Iris Cahill Casiano, Ph.D.
- Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
- M.A., Educational Psychology – Counseling, University of Texas at Austin
- M.A., History of Art and Architecture, Boston University
- B.F.A., Fine Art, University of Texas at San Antonio
- B.A., Art History and Criticism, University of Texas at San Antonio
License and Certification
- Licensed Psychologist – Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, No. 38704
Approach to Therapy and Professional Interests
With my background in fine art and museum education, my approach to psychotherapy is grounded in both science and art. I use research-informed, cognitive-behavioral treatment approaches along with visual/expressive art healing tools to support personal exploration and growth. For me, the therapeutic process is about empowering individuals to make positive changes based on their values and goals.
My professional and clinical interests include art & creativity, health psychology, brief/short-term therapy, and working with diverse populations including student Veterans, non-traditionally aged students, and members of the LatinX community. I am able to offer bilingual services in Spanish. I am passionate about helping all students with concerns related to anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, trauma, relationships, and adjustment to university life.
It’s an honor to be a part of your personal journey as you discover ways to cope, grow and flourish in Aggieland!
Personal Statement on Diversity and Social Justice
As a woman of mixed ethnicity, I value and appreciate diversity for the richness it brings to our campus life and the broader community. Cultural sensitivity is a cornerstone of justice and ethical practice in therapy, and I view diversity as the reflection of our infinite—and always changing—dimensions of being. In my clinical practice, I embrace the cultural humility mindset, where individuals are the experts of their own lived experience, and I approach each person in a genuine, humble spirit of openness.
Approach to Supervision
I take a developmental approach to supervision that recognizes various stages of growth for trainees. I combine this with a person-centered perspective that makes supervision a collaborative experience where goals and areas of focus are established together, while prioritizing client care and wellbeing.
Art & museums, traveling, yoga, guitar, drawing/painting, and, of course, enjoying good food!