...is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She completed her undergraduate degree in social work at Eastern New Mexico and received her Master of Social Work in 2013 from New Mexico State University. Evelyn has experience in domestic violence, child/family therapy and acute inpatient settings. She has been trained in Circle of Security, a parenting program which focuses on building healthy bonds and attachments between parents and children. As well as EMDR, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, to address trauma and PTSD. Currently, Evelyn is working with children ages 5 and up- to address emotional, behavioral concerns, trauma and/or adjustment issues. Evelyn is committed to providing the best quality of mental health services and support to your child/ren and family.
…is a 1-year-old old Lionhead, Netherland Dwarf bunny who has been working with the Open Mind Healing And Recovery’s group since March of 2022. His expertise is winning over the hearts of those who come to visit him at the office. Nala enjoys doing sessions with the children that come to see his human, Evelyn, and has found that he is the perfect fit for helping children feel comfortable and calm in the office. He would like to add that he enjoys teaching children mindfulness so that he can get some extra pets. On his free time, Nala loves to zoom around the office, take naps and eat his favorite snacks. He would like to tell everyone that everybunny needs somebunny sometimes, who is all ears!
...is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of New Mexico and has over 15 years of experience working in acute care hospitals and outpatient facilities. Michelle graduated in 2007 with her master’s in Counseling Psychology from Florida International University and obtained an additional master’s in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University in 2016. Michelle is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Michelle has lived and worked in Europe and West Africa and encourages a multicultural and creative approach to the counseling process. She has certifications in EMDR, Trauma-Informed Care, Bereavement Counseling, and Domestic Violence Counseling. She enjoys assisting those with diagnoses of depression, anxiety, mood, and trauma-related disorders, and provides support during times of stress and adjustment. Michelle practices compassionate and evidence-based care and will guide you on your path toward emotional health and wellbeing.
...is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Mexico. Her undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University is in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Welfare and Gender Studies. She completed her Master of Science in Social Work at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Ana currently works as a social worker and therapist in a behavioral medicine unit and serves as the primary therapist working with active duty service members. Ana emphasizes a multicultural and integrative approach to counseling. She has experience working with those with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma-related disorders, and management of stress and times of transition. She has additional experience working with survivors of domestic violence. Ana utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and other modalities to assist you in your journey to healing and wellness.
...is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She completed her Masters of Social Work in 2014 from Western New Mexico State University. Katie has experience working with children ages 1 to18 individually, in groups and with parents/siblings/families as well as children in CPS foster care. Katie also has experience working in school based mental health programs that provide services to children who are severely emotionally disturbed, PTSD, ADHD, Intellectually disabled, Autism Spectrum disorders, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Conduct disorders, Depression, Anxiety, abuse and neglect, dual diagnosis, and more. Katie has been trained in Circle of Security Parenting program which focuses on building healthy relationships with children via boundaries, attachment and understanding the emotional needs of children.
...has a Masters of Counseling and Educational Psychology degree from New Mexico State University. She has been working as a clinical counselor since 2011. She has worked as an individual, family and group therapist, Jeanne also has experience working in a clinical supervision position. She specializes in DBT therapy, trauma-informed care and motivational interviewing, and is consistently learning the latest in those methods through continuing education. Jeanne believes that providing a safe place where a client can feel empowered to self-actualize is an essential aspect of treatment, she strives to embody this ideology and create a space where this process is possible.
...has a Master's of Counseling and Educational Psychology degree from New Mexico State University. She has been working as a Clinical Counselor since 2011. Tera has experience working in inpatient settings doing individual and group therapy for adults and children. She worked as a Treatment Foster Care therapist for 5 years specializing in trauma informed care for children 5-21 years of age. Currently, Tera is a counselor for Las Cruces Public Schools where she has been for 4 years. Tera has experience working with those with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma related disorders as well as various crisis situations.
...is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She completed her Master’s in Social Work with a specialization in substance abuse counseling in 2009, followed by a Master’s in Communication with an emphasis in interpersonal communication in 2010. Krystle has practiced as a therapist to assist individuals and families regarding issues related to depression, anxiety, conflict management, domestic violence, mood disorders and substance abuse. Most recently Krystle has worked in the medical field assisting individuals and families to cope with complex medical issues, past and recent cancer diagnoses, grief and loss of loved ones, life course planning and crisis intervention. Krystle is dedicated to supporting any individual who is struggling with the complexity of life’s circumstances.
...is Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Mexico. She completed her undergraduate degree from New Mexico State University in 2013 and her Masters of Social Work degree in 2017 from Western New Mexico University. Kristine has clinical experience working with children and adults with anxiety, depression, mood and substance use disorders. She is committed to providing you with quality mental health services.
...is an LPCC who graduated with a Masters in Counseling in 2005. Times of stress or issues in life can lead to feeling overwhelmed and lost. Robin's passion is to assist clients in regaining a sense of control over their lives. She is happy to serve couples and adults. Experience with military and their families.
...is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over 10 years of experience. Marissa received her Masters in Clinical and Educational Psychology from New Mexico State University. Marissa initially served the Las Cruces community, working with survivors of sexual assault. She has worked with various populations and this afforded her the opportunity to work with individuals in need of a higher level of care. Marissa currently works with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships and self esteem. Marissa is knowledgeable in utilizing various treatment modalities, however, she primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a Person Centered Approach. Marissa strives to help individuals learn to validate themselves, thus increasing self acceptance and decreasing the need for external validation.
...is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Mexico. Her undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University is in Social Work with an emphasis on child welfare. She completed her Master of Science in Social Work at the University of California at Sacramento State University. Lesa currently works as a social worker and therapist in a behavioral medicine unit. She has experience working with children and families in crisis. She has experience working with those with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma-related disorders, and management of stress. She has additional experience working with survivors of domestic violence. Lesa utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and other modalities to assist you in your journey to healing and wellness.
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Jo Kirkpatrick is a graduate of University of the Southwest graduating with a Masters of Science with an emphasis in Mental Health Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and out lead therapist in Las Cruces, NM. She received her undergraduate degrees in history and psychology from New Mexico State University. During this time Ms. Kirkpatrick discovered an interest in law and pursued a masters degree in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University. Once this was accomplished Ms. Kirkpatrick also attained a masters degree in mental health counseling. As a counselor Ms. Kirkpatrick has had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients in an inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient setting. Her clinical experience includes counseling adults, adolescents, and children. She also has knowledge and training in mental health, substance use, co-occurring disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma-related disorders, and bipolar disorder. Since graduation Ms. Kirkpatrick has had the opportunity to receive training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. Ms. Kirkpatrick utilizes several treatment modalities and evidence-based therapeutic interventions to help clients achieve the goals they are searching for.
…is a licensed as a Clinical Social Worker as well as a bilingual therapist serving families and adults with behavioral health services. Also, I am committed to providing individual and family psychotherapy with a multicultural sensitive, inclusive and LGBTQ affirming lens with therapeutic underpinnings that include attachment based, neuro-diverse and trauma-responsive approaches. Furthermore, I am currently providing online behavioral health services (telehealth) for residents of New Mexico as well as home and office-based visits to the residents located in Las Cruces, NM. I have a passion for working with parents raising toddlers who are seeking to have support and encouragement in creating a safe and secure attachment. But as a clinician I’m also dedicated and honored to offering to families, adolescents and adults guidance and a curious stance to explore how to have stronger and genuine relationships with each other and with themselves. As a daughter of Mexican immigrant parents and a daughter of a Vietnam Veteran, I am very familiar with the unique stressors of Latinx and military families as they build their lives within very challenging situations they may encounter within the community. I strive to provide to my clients and families a positive, mutually competent and caring approach with empathetic communication where ruptures within the therapeutic relationship are handled with clear responsibility and genuine repair. My direct practice and clinical training include trauma informed practices, trauma responsive systems, attachment throughout the lifespan, infant mental health, early intervention, early childhood development, LGBTQ affirming, child welfare, holistic and energy approaches.
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...is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Mexico. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Wyoming and her Master's Degree in Social Work at New Mexico State University. Chelsea has experience working with individuals aged 18+ in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has 8 years of experience working with trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, low self-worth & major life changes. She takes an eclectic approach in using EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other evidence-based interventions to assist you in reaching your goals. Chelsea is dedicated to providing you with confidential support and guidance throughout the course of your growth and healing process.
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...is a University of the Southwest graduate graduating in 2016 with her Masters in Science emphasis Mental Health Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Alexandra began her career in mental health providing therapeutic services through a partial hospitalization program specializing in substance abuse and addiction services with co-occurring mental illnesses. She has experience in an inpatient hospital setting and outpatient setting working with clients struggling with anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance abuse and trauma-related disorders. Alexandra strives to maximize outcomes and provide genuine healing and wholeness through the use of several treatment modalities and evidence-based therapeutic interventions.
...is Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC. Nick earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology ‘98 and Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling / Systems Theories in ‘03. As a Mental Health Counselor, and Counseling Supervisor in Ohio, Nick worked with adults with intellectual disabilities, community mental health in a rural setting, school based counseling (middle / Jr. high and high school), criminal justice / correctional institution, and since arriving in NM in ‘19 he has been working in community mental health. What Nick enjoys most is working with people to identify goals and move forward. Nick is a mental health counselor committed to helping people learn how to build healthier relationships with themselves and others. He has a wide variety of professional experiences and uses a multi-modal therapeutic approach. Nick believes you are the expert about you. His role is to focus on identifying goals with concrete steps to achieve success. Nick is passionate about helping people achieve their goals and providing support for a sustainable future.
...is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor. He conducted his internship at New Mexico Citizens Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in Albuquerque in the early 1980's. He was accepted into and completed a specialized alcohol and drug counselor training program in Colorado in conjunction with the Veterans Administration Neuro Psychiatric Hospital in Fort Lyon, Colorado. He began in private practice in the south valley of Albuquerque New Mexico, until he relocated to Alamogordo in August 1988. He has been providing substance use disorder services in Alamogordo for the past 35 years. He was CEO of the Otero County Council on Alcohol and Alcoholism until February 2005. At that time, he started Canyon Light Inc. focusing on substance use disorder services. For the past seven years he has held a harm reduction specialist certification. As a client centered therapist, he is ready to help with trigger recognition and management, thought associations and addiction and recovery support services.