Work History

Work History
May 1991 - Present

Licensed Psychologist

Independent Practitioner


Jan 1975 - May 1986


University of Texas at Austin





Since graduating with her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986, Dr. Dina Trevino has spent the last two and a half decades as a psychologist. In 1987, Dr. Trevino was granted Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists licensure, and in 1997 the same board licensed her as a specialist in school psychology. Since February 1991, Dr. Dina Trevino has operated her own private practice in San Antonio, Texas, providing family and individual therapy with particular focus on children and teenagers, psychological testing, consultations to schools and lawyers, and forensic services such as parenting assessments, custody issues, and visitation issues. Dr. Trevino is currently a member of professional organizations such as the American Psychological Association, the Texas Psychological Association, the Forensic Psychology Advocacy Committee, and the Association of Familial and Conciliation Courts. Outside of her work in private practice, Dr. Dina Trevino has held numerous positions in which she provided patients with psychological services. She began her career as a staff psychologist at the Dallas County Juvenile Department. After that, Dr. Trevino was a psychologist at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, the New Day of San Antonio Partial Hospitalization Program, Psychological Associates of San Antonio, the Challenge Adolescent Day Treatment Program, and the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District. She also worked at the San Antonio-based Southwest Independent School District and South San Antonio Independent School District, providing consultation and assistance in dealing with students, especially those in special education.


Caretaker for parent with dementia, Wolf Trails Kids Camps,Gold's Gym, exercise program, running/marathon training, involvement



Cooperative Parenting Helps Children Adjust to Divorce

Dr. Dina Trevino is a San Antonio-based psychologist with more than 25 years of experience. Since 1990, Dr. Dina Trevino has operated her private practice, where she provides a range of services that include helping divorcing couples to develop cooperative parenting skills. Cooperative parenting is a method of child care used by divorced parents that is based entirely on the needs of the child. Regardless of previous disagreements, cooperative parents find ways to put their differences aside and learn to communicate in a positive, respectful manner that avoids putting their child in the middle of any conflict. If differences do arise, cooperative parents work them out peacefully, but never in front of their children. Divorce is difficult for the entire family, but cooperative parenting can help a child adjust to the situation in a healthy way, maintaining a bond with both parents. With divorce, although a marriage comes to an end, other familial relationships continue. Cooperative parenting takes this fact into consideration and helps divorced parents promote a healthy home environment through positive communication, conflict resolution, and mutual respect.