Alaina Hinojosa, LPC
Alaina is a counselor who believes that laughter is the best form of medicine and loves to incorporate humor into her therapy. She likes to take a holistic approach in her sessions and believes that physical and nutritional health are crucial in aiding mental wellbeing to help reduce symptoms associated with the trauma that is often discussed during immigration evaluations. She also believes that reducing the stigma of mental health begins with education in the community.
Alaina has been providing psychotherapy in English and Spanish to a wide variety of clients from children and adolescents to adults since 2014 during her time in her graduate school and has provided evaluations, assessments and counseling to immigrant families and their children since she began working with the Office of Refugee Resettlement in 2016. She specializes in working with individuals with trauma, anxiety, depression, individuals who have been separated from families due to migration, phase of life issues, career counseling, and most recently, chemical dependency. Alaina is always attending new and up to date trainings to ensure that that she is able to provide the best possible care to her clients while providing cultural sensitivity.
Alaina attended the University of Texas Pan-American where she received her bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitative Services in 2013. She then received her master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2015 and has continued to reside in the Rio Grande Valley to address the pressing need for psychotherapy and evaluations in a community mostly consisting of immigrants.