About Me

Background

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My name is Norma Salazar-Cortez.  I am a Valley native and have been a resident of Edinburg, Texas, since 2000. I am bilingual and fluent in both the English and Spanish languages.  

Education

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I graduated from La Joya High School in Texas, and earned both my Bachelor and Master Degrees from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. I earned my Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology in 2004 and obtained my license as a Psychological Associate (LPA) in the Spring of 2005. Although I have been providing counseling services since 2005 with my LPA license, I became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in September 2018. 

Work Experience

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With my LPA license, I have worked under the supervision of several psychologists, most recently with Barry D. Berger, Ph.D., from Mission Psychological Center (MPC).  I have conducted psychological evaluations for various populations, including children, adolescents, and adults, as well as the geriatric populations.  In addition, I have experience conducting psychological evaluations on juvenile delinquents, physically and mentally handicapped children and adults, and refugee children.  My practice also has expanded to specialty areas, such as presurgical, which includes those undergoing bariatric or back surgery, as well as gender reassignment; third party (donor  assisted) reproduction, including gestational surrogates and egg and sperm donors; and since 2013, for those who have family undergoing legalization residency concerns in the United States. I have conducted psychological evaluations  to rule out emotional, social, and behavioral problems, as well as assess levels of intellectual, adaptive, and academic functioning since the Fall of 2004.