College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Dr. M. Samantha Airhart-Larraga has a PhD in counselor education and supervision from the University of Texas at San Antonio, an MA in counseling from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, and a BA in psychology from the University of Texas at Brownsville (now the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley). She has been a National Certified Counselor since 2005, a Licensed Professional Counselor (Texas) since 2005, and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (Texas) since 2000. Additionally, she has been a board approved LPC supervisor in Texas since 2007. Dr. Airhart-Larraga has over 15 years of experience as a counselor serving people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds—primarily those of a Hispanic background. She is fluent in Spanish and has focused on providing counseling services to underserved clients in Texas using cognitive behavioral therapy and person-centered therapy. Current research interests include counselor wellness and resilience, self-care, culturally relevant supervision, novice counselors, and the BIPOC community.