I was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
It is a privilege for me to serve my native community as a Licensed Psychologist (What does a psychologist do?) through a range of bilingual (English and Spanish) psychological services to include psychological and educational testing. My special interests include full psychological evaluations, immigration evaluations, and disability examinations, such as for current and prior military personnel. I also conduct individual and group psychotherapy, career counseling and planning, supervision of Master's and Doctoral students and post-docs, and psychoeducational presentations/workshops.
In psychotherapy, I believe in taking a client's perspective, and addressing their personal conflicts via a range of treatments, including incorporating complementary and alternative medicine (such as meditation, yoga, prayer). Also, I believe in using animals and nature to assist in therapeutic healing and emotional growth. Even as a pastime, I love to be outside and spend time with my my "fur babies" (6 pets). I believe in lifelong learning and can often be found reading. But, I also really enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.
My professional education started with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at the University of Texas - Pan American, and I was accepted into a Ph.D. program shortly thereafter. At the University of Oklahoma (OU) in Norman, Oklahoma, I earned my Master of Education in Community Counseling, and my Doctorate in Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.). My doctoral internship was subsequently completed at the Student Counseling Service at Texas A&M University in College Station. I am a current member of the Texas Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association. From 2014-2019, I served as President Elect-Designate, President, and Past President for the South Texas Psychological Association (STPA).
Dr. Teresa Y. Chapa-Cantú
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Licensed Psychologist
President of Resiliency Psychological Center LLC