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My practice is located in the Northeast Heights in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 
in a quiet, peaceful setting.  I also offer secure tele therapy.

I am is an independently licensed professional clinical counselor and licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in psychotherapy in adults, individuals, and couples, and also works with adolescents, managing stress and anxiety spectrum disorders, and I have over 15 years' experience providing therapy in outpatient, residential, and inpatient psychiatric settings. 

In my previous career, I was a high school teacher. I love outdoor activities and painting.

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 Foa: 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
  • International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • New Mexico Counseling Association Ethics Chair
  • Southwest Behavioral Health Independent Practice Association 

call or text (HIPAA compliant) 505-585-2319