Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs)

If you are having a mental health emergency, please contact:
1-877-289-7199 - TTBH Crisis Hotline
For all other emergencies, contact 911
Director for Student Services/Guidance Counseling
Jesse Trevino
MISD Central Office
1201 Bryce Drive
Mission, TX
(956) 323-5578
 
Mission High School
1802 Cleo Dawson
Mission, TX
(956) 323-5700
Nenci E. Garcia, LPC
Mark Garza, LPC (Also serves feeder Jr. Highs)
 
Veterans Memorial High School
700 E 2 Mile Line
Mission, TX
(956) 323-3000
Maricela Ponce, LPC
Christopher Cantu, LPC-S (Also serves feeder Jr. Highs)
 
Mission Collegiate High School
605 S. Los Ebanos Blvd.
Alton, TX
(956) 323-8600
Jeanette Gonzalez-Ballesteros, LPC-S
(Also serves Options and Roosevelt)
 
Pearson Elementary School
315 Holland
Mission, TX
(956) 323-4000
Miguel Garza, LPC
(Serves Mission H.S. feeder Elementary Schools)
 
Mims Elementary School
200 E. Two Mile Rd.
Mission, TX
(956) 323-4400
Ana Parra, LPC
(Serves Veterans H.S. Feeder Elementary Schools)
Sessions by Appointment Mon. - Fri. during the school year - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
***During school closure - by appointment as needed for urgent cases.
 

Anxiety:

Anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships.

For more information on various types of anxiety disorders click below:

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml

For information on dealing with stress click below:

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/stress/index.shtml

 

Depression:

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks.

For more information on various types of depressive disorders click below:

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml

 

Suicide:

Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives.

For more information on suicide signs, symptoms, and prevention:

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/index.shtml

 

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder:

Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) is a childhood condition of extreme irritability, anger, and frequent, intense temper outbursts. DMDD symptoms go beyond a being a “moody” child—children with DMDD experience severe impairment that requires clinical attention.

For more information on DMDD click below:

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/disruptive-mood-dysregulation-disorder-dmdd/disruptive-mood-dysregulation-disorder.shtml

 

Motivation and Getting Out of Your Own Way
In this Mental Health Moment, LPC Mark Garza explores Motivation and how we can get out of own way of accomplishing things.
 
Teen Dating Violence
In this segment LPC Ana Parra explores the subject of teen dating violence including warning signs and what to do.
 
Setting Healthy Boundaries
In this segment LPC Nenci Garcia explores how to set up healthy boundaries in relationships / friendships, etc. 
 
Talking to Children about War
In this segment LPC, Christopher Cantu provides some tips on how to talk to kids about the conflict in Europe.  
 
Listening & Communicating
In this segment LPC Miguel Garza explores the subject of listening and communication in relationships.
 
Healthy Dating and Courting
In this segment our LPC Jeanette Gonzalez-Ballesteros covers healthy dating and courting. https://youtu.be/OpjRVgF7ByA
 
Flirting and Dating
In this segment our LPC Jeanette Gonzalez-Ballesteros explores the topic of flirting and dating.
 
Relationships
In this segment, LPC Maricela Ponce explores the different types of relationships and how to tell when you might be in an unhealthy relationship.  https://youtu.be/VVHNKiXofF8
 
The Role of Our Thoughts
In this segment Licensed Professional Counselor Mark Garza explores the role of our thoughts in our mental health. https://youtu.be/zm3xjv3DKAQ
 
Covid-19 Fear
In this segment, LPC Chris Cantu explores Covid fear and fear in general. https://youtu.be/l-XMI_mD9Qs
 
Grief and the Holidays
In this segment, Licensed Professional Counselor Nenci Garcia has some thoughts and ideas surrounding grief during the holiday period. https://youtu.be/iG6FYDlmwyw
 
Holidays and Depression
While the holidays are a time of joy for many people, it can also be a time when many people struggle. Our Licensed Professional Counselor, Miguel Garza explores that subject in this segment. https://youtu.be/j4sqtpYlkkg
 
Positive Outcomes
In this segment, Licensed Professional Counselor Ana Parra discusses how to focus on positive outcomes and creating a positive ending. https://youtu.be/V_gF7NHEf-g
 
Stop and Listen
In this latest segment, we explore a great way to help when worrying is weighing you down. https://youtu.be/pb9A9HLmauI
 
Exercise to Help the Mind
In this 60 Seconds of Self-Care segment we explore using the body to help the mind. https://youtu.be/c01e9b4LBy4
 
Using Music to Cope
In this 60 Seconds of Self-Care segment, we explore how listening to music can be an effective coping skill. https://youtu.be/0pGkEBg6f1A
 
Breathing Relaxation
This video gives a helpful idea on how to deal with stress using your breathing. https://youtu.be/y8Q9V5geBWY
Texas law requires that any person suspecting that a child has been abused or neglected must immediately make a report. If there is an emergency, call 911 and then call the DFPS Texas Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400. You can also make a report online.  If you need assistance, talk to your school counselor.
 
1901 S 24th Ave, Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: (956) 289-7000
 
511 N. Cynthia St. Mcallen, TX. 78501
Domestic Abuse Hotline
1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 En Espanol
 
724 Cage Blvd, Pharr, TX 78577
956-682-8101
 
2102 W Trenton Rd, Edinburg, TX 78539
888-977-1400
 
5510 Raphael Dr, Edinburg, TX 785399
956-362-4357
 
1200 E 8th St, Mission, TX 78572
956-584-5000
 
4417 N Shary Rd, Palmhurst, TX 78573
956-519-3800
 
509 S Alton Blvd, Alton, TX 78573
956-432-0700
 
1600 N 23rd St, McAllen TX 78501
956-682-1468
 
2215 N. Conway, Mission, TX 78572
956-585-2413
 
400 N Nebraska Ave, San Juan, TX 78589
956-702-4088
 
Mon, Tues Thurs, and Fri
4:00 PM-10:00 PM
1-844-755-HOPE
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