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Dr. Rodriguez is a bilingual (English/Spanish) psychologist born and raised on the southeast side of San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University with a doctorate in psychology and a Psychological Services for Spanish Speaking Populations certification. She has been working in the mental health field for over 16 years. Dr. Rodriguez was initially trained as a counseling psychologist and transitioned into police psychology in 2019. She worked as a psychologist for the San Antonio Police Department for four years before going into private practice. Dr. Rodriguez specializes in the psychological health and wellness of police and public safety personnel and their families. 


  • First Responders; Police & Public Safety
  • Children & Adolescents
  • Family/Marital
  • Psychological Testing & Evaluation
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Stress, Anxiety, & Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Single Session Therapy, Brief Therapy, Solution-Focused & Strength Based Therapy, Systemic & Family Therapy, Narrative, Collaborative, Trauma Focused CBT

Issues: ADHD; Anger Management; Behavioral Issues; Coping Skills; Divorce; Education and Learning Disabilities; Emotional Disturbance; Family Conflict; Grief & Loss; Infidelity; Life Transitions; Men’s Issues; Parenting; Peer Relationships; Self Esteem; Self-Harming, Women’s Issues



Health Service Psychologist

Psychological Services for Spanish Speaking Populations.

FEES: $150 a session; Testing varies $500 and up.

Larissa Palacios, LPC is a counselor who practices in San Antonio, TX where she was born and raised.

She graduated from St. Mary’s University in 2009 and then from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2012, earning a graduate degree in Individual and Family Counseling.

She has been fully licensed as a therapist since 2015. Larissa believes in the power of dialogue to help solve problems which is why she practices using Solution Focused Therapy in session.

She believes people have natural strengths and redeeming qualities to aid in the process of conflict resolution. She accepts patients over the age of 10, and specializes in therapy for first responders and adolescents, as this is where she has had the most experience.

She accepts multiple insurance plans and can work on a sliding scale as well as private pay and encourages you to call to schedule your first appointment.

Life sometimes takes us in directions that are unknown, unwanted, unexpected and out of our control. When it does, it can appear overwhelming and difficult to face these issues and emotions by ourselves. Sometimes we feel that is the only option in order to succeed. What we tend to forget is life is a journey that we should take as a community and not individually. We can overcome theses issues together. My role would be to ride alongside with you, supportively and with an open mind to help you achieve the life that best fits you.

I have experience working with a variety of individuals from children to adults from diverse cultures. I specialize in sexual abuse and trauma, behavioral issues in the home and school setting, loss/grief, depression, anxiety as well as child exploitation. I have acquired a certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT).

My goal is to provide support in a non judgmental and safe place for individuals to assist through difficult times, decisions or complicated phases in their life. Life happens and sometimes it is difficult to get back on track. Please feel free to reach out through phone or email with any questions. Remember that it’s never too late to get back on track.

Kelsey Tovar is a licensed professional counselor associate supervised by Dr. Kevin Milligan. She is pursuing a doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Our Lady of the Lake University. She was born and raised in San Antonio and grew up down the street from OLLU on the west side of San Antonio. She has extensive training in Single Session/ One at a Time therapy and has served as an SST/OAAT consultant. She works with children, teens, and adults in a variety of settings using a strengths-based therapeutic lens and believes people have the resilience and potential to tackle life’s challenges. She provides psychological testing and assessment services for SYA. 

Dr. Núñez is a licensed psychologist in Texas. Her special interests include health psychology, immigration mental health, and diversity and social justice. She joined our SYA team in 2023 and offers consultation and psychological testing for: pre-bariatric surgery evaluations, disability determination assessments, psycho-diagnostic evaluations (mood disorders/ADHD/Autism), and immigration evaluations.