Jessenia García, PhD

Assistant Professor
St. Edwards University

Dr. Jessenia Garcia is an assistant professor of counseling at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Tx. She is a first-generation college graduate and proud daughter of Mexican and Salvadoran immigrants. She earned her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling and a doctorate in counselor education and supervision from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

She is also a practicing licensed professional counselor. Dr. Garcia’s clinical experiences include working in eating disorder treatment centers, college counseling centers, adolescent transitional living, and private practice. Her research interests include bilingual counseling, Latinx mental health concerns, first-generation wellness and belonging, racial/ethnic identity development, and culturally sustaining counselor supervision practices. Her service and teaching practices center preparing therapists to be multiculturally competent and increase access to underserved populations across Texas.