Educator, Evaluator and Therapist
Educator, Evaluator and Therapist
Aleha Cantu has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a M.A. in Forensic Psychology. She is a Licensed Psychologist in Texas (38173). She is also licensed to conduct sex offender treatment in Texas (ASOTP). Dr. Cantu teaches several psychology courses at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) and the University of Houston-Downtown (UH-D). Clinically, she provides individual therapy in the Woodlands and provides group therapy through T.E.A.M. Forensic Services PLLC. Dr. Cantu is an active member in the Texas Psychological Association (TPA) and serves as a co-president for the Sam Houston Area Psychological Association (SHAPA). She is also a clinical member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA).
Dr. Cantu does not take insurance at this time. For therapy among non-court-ordered clients, a bill can be prepared to share with insurance for reimbursement for clinical services.
Aleha Cantu is a Licensed Psychologist with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TX License # 38173.) For information on how to verify a license, please go to www.tsbep.texas.gov. To file a complaint, please go to the following page: https://www.tsbep.texas.gov/how-to-file-a-complaint-enforcement.
Dr. Cantu conducts psychological assessments including intellectual, performance, and personality assessment. Clients can request comprehensive diagnostic assessments and tailored treatment plans.
Additionally, she conducts forensic psychology assessment including risk assessment, competency and sanity assessment.
As a psychologist, Dr. Cantu has a broad clinical psychology background with forensic psychology emphasis. She provides individual and group therapy. She develops treatment goals with your needs and strengths in mind, then targets symptoms by employing techniques that are supported by research. For a list of research guided interventions: https://www.div12.org/diagnoses/
Dr. Cantu offers forensic psychology services, including risk assessment for sexual re-offending state, federal and county facilities. She is available for consultation with mental health professionals and attorneys.
Do you struggle from depressive symptoms? You are not alone. Almost 7% of people in the United States have had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. Depression does not have a single cause. It can be triggered by a life crisis, physical illness or something else—but it can also occur spontaneously. Contact psychologist Dr. Cantu to learn more about cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and even “walk and talks”— therapy integrated with outdoor walks.
Many individuals experience mental health symptoms after traumatic circumstances. Intrusive memories, nightmares, and irritability may linger after trauma, indicating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD ) may have developed. Dr. Cantu has worked with trauma survivors for over 15 years. A psychologist by training, she also has expertise with sexual assault, violent crime, and combat survivors. Dr. Cantu also has advanced training in Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Continuous Process Therapy (CPT); both highly effective treatments for PTSD. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through healing. Ask Dr. Cantu about trauma treatment today.
Dr. Cantu also works with young adults who need supportive therapy, social skills training and community connections to cope with life on the autism spectrum. She offers parent training as needed to support families coping with a recent autism diagnosis. Specifically, Dr. Cantu works with clients to promote healthy relationships.
To inquire about treatment or evaluation services, call 713-701-7792. Requesting more information does not constitute a client-therapist relationship. Dr. Cantu does not offer emergency mental health services. If you or a loved one is in crisis, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency facility.
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, by appointment only.
FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY AND PTSD TREATMENT
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