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Serra Dittel, LMSW, MPH

Therapist Serra R. Dittel, LMSW, MPH (she/her/hers) Serra is an experienced Licensed Master Social Worker who received her Master’s in Social Work and Public Health at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. As part of her graduate program, Serra was the editorial assistant for the Journal of Drug Education and also taught …

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Dilshani Tyson, LMHC

Dilshani Tyson, MA, LMHC received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Eastern New Mexico University, and her master’s in Counseling from New Mexico Highlands University.  She has extensive experience working with a wide range of clients including many involved in the Federal, State and Metropolitan court systems.  Amongst those were court-mandated domestic violence offenders, violent …

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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.  Chris is also a former EMT/Firefighter and has completed specialized training to address …

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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

Brianna earned her dual Master’s degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from 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 evidence-based practices with creative arts and transpersonal approaches. She is trained in Motivational Interviewing, CRAFT, CRA, DBT, and …

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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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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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