Counselor Bios

Meet our Counselors 

Jennifer Grant, LCSW-S: Clinical Social Worker Supervisor and Certified Animal Assisted Counselor

Jennifer Grant, LCSW-S, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervisor and Certified Animal Assisted Counselor who has been practicing social work since 2003. Ms. Grant is a native Texan and graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work degree and a Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Direct Practice from Texas State University in San Marcos. As an experienced trauma clinician, she has worked in acute care settings in both inpatient and outpatient hospital care and in crisis response. Ms. Grant has treated survivors of mass violence in both Uvalde and Sutherland Springs. She has experience providing treatment to veterans and active duty service members as well as first responders. Her training includes EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy), Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy. Ms. Grant is a dog lover, hiker, wife, mom, and unicorn enthusiast. She is a fierce advocate for marginalized populations with a particular clinical focus in LGBTQ+ needs and supports causes that promote equity and access to mental health care and quality education for all.




Dr. Tucker: Certified Animal Assisted Counseling Partner

Dr. Tucker Grant, Certified Animal Assisted Counseling Partner, is a Cardigan Welsh Corgi born October 22, 2020. Dr. Tucker received his undergraduate Canine Good Citizen training in January of 2023 and was then admitted to the Texas State University Animal Assisted Counseling program in the summer of 2023. Dr. Tucker completed 120 hours of intensive training to become an Animal Assisted Counselor along with his partner (and mom), Jennifer Grant, LCSW-S. Dr. Tucker graduated with his Dogtorate from the Animal Assisted Counseling Program at Texas State in July of 2023 and was thrilled to come to San Antonio College to serve students in August 2023. Dr. Tucker has always been interested in helping others and displayed a strong intuitiveness for human emotion from puppyhood. He is interested in working with all populations and learning more about every student he encounters. He is particularly skilled at identifying and treating anxiety and depression through intuitive behaviors, empathy, unconditional positive regard, and cuddles.




Anthony Barrera: Counseling Intern

Anthony Barrera is a native Texan and obtained a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Texas A&M University- San Antonio. He is currently working on his master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at St. Mary's University, while also working on obtaining his LCDC (License Chemical Dependency Counselor) credential. His techniques are described as collaborative empiricism and his training involves psychoanalytic, person-centered, and cognitive behavioral therapies. He also advocates for equality, disability status, socioeconomic level, and sexual orientation.

Anthony served for 16 years in the armed forces and has since retired. Anthony is an avid hiker, dog-lover, and goes to the gym often. He is a proud brother, father, uncle, and grandpa.

Levi Eastwood: Counseling Intern

I'm Levi, a passionate therapist with a strong foundation in psychology, holding a degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Currently, I'm in the final stages of completing my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at St. Mary's University. My therapeutic approach is grounded in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a method that empowers individuals to lead more meaningful lives by acknowledging and embracing their experiences.

I specialize in three key areas: relationships, crisis management, and the treatment of depression and anxiety. Culturally competent and sensitive to the unique backgrounds of my clients, I create a safe and inclusive space for all.

Together we can figure out how to dignify your pain with purpose and embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth.

Diana Garcia:

Counseling Intern

Diana Garcia is an intern from the Master's Program at Our Lady of the Lake University. She is working towards her license as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. Ms. Garcia is a native Texan and graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington. She uses strength-based approaches in therapy and has a research background from UTA. She retired from the military in 2018 and is currently a substitute teacher in the NISD school system. She has worked with people from all over the world and now works with children at all levels K-12, to include special needs individuals. She embraces all cultures and orientations, and enjoys learning about people and their experiences. She settled in San Antonio in 2015 and has three children and a home full of pets.

Maya Rivarola: Social Worker

Maya has over 10 years of nonprofit experience. She currently works as a Senior Coordinator with the Alamo Community Colleges District where she manages and supervises a Helpline Advocacy Center Call Center she launched in March 2020, as well as supervises social work student interns and supports students facing case management crisis situations. Maya joined the SOBI team in September 2023. She has previously worked with first generation college students and families, with survivors of domestic violence, and has always had a passion for serving others and working towards ending the generational cycle of poverty through higher education.

Maya has a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Licensed Master Social Worker.

Denaee Sims: Social Work Intern

Denaee Sims is a Social Work Intern at the Student Advocacy Center. She is presently pursuing her master's degree in social work at the University of Texas at San Antonio, with an anticipated graduation in the coming spring. Denaee holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University. In her free time, she finds enjoyment in reading true crime books. Furthermore, her areas of interest in social work encompass children and adolescents.