Teresa Espino re-joined the UNT Dallas Student Affairs team in November of 2018. She is a native of Mexico, raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She currently serves as a Counselor in the department of Counseling and Wellness. She provides counseling services to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as assists with the planning and execution of wellness programs through a variety of activities and events. Teresa received her BA in Mexican-American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and her M.Ed. in Community Counseling at the University of North Texas at Dallas.
Prior to returning to UNT Dallas, Teresa was a Bilingual Women & Children’s Therapist at Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support, and a Bilingual Counselor at Flourish Counseling and Consultation in Dallas, Texas. Teresa is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern who has worked in various settings including higher education, Domestic Violence agencies, and private practice. Her clinical areas of interest are depression, grief and loss, stress, anxiety, crisis management, relationship issues, trauma recovery, and academic concerns. Teresa operates using Carl Rogers’ theoretical framework of Person-Centered Therapy, focusing on unconditional positive regard, empathy, and genuineness to establish relationships with her clients and uphold them as the experts of their lives.