The mission of the University of Texas at San Antonio's Counseling Program is to prepare multiculturally competent professional counselors and counselor educators for south Texas and beyond who demonstrate the necessary counseling knowledge, skills, identity and scholarship, and for those seeking advanced studies, supervision and teaching competencies to enrich the quality of all peoples' lives. The program emphasizes creativity and diversity, as well as developmental and relational processes.


The Department of Counseling is committed to providing you with cutting edge clinical and educational experiences. Faculty members are involved in all levels of leadership and are well represented locally, across the state, nation, and internationally.

Our counseling programs continue to be fully accredited since 2008 by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP). Our programs emphasize and model creativity, diversity, and relational development.

Graduates of the UTSA counseling program will have a basic knowledge foundation in the areas of legal, ethical, and professional issues in counseling; social and cultural foundations; human growth and development; career development; helping relationships; group work; appraisal; and research and program evaluation. In accordance with UTSA counseling department's mission and goals, graduates will also have a strong understanding of diversity issues and be able to address the needs of an increasingly diverse society.

We regularly update our website to include information on policies, standards, important dates to remember, and other essential program agendas. Please consult this website regularly to access the latest news and information on our program's development and direction.

Also, we have included within this website a number of handbooks that detail the specifics of each program. These handbooks are rich in information and context for students involved in School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Ph.D. in Counselor Education, and Clinical (Practice and Internship) experiences.


CACREP Vital Statistics  
The Sarabia Family Counseling Center  
Neurofeedback Training  

Contact Us

Department of Counseling
Durango Building 4.122
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard
Dr. Thelma Duffey
Department Chair
DB 4.122
(210) 458-2600
Donna Harris
Senior Administrative Associate
DB 4.122
(210) 458-2602

College of Education and Human Development
Main Building | One UTSA Circle | San Antonio, TX 78249
Phone: 210-458-4370 | education@utsa.edu