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Alexandra Okeke-Banks, LPC

Alexandra Okeke-Banks, LPC

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS), Walden University

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Texas

Engineering Education and Research Center EER. 2.848

512-471-8396

Below is a video that will provide you with a chance to hear more about the CARE program from your college CARE counselor.

Alexandra Okeke-Banks (pronouns: She/Her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Counselor Academic Residence (CARE) Program, a program that provides mental health services within the Cockrell School of Engineering. Alexandra supports Engineering students by offering individual, group, crisis, and outreach services. It is Alexandra’s goal to guide students in reaching both their academic and personal goals.

Students may receive support from Alexandra in areas related to depression, anxiety, identity, stress management, and addiction. Alexandra also has specialized training and experience in PTSD and trauma-related disorders. In addition, Alexandra encourages students of all identities to reach out to her for support that is culturally competent, inclusive, and trauma-informed. Whether a student is wanting in-person or virtual counseling, Alexandra is excited to provide all students with authentic, intentional and purposeful guidance.

CARE Clinical Services

  • Students may be referred by a staff or faculty member
  • Alexandra will assess student needs and offer appropriate services (e.g. short-term counseling, case management and crisis intervention, groups)

Trainings and Workshops

  • Offered to students and staff
  • Topics vary (e.g. stress management, test anxiety, assisting student in distress)

Consultation

  • Available to consult one-on-one and in meetings/groups. Please contact Alexandra for more information.
Armando Sanchez, LCSW

Armando Sanchez, LCSW

Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW), University of Texas at Austin

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Texas

Engineering Education and Research Center EER. 2.848

512-471-3741

Office Hours: Monday 11 a.m. to noon

Armando Sanchez (pronouns: he/him) is a Clinical Social Worker in the Counselors in Academic Residence (CARE) Program, where he provides mental health services to students in the Cockrell School of Engineering (CSE). He works with individuals, facilitates group therapy, and meets with CSE students needing crisis support. In addition to his clinical work, Armando provides workshops and outreach to CSE students as well as consultation and training to CSE staff and faculty to promote student well-being.

Armando’s clinical interests include helping students navigate life transitions and relationship changes, social and racial justice and the impact they have on mental health, issues faced by members of the LGBTQ+ community, coping with anxiety and depression, and cultivating resilience. He emphasizes cultural competence and humility, in addition to identity work, with a full understanding that students’ identities and their social context are central to understanding the stressors they face and their sources of strength.

CARE Clinical Services

  • Students are primarily referred by CSE staff or faculty member. Students interested in learning more about resources to support their mental health can contact Armando directly by phone: 512-471-3741.
  • Armando will assess student needs and offer appropriate services (e.g. short-term counseling, resources and referrals, crisis intervention, and groups)

Trainings and Workshops

  • Offered to students and staff
  • Topics vary (e.g. mindfulness, coping with stress, test anxiety, assisting student in distress)

Consultation

  • Available to consult one-on-one and in meetings/groups. Please contact Armando for more information.
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