Mikaela Saldana, M.A., L.P.C.-Associate
Supervised by Gregory Sparrow, EdD, LPC-S
Greetings, my name is Mikaela Saldana, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A). I am a Rio Grande Valley Native; I have obtained two degrees through the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. I decided to get my degrees in the mental health fields because I have the desire to one day be able to help people within my community. I graduated in May 2020 with my Bachelor degree in Psychology. I continued my education because I am dedicated in being apart and making a difference within my community. I believe when individuals have the proper guidance and tools, they are going to be able to overcome obstacles, they would have never imagined they can overcome. I graduated in May 2022 with my Master’s degree in Clinical Rehabilitation counseling. I am currently under the supervision of Dr. Gregory Scott Sparrow.
I have experience helping people with cognitive, physical, verbal, and behavioral disabilities. My job as a counselor is to guide my patients and provide them with skills specifically for them so that they can be the best version of themselves. I enjoy working with my clients and seeing them grow throughout our sessions. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics within group sessions and individual sessions. I have counseled in topics of anxiety, depression, career, education, coping skills, anger management, talk therapy, stress, addiction, past traumas, and new life changes.