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Meet The Wellness Team

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Amanda Moe, LPCC

Amanda graduated from New Mexico Highlands University with a Master’s of Science Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Clinical/Counseling Psychology and has been working in the mental health field for nearly 10 years. Amanda is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). She is particularly passionate about working with adolescents and adults who are healing from all types of trauma.  She believes people are the expert in their own lives and with support have the capacity and ability to heal their own pain and create a meaningful life for themselves.  She believes her role as a therapist is to provide a safe environment, empathy and support for clients as they explore who they are, heal from past pain and trauma and create the lives they want to live. She adopts a holistic approach to healing and strives to provide a non-judgmental, compassionate approach and environment for clients to find the courage, strength and resiliency that leads to healing. She specializes in working with individuals with depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, problem sexual behaviors, grief and loss, life transitions, trauma, anger management, abuse and neglect, sexual harm and violence and parenting. She takes an eclectic approach to meet everyone’s individual needs.  She uses a strengths bases approach with various techniques and treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Positive Psychology, Solution Focused, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Client Centered, Narrative Therapy, Psychoeducation, Sexual Harm and Violence, Psychodynamic Therapy, Family Systems- Structural & Strategic Family Therapy as well as helping people building healthy communication skills.


Sherry Lebeznick Brown LCSW

Sherry is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years’ experience working in the field of mental health serving adults, children and families. Sherry was drawn to the field of clinical social work due to a desire to help people achieve real and lasting change in their lives.  She holds a Master of Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University.  Sherry is trained and experienced in utilizing methodologies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), trauma informed interventions and comes from a strengths-based perspective to help clients utilize their own internal strengths and resources to address current challenges.  Sherry primarily serves adults through individual and couples’ therapy who are addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, substance use, co-dependency/relationship challenges and parenting concerns. Sherry is currently accepting referrals for adults, adolescences and families.


Christopher Cunningham LCSW

Christopher is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who graduated from New Mexico Highlands University in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2014.  He has over 10 years of experience working in the field of mental and behavioral health. He works with individuals, couples and families, and has experience working with veterans, adolescents and adults struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management, Family Conflict, Parenting Issues, Self Esteem/ Empowerment Issues, Addiction and Trauma. He takes an strength-based, interpersonal/relational approach to therapy by helping his clients identify goals and help support them in their efforts toward achieving those goals by learning new skills and practices that promotes a more authentic, satisfying sense of self and more meaningful relationships.

"I believe being mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically healthy is important for overall wellness and the wellness of our relationships. “You already have the strength, and ability which lies inside of you to achieve your ambitions, goals and overcome whatever challenges you may encounter.”

Team Members


David Alexander LPCC

David is an independently licensed clinical mental health counselor with 4 years of experience as a therapist and clinical assessor. David moved to New Mexico in 2009 to attend New Mexico Highlands University. He completed a Masters thesis on Personality Assessment and clinical practicum in Neuropsychological assessment. David graduated with a Master's of Science in Clinical Counseling Psychology. David has a primarily Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Approach to therapy and often works with clients on learning skills to recognize and challenge thought patterns which contribute to depression and anxiety. He has training in teaching Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills and certification in Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM). RTM is a brief intervention for processing traumatic memories and is currently undergoing clinical trials (for more see David works primarily with adults and older teens. He also works with families and has developed and facilitated therapy groups based on the ARC (Attachment, Regulation, Competency) model for teaching parenting skills to support children who have experienced trauma.



Shelbra Thorla-Ginn LCSW

Shelbra is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from Tulane University with a Master’s
degree in Social Work in 1990. With 30 years of experience, Shelbra has helped people of all ages
address a variety of issues that they felt negatively impacted their lives. Her approach to this work is
grounded in the belief that people can change and heal. Shelbra believes that through entering a
respectful, non-judgmental collaborative relationship with a client, they work together to identify what
a person may want to address, as well as the means for addressing the issue. She sees her role as
creating a safe space where people can explore their thoughts, feelings and behavior, and supporting
them in creating a life worth living. Shelbra has specialized training in many methodologies including
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, as well as Short-
Term, Solution-Focused therapy. She is accepting referrals for adults and older adolescents addressing
issues such as depression, anxiety, substance use, co-occurring disorders, medically-related concerns,
grief and loss, life transitions and relationship challenges.


JoLynn Sanchez, LPCC 

JoLynn is a Licensed Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). She graduated from New Mexico Highlands in Rio Rancho, New Mexico in 2010. She has over 10 years of experience working in the field of mental and behavioral health. She works with individuals (adult and children), couples and families. She is trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI), Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC), and other trauma, client-centered, modalities. Her experience is working with adults, children and families, struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management, Family Conflict, Parenting Issues, Self Esteem/ Empowerment Issues, Addiction and Trauma.

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Ashley McKenna, LPCC owner

Wild Magnolia Wellness, LLC                   

Ashley graduated from Southwestern Western College in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2006 with a Master's in Counseling. With a major focus of her practice being on Addiction & Recovery, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed Care and Mindfulness.  Ashley currently works with Adults and Adolescents.

"Throughout my years as a therapist, I have helped clients to achieve sobriety, integrate prior trauma and build increased hope for overall wellness. I believe you are an expert in your own life, and by having a witness on  your journey, you will be able to reach your goals. I want to help you find truth and meaning in your life while creating an environment that you love."

She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with well over a decade of clinical experience and is am certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors. During her career she has held positions of a Counselor, Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Director of client services

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