About Me

I have been counseling patients in Albuquerque for 23 years and I love what I do. I feel a deep sense of fulfillment from my work as a therapist. It is inspiring to see my patients transform their lives, change their relationships, grow in their confidence, overcome fears and learn the skills they need to live a life that is in alignment with their dreams and values.

Areas of Specialization

If you are struggling with pain or emotions that you cannot overcome, seeking therapy can be a powerful step to transforming your life. My clients find that my training as a teacher and a clinical counselor helps them learn effective skills to address their individual challenges. My wealth of counseling experience helps clients deal with a wide variety of issues, including ADHD, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, sexual abuse, PTSD, feeling hopeless, helpless, and overwhelmed. I work with children, adolescents, individuals and families.

Counseling Approach

My specialty as a therapist is collaborating with clients to foster change in a compassionate and value based process. I work with a broad range of life challenges, but I have a particular interest in counseling victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. I listen carefully to what you tell me and will provide feedback and strategies to help you decrease your pain and improve your quality of life. I use elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Therapy and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in my practice. My clients describe my counseling style as warm, supportive, flexible, caring, and encouraging. I help clients learn to set boundaries and use tools like the power and control wheel so they can take control of their lives. Changing behavior is hard work, but the results lead to a fuller, richer, more meaningful life.

Qualifications and Experience

I got my Masters in Counseling from Webster University in 1995. For 8 years I worked at All Faiths Receiving Home doing individual, group and family therapy for victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence. I started my private practice in 2003. I am certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). I am also LPCC certified, which is the highest level of certification for counselors in New Mexico. LPCC certification requires hundreds of hours of practice and supervision. Although I am not a doctor and I cannot prescribe medication, many of my clients do take medication and I can refer you to a psychiatrist or work with your psychiatrist if medication is part of your treatment.

Areas I Serve

I serve the cities of Albuquerque, Edgewood and Rio Rancho New Mexico. This includes Bernalillo, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties and the zip codes 87015, 87112, 87124.