Alexander “Dr. Q” Quiros, PhD, MBA
Bilingual Licensed Psychologist and Coach
Director of Executive-Life Coaching Services
I am a bilingual clinical psychologist and coach who believes we all seek to be happy, healthy, safe, and at peace, but aren’t always clear about how to more fully achieve those qualities in a more sustainable fashion. I believe that we often have a vague idea of what happiness looks like for us, but then we get caught up in emotions (ours and other’s) that pull us away from a life guided by our values. My role is to help you learn new skills and gain new insights that you can use to reach your fullest potential joyfully and meaningfully.
If you’re curious about me personally, I am a dedicated and loving husband and father. When I’m not with my family or at work, I use my spare time to build wood projects usually from reclaimed wood or just playing games on my phone. I grew up in a poor neighborhood in Houston, TX, but eventually beat the odds, went to college, and earned my PhD in psychology. Volunteering is also an important part of my life, and I dedicate a fair amount of time teaching mindfulness and mental well-being at local Buddhist temples and hospitals.
Dr. Quiros is also available for public speaking engagements, wellness workshops, and group presentations/trainings. Please visit our Public Speaking page for more details.
A graduate of Texas A&M University, Dr. Alexander “Dr. Q” Quiros specialized in clinical assessment with an emphasis on forensic evaluations and bilingual assessments/bilingual psychotherapy before earning his PhD in Clinical Psychology. For two years he worked as a staff psychologist at the San Antonio State Hospital, a psychiatric hospital treating and assessing severe mental illness, before accepting a position as clinical director of a psychosocial rehabilitation clinic at Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio, TX. Throughout his career, he has also taught graduate and undergraduate level courses at Texas A&M University, St. Mary’s University, Our Lady of the Lake University, and University of Phoenix. While working as a consultant and assessment expert for Pearson, a global education company, he earned his MBA in Corporate Finance. In his role as Assessment Consultant for Pearson, Dr. Quiros used his expertise to conduct over 100 national and international workshops in a span of about 10 years. His unique blend of psychology and business gives him a unique perspective on what is needed to achieve successful work-life balance.
Outside of work and academia, Dr. Q has dedicated over 30 years to the study of meditation and mindfulness. He will often use his extensive psychological knowledge to modernize and provide scientific support of techniques and teachings that are over 2000 years old. In therapy, he brings this blend of science and mindfulness in focus to help his clients reduce suffering and increase feelings of self-worth, happiness, and peace.