Therapists

Alexandra Wofford

Alexandra Wofford, MS, LPCC

...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.


Evelyn Castro

Evelyn Castro, MSW, LCSW

... 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.


Nala

Nala,

… is a 13 weeks old Lionhead, Netherland Dwarf bunny who has recently joined the Open Minds group. Her expertise is winning over the hearts of those who come to visit her at the office. Nala enjoys doing sessions with the children that come to see her human, Evelyn, and has found that she is the perfect fit for helping children feel comfortable and calm in the office. She would like to add that she enjoys teaching children mindfulness so that she can get some extra pets. On her free time, Nala loves to zoom around the office, take naps and eat her favorite snacks. She would like to tell everyone that everybunny needs somebunny sometimes, who is all ears!


Michelle Tatum

Michelle Tatum, MS, MA, LPCC

...is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of New Mexico and has over 10 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 and will graduate Fall 2020. 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 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.


Ana Rodriguez

Ana Rodriguez, MSSW, LCSW

...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.


Katrina Engstrom

Katrina Engstrom, MSW, LCSW

... 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.


Jeanne Cetrulo

Jeanne Cetrulo, LPCC

...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.


Jowanna Kirkpatrick

Jowanna Kirkpatrick, LPCC

...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. 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.


Tera Uhl

Tera Uhl, LPCC

...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.


Krystle Williams

Krystle Williams, MSW, LCSW

...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.


Kate Brown

Kate Brown, LPCC, CIMHP

...is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional. She graduated in 2011 from Liberty University and has worked in community mental health as well as in private practice. She works to help her clients navigate difficult life circumstances and transitions, heal from old wounds, improve their relationships, and learn new skills for new phases of life. Her areas of focus include anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting and family support, body image and food issues, and military life support. Kate is a military spouse and has a special heart for helping other military families. She is trained in the Gottman Method of marriage therapy, EMDR, and she specializes in using nutrition and integrative medicine to support the mental health of adults and children. She takes a holistic approach to counseling, drawing from various theories and techniques in order to bring about understanding, wellness and balance. She is a Christian and relies on God as the ultimate Healer and Counselor.


Kristine Mitchell

Kristine Mitchell, MSW, LCSW

...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.


Robin McClain

Robin McClain, LPCC

...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. My passion is to assist clients in regaining a sense of control over their lives. Happy to serve couples and adults. Experience with military and their families.


Marissa Love

Marissa Love, LPCC

...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.


Jessica Sosa

Jessica Sosa, MSW, LCSW

...is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Mexico. She completed her undergraduate degree in social work and received her Master of Social Work in 2011 from New Mexico State University. She has experience in working with children and adolescents in public schools, juvenile detention, and treatment foster care settings with behavioral challenges and complex trauma. She has worked with adults and families in an inpatient and outpatient setting, with issues regarding crisis management, trauma related disorders, mood disorder, anxiety and depression disorder, and substance abuse. She strives to provide a comfortable and supportive environment to help each individual and family overcome struggles, conflicts and stresses, while increasing confidence.


Lesa Knox

Lesa Knox, MSW, LCSW

...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.


Aurora Álvarez

Aurora Álvarez, MSW, LCSW

… 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.

Bienvenido a mi perfil profesional, gracias por tomar el tiempo en leer sobre mi experiencia en las poblaciones especiales en que sirvo lo cual disfruto brindando servicios de salud mental. Tengo licencia y soy una Trabajadora Social Clínica y también como una terapeuta bilingüe que sirve a familias y adultos con servicios enfocados en la salud psicológica y de conducta. Además, estoy enfocada en ofrecer asistencia ambulatoria y estoy comprometidos a proporcionar psicoterapia individual y familiar con una perspectiva sensible multicultural, inclusivo y LGBT afirmación con fundamentos terapéuticos que incluyen perceptivos basados en el apego, en él diversos cerebrales y sensibles al trauma. Además, realizo servicios de salud mental por internet (telesalud) a los residentes del estado de Nuevo México y visitas en el hogar y en la oficina a los residentes en Las Cruces, NM. Tengo pasión por trabajar con los padres que crían a niños pequeños que buscan apoyo y esperanza en la creación de un apego seguro y protegido. Pero como miembro de un equipo terapéutico también me siento dedicada y honrada por ofrecer a las familias, adolescentes y adultos una actitud curiosa para explorar cómo tener conexiones fuertes y genuinas entre ellos y sí mismo. Como hija de padres inmigrantes mexicanos e hija de un veterano de Vietnam, estoy muy familiarizada con los factores estresantes de las familias latinas y militares a medida que construyen sus vidas dentro de situaciones muy desafiantes que pueden encontrar dentro de la comunidad. Me esfuerzo por proporcionar a mis clientes y familias enfoque en una actitud positiva, ser mutuamente competentes y mostrar comunicación empática donde las rupturas dentro de la relación terapéutica se manejan con clara responsabilidad y reparación genuina. Mi práctica a directa y entrenamientos clínicos incluyen prácticas informadas sobre el trauma, sistemas sensibles al trauma, el apego a lo largo de la vida concluyen en los siguientes, salud mental infantil, intervención temprana, desarrollo de la primera infancia, LGBT afirmación, bienestar infantil, enfoques holísticos y energéticos.


Chelsea Stockert

Chelsea Stockert, MSW, LCSW

...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 and up, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has experience working with survivors and offenders of domestic violence as well as working with those who struggle with stress management, trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and substance abuse. She takes an eclectic approach in using several different theoretical perspectives and evidence-based therapeutic 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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