Staff

Grace M. Salinas-Garcia, M.D., P.A.
Grace M. Salinas-Garcia, PhD

Dr. Salinas calls San Antonio her home and has lived here for well over 20 years. She spent much of her youth in the Rio Grande Valley city of McAllen, Texas where she graduated from high school. Dr. Salinas is bilingual and enjoys working with Spanish speaking patients. After completion of high school, she moved to San Antonio where she attended Our Lady of the Lake University and completed her undergraduate degree in Biology/Chemistry graduating with honors. She was accepted to the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine and in 1996 completed her MD.

Dr. Salinas received her board certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 2002 after completion of a residency in General Psychiatry. Having a great interest in working with children, adolescents and families, she went on to complete a fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry where she served as Chief Resident in her last year of training, also at UTHSC. She received her second board certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2004. Dr. Salinas went on to work with severely mentally ill children at the San Antonio State Hospital for five years followed by opening her private practice in 2006.

Dr. Salinas enjoys working with children, adolescents and young adults. Her approach to treatment is biopsychosocial in nature, meaning that in addition to considering the underlying “chemical imbalances” that are often associated with mental illness, and addressing these with medication, she will explore underlying psychological issues with particular attention to the family system and how it may contribute to difficulties as well as serve as strength for the patient in their road to recovery.

 
Margaret Segovia, Administrative Assistant
Marie Griswold, Front Office

Margaret Segovia is the office manager for the clinicians at The Family Wellness Center. Margaret has lived in San Antonio all of her life and has over 10 years of experience in office management. Margaret is happy to answer any of your questions regarding scheduling appointments and fees for each provider. She lives in San Antonio with her husband and three children.

 
 
 


Raul Vallarta, Office Manager
Marie Griswold, Front Office

Raul Vallarta is our staff nurse and billing specialist.  He has been working part-time with Dr. Salinas' private practice for 6 years and joined the Family Wellness Center full time in August of 2012.  Raul is a Veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as an Army Medic for four years.  Thereafter he continued his interest in the medical field and became a licensed vocational nurse.  Having an interest in mental health, he was employed by Laurel Ridge Treatment Center as a mental health worker while he studied for his nursing license.  Working alongside several mental health professionals, he helped to develop a mental health program for adolescent boys participating in residential treatment at LRTC.  He was then recruited by a group of psychiatrists in private practice to help manage their office.  Raul brings years of experience in the area of mental health nursing as well as the management of billing issues within a psychiatric practice.  He is an army brat himself, but has made San Antonio his home for many years.  Raul's resides with his family in San Antonio and is the proud father of three boys.