Italo A. Samano Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Italo A. Samano is a bilingual and bicultural Licensed Psychologist and has lived in both Mexico and the United States for more than twenty-five years each. He has a master’s degree in Psychology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas and a Ph.D in Psychology from the Iberoamericana University in Mexico City.
Italo has worked as a consultant and coach for TEAM inc. and for the Center for Creative Leadership since 1986. Furthermore, he has extensive experience working as a feedback coach for executive employers enrolled in leadership developmental programs throughout the United States, Mexico and Latin America. He has also done consultations for several nonprofit organizations in San Antonio maximizing their social impact in the community. Italo’s work experience also includes teaching as an adjunct professor for several universities in both countries over the past thirty years.
Dr Samano has been working in private practice, providing individual and family therapy at the Alamo Mental Health Group since 1995. With over thirty years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults and the elderly, he follows a Cognitive-behavioral approach to psychotherapy. He is a very strong advocate for all his patients and encourages a healthy balance of mind, body, and spirit in their lives.

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Alamo Mental Health Group is a private behavioral health group practice and all of its providers are independently licensed to practice in their own area of expertise and interest. Each provider is fully independent from the others who share office space at this location. The providers are each sole proprietors of their practice and each has complete control and responsibility for their practice within their respective specialty.

Our goal is to provide the best individualized treatment possible. To meet this goal, Alamo Mental Health Group has a group of highly skilled providers who are licensed, qualified mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychologists, and psychotherapists, providing a variety of behavioral health services.

Psychiatrists are medical doctors (MD's or DO's) certified in treating mental illness using a biomedical approach to mental disorders. They are available to prescribe medications. Psychiatrists do not typically provide psychotherapy or counseling, although some may be trained to conduct psychotherapy.

Psychologists are Ph.D. and Psy.D. level practitioners who are not medical doctors, but have advanced training in the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders. Psychologists do provide individual psychotherapy with children adolescents, and adults. They also provide couples, and family therapy, as well as perform psychological, cognitive, intellectual, and academic assessments and evaluations.

Psychotherapists are master level practitioners (licensed clinical social workers and licensed professional counselors) who are not medical doctors, but are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat individuals with psychiatric disorders. They provide individual psychotherapy with children adolescents, and adults. They also provide couples, and family therapy.

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Licensed Psychologist