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The Serna Solutions Team
Brian Serna LPCC LADAC
Brian Serna, LPCC, LADAC is the CEO/Founder of Serna Solutions and is a well sought after trainer and consultant in behaviorally health issues related to Evidence Based Practices, Cultural and Ethical topics. He has a BA in Psychology from New Mexico State University and an MA in Counseling from the University of New Mexico. Mr. Serna has trained and consulted with programs in over twenty different states and five different countries, and sixteen different tribal communities. In addition to his role as the CEO of Serna Solutions he is also the Director of the Addictions, Abuse and Recovery Certificate at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM and is the current President of NAADAC New Mexico.
Mary Evans LPCC
Mary Evans, MA, LPCC is a graduate of Southwest College in Santa Fe. She has had extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral approaches. Mary uses a client-centered approach to help people recognize their own resources and strengths, and focuses on creating a supportive, nurturing environment in which to help people create lasting changes and satisfying relationships.
Luke Higgins LPCC
Luke Higgins, MA, LPCC is a graduate from Southwestern College in Santa Fe. He completed his clinical internship at the Solace Crisis Treatment Center in 2013. From 2014-2018 Mr. Higgins worked as a clinician within the Santa Fe Indian Hospital under a Federal grant focused on co-occurring mental health issues and substance use/abuse. He currently works with individuals who are experiencing concerns related to psychological trauma, depression, disruptive anxiety, and/or substance use/abuse. His approach to treatment is trauma informed and involves the utilization of brain-based therapies such as Brainspotting and Mindfulness Based Emotional Processing, as well as Motivational Interviewing, the Community Reinforcement Approach, Seeking Safety and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. Sessions are informed by current understandings of the autonomic nervous system, brain states, and the means to track experience while regulating one's emotional state individually or in concert with others.
Krystle Cardoza LPCC
Art Therapist, Counselor
Krystle Cardoza, MA LPCC is a counselor and art therapist with years of experience working with adults with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues. Krystle takes a client centered approach, helping clients recognize their strengths, empowering them to make healthy decisions, and achieve their goals.
Natascha Holmes LMHC
Natascha Holmes, LMHC received her B.S. in Fine Arts from Florida A & M University, M.A. in Art Therapy and Counseling from Southwestern College, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology (ITP) from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Natascha is an adjunct professor at Southwestern College, and has over 20 years of experience with women's counseling, prenatal/postnatal counseling, birth coaching, nutritional counseling, and multicultural & diversity counseling. Holmes is an abstract painter and mixed media artist, and uses an earth-based approach with art therapy/counseling.
Jennifer Migliore BS, CCSS, CPSW
Office Manager/CCSS Coordinator
Jennifer Migliore, BS, CCSS, CPSW
After many years of traveling with careers in the music and film industries, Jennifer realized her true passion for helping others lead more fulfilled lives. Returning to New Mexico she now is a Life Coach, CCSS worker and Office Manager for Serna Solutions LLC. She is also the Treasurer of the Board for NAADAC of New Mexico.
Theresa Jeffries LCSW
Theresa Jeffries is a licensed clinical social worker trained in EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, Community Reinforcement and Family Treatment (CRAFT), CBT, and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. She is experienced in working with trauma, PTSD, substance use disorders, life transitions, and loss. She specializes in working with first responders, LGBTQ and gender diversity clients, adults with substance use and addiction, and marital or intimate relationship concerns. As a clinician she’s oriented to a client-centered, humanistic approach that respects the human potential to heal. She also teaches and develops curriculum for the Human Services Program at Central New Mexico Community College in addition to training for Serna Solutions.
Theresa Jeffries LCSW
Audrey Bremer, LCSW is a graduate of New Mexico Highlands University. Much of her post-graduate experience has been working with vulnerable young people and families in the state. Audrey’s approach is person-centered balanced with a family systems orientation. She collaborates with her clients to uncover drivers to old patterned behavior and install new conclusions. This process allows for new behaviors that lead to constructive coping, personal growth and increased self-awareness. Her training and experience in Cognitive Behavior Therapy fosters a therapeutic relationship based on safety, respect and hope for her clients. Audrey’s specialties include issues related to addiction, codependency, trauma, eating disorders, anxiety and life transitions.
Jennifer Padilla, LMSW
Jennifer is from the Pueblo of Isleta and has a BA in Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) and an MA in Social Work from New Mexico State University. She has extensive experience in working with Native communities in the areas of behavioral health prevention, intervention, treatment and aftercare. Jennifer uses elements of Somatic Experiencing (SE™) to approach addiction, violence and trauma when working with individuals, families and communities. She teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses for NMHU’s School of Social Work. Jennifer is also a small business development strategist with a passion for bridging the gap between business development and human behavior.
Reshma Kamal PhD, LPCC
Dr. Kamal received her Ph.D. from UNM in 2013. She has taught graduate level courses for the Counselor Education Department at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM and at the University of New Mexico while pursuing her doctoral studies. She had worked in a variety of settings and with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Dr. Kamal is also fluent in four languages (English, French, Spanish, and Hindi (Urdu).
Ellen Patterson LPCC
Ellen Patterson, LPCC graduated with an MA in Counseling and Art Therapy from Southwestern College in NM. She also holds an MA in Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in NY and a BA in Psychology and Fine Arts form St. Lawrence University in NY. Ellen offers an integrative and client-centered approach that incorporates various modalities of treatment including Solution Focused, Trauma Informed, CBT, Art Therapy, EMDR and Transpersonal approaches. She has experience working with children, families and adults. As a therapist, Ellen’s intention is to provide the environment and tools to support her clients to shift the mental and emotional patterns that may be holding them back, and to help people work towards empowerment and fulfillment in their lives. Her approach to counseling is holistic, collaborative and honoring of each person’s uniqueness.
W. Azul La Luz PhD, CHI
Dr. La Luz, who prefers to be called just “Azul,” was born in Manati, Puerto Rico, but raised in New York City’s Spanish Harlem. He earned a PhD in Medical Sociology from the Department of Sociology from the University of New Mexico (UNM), at Albuquerque, USA. He studied at both the UNM Medical School and Sociology Department. His seminal research has evidenced co-morbidity and inter-generational patterns of heroin use in Northern New Mexico, USA. His twelve-year research in, “accidental drug overdoses deaths” as possible suicides, led to the publication entitled “Hispanos In the Valley of Death: Street-Level Trauma, Cultural-PTSD, Overdoses, and Suicides In North Central New Mexico.” He taught at UNM in Albuquerque, USA, and Northern New Mexico College in Española for more than ten years. He is sharing his expertise in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Serna Solutions.
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