- Supervised By
- Dr. Marisol De Jesús-Pérez, Licensed Psychologist
- Licensed Psychological Associate
- Life Stages
- Adolescents, 13-17 years
- College, Young Adults
- Areas of Focus
- Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts
- Eating disorders/body image
- Faith and spirituality
- Testing and assessments
- Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, Texas
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Pre-Professional), Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, Texas
- Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, Texas
- Associate of Arts in Music, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, Texas
The human experience is vast, often accompanied with a variety of emotions and lessons. At times, the emotions can become overwhelming; at times, the lessons may seem to suggest hopelessness. Though such emotions and perceived lessons may seem like permanent reality, clinicians are given the blessed opportunity to see that not be the case for many clients. I purpose to partner with clients and help them reach feelings of peace, satisfaction, and contentment. I strive to bring clinical insight and expertise into the counseling setting, helping clients to bring their most vulnerable and seemingly irreparable parts of themselves. When transparency and vulnerability meet clinical insight and evidence-based treatment, miracles can happen. Being a clinician is an honor, and I hope to play a healing role in the lives of those I get to be a part of.
Veronica has a background in biblical studies and is well-equipped in guiding individuals through exploration of the Christian faith by providing resources in apologetics, theology, and thorough biblical study. However, the clinical setting is often one of personal exploration and resolution of problematic emotions and behaviors. Because faith and spirituality can often be a source of pain or healing for individuals, she openly helps clients explore this area if desired without imposing personal beliefs or ideologies. The goal is for clients to reach their own conclusions on their journey. Veronica is willing to offer resources along the way, while assisting in the management of emotions and everyday life.
She has acquired clinical experience involving the diagnosis and treatment for trauma, substance abuse/addiction, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and others. Notably, Veronica has also been exposed to a wide variety of cultural contexts through mission trips and educational training. International mission trip locations include Mexico, Poland, China, and Vietnam. In the United States, she has worked with impoverished communities in "Little Haiti" (Miami, Florida), Houston, and downtown San Antonio. She acknowledges the role that culture plays in the development of personality and coping mechanisms, as well as how it may perpetuate maladaptive coping styles in a new cultural setting.
Further, Veronica has acquired experiences working with children from impoverished backgrounds and history of trauma. This includes impoverished communities in Poland, a Vietnamese orphanage population, and children from the U.S. foster care system. She aspires to obtain additional professional training in order to best assist children with trauma in the future.
In her free time, she loves spending quality time with friends and family, playing the ukulele, singing, playing sand volleyball, playing board games, hiking, trying new foods, and going on random adventures! Veronica loves traveling, making memories, and having new experiences.
Additional areas of focus:
Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts
Eating disorders/body image
Faith and spirituality
Grief and loss
Guilt and shame
Testing and assessments
Women's issues, young women
Veronica sees clients at community partner locations as part of our PACT program. For more information about our PACT Program and community partners, please click HERE.