Thank you for visiting the Department of Counseling at The University of Texas at San Antonio's website. With a vision statement that promotes the values of creativity, diversity, and relational development, our faculty is committed to providing our students with the skills, knowledge, and experiences that can position them to provide quality counseling services in diverse settings.

Our faculty are seasoned counselors and counselor educators with a broad range of clinical, academic, and supervisory experiences. In addition to training future counselors, we are also dedicated to the practical application of counseling, such as work in private practice, consulting with area agencies, and providing treatment in hospitals.

As professional counselors, we are committed to training our students using a developmental, contextual model. Focusing on mental health and wellness, this model distinguishes professional counseling practice from other medical/mental illness disciplines. We offer special classes within our training programs, including but not limited to: grief and loss counseling, substance abuse and addictions counseling, couple and family counseling, advanced multicultural counseling, and counseling older adults.

I feel fortunate to serve the department and am pleased by the leadership of our faculty. Within our core faculty of 11, we have among us six current or former ACA division presidents, one ACA past president, a national division founder, two ACA presidentially-appointed treasurers, and three representatives to the American Counseling Association Governing Council. Additionally, our faculty members hold office in a number of state and local associations.

Simply stated, we are an energetic team, dedicated to making a positive difference. We look forward to hearing from you.

Gerald Juhnke, Ph.D.
Professor and Interim Department Chair

Gerald Juhnke, Ph.D.


Gerald Juhnke, Ph.D.

Interim Department Chair and Professor, Counseling