Theresa Segura Herrera



Theresa Segura Herrera

Assistant Department Chair

  • Assistant Professor

  • Campus:
  • Chicago, IL
Counseling Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Address Map of 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago IL 60654
Office 4112
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654
Office Phone
Email [email protected]

Within various community mental health settings, Dr. Segura-Herrera has provided counseling and therapy to culturally diverse adults, children, families, and couples. Her clinical and research interests include the psychological well-being of Latina/os, the delivery of culturally-responsive mental health services to diverse populations, and the retention through graduation of racial/ethnic minority students in higher education. Dr. Segura-Herrera has received distinctions for her dissertation research including the 2009 recipient of the American Psychological Association's Jeffery S. Tanaka Memorial Dissertation Award in Psychology and the 2010 First Place Outstanding Dissertation Award by Education Testing Service and AAHHE (American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education). Dr. Segura-Herrera's publications have appeared in The Handbook of Chicana and Chicano Psychology, Counseling American Minorities, and Journal of Self and Identity and the Latina/o Pathway to the Ph.D. Dr. Segura-Herrera have an extensive experience in working with diverse immigrant populations, particularly supervised experience in delivering culturally and linguistically competent counseling/therapy in Spanish.

Education History
Degree Institution
M.A., Community Counseling Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member American Psychological Association (APA)
Member American Psychological Association (APA) Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology)
Member National Latina/o Psychological Association
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Diversity Immigration/Immigrant Issues
Marriage & Family Family Therapy
Psychology Subdisciplines
Therapeutic/Theoretical Orientation Feminist Psychology
Holistic/Indigenous Healing
Positive Psychology

Gloria, A.M., Castellanos, J., Segura-Herrera, T. A., & Mayorga, M. (2010). Assessing cultural orientation, cultural fit, and help-seeking attitudes for Latina undergraduates. Journal of College Counseling, 13, 126-140.

Quintana, S. M., & Segura-Herrera, T. A. (2003). Developmental transformations of self and identity in the context of oppression. Journal of Self and Identity, 2, 269-285.

Professional Skills
couples, marriage and family therapy, multicultural competence and training, holistic and indigenous healing, immigrant populations, positive psychology, women's issues