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Amy Trinh, LPC

Amy Tao-Foster, LPC

College of Natural Sciences

Master of Arts in Counseling (MA), University of Texas at San Antonio
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Texas

Amy Tao-Foster (pronouns: she/her) is a Counselor in the Counselors in Academic Residence (CARE) Program, a program that provides mental health services in academic offices to facilitate students' academic and life goals. She provides clinical services students in the College of Natural Sciences and is also available to provide prevention and outreach and consultation services to CNS faculty and staff. She is passionate about working within CNS and has an affinity for working with the college’s inquisitive and analytical students.

Areas of professional interest include trauma, mental health and technology, advocacy around multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusivity, mindfulness, and the interpersonal effects of family dynamics and experiences. Amy works from an eclectic model that incudes interventions and framework from CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) with a strong emphasis on advocacy and collaboration. She enjoys working with millennials and first-generation students and has an adept understanding of acculturation and multi-generational issues.

CARE Clinical Services

  • Students are primarily referred by CNS staff or faculty member. Students interested in learning more about resources to support their mental health can contact Amy directly.
  • Amy 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. stress management, test anxiety, assisting student in distress, perfectionism, procrastination)


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

College of Natural Sciences

William C Hogg Building (WCH) 2.214
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Office Hours: W & Thu 1-2, Fri 12-1

For more information about mental health services on campus:

CARE Staff

Click on the links below to access more information about our team.

Laura Dannenmaier, LCSW
CMHC Assistant Director for CARE
Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Aaron Evans, LPC
College of Liberal Arts

Toby Leblanc, LPC-S
College of Education
McCombs School of Business

Yesica Lemus, MA, LPC
Located in Jester Center

Nathan A. Langfitt, LPC
College of Fine Arts
School of Nursing/Dell Medical School

Abby Simpson, LCSW
School of Architecture
Moody College of Communication

Jeni Wade, LCSW
Cockrell College of Engineering

Amy Tao-Foster, LPC
College of Natural Sciences

For more information about the CARE Program contact:
Laura Dannenmaier, LCSW (512) 475-6914

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