against pain, hurt, anger, frustration, overwhelming sadness, nervousness, panic, etc."

Jacob Pizaña, M.Ed., LPC

Master of Education in Counseling and Guidance

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Clarissa Villarreal

Staff Assistant

Clarissa Villarreal is a current student pursuing an Associate's in Science. In her downtime she is a bullet journalist, and fitness and food enthusiast. After graduating with her Associate's degree, she hopes to continue her education for a Bachelor's in Environmental Sciences.

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