Cristina Villanueva, Ph.D.

Butterfly Program Director
Director's Team

Cristina Villanueva is originally from Chihuahua, Mexico where she spent her early years until she and her family moved to Fort Worth, TX. Cristina received her B.A. in Psychology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. She received her M.S. in School Psychometrics and doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in School Psychology from Oklahoma State University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Catholic Social Services, which is part of the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology.

She has worked with teachers, parents, and students on academic and behavioral interventions throughout her graduate program. She had the great opportunity to expand her skills in consultation by being a part of a grant by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. As part of her job within the grant, she traveled to schools around Oklahoma and consulted with administration teams about their Response To Intervention process. Cristina also volunteered to help her supervisor with behavior cases through his private practice with students with neurological differences, such as ADHD and ASD. During her internship, Cristina provided psychological services to families, children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, ADHD, and mood disorders in a community-based clinic.

Cristina is very excited for the opportunity to work with Monarch which has made such a great difference in so many students’ lives. Cristina enjoys spending her time with family, friends, and her dog LamLam. She also enjoys strength training, reading, and spending time outdoors.