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Our practice is located in the Foothills area of Albuquerque
in a quiet, peaceful setting.

Both Misty Pilgrim and Brian Pilgrim are independently licensed providers experienced in working with individuals in high stress occupations, including law enforcement and other first responders, military personnel, professionals with security clearances, and their family members.  

Together, we have over 32 years of experience. 

MISTY PILGRIM             BRIAN PILGRIM

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Misty Pilgrim, MEd, LMSW, LPCC 

Misty is an independently licensed professional clinical counselor and licensed master's social worker. She specializes in psychotherapy in adults, individuals, and couples, and also works with adolescents, managing stress and anxiety spectrum disorders.  

EDUCATION
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education, University of South Dakota
  • Master of Arts in Educational Psychology, University of South Dakota
  • Master of Arts in Professional Counseling, New Mexico Highlands University
  • Master of Arts in Social Work, New Mexico Highlands University
POST-GRADUATE TRAINING (a selection of relevant trainings)
  • Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: CBT training for Depression, Anxiety Disorders (includes Generalized Anxiety, Panic, Social Anxiety, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) Personality Disorders 
  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 
  • Gottman Institute: Level I & Level II Training in Marital Therapy & Couples Addiction Recovery
  • The Mindful Center and MITC: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, MBSR for Providers, and Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors
  • Massachusettes General Hospital Psychiatry Academy: Assessment and Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders using CBT & Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Medical University of South Carolina and the Department of Veteran's Affairs and Edna For: Prolonged Exposure Therapy

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Albuquerque Police Department Behavioral Sciences Division
  • Presbyterian Kaseman Behavioral Health Inpatient Psychiatric Unit: Therapist, Case Manager, and Counseling Internship Supervisor
  • Acadia Healthcare Residential Treatment
  • Counseling and Psychotherapy Institute
  • Biomedical Research Institute at the NMVA Medical Center

New Mexico Counseling Board Approved Supervisor

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association of Social Workers
  • New Mexico Counseling Association Ethics Chair
  • Southwest Behavioral Health Independent Practice Association 



Brian Pilgrim, PhD, MPA

Brian is a licensed clinical psychologist. He primarily specializes in a variety of psychological and cognitive assessment. His assessment services include therapeutic assessment for self-exploration, law enforcement pre-employment evaluations, fitness for duty evaluations and security clearance evaluations. 

EDUCATION
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of New Mexico
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Psychology, University of South Dakota
  • Master's of Public Administration (MPA), University of New Mexico

POST-GRADUATE TRAINING
  • Law Enforcement Pre-employment and Fitness for Duty evaluations
  • Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression
  • Gottman Level I Training in Marital Therapy
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Problem Solving Therapy
  • Center for Deployment Psychology Prolonged Exposure
  • Army Aeromedical Psychology
  • Army SERE Psychology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • New Mexico VA Medical Center Program Leader
  • New Mexico Army National Guard State Psychologist
  • Albuquerque Police Department Behavioral Sciences Division, Contract Psychologist
  • Professional Management Enterprises Security Clearance Evaluator
  • University of New Mexico, Department of Psychiatry Adjunct Associate Professor

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for Personality Assessment

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