Nina Quintana Bio

Practicum Counselor

Personal Statement:
I consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to work with Texas A&M University students. I understand that college can be a rewarding and challenging experience and view counseling as a safe space to explore this stage of life. I conceptualize counseling as a collaborative therapeutic endeavor that provides empathy and support in an effort to assist clients in gaining a better understanding of him or herself, and using that knowledge to empower them and be able to engage in healthy growth and therapeutic change. I believe that this approach to counseling can increase student’s self-esteem and self-efficacy in order to help them navigate the challenges in life that they may encounter. I am fluent in Spanish and enjoy working with Latin American students who request a Spanish-speaking counselor.
In my spare time I enjoy cooking, relaxing, watching TV/movies, and spending time with friends. I am an animal lover and owner of an amazing shih tzu named Rico Suave.  

Academic Training:
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Texas A&M University (in progress)
M.Ed., Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University
B.S. in Psychology, Minor in Child Development, Texas Christian University

Areas of Interest:
Process of therapeutic change, feedback informed treatment, family and relationships, career counseling, personal growth and wellness, anxiety, & depression.

Theoretical orientation:
I utilize a holistic and integrative approach that combines client-centered, interpersonal,emotion-focused, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused interventions.

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