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Angelica Tello

Angelica Tello, Ph.D., LPC-S

Associate Professor of Counseling and Field Experience Coordinator,
College of Education

Contact number: 281-212-1762


Dr. Angelica Tello is an associate professor of counseling. She received her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Dr. Tello also holds a master’s degree in community counseling from UTSA and is a Licensed Professor Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of Texas. 

Her counseling experience includes working with college students and providing mental health services to community agencies serving children and adolescents. Her primary clinical focus has been working with students from underserved communities who have limited access to financial and academic resources. 

Dr. Tello’s presentations have focused on topics related to multicultural counseling, diversity, and social justice. She has presented at counseling conferences on the state, regional, national, and international levels. Dr. Tello’s counseling and research publications include working with first-generation college students, bilingual counselor supervision, and Latinx counseling experiences.

Areas of Expertise

  • Supporting the mental health needs of first-generation college students
  • Culturally affirming counseling for Latinx/e clients 


  • Tello, A.M. (2020). Honoring cultural wealth: Supporting first-generation college students through group opportunities. In W. Killam, A. Carter, & S. Degges-White (Eds.), Group development and group leadership in student affairs. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Tello, A. M. (2020). Lucia’s journey of bridging two worlds: Counseling Latinx first-generation college students. In B. C. King & T. A Steward (Eds.), Cases on cross-cultural counseling strategies. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 
  • Trepal, H., Tello, A. M., Haiyasoso, M., Castellon, N., Garcia, J., & Martinez-Smith, C. (2019). Supervision strategies used to support Spanish-speaking bilingual counselors. Teaching and Supervision in Counseling, 1(1), 19-32. doi:10.7290/tsc010103
  • Tello, A. M. (2019). Gender messages: A timeline activity. In M. Pope, M. Gonzalez, E. Cameron, & J. S. Pangelinan (Eds.), Experiential activities for teaching social justice and advocacy competence in counseling. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.
  • Cannon, Y., Haiyasoso, M., & Tello, A. M. (2019). Relational aspects in research mentoring of women doctoral counseling students. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. doi:10.1080/15401383.2019.1689213
  • Tello, A. M., & Gonzalez, A. (2018). Teen dating violence. In C. Cox & J. Jordan (Eds.), Clinical interventions for counseling children and adolescents: A toolbox for school-based therapists and school counselors. Columbia, SC: CreateSpace Publishing. 
  • Tello, A. M., Castellon, N. E., Aguilar, A., & Sawyer, C. B. (2017). Unaccompanied refugee minors from Central America: Understanding their journey and implications for counselors. The Professional Counselor, 7(4), 360-374. doi:10.15241/amt.7.4.360
  • Tello, A. M., & Lonn, M. R. (2017). The role of high school and college counselors in supporting the psychosocial and emotional needs of Latinx first-generation college students. The Professional Counselor, 7(4), 349-359. doi:10.5241/amt.7.4.349
  • Tello, A. M. (2015). Reclaiming my voice and finding a balance in academia: A journey towards advocacy. In F. Hernandez, E. Murakami, & G. Rodriguez (Eds.), Abriendo puertas, cerrando heridas (opening doors, closing wounds): Latinas/os finding a work-life balance in academia. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.  
  • Lonn, M. R., Tello, A. M., Duffey, T., Haberstroh, S. (2014). Relational-Cultural Theory as leadership pedagogy: Preparing doctoral students for the counselor education workforce. Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy, 1(2), 140-151. doi:10.1080/2326716X.2014.954164

Awards and Accomplishments

  • 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Counseling Association (TCA)
  • 2015 Courtland C. Lee Multicultural Excellence Award from the American Counseling Association (ACA) 
  • 2015 Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (TACES) Outstanding Doctoral Student Award 
  • 2013 National Board of Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP) Fellow
  • 2013 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Presidential Fellow
  • 2012 Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) Emerging Leader Fellow