Meet The Team
Michelle Garcia, Psy. D
Owner & Licensed Clinical Psychologist
After earning her B.A. in Psychology from Florida State University, Michelle graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2003 with a M.S. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. Specializing in short- and long-term consultations and treatment plans for individuals of all ages, in 2007 she founded the Michelle Garcia Psy.D. & Associates practice. She co-wrote the nationally recognized Quality of Life Curriculum with Brandon Delgado.
In addition to counseling and curriculum, Michelle and her team provide psychological and neuropsychological testing for a wide variety of conditions (including autism) with the goal of reducing behavioral challenges and improving quality of life. She has provided crisis intervention services (ex. after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita), conducted workshops and served on committees both at the state and local level.
Brandon Delgado, M.A.
Team Leader & Licensed Psychological Associate
Following his graduation with a B.A. in Psychology from Texas State University, Brandon enrolled in Sam Houston State University and earned an M.A. in Clinical Psychology.
Brandon has worked with individuals of all ages to diagnose and treat a variety of mental health and behavioral issues, including autism. He co-wrote the nationally recognized Quality of Life Curriculum with Dr. Garcia, is scheduled to speak at the 2020 Attention Deficit Disorders Association conference, and has presented research at the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences conference.
Josephine Avila, M.A.
Licensed Psychological Associate
Following her graduation from LeTourneau University with a B.S. in Business Management and an M.A. in Psychology in 2013, Josephine enrolled in the Doctor of Psychology program at California Southern University. Since joining Michelle Garcia Psy.D. & Associates in 2017,
Josephine has helped clients of all ages by providing psychological testing and therapeutic services for a wide variety of conditions (including autism) with the goal of reducing behavioral challenges and improving quality of life. She is also a member of Psi Chi - The International Honor Society in Psychology.
Angela Bellone, M.S. Ed.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Angela earned her B.S. in Counseling/Human Services from the University of Scranton and Masters of Science in Education in School and Mental Health Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania. She joined the Michelle Garcia Psy.D. & Associates team in 2018.
Angela currently counsels school-aged individuals related to AD/HD, anxiety, depression and other concerns. In addition she works with the rest of the tea providing services to individuals with disabilities, in their home, school and community.
Desireah Riley, M.A.
LPC - Associate
Following her graduation from California State University, Los Angeles with a BS in Business Administration specializing in Marketing she worked as Affiliate Administrator of a behavioral healthcare staffing agency before relocating to TX. Desireah has always the heart for people and the desire to help others so she then obtained her MA in Counseling from Prairie View A & M University.
She completed one semester of practicum training with Michelle Garcia, Psy.D. & Associates and found that she greatly enjoyed providing services to persons with disabilities. After obtaining the remainder of her education and training, she returned to work with the team providing services to individuals with disabilities in their home, school and in the community. She also currently provides counseling and group therapy to dually diagnosed adults.
Do you enjoy helping underserved populations that have a difficult time making their voices heard? Do you want to get creative with your therapy techniques, behavioral interventions and approach to facilitating treatments for your clients? Do you want to get out of the office and work in the field?
We believe in improving quality of life for those we support and do so in a unique, fast paced and stimulating way that is sure to keep clinicians on their toes.
We provide an array of psychological services for individuals with varying disabilities around the greater Houston area and are looking for qualified clinicians that are looking to step out of the box when it comes to providing psychological services. This position starts as part time with a transition to full time.
Reach out below to learn about our career opportunities and schedule to shadow a clinician in the field.