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Welcome

 

About Me

Thank you for visiting to learn more about therapy options to support a healthier life. I am a licensed mental health counselor working with adult clients in the state of New Mexico. My goal as a counselor is to provide a safe, caring environment to assist you in working through challenging seasons of life and issues such as grief, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and trauma.

 

I offer support for navigating life transitions related to family, relationships, and careers. After a prior career in government, it is an honor to support military personnel, veterans and first responders. I have specialized training related to trauma, grief, nature-based therapy, the human-animal bond, dreamwork and more. 

 

I hope that in our work together, you will feel supported and accompanied on your unique journey of healing and growth.

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Focus Areas

Grief

My goal in grief counseling is to provide compassionate care and a supportive environment for clients experiencing the pain of loss. This means freedom from judgment or pressure to “move on” from grief. Grief looks and feels different for each person. It is my hope that in our work together you will feel seen, heard, supported and accompanied.

Narrative Therapy

Narrative therapy is a therapy modality developed by Michael White and David Epston in which the therapist assists the client in creating a new life narrative (story) based on the client’s strengths, skills, and values. I like to think of narrative therapy as a framework harnessing the power of story for healing and for charting a new course based on your strengths.

Pet Loss

The loss of an animal companion (a pet, working animal, or other special animal in our lives) can cause intense grief. The time leading up to the loss can also be very challenging, such as when an animal is sick or aging and death is nearing. It is an honor to be able to provide support to clients as they navigate the loss of an important animal in their life. 

Dreamwork

Dreams can help us gain insight into ourselves, the world we live in, and even the possibilities for our life that remain to be uncovered. My approach to dreamwork in therapy is to accompany you on a journey of discovery, and to provide a safe and supportive space for exploration and processing of dream content. 

Nature Therapy

The natural world offers much in the way of healing, from a quieter place to reconnect with feelings, to a guide for experiencing the seasons of life, and a chance to observe and relate to wildlife, the landscape, and natural phenomena. Experiencing nature and exploring ways to care for nature can both be great sources of healing and meaning.