Zulema E. Magana, MA, LPC-Supervisor, NCC
Zulema Magana has been working in the mental health field for 19 years. Her educational achievements include a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University and a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from St. Mary's University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, a National Certified Counselor, and a Certified Life Coach specializing in Adolescent, Adult, and Couples Therapy. She is a wife and a mother, too, which helps her relate that much more to some of her clients. Her focus is to help adults and adolescents with problems such as: self-esteem issues, relationship/marital issues, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, social problems, and communication problems. Her goal is to help her clients learn to accept themselves and decide on ways to change. She will help clients gain self-awareness, personal growth,and increase insight and direction.
Clinicians under the Supervision of Zulema Magana, LPC-S
Jennifer Ramirez, LPC intern
Counseling is never an easy task for those seeking help. I value a client’s courage and strive to create a safe, respectful, supportive, and empowering environment for those that come to see me. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University, College Station in 2000, Master of Public Administration from Texas Tech University in 2004, and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Texas at San Antonio in 2016. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern and a National Certified Counselor. During my studies, I worked with individuals and families, as well those experienced trauma and grief. I enjoy working with diverse clients and presenting concerns such as, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, grief, behavioral issues, and communication difficulties. I look forward to working with my clients and helping them come to a greater understanding and awareness that change is possible.
John Pamerleau LPC Intern
As human beings, we all crave social interaction, connection and love. To be understood, appreciated and made to know that we matter is important. Even though we are not taught the necessary skills of how to be married, the commitment we make to spend the rest of our lives with another person is completely dependent on how we interact, treat, and respect them. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon in 1989 and went on to serve over 30 years in the Military (active duty, reserves, and National Guard) including multiple deployments and mobilizations. Through part of the same time period I was also a deputy sheriff. Following these experiences I went back to school and obtained a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in 2019. During my time at UTSA I gained experience working with couples and families at the Sarabia Family Counseling Center and at Abode Contemplative Care for the Dying (a non-profit end-of-life care facility). I have a strong desire to help those struggling with life’s challenges, whether they are individuals, couples, those in uniform, and athletes. I have received the greatest joy assisting others to succeed. Let me walk a mile in your shoes and understand the struggles you face.