Have you ever wondered why it seems you always get the same results in relationship? Since there are many forms of relating, it's likely you find common threads in most of those. We live in a culture that promotes codependency and fails to support us on a path of personal empowerment. This colors not only our perception of others, but also of ourselves. Feelings of sadness, grief and anger arise, and are difficult to calm. With focus on intention, coaching toward better boundaries, and clearer communication, it's possible to find more joy and harmony in life.
The basis of our work together is the development of trust and authenticity; I am an excellent listener and once we have established a working relationship, I will assist you with life transitions, relationship issues, anxiety, trauma and depression.
I believe in the brilliance, authentic gifts and presence of every person. We are all whole and enough as we are. We use awareness of the relationship of the body, mind, emotions, and, if it is right for you, spirit, with mindfulness, and curiosity, with other effective modalities, to find balance, increased resilience, support, hope and empowerment. What's held inside is given voice and expression in order to have more choices and a fuller experience of life. I believe in the value of small steps with support, and hold a deep trusting container for understanding, compassion and transformation.
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I believe that it is never too late—or too early—for us to become more whole, and more truly ourselves. Whether we are making major life decisions, wrestling with longstanding difficulties, or longing for shifts we can’t yet name, we need access to a sense of our own true presence and potential. When that access is blocked, the result can be anxiety, depression, panic, phobias, relational trouble, isolation, self-harm, destructive patterns, or simply feeling lost. Coming into meaningful relationship with another person in therapy is a powerful way to restore your connection with yourself—or to build it for the first time.
This is a challenging time, and I am here to help. Many people are struggling with fear, anxiety, depression and could use a helping professional right now. I love working with people. I am here to provide a compassionate, respectful, and non-judgemental place for you to have support and find what you need to manage the stresses of daily living. If it makes sense, we can also explore deeper issues and problems you may be having which may be undermining your life and relationships. The safety we build together in our relationship will provide a foundation for you to grow from.
I help highly-sensitive women navigate stress, anxiety, and burnout - specializing in IFS therapy for helping professionals. The world we live in right now is a hot mess - and it’s normal if you’re feeling overwhelmed and wrung out by it all. The expectations of balancing your professional life with the day-to-day stress and anxiety of these last few years is exhausting. Whether you’re staring into a screen unable to remember what you were about to do, or beating yourself up for not having the energy to respond to even one email, you’re not alone. If you’re waking up every day asking yourself. “What am I even doing?”, I get you.
It takes courage to make change in life. If you are searching for that change and trying to find the path to do so I can help. If you are an adolescent, a family, a man, someone in the midst of addiction, a veteran or someone of indigenous roots I can help. If you are dealing with stress, anxiety, shame and guilt, addiction, as well as trauma, I have a range of skills which can assist with this. Please reach out.
It is my commitment to help my clients find solutions and healing from problems arising from life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma and addictive behaviors. I have many years of experience in inpatient settings and private practice. I accept New Mexico Health Connections and Self Pay.
I am passionate and committed to helping you "Learn To Live From the Truth of Who You Are!" Since 1995, as a licensed clinical therapist and registered dance movement therapist, I have adopted an open, eclectic and holistic therapeutic approach that bends to meet each person's unique situation and specific needs. Through a combination of supportive, insight-oriented, skills-based, creative and expressive therapies, I will assist you in freeing your mind, healing your heart, and clearing your path to live your happiest, most authentic Life possible.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Prior to moving to Santa Fe, much of my clinical training and experience occurred at the Children's Hospital Colorado on the Eating Disorder Unit and in the general outpatient clinic. My areas of expertise include eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, identify development, perfectionism, personal growth, relationship difficulties, and parent-child issues. Furthermore, I have expertise in children and adolescents with food refusal and atypical eating difficulties. My approach is collaborative and solution focused to manage stress, resolve conflict, reduce symptoms, improve relationships, and make changes.
The current global crisis is stressful. For many of us it may be reactivating old layers of unresolved trauma, that shows up as chronic anxiety, dread, helplessness, relationship challenges, shame, or a shutting down to life and love, fueling unhealthy coping strategies. I believe we all have an innate capacity to heal from adversity. I support you to turn towards your symptoms with openness and curiosity so they can become a doorway to greater healing, growth and new possibility. I hope to empower and inspire you to heal and grow from past trauma. "There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in"( L. Cohen)
The depth of relationship, confidence and trust you build with your therapist is fundamental to the work of therapy. I am here to support and guide you in a process of discovery and wellness, helping you to build strength and clarity, overcome obstacles and develop skillful and creative ways to be in relationship and live well and authentically. My approach is eclectic, I offer EMDR and trauma focused therapy, depth psychology and expressive therapies. Our work together will help you heal from pain, trauma and abuse, relieve anxiety and depression, and work through relationship issues, life transitions and creative blocks.
Many of us have lived through hard and painful life experiences. For some of us, the physical and emotional memory of those experiences keep us locked in a state of shame, anxiety, fear and loneliness (this experience is often labeled with a variety of diagnoses: PTSD, Complex PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD). It can seem impossible to create and sustain meaningful, fulfilling and nurturing relationships (including the one with yourself!) from an isolated and fearful place. If you are seeking to feel better and create healthy and sustainable changes in your life, this may be the work for you.
Everyone has the capacity to heal no matter how profoundly wounded they are. Each individual's path to healing will be unique and for the best chance of long term recovery a person needs to find a healthy balance within their body, mind and spirit. It is my intention to help each client find the unique treatment team to help them achieve this balance.
Additionally, I am experienced in affective, eating and personality disorders, substance abuse and trauma.
I also understand how each of these interact with one another and can cause even more distress within each person.
The heart of my work is about guiding people “home” to who they really are. I am passionate about creating safe spaces where clients can experience genuine feelings of belonging and self-acceptance. As a partner and ally on your path of personal discovery and healing, I believe in the brilliance of your deeper knowing and the perfect unfolding of your process. My clients most often come to me for support in moving through challenging emotions, getting out of their heads and into their hearts, clarity of direction, and encouragement in living courageously and authentically.
Daybreak Counseling is a team of highly trained and experienced providers with various skills to match our clients' needs. We will travel with you on your journey and open the doors to overcome challenges and life transitions. Whatever the issues you face, we have the therapists available to guide your choices and paths forward.
Are you looking for a non-traditional therapist? I integrate my spiritual life coaching training and the practice of art-making into the therapeutic process in a way that honors who you are wholistically. This wholistic approach is based on the psycho-spiritual therapeutic modality, which is grounded in the notion that “the soul is the starting point for balance.” This approach to treatment takes into consideration the WHOLE of who you are, be it physically, emotionally, spiritually, intellectually, culturally, etc. and examines how your lived experiences have impacted your mental health.
** I'm only accepting appointments for supervision and consultation services for therapists. No current openings for therapy.** I offer supportive and compassionate services, while also providing a psycho-educational and holistic framework with encouragement toward making the necessary changes to reach your potential. I utilize a style that validates your unique experience, while offering guidance to get unstuck from habitual patterns that can be hurtful to yourself and others. My goal is to support you in regaining a greater sense of well-being and focus in your life, which often involves finding a work-life balance.
Seeking therapy is often prompted by sudden crisis or by having reached the limit of endurance over an issue or situation. I work to help re-establish a greater sense of inner wellbeing and a deeper sense of one's self, from which clients are able to more successfully address depression, anxiety, life transitions and difficult relationships.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Santa Fe are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Santa Fe then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Santa Fe, or Child Psychologists in Santa Fe.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Santa Fe psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Santa Fe specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.