Directory of participating therapists in New Mexico
Also, here is the link to the NM Counseling & Therapy Practice Board.
If you are a NMATA member, and currently offering therapeutic services, please click below so we can add you to our list:
Sarah Grace, MA, LPAT, Certified EMDR Practioner
I love helping facilitate people as they move through difficult transitional times with gentleness. I am comfortable and skilled at incorporating spirit, as you define that, into the work we will do together.
I have worked extensively with LGBTQ/intersex persons, people with disabilities, and people who have experienced severe trauma, including ritual abuse and sexual abuse. I do work with my Service Dog, a papillon, nearby. I graduated Southwestern College in 1997, and am a graduate of Robert Waterman’s Mystery School.
1601 La Cieneguita D5
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Abigail Carter, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC
I am an independently licensed mental health counselor and art therapist.
I am passionate about helping adults and adolescents create the life they want, by gaining insight, problem solving and re-discovering themselves during our therapeutic work. Each person is unique, so when we work together, we will create a therapeutic process specifically suited to your individual situation. I incorporate a range of theories and processes to help you move toward your vision of what you want, and what you want to experience in your life.
Whether you are an individual experiencing a recent life change, relational issues, or are struggling with feelings of anxiety or depression, my goal is to help you on your journey, starting where you are now, and moving forward at whatever pace feels right for you. We’ll probably even find some humor and joy in our meetings, as your unique path unfolds during our work together.
546 Harkle Road Suite B
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Michelle Daly, MSPH, M.A., LPCC, ATR, IMH-E
Michelle provides integrative and holistic body-centered expressive arts therapy and consultation services as well as clinical and reflective supervision. Maintaining a sensitivity and awareness of cultural diversity, she works relationally with individuals, families and groups from a strengths-based and trauma-informed perspective to enhance growth, healing, transformation and integration.
Michelle offers services for pregnant mothers, infants and families, children, adults, and those who have encountered traumatic experiences and/or struggle with chronic illness. She adapts services to meet the needs of clients and offers unique opportunity through experiential modalities. Her theoretic perspective has been informed by extensive and ongoing professional development activities.
Michelle’s therapy and consultation services include incorporation of the following techniques and philosophies: Interpersonal Neurobiology, Psychodrama and Action Methods, Art Therapy, Grief, Loss and Trauma, Infant Mental Health, Motivational Interviewing, Yoga, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy as well as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), DBT (Dialectic Behavior Therapy) and other trauma-specific modalities as needed.
Katie Hall, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC
My intention is to help you find your authentic voice, purpose, and direction. I trust the process and believe we all have the innate capacity to heal ourselves. My approach is holistic and rooted in the formation of a strong therapeutic relationship. I follow the needs of each individual client. Using a mind, body, spirit approach, I allow space for the therapeutic process to unfold as our relationship develops. I offer grounding techniques, such as mindfulness processes and breath work. I encourage the exploration of internal experience within the body to be brought into present moment awareness.
Art making often brings awareness to blocked emotions that may have never been paid attention to. Insight and integration can be gained when these emotions are expressed. I believe we all have the wisdom to transform. I want to be help you discover your pathway to a more fulfilled life.
Specialized Training: Trauma Resiliency Model, Brainspotting, AEDP(Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), Mindfulness, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy
Laura Lansrud-Lopez, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, NCC, ATCS, ACS
I offer individual clinical supervision in art therapy and mental health counseling for individuals working toward their national credentials, state licensing, and who are seeking to gain expertise in child, adult, family, or group therapy. I also offer a closed, highly structured Art Therapy Supervision Group twice a year.Supervision is designed to assist you in improving your clinical and case conceptualization skills, and to help you develop your professional identity and competency. As your supervisor, it is my responsibility to monitor your client care and function in four different roles: teacher, consultant, counselor, and evaluator. I will support your choice of counseling theory and expose you to additional approaches when appropriate. I will also acknowledge the limits of my scope of competence and, when necessary, encourage you to consult specialists in order to provide the highest standard of care for your clients. In order to provide the most ethical and competent supervision possible, I only accept a limited number of supervisees at any given time, and entry into the Art Therapy Group is by application so that I can assess your appropriateness of fit and commitment to the group process.
My supervision meets the standards established by the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB), the NM Counseling and Therapy Practice Board, the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE).
Bethany Moore-Garrison, MA, LMHC (Mother Root Studio)
An Art Therapy & Counseling Studio focused on personal growth & transformation. Services include Art Therapy, Mindfulness, Sand Tray Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Noetic Balancing and Art Studio Workshops for Individuals & Groups.
When you decide to work with me, you are saying Yes! to yourself and embarking on a path of self-discovery that will move you safely through the unknown, through mysteries that bring you deeper and deeper into knowing yourself. Working with me means Transformation and Growth. We get there together through a collaborative process built on a foundation of Trust, Love, Humor and Acceptance. Each of us is finding our way, and oftentimes we need support, encouragement & perspective.
Low income sliding scale: $50-65
Training & Education:
M.A. Art Therapy-Counseling 2016
Southwestern College, Santa Fe, NM
A Consciousness Centered Graduate School
Sand Tray Therapy
Grief & Trauma Counseling
Trauma Theory, Process & Interventions
Trauma, PTSD & Traumatic Grief: Effective Assessments and Immediate Interventions
Neurobiology of the Brain, Heart & Mind
Infant Mental Health
Amenti Mystery School
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Mother Root Studio is the transformative Art Therapy and Counseling practice
Bethany Moore-Garrison, at 1413 2nd St. #4 Santa Fe, NM 87505
Kathryn Hutton, LPAT, ATR-BC
I am a New Mexico Licensed Art Therapist, LPAT, ATR-BC. I have been offering art therapy for the past 25 years and have worked with PTSD, health issues, poverty and most mental health issues. I have worked with children and adults and focus on individual work. I have directed and taught in the undergraduate art therapy program at the College of Santa Fe. My focus is primarily Jungian oriented with image and process guiding the art therapy session. My Art Therapy degree (MPS) is from Pratt Institute.
Katherine Paras, M.S., L.P.A.T., A.T.R.-B.C., A.P.P.
ART AS THERAPY: ‘MIND’ AND ‘BODY’: Working with adults and children since 1972, I find that art-making can help people to clear pathways to their healing potentials. There are so many inner and outer experiences for which we have no words. Anchored within the body from the past and the present, the energies of these primary, non-verbal experiences shape our personalities, our health, and our relationships. By giving your body a ‘voice’ through color, line, gesture, and form, you can safely externalize and explore how these energetic patterns, centered within the body, enhance and obstruct life possibilities. These ‘conversations’ with foundational energies help you to release inner blockages and creatively meet outer problems, changing impasse and pain into joy of growth. The goal in our work together is threefold:
* Identify, explore, and shift old patterns that no longer serve you
* Develop individualized tools to use as you meet ongoing challenges
* Strengthen your self-healing capacities to build a life that nourishes you
ADULTS: CHALLENGES WE CAN FACE TOGETHER: At times a person may feel overwhelmed without knowing why. Or you may be in a stare-down contest with the wall before you – the marriage that has ended, or the job that takes but doesn’t give, chronic illness that drains all hope, the home emptied of children, the challenges of aging, the wished-for life partner who never appears. Learn more about how you can turn impasse into creative action and deep healing, on my website.
CHILDREN: Lost in the classroom, your child may have difficulty making friends. At home, children may simply have no words for either the confusion they feel as their parents separate, or the anger ignited by a newborn or step-siblings joining the family, or the fears that erupt as someone loved is very ill. Handicaps, physical or otherwise, can hide innate capacities and unnecessarily hinder their expression. Together we can help your child to heal and grow amid developmental or other life challenges.
My private practice, started in 1989, relocated to Santa Fe in the year 2000. I worked twenty years in New York City in many different settings helping people face diverse challenges: emotional adjustments, mental health and psychiatric problems, drug and alcohol addiction, special educational needs, mental developmental challenges, multiple handicaps, autism, and physical disability. I was the senior art therapy consultant for a citywide agency helping families and children, and a founding faculty member of the New York University Graduate Art Therapy Program. My mind-body healing career spans over twenty-five years, with extensive training in Energy Medicine modalities. In addition to private practice, I continue my work as educator and mentor.
East-West Medical Arts Building
Nina Ross, LPAT, ATR
I provide depth psychotherapy, art therapy, and
sandtray services for adults. I also hold supervision groups and teach workshops. I take BC/BS and Presbyterian insurance. I also take New Mexico Health Connections and Christus Health Plan.
Please contact me for additional information.
- Qualified and interested in offering supervision services.
I am available for private sessions and I teach approved continuing education workshops that are oriented towards connections between the creative process and nature. I am also a painter. My original training was at Pratt Institute where I received my undergraduate degree (BFA) in fine arts and my graduate degree (MPS) in Art Therapy and Creativity DevelopmentJane Shoenfeld Studio, 2800 Camino Del Bosque, Santa Fe, NM, 87502
Valerie Valentine, MA, LPAT, ATR, LPCC, CSAT
I am a licensed clinical counselor (LPCC), a professional transpersonal art therapist (LPAT, ATR), and a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT), with extensive experience treating co-occurring disorders. I offer a gentle, individualized, and professional co-creative process to therapy, for the treatment of process and chemical addictions; trauma and PTSD; mood disorder; sexual, intimacy, attachment, or relationship challenges; toxic shame; grief and loss; or any combination of the preceding. My approach is holistic addressing the mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, relationship, and life-style aspects to offer a personalized path to empowered living.
We will use metaphor, imagery, and narrative to uncover authentic meaning to your unique experience, challenge, and success. My services include individual therapy, supervision, contract group work, professional presentation and customized workshops.
I offer low rates to students for educational therapeutic and supervision requirements.
Jessica Ventura-Ewing, MA, LMHC, ATR, IMH-E (III)
I earned my MA in Art Therapy/Counseling from Southwestern College in 2012 and hold certificates in both Children’s Mental Health and Grief, Loss and Trauma. I am a registered art therapist and an infant mental health specialist. My passion is working with children and families, especially those who have experienced difficult pregnancies or birth trauma. I am currently working for Presbyterian Medical Services as a child/adolescent therapist and offer individual, family and group sessions. I create space for you through creative expression and processing as well as traditional approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt).
Sandi Wright, MAT, LPAT
B.F.A. NMSU, M.A.T. Chapman University, M.A. Art Therapy UNMSandi has worked with youth and adults both as an educator and as an art therapist for thirty years. She co-founded the first camp for brain injured children in the nation in 1984. (Camp New Horizons) The camp focus was on building new brain pathways through art making, music and yoga. The camp grew to over thirty campers from all over the state in just a few years.
Sandi is now retired from a career in teaching art in high school and college and devotes full time to her private practice in art therapy. She works with veterans returning from war with TBI and PTSD, personal growth issues with youth, students, adults and couples and also with Parkinson’s disease and Cerebral Palsy clients.
Ms. Wright also is the author of the award winning children’s book, The Adventures of Santa Fe Sam, which tells the history, ecology and culture of Santa Fe for children.
Location: 2504 Calle de los Ninos, off Rodeo on to Don Quixote and then immediately right onto 2504 Calle de los Ninos, first house on left.
Heather Wulfers, MAT, ATR-BC, LPAT, LPCC
I often work outdoors where we are exposed to the metaphorical language of nature and can tap into her deep wisdom and support. I gently guide and engage the process using visualization and expressive arts components. Consider joining one of my groups for continual nourishment and inspiration or attend one of my upcoming workshops through NMATA.ArchetypalArtTherapist@gmail.com
Kirstie A. Newman, M.A., ATR-BC, LPAT
I earned an MA in Art Therapy from The George Washington University in 1990, and a BFA in Art from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. I have been practicing Clinical Art Therapy and mental health counseling since 1987. I have held New Mexico Clinical Licensure since 2000 first as an LMHC and upgraded to a LPAT. I also hold national credentials in the field of Art Therapy, which includes national registration and board certification (ATR-BC) as a professional Art Therapist. I am a level 2 EMDR clinician and a Phase 2 Brainspotting practitioner.
I have worked in a leadership/facilitator capacity in most of my institutional employment experiences since 1990. Over the years I have developed programs; supervised interns; and facilitated in-service presentations. I have training and experience working on the front lines in mental healthcare in a variety of institutions with diverse people who were in treatment for many issues. Through my career I have also held teaching positions, retail positions and other positions which required close attention to details. I am multifaceted as a professional. I have a keen awareness of learning styles, problem solving ability, and skills for training and nurturing different personalities. I am highly intuitive as a healer. My personal philosophy is based on establishing positive relationships with everyone who I work with and supporting them to express themselves in a healthy manner.
Since 2005 I have operated a small business in Santa Fe, NM as a private practitioner in art therapy, mental health and psychotherapeutic counseling. My practice is an eclectic blend of modalities with emphasis on somatic awareness and mindfulness. I also integrate creative movement into my practice as I am a Nia Brown Belt level teacher. In my practice I also facilitate Brainspotting sessions for clients who present with issues of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, addictions and/or history of trauma and/or sexual abuse. Sessions are held in person and via telephone.
I have extensive experience in the world of digital media and art using the Adobe Creative Suite. I have designed and executed numerous graphics projects including a volunteer book project which focused on energy healing for which I did design, illustration, layout and editing/proofreading. In addition, I have proficiency with programs included in the Microsoft Office Suite. I have excellent written and verbal communication, and problem solving and organizational skills. I am active online using social media in a responsible and professional manner.
Please contact me for further information about my practice and to schedule a consultation. 505-474-6978
PO Box 4912, Santa Fe, NM, 87502
Sylma Fine, M.A, LMFT, LPAT, ATR-BC
I love working with individuals, teens, couples and families.
I also have the ability to supervise trainee therapists.1 (505) 553-6381
6666 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87107