My experience working with families began in my career as a Midwife. I was a practicing Licensed Midwife and Certified Professional Midwife for 12 years before becoming a psychotherapist. I am in awe of the power of human beings to expand, grow and transform. I have no doubt that we have all that we need to heal within us.
I have a Masters in Counseling and am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a strong interest in working with grief, trauma, self-esteem and anxiety. I have an active practice through Golden Willow Counseling in Taos and I am also an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Northern New Mexico College where I teach classes such as Issues in Death and Dying, Basic Counseling Skills, Family Systems, Group Process, Developmental Psychology and a few more.
I believe there is not just one way to treat all people, and therefore have an integrative psychotherapy outlook which combines a person-centered approach with solution-focused and mindfulness techniques.
Certificates, Trainings, Lectures and Workshops
Hypnotherapy Training May 2017
Internal Family Systems course with Dr. Don Flory, PhD Psychologist
Meditation and Mindfulness Leadership Training, Sage Institute
David Whyte SOLACE: The Art of Asking the Beautiful Question
Robert Sapolsky Stress and Health: Lessons from a Wild Primate
The Gottmans Gottman Couples Therapy for Treating PTSD
Stephen Zeig Deconstructing Minuchin: A Tribute
Donald Meichenbaum Treatment of Patients with PTSD and CoOccuring Psychiatric Disorders: A Constructive Narrative Perspective
Donald Meichenbaum, Bessel van der Kolk The Neurobiology and Psychosocial Correlates of Trauma and Resilience Harville Hendrix and Helen Hunt and Otto Kernberg Couples Conflicts
Christine Padesky Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Buddhism/Mindfulness: Similarities and Differences
Sue Johnson, Dan Siegel The Significance of Attachment Science for Psychotherapy
Rob Kapilow Mozart and the Art of Listening
Sue Johnson Attachment Science: The Platform for Psychotherapy in the 21st
Harville Hendrix, Helen Hunt, Chloe Madanes, Esther Perel Family and Couples
David Burns When Panic Attacks
Sue Johnson, Otto Kernberg Steven Levine Sex and Intimacy