Angela Heads, PhD, is a licensed psychologist with clinical expertise in evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders, anxiety and depression. She also has a specific interest in women’s mental health issues. Heads’ research interests include substance use and HIV prevention, psycho-cultural correlates of health risk, racial and gender related disparities in mental health and coping. She is currently working on a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded project studying substance use and HIV prevention in emerging adulthood.

Heads received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addiction (CNRA) at UTHealth. She joined the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as an assistant professor in 2015 to continue her research and clinical work with CNRA. She has also been actively involved in the training and clinical supervision of psychology doctoral students and psychology interns.


Doctoral Degree
Counseling Psychology, Texas A&M University
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety/OCD
  • Depression
  • PTSD

Research Interests

  • Health Disparities
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse