Veronica Garza is the wife of Houston Police officer, Jonathan Garza, and the mother of two rambunctious boys, ages 7 and 4. She graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and completed her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019. In December 2022, she celebrated the completion of her provisional licensure and earned her Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) licensure in the great state of Texas.
Veronica has been in the mental health field for over 10 years. She has worked in various settings including private practice, community mental health, school districts, domestic violence shelters, and the county. In Harris County Veronica served as a Youth Service Specialist (connecting the most vulnerable students and their families to resources), a supervisor for Youth Service Specialists, and briefly at Harris County’s Children Assessment Center (CAC) as a therapist for children and adolescent survivors of sexual abuse. Currently, Veronica works as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, the 3rd largest district in Texas with over 118,000 students and more than 90 campuses. Veronica is committed to raising awareness about the dangers of substance use by engaging students in these discussions and providing presentations to district staff and parents.