Tamara Hinojosa

Tamara Hinojosa is an Associate Professor of Counseling in the Department of Counseling, Health, and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. She earned her B.S. in Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her M.Ed. in College Student Affairs and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Penn State University. Dr. Hinojosa is a licensed professional counselor and has extensive experience in community mental health with a focus on women's issues, career counseling, and adolescent counseling. Dr. Hinojosa has also worked in various higher education settings, serving primarily underrepresented students. She has published and presented in the areas of identity development of women and other marginalized groups. 

Research Interests

  • Impact of significant turning points on identity development
  • Mental health resources for older adults
  • Narrative inquiry


  • Group Counseling Techniques
  • Counseling Diverse Populations
  • Clinical Mental Health Practicum
  • Clinical Mental Health Internship


  • Hinojosa, T. J. (2023). Dreams and dream work of older adults in transition: A review of the literature. International Journal of Dream Research, 29-34.

    Hazler, R. J. & Hinojosa, T. J. (2020). The therapeutic alliance in helping relationships. In D. Capuzzi & D. Gross (Eds.), Introduction to the counseling profession (8th ed., pp. 144-170). San Diego, CA: Cognella.

  • Hinojosa, T. J., & Carney, J. C. (2016). Mexican American women pursuing counselor education doctorates: A narrative inquiry. Counselor Education and Supervision55(3), 198-215.

Community Involvement

  • 2021-Present  Summer Institute Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Advisory Committee Member, Japan-United States Friendship Commission

  • 2019-Present   CACREP Site-Team Member, Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

  • 2017-Present   Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas


Tamara Hinojosa

College Of Education And Human Development

Department of Counseling, Health and Kinesiology

Associate Professor of Counseling

Classroom Hall 214E
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Course Teachings

EDCG 5328 800 Group Counseling Techniques Spring 2024 No Syllabus Attached
EDCG 5360 801 Clinical Mental Hlth Practicum Spring 2024 No Syllabus Attached
EDCG 5342 801 Counseling Diverse Populations Spring 2024 No Syllabus Attached