Full-Time Faculty

Leyla Pérez-Gualdrón

Department Chair
(415) 422-2456

Dr. Leyla Pérez-Gualdrón is Chair of the Department of Counseling Psychology and an associate professor at USF. She holds a licensure in psychology from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas, Venezuela. During her training in Venezuela, she provided mental health services and counseling in a variety of settings, including inner city schools K-12. She has a master's degree and a PhD in counseling psychology from Boston College. She has conducted group interventions in school settings such...


MA, Counseling Psychology, Boston College, PhD, Counseling Psychology, Boston College

Hsiu-Lan Cheng

Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology
(415) 422-5721

Dr. Hsiu-Lan Cheng's research examines help-seeking attitudes and mental health concerns (particularly depression, body image concerns, disordered eating) from the intersection of racial and ethnic minority psychology, objectification theory, attachment theory, and positive psychology. She is particularly interested in understanding the contextualization of mental health and psychological wellbeing within the sociocultural milieu of racism, sexism, classism, immigration, and acculturation.  Dr...


PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia

Lisa De La Rue

Assistant Professor; Fieldwork Coordinator, Marriage & Family Therapy program
(415) 422-2516

Lisa De La Rue, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Psychology Department. Dr. De La Rue’s research adopts a social-ecological framework, which aims to delineate the gendered, cultural, and contextual associations of violence and victimization. Her work focuses on three main areas of research: 1) the intersection of trauma and school discipline, 2) victim and offender overlap in criminal justice systems, and 3) interpersonal violence prevention. Dr. De La Rue aims to inform policy...


PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, MA, Psychology, California State University, Sacramento , BA, Psychology, California State University, Sacramento

Daniela Domínguez

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4243

Dr. Daniela Domínguez obtained her Master of Science and Doctorate in Counseling Psychology degrees from Our Lady of the Lake University. She is a licensed psychologist, licensed clinical counselor, and author of several articles in academic and scientific journals. She has a special interest in social justice concerns, bilingual/bicultural training, multiculturalism, human sexuality, and immigration issues. Her program of research examines how individuals navigate their multiple sociocultural...


Psy.D., Counseling Psychology, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX, M.S., Counseling Psychology, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX, B.A., Psychology, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX

Belinda Hernandez- Arriaga Ed.D, LCSW

Assistant Professor, Marriage & Family Therapy

Belinda Hernandez Arriaga is a Faculty Coordinator for the Masters In Counseling MFT program at USF's South Bay location. Belinda has a doctorate in Education, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with eighteen years experience working in community mental health, with a specialization in child trauma and Latino Mental Health. Belinda has extensive experience in county mental health where she worked in Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall mental health and San Mateo County Pre to Three High Risk...


Ed. D., International and Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco, M.S.W., Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas, B.A., Saint Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas

Christine Yeh

Professor, Counseling Psychology; Co-Director, USF Center for Research, Artistic, and Scholarly Excellence (CRASE)
(415) 422-6868

Christine Yeh is Co-Director of the USF Center for Research, Artistic, and Scholarly Excellence (CRASE) and a professor at the USF School of Education. She was previously an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the School Counseling Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research and service focuses primarily on developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally responsive school and community based programs for historically targeted communities. She has received numerous...


PhD, Counseling Psychology, Stanford University School of Education