Sabina de Vries

Dr. Sabina de Vries is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University – San Antonio. She received her B.A. in Psychology, Masters in Community Counseling, and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. de Vries is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), LPC Supervisor, and a National Certified Counselor. Dr. de Vries has an extensive background in clinical work in private practice as well as providing counseling services to the homeless and survivors of domestic violence. Currently, part of her small but busy private practice is dedicated to providing pro bono counseling services to active and retired military personnel and their families. Dr. de Vries has published and presented in the areas of homelessness, domestic violence, PTSD, wellness, and clinical applications of emotionally focused therapy.

Research Interests

  • PTSD
  • Domestic Violence and Homelessness
  • Counselors in Private Practice
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy

Courses Taught

  • Research in Counseling
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Counseling Techniques
  • Practicum


  • Mayorga, M. G., de Vries, S. R., & Wardle, A. (2017). School counselors’ wellness behavior and its effect on compassion fatigue, burnout and compassion satisfaction. Louisiana Journal of Counseling, 24, 27-34.
  • de Vries, S. R., McDonald, D., & Mayorga, M. G. (2017). Utilizing action research to improve counseling education course work for culturally diverse students. I-Manager’s Journal of Educational Psychology, 11(2), 11-17.
  • de Vries, S. R. (2017). Military related PTSD and working with couples in private practice: Emotion focused therapy, psychoeducation, and evolutionary perspective. VISTAS 2017. Retrieved from
  • de Vries, S. R., Juhnke, G. A., Valadez, A. A. & Marcus, I. (2016). Addictions Severity Index (ASI) Findings: Implications for Counseling South Texas Homeless Persons. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory, & Research,42(2) 2-16.

Community Involvement

  • Provides pro bono counseling services through to veterans and their family members.
  • Private practice: Provides pro bono counseling services for underserved and marginalized clients.
  • Supervises counseling Interns pursuing Texas LPC licensure.
  • Board Member at-Large and Scholarship Chair, Texas Alamo Region Counseling Association
  • Reviewer for the Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation Journal
  • Guest/subject expert reviewer for the Journal of Traumatic Stress.

Sabina de Vries

College Of Education And Human Development

Department of Counseling, Health and Kinesiology

Associate Professor

Classroom Hall 214L
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Course Teachings

EDCG 5360 803 Clinical Mental Hlth Practicum Spring 2024 No Syllabus Attached
EDCG 5317 801 Counseling Techniques Spring 2024 No Syllabus Attached
EDCG 5313 801 Prof Orientation & Ethics Spring 2024 No Syllabus Attached