Board of Directors


Board of Directors


Term: 2022-2025

The University of Texas at San Antonio, Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision
St. Edward’s University, M.A., Counseling
The University of Texas at Brownsville, B.A., Psychology

Key Expertise:
Addictions and Mental Health, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Increasing Access to Counseling Through Workforce Expansion, Clinical Supervision, Advocacy.


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Samantha Airhart-Larraga


Samantha Airhart-Larraga has a Ph.D. (2018) in counselor education and supervision from the University of Texas at San Antonio, an M.A. (2002) in counseling from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX, and a B.A. (1997) in psychology from the University of Texas at Brownsville (now the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley).

She is a National Certified Counselor since 2005, a Licensed Professional Counselor (Texas) since 2005, and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (Texas) since 2000. Dr. Airhart-Larraga has over 20 years of experience as a counselor serving people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds – primarily those of a Hispanic/ Latino background. She has also worked in the addictions field for over 22 years.

Dr. Airhart-Larraga is fluent in Spanish and has focused on providing culturally relevant counseling services to underserved clients in Texas using cognitive behavioral therapy and person centered therapy as well as culturally relevant LPC supervision to novice counselors. Dr. Airhart-Larraga has a passion for advocacy and service and served on the NBCCF MFP-AC Advisory Council from 2018 to 2022; as the chair in 2022. Most recently, Dr. Airhart- Larraga was selected to serve as a board member for the Center for Credentialing and Education.

Dr. Airhart-Larraga currently works as an assistant professor in the counseling and psychology department of Texas A&M University – Central Texas in Killeen, Texas. She lives in Belton, Texas with her husband, daughter, and dog, Chica.

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