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Mission & Philosophy

Our center takes pride in serving Texans!

Year after year, we receive high recommendations from

doctors, hospitals, and treatment facilities across the state of Texas

"Texans Serving Texans, Let's Do This Together"

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Our mission is to offer compassionate and impactful mental health support, empowering individuals to navigate life's challenges with resilience and purpose. We are dedicated to fostering a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients can freely explore their experiences, gain valuable insights, and cultivate positive transformations.


At our essence, we firmly believe in the inherent potential for growth and healing within each individual. Therapy is embraced as a collaborative voyage, where therapist and client unite to confront challenges, recognize strengths, and employ strategies for personal growth. Our approach prioritizes empathy and genuineness, customizing interventions to suit the distinct needs of every client. By providing compassionate support and employing evidence-based methods, we inspire clients to embrace their true selves and thrive in every facet of life.

Shanna J. Dominguez, MEd, LPC, NCC,

Shanna Dominguez specializes in the field of cognitive and behavioral psychology, with a focus on addiction and trauma research. She is a National Certified Licensed Professional Counselor, recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC). This accreditation signifies adherence to national standards established by the counseling profession, completion of specific educational and training criteria, and a continuous professional dedication to the field of counseling.


Throughout her career, Shanna has focused on trauma, addictive disorders, and the treatment of co-occurring mental health disorders. She has served as an adult and adolescent inpatient therapist at psychiatric hospitals including Cypress Creek Hospital, Sun Behavioral Health Houston, and Rock Prairie Behavioral Health in College Station, Texas. Her clinical focus encompasses schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression.


Shanna completed her bachelor's degree in psychology from Fisk University and her master's degree in counseling psychology from the University of Houston. Currently, she is in the dissertation phase of her research for her PhD in industrial-organizational psychology. Shanna completed her practicum training at the Michael E. DeBakey Veteran Affairs Hospital of Houston, where she specialized in prisoners of war, inpatient therapy, trauma group therapy for WWII Veterans, and treatment for substance abuse, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

At Dominguez Psychotherapy and Counseling Center, the treatment provided and the patient experience are guided by Shanna Dominguez's extensive expertise in treatment and research. Her research has identified the necessary components for sustaining long-term recovery. With her experience in leading and directing the treatment of co-morbid mental health disorders, Shanna Dominguez ensures that patients receive comprehensive and effective care.

Shanna is trained and certified in utilizing a variety of treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, existential therapy, and the Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Shanna's approach to therapy is to take the knowledge we already hold, the many challenges we have faced, and obtain the tools we need to make the changes in our lives that we desire.

"You don't predict the future and then wait."  

"You create the future."  

~ Jong-Yong Yun


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