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Mary Ann Rocha, PhD

Assistant Professor of Counseling 
Rio Grande Valley Campus, Room 109
956-277-0146, ext. 7359

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Counselor education and preparation, bilingual counseling and supervision, and rehabilitation counseling 

Teaching Philosophy

My aim is to create a space where learners feel valued and experience growth. This entails engaging lessons such as role playing to learn clinical skills in an organized and inclusive environment that promotes autonomy, curiosity, reflection and discussion.

Outside Interests

Spending time with family, enjoying a cappuccino from a local coffee shop, and visiting the beach or birding centers. 

Assistant Professor of Counseling Mary Ann Rocha


Certifications and Memberships

  • LPC-S, CRC
  • Texas Counseling Association
  • Texas Association for Counselor Education 



  • PhD - Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Master of Education - Counseling and Guidance, University of Texas Pan American
  • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology, University ofTexas San Antonio