The Wellness Team
Who We Are
Jessica Brooks, LMHC
Jessica believes in destigmatizing mental health and working from a holistic, eclectic, trauma- informed therapeutic approach. Her work is inspired by the principle that the answer is likely hidden inside of yourself already, it’s just about doing the deep work to find the answers and trusting yourself enough to move forward and attain your goals. Jessica utilizes a person-centered viewpoint while using tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindful-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Jessica specializes in teens, adolescents, young adults, parents, women and couples.
David Alexander, LPCC
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).
Sheena Moe, LMSW
Sheena primarily utilizes a person-centered, strengths based, solution focused and multicultural approach in working with clients. She strives to create an authentic, non-judgmental and collaborative therapeutic relationship with clients as they work to overcome barriers and learn skills and insight to support a healthy and meaningful life. Sheena utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness practices and the Attachment Regulation and Competency Approach. She has experience working with clients with a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, mood disorders and trauma.
Christina Simpson, PLMSW
Christina is a graduate student who is working towards a master’s degree in clinical social work at the New Mexico Highlands University. Christina primarily uses a client- centered, solution focused, and multicultural approach when working with clients. She also uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), along with mindfulness to help clients learn new skills and achieving their individual goals. She believes that each individual is the expert in their own life and with the right tools each individual can move forwards and create the life they are seeking.
Alyssa Casaus, LPCC
Aly utilizes a solution focused, strength based, and non-judgmental approach to therapy. She believes in her clients having autonomy and being their own expert for what they want out of life. Aly primary works in utilizing DBT, CBT, and motivational interviewing interventions to address a variety of issues in therapy. She specializes in working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal skills, and anger management.
Aastha Gautam, LMHC
Aastha is committed to creating a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals to embark on their therapeutic journey. She has experience providing person-centered and trauma-informed therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Aastha also has experience working with individuals with anxiety, parenting-related issues, depression, life transitions, and trauma. She utilizes Somatic Attachment Therapy, Internal Family Systems therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy to support individuals in gaining deeper understanding of themselves and reach their desired therapeutic goals
Margaret Matteucci, LMHC
Margaret has worked as a Counselor for Albuquerque Public Schools for 18 years. Margaret has a natural inclination to see the best in others and thus has as her foundational belief that the ability to heal or resolve issues comes from within. Margaret understands her role in the therapeutic relationship to be one of “unconditional positive regard” as the foundation upon which trust is nurtured. Margaret sees herself as more of an eclectic therapist. She does not claim one particular theoretical orientation, as she believes there’s no “one size/type fits all” magic-bullet technique that works with everyone. Margaret meets her clients where they are, and will work together with them to develop treatment goals. Margaret uses humor, compassion, encouragement, and honesty when working with clients.
Christopher Cunningham, LPCC
Chris takes an strength-based, interpersonal and relational approach to therapy by helping his clients identify goals and help support them in their efforts toward achieving those goals. Learning new skills and practices that promote a more authentic, satisfying sense of self and more meaningful relationships.
Shelbra Thorla Ginn, LCSW
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.
Sherry Lebneznick Brown, LCSW
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
Amanda Moe, LPCC
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.
Ashley McKenna, LPCC
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.