Faculty Profile for Naomi Medina

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Naomi Medina
Lecturer — Psychology
THH 226
phone: (512) 245-2526

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Naomi received her bachelor's degree in psychology at Texas State University as a psychology major and biology minor. She earned her master’s degree in health psychology, LPC clinical track, at Texas State University. She earned her doctorate in the Doctor of Counselor Education and Supervision program at St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas. Her experience in psychology also includes work in behavioral health within the hospital context, as well as community counseling, residential treatment agencies, and rehabilitation for those who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. In addition to teaching psychology, Naomi is a nature-based therapist and provides nature-based therapeutic interventions, including walk talk therapy. She is a licensed professional counselor supervisor and owns a private counseling practice in San Marcos called, “Metamorphosis.” She provides counseling and supervision to counselors in training. She has been committed to health and wellness for many years and is also fitness coach. Naomi is an avid gardener and grows orchids as a hobby.

Teaching Interests

At Texas State University, Naomi Coleman Medina teaches Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology, and Psychopathology. Prior to her position as lecturer for Texas State University, Naomi taught Introduction to Psychology, Biopsychology, and Human Growth and Development over the span of 9 years as an adjunct faculty member at Austin Community College. She has also taught Counseling Theories and Counseling Practicum to graduate students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling program at St. Mary's University and taught Crisis Intervention in the Department of Counseling, Health, and Kinesiology graduate program at Texas A&M University - San Antonio. At TAMUSA she currently teaches Assessment and Counseling Theories in the graduate program. She also teaches Professional Counselor Orientation for the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology graduate program at Texas State University.

Research Interests

Naomi's research interests for her dissertation pertained to how inclusion of the natural world within the counseling session is associated with wellness. Her future research interests will focus on walk talk therapy as a nature-based intervention.

Selected Service Activities

Belonging and Cohesion Committee
August 15, 2023-Present
Texas Counseling Association Wellness Committee
August 2021-Present
Promotion and Outreach Committee
August 15, 2022-August 15, 2023