Laura Zavala-Membreno (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor with over 10 years of experience working with diverse client populations in a variety of settings, including community mental health, residential living, private practice, and higher education. Her specialty is working with survivors of sexual trauma and intimate partner violence. As a first-generation college graduate, Laura is also passionate about providing support to other first-gen students and those who have faced barriers to their pursuit of higher education, such as Dreamer, DACA, and undocumented students, LGBTQ+ students, and students of color. Laura is also co-founder of Latinas REACH, a support space for Latina-identified graduate students at UH. Active in the UH community and Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, Laura sits on the Division's Diversity and Inclusion Committee where she chairs a subcommittee, serves on the Leadership Board for the UH Chapter of the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE), and is a mentor for Las Comadres College Mentoring Program. Laura is a proud University of Houston and Honors College graduate (class of 2008 and 2011) and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies at UH.
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
University of Houston
Cognitive Processing Therapy - Trained Provider
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) - Trained Provider