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Chris Chickering LMHC

Chris Chickering LMHC received his M.A. in Counseling from Southwestern College and completed his clinical internship at the Solace Crisis Treatment Center. He has extensive training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Hypnosis, Accelerated Learning, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. He uses a compassionate, supportive approach to help clients build upon their strengths …

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Monica Caldes, MA, LMHC

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Monica Caldes, MA, LMHC graduated from Southwestern College and completed intensive training at the SKY Center focusing on strengthening family cohesion to prevent suicide. She worked at Solace Crisis Treatment Center where she helped clients manage trauma symptoms and work towards self-identified goals for healing. She is trained in Motivational Interviewing, DBT, CBT, …

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Brianna Jacobson, MA, RBT, LMHC

Southwestern College. She has experience working with individuals, groups, and families in a wide-range of diverse settings. As a therapist, Brianna is passionate about integrating traditional evidence-based practices with creative arts and transpersonal approaches. Brianna embraces a transformative, strength-based approach that honors lived experiences and inner wisdom while cultivating practical skills, knowledge, critical thinking, creativity, …

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Emily Everhart, MA, LMHC

Emily Everhart, MA, LMHC graduated from Southwestern College in Santa Fe and completed the New Earth Institute Trauma, Grief, and Renewal Certificate Program. She is client-centered and existential in her approach to treatment and trained in Seeking Safety, Motivational Interviewing, CRAFT, and DBT. She has worked in residential and outpatient facilities – primarily with clients …

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Mariah Lopez, LMSW

Mariah Lopez, LMSW, received her BA and MA in Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU). She has experience working with children, adolescents, and families in the areas of behavioral health, trauma, and developmental disabilities. Mariah takes a client-centered approach to help clients recognize their strengths to make healthy decisions and to achieve their …

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Paul King-Miller, PsyD, LPCC

Paul King-Miller, PsyD, LPCC is the Program Director of Serna Solutions’ new Albuquerque office. He earned his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology in 2008, from Southwestern College in Santa Fe. He then went on to earn his Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2016. Broadly, his interests are …

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Jennifer Padilla, LMSW

Therapist 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 …

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Ellen Patterson, LPCC

Therapist 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 …

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