Counselor Bios

Meet our Counselors 

Dr. Aisha Woods was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and got her collegiate start at San Antonio College in Fall 2001. She has a B.S. in Social Psychology from Park University, a M.S. in Counseling Psychology and a PsyD in Counseling Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University. Dr. Woods is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPS-S) and has over 12 years of experience in mental health. Dr. Woods' research interests include clergy member mental health, racial, gender, and age-related microaggressions, culturally affirming mental health experiences and the experiences of people of color in higher education. She proudly served on active duty in the United States Air Force for 7 years and continues to support Veterans causes. Dr. Woods is an avid traveler and enjoys all things related to wine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Grant, LCSW-S, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervisor who has been practicing social work since 2003. Ms. Grant is a native Texan and graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work degree and 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Meet our LPC Practicum Students

Abdulrahman Almaghlooth

Abdulrahman Almaghlooth is a Saudi Arabian international student. He’s been studying in the United States for more than 10 years. He’s currently enrolled in both a Master’s and PhD program at St. Mary’s University. 

Kimberly Hawthorne

Kimberly Hawthorne is a full-time graduate student in her 2nd year of the MS-Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy program at Our Lady of the Lake University. During her undergraduate years, she attended an HBCU and is a proud graduate of THE ILLUSTRIOUS Clark Atlanta University (Go Panthers!). She is a first-generation Jamaican American and although she grew up as a military dependent that moved periodically, she considers Atlanta, GA her home.

Kimberly believes in the healing power of therapy and that all people should have access to mental health services that are affordable, culturally affirming, and strengths-based. Her clinical interests include post-traumatic growth, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), identity development, and mental health issues impacting marginalized communities. As a master's level therapist in training, she is eager to contribute to her community and to the advancement of minority, adolescent & young adult, and women's mental health.

Seth Rowett

Seth J. Rowett was born into a military family and has had the unique experience of living in various locations around the world. Mr. Rowett’s family settled in San Antonio and has remained for the past twelve years. Mr. Rowett holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is a current graduate student at St. Mary's University. Mr. Rowett is a Practicum Student Counselor at the Student Advocacy Center for the 2022-2023 academic year and has experience in working with college students for a variety of mental and emotional needs.