• A licensed professional counselor (LPC) is a mental health professional who provides professional therapeutic services to individuals and groups that involve the application of mental health, psychotherapeutic and human development principles to facilitate human development and adjustment throughout the life span.  Individuals must possess a master’s degree in counseling or a counseling-related field and have completed 3,000 hours of supervised experience.

    Licensed professional counselors treat individuals with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders.  This process includes utilizing assessments and evaluations to establish treatment goals and objectives; and plan, implement, and evaluate treatment plans using counseling treatment interventions that include:

    1. "Counseling" which means assisting one or more clients through the therapeutic relationship, using a combination of mental health and human development principles, methods, and techniques;
    2. "Assessment" which means selecting, administering, scoring, and interpreting instruments designed to assess an individual's aptitudes, attitudes, abilities, achievements, interests, personal characteristics, disabilities, and mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders;
    3. "Consulting" which means the application of scientific principles and procedures in counseling and human development to provide assistance in understanding and solving current or potential problems that the person seeking consultation may have with regard to a third party, including an individual, group, or an organization; and
    4. "Referral" which means determining the advisability of referral to other specialists, informing the counselee of such judgement, and communicating as requested or deemed appropriate.

Contact Information:

  • Dr. Matilde Barrera Alaniz
    LPC-S, RPT-S, CSC, NCC, CART, EMDR Trained
    Phone: (956) 416-7073 / (956) 849-4552
    Fax: (956) 849-1118
    Lorenza (Lory) Treviño
    LPC-S, NCC, EMDR Trained


    Phone: (956) 416-7398 / (956) 849-1434
    Fax: (956) 849-1895
  • September 2022

    Suicide Prevention Month

    In 2020, 45,979 Americans died by suicide.

    Suicide is the 12th
     leading cause of death in the U.S.

    Every day, approximately 125 Americans die by suicide.

    There is one suicide death in the US every 11.5 minutes.

    Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for 15 to 24-year-old Americans.

    The highest suicide rates (per 100,000) in the US are among white males (25.4), followed by Native American/Alaska Natives (14.6), and Black males (12.6).

    There is one suicide death for every estimated 25 suicide attempts.

    There are approximately 1,149,475 annual attempts in the U.S. (using a 25:1 ratio) or one attempt every 27.5 seconds.

    Suicide Statistics and Facts - SAVE