Rio Grande Valley

Rio Grande Valley Staff

Corie Olivares

Regional Director of the Rio Grande Valley

Cindy Perez Waddle

Supervised by Dr. James Whittenberg, LPC-S, PSC

Rubi Salinas

Program Assistant

Photographed from left to right: Cindy Perez Waddle, Corie Olivares, Rubi Salinas.

Photographed from left to right: Cindy Perez Waddle, Corie Olivares, Rubi Salinas.

Contact us:
2302 S. 77 Sunshine Strip
Harlingen, TX 78550

Phone: (956) 368-4065


Grief Education Institute

The Valley Center is committed to being a community partner and serving as a unique resource for Deep South Texas and its residents. Grief training sessions will be offered throughout the year through the Grief Education Institute to school districts, community organizations, healthcare providers, students in the behavioral sciences, and the general public starting in July of 2016.

Peer Support Groups and Counseling Services

The Valley Center will begin to offer direct services, including peer support groups and individual counseling, in early 2017. Peer support groups are the heart of the healing process at the Center and designed to help children and families develop the relationships and tools needed to cope with a significant death loss. These groups will help families experiencing different types of death loss, including chronic illness, suicide, homicide, and sudden death of a parent, sibling, or other family member. Our goal is to be housed in a home-like setting which will accommodate various expressive art modalities to assist children and their families in the healing process. Meanwhile, Center offices are housed at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen.