James Richardson LMSW
James utilizes a person-centered, solution focused and strengths-based approach in working with clients. utilizing elements of MI, CBT, DBT, ACT and MSC to assist clients in learning about themselves as well as learning skills to better manage and overcome life’s challenges. James has a passion for helping clients achieve sobriety and is a strong believer in harm reduction and mindfulness-based skills to reduce and discontinue substance use. James is has a natural tendency towards positive psychology and a genuine willingness to help clients meet their goals in therapy.
Social Work Intern
Nina is a graduate student working towards a master’s degree in clinical social work at New Mexico Highlands University. She uses a trauma-informed approach to guide clients in regulating their emotions in order to heal. She offers a supportive and compassionate environment for clients to awaken to a deeper sense of purpose and understanding about themselves. She primarily utilizes a strengths-based perspective along with CBT and MI. Nina has experience traveling to work with other communities and cultures practicing healing multicultural ceremonies and Eco-therapy.
Social Work Intern
Gwendolyn is a 2nd year practicum student getting her master's in clinical social work at New Mexico Highlands University. Gwendolyn has experience working with older adults and the LGBTQ+ community. Gwendolyn is interested in working with all ages and utilizes a trauma informed, client centered, strengths based approach when working with clients. Gwendolyn takes a kind, compassionate and nonjudgmental approach working with clients to create self acceptance in their lives.
Social Work Intern
Hayley (she/her) is a graduate-level intern studying clinical social work. She brings a warm and non-judgmental spirit to her work with individuals and groups. Hayley's background in social change and her queer identity inform her practice; she is interested in supporting clients in connecting with their authentic selves in wholehearted ways and building skills that move us toward transformation.
She has facilitated groups on grief and loss, ecological anxiety, creative conflict resolution, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills. Hayley has training in DBT and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and is committed to Health at Every Size (HAES) principles
Christina Simpson PLMSW
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. Christina creates a warm and comfortable environment for her clients to focus on reaching their goals with humor and positivity.
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. Aly provides valuable insight with her experience working with clients to help them grow into they people they want to be.
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.
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 goal. Aastha's clients thrive in the peaceful therapeutic environment she creates.
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). David works to educate his clients with his vast knowledge of clinical skills to help them gain a true understanding of their personal psychology.
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. Sheena offers an underlying ability to sense what her clients need in their lives by working from a humanistic approach.
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.
Jocelyn Gamble-Mitchell LPCC
Jocelyn has been a therapist for over 15 years which has enhanced her ability and working knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as provided her with an eclectic therapeutic skill set.
She has built a reputation of being able to interact with her clients in a fashion that is culturally appropriate and uplifting. She provides therapeutic services in the manner of individual, group and family counseling (focusing on children aged 3 to 18) using CBT, Mindfulness based therapy, Reality therapy, DBT strategies and active play-based therapy using art, LEGO play, as well as traditional and therapeutic games. Jocelyn provides a hopeful approach to coping with life struggles and building a life that feels right for clients.
Christopher Cunningham LISW
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 making progress in their lives. Learning new skills and practices that promote a more authentic, satisfying sense of self and more meaningful relationships. Christopher utilizes a positive strengths based approach to enthusiastically coaching his clients to meet their goals.
Shelbra Thorla-Ginn LISW
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 Lebeznick Brown LISW
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
Co Owner -Clinical Supervisor
Amanda adopts a holistic approach to healing and strives to provide a non-judgmental, kind and compassionate approach and environment for clients and supervisees to find the courage, strength and resiliency that lead to healing, wellbeing and personal and professional growth. Amanda is an approved clinical supervisor for mental health counselors in New Mexico and provides training and supervision for individual therapists and the DBT consultation team. She specializes in DBT, MI, PSB and MBSR. She is certified as an intuitive guidance coach and Reiki practitioner. Amanda is committed to expanding mental health services to the community in New Mexico and creating a workplace environment where therapists can thrive.
Ashley McKenna LPCC
Co-Owner Clinical Director
Ashley McKenna is a licensed professional clinical counselor with over fifteen years of clinical experience. She has helped clients achieve sobriety, integrate prior trauma, and build increased hope for the overall wellness of their lives. She is committed to helping clients find truth and meaning in their lives while creating an environment that they love.
Providing supervision and ethical guidance to clinicians entering the field of mental health has been an important part of her career. She supports therapists in maintaining a healthy and
successful career and reducing burnout in the field.
Ashley is an advocate for climate justice and is working to stop the harmful effects of climate change and within her local community. She is also a published author of the book,
Suicidal Thoughts and You : Escaping the Mental Loop of Wanting to End It All, Ashley is committed to providing mental health treatment in the community and expanding access to all New Mexicans who need therapy services.