Center for Creative Studies, Inc., MA, LPCC, LPAT, ATR, Counselor in Albuquerque
Hi, my name is Christy Tackwell and I work with adults, teens and children in my private practice. I would say that I am eclectic and use both traditional and alternative forms of therapy such as Art Therapy. I believe in a good working relationship in order to build trust so that the client is comfortable. The client is accepted for who they are and where they are. I believe in creating a safe and confidential environment so that the person can move at his or her own pace towards their therapy goals. Identifying issues and possible solutions is very important.
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of adults, teens and children who present a variety of issues. These issues include depression, mood disorder, anxiety, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, adjustments to life upsets and changes as well as loss and grief. I use traditional counseling and art therapy.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Professional Art Therapist. "Talk" therapy is but one modality in a broad spectrum of techniques. Art Therapy not only uses verbal expression, but visual expression in order to unfold stories and assist clients on their journey of self awareness.
Call or Email Center for Creative Studies, Inc. for a free phone consultation now - (505) 465-4963 x151


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: University of New Mexico
  • Year Graduated: 1992
  • License No. and State: 0085781 New Mexico


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Blue Cross/ Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Corphealth
  • Magellan
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Molina
  • Molina Health Plan
  • New Mexico Health Connections
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Mood Disorders
  • Sexual Abuse


  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • childhood trauma

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Archetypal art therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Expressive Arts
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Narrative
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2017
Center for Creative Studies, Inc., MA, LPCC, LPAT, ATR, Counselor in Albuquerque

Center for Creative Studies, Inc.

Counselor, MA, LPCC, LPAT, ATR