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Meet Our Counselors

Meet Our Counselors


Meet Our Counselors

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I received my Master of Arts in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling from St. Mary’s University in 1990 and have been licensed since 1993. Throughout the years, I have focused my practice on adults and geriatrics.  

My areas of interest include working with individuals with work injuries, chronic pain, mood disorders, trauma, self-esteem issues, and stress management. I also enjoy working with the geriatric population and have over 25 years of experience in long-term care facilities.  

During my time with Nueva Vida Behavioral Health, my areas of focus include:

  • Anxiety

  • Chronic Pain

  • Depression

  • Grief and Loss

  • Health and Medical Issues

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

  • Stress Management

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

I love what I do and I look forward to the opportunity to walk with clients on their journey to improving their mental health and recovering from trauma. I use a client centered foundation and incorporate cognitive behavioral techniques to achieve a positive outcome.

Debbie Hermosa

Licensed Professional Counselor


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Master of Social Work from The University of Texas at San Antonio and my Bachelor of Arts with a major in psychology from Texas A&M-Kingsville.


I have experience with facilitating group therapy at a partial hospitalization program that provided treatment for mood, anxiety, and eating disorders for adolescents and adults. I also have experience with inpatient psychiatric care providing intake evaluations and group therapy to military personal. Other areas of experience include but are not limited to LGBTQ+ issues, relationships, parenting issues, vocational counseling, and self-esteem.  


I currently provide psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, and the geriatric population.  My treatment style includes solution focused, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, strength based, and meeting my clients where they are at. 


My philosophy is creating a safe environment for my clients so they can get what they need from therapy. I believe in collaboration and an open communication to meet my client's needs.

Breanna Gonzalez


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