Offering a Helping Hand through the Difficult Times...
Lauren V. Gomez MSW, LCSW
Owner and Therapist
Lauren Gomez received her Bachelor's degree from the University of New Mexico in the field of Psychology and Communication. Lauren has received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California with her concentration in clinical mental health care for both adults and children. Lauren has also attended numerous continuing education credits in the fields of study of Mindfulness and Neurobiology. Lauren provides individual, couples and family therapy for all ages and all presentations. She has a deep passion for helping others with a compassionate non-judgmental approach. She enjoys helping her clients to unlock their own personal power, so they may begin to heal and move forward.
Philip J. Tatoris LCSW
I completed my BSW at Loyola University in Chicago. My MSW was completed at Wayne State university in Detroit. I am currently licensed as an LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My career began working with Adolescents and their families for eight years as a Social Worker. Since, I have run my own private practice for twelve years using CBT and Jungian therapy. I have incorporated a Mindfulness approach with these two modalities. Along the way, I have performed Clinical Supervision for graduate students and taught Clinical Supervision at the University level as well. I am a Licensed Clinical Supervisor with the state of New Mexico. Currently, my focus is on maintaining a moderate sized practice with a stronger emphasis on Clinical development/supervision of like minded Clinicians within the CBT, Jungian and Mindfulness modalities.
Rebecca Davis LCSW
Rebecca Davis LMSW is a licensed Master Social Worker with seven years of experience in social services working with diverse populations within Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of New Mexico and her Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University. Rebecca has extensive experience in working with children and at-risk youth. She has a passion for assisting individuals in connecting mind and body while discovering their own unique way of navigating life and healing trauma. She currently provides individual, couples and family therapy for all ages and demographics.
Keahi Souza, LMSW
Keahi is a graduate of University of Hawaii for his Psychology Degree, and of New Mexico Highlands for his Masters Degree in Social Work. He has over 25 years of experience working with many different populations. He has also been a board member for many different associations including Children's Justice Act National Tribal Advisory Committee, Encuentro Latino National Institute on Family Violence, The Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women, and many more! Keahi also had the great honor of New Mexico Social Worker of the Year 2011. Keahi strives to help both individuals and communities with kindness and compassion.
Laura Renegar, MA LPCC
Laura is a Graduate of Northern Arizona University where she obtained her Master of Arts Degree in Psychology, with an emphasis on Health. She has been practicing in the mental health field for 30 years. She has a great interest in working with older adults, pain management, and issues related to adjusting with Chronic Health Issues. In addition, she has experience working with Adults that have Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Relationship Issues (no couples), Bipolar, Personality Disorders, Gender Identity Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Women’s Issues, Codependency, Stress, Addictions and Change of Life Issues. She is a firm believer in the Mind-Body Connection and she strives to help clients regain balance emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually.
Laura utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral Model as her treatment base. She will individualize treatment for each specific client to match what will work best for him/her. She educates clients to understand their issues, works with them to review skills they might already have and teaches them new ways of coping. The goal is for clients to create/find options that will enable them to gain the ability to function better, generate hope, and to have better quality of life. This can be accomplished through the development of an honest and genuine therapeutic relationship. The potential is already there, it just needs to be discovered!
Cate Kamal-Aldeen, LMSW, LADAC
Cate holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the San Francisco State University and a master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Bilingual/Bicultural Clinical Practice from the New Mexico Highlands University. A Brazilian native, Cate’s first language is Portuguese, and she is experienced in conducting psychotherapy in both English and Spanish. She has worked extensively with people in treatment for substance use disorders and is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. Cate’s approach is strengths-based, and she utilizes motivational interviewing, CBT, and Solution Focus Therapy in her work with individual clients.
Brian Mabary LMSW
Brian Mabary obtained his Bachelor of Science in Social Work from West Texas A&M
University in Canyon, Texas. After earning his bachelor’s degree, Brian attended the University
of Louisville Kent School of Social Work in Louisville, Kentucky, earning his Master of Science in Social Work, with a Military Social Work Specialization. He currently serves as the chair for a community agency’s Human Rights Committee, focused at ensuring quality care is provided to
individuals on the Disability Waiver services. Brian has a strong passion for providing individual, couples and family therapy, addressing past trauma, as well as working with military and military-affiliated persons. He enjoys assisting his clients in finding their strength, improve their thought-process, and develop skills for tackling whatever life brings, always looking
forward towards a better tomorrow.
Liz Elmquist LCSW
Liz Elmquist received her BA in Dance and Literature from Sarah Lawrence College. After a career as a professional modern dancer in NYC, she pursued her Masters of Social Work at New York University, where she completed the Zelda Foster Fellowship in Palliative and End-of-Life Care. She has extensive experience in the fields of oncology, palliative care, and bereavement. She is passionate about working with older adults, supporting individuals living with chronic/terminal illness, providing caregiver support, and working with adolescents/young adults living with illness. Additionally, she has experience working with individuals facing anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relationship issues, and life transitions. She recently developed an interest in supporting women during both the prenatal and postnatal period as well as assisting women confronting issues related to fertility/infertility. Her gentle and unassuming nature aids in fostering an environment conducive to supporting individuals in achieving their desired change. Through the modalities of psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, relational therapy, and psychoeducation, she strives to help individuals identify their strengths and to build effective coping strategies. As a former dancer, she believes in the mind/body connection and often draws upon various mindfulness techniques in her clinical work.
Samantha Parker-Zillich, LMSW
Sam received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Human Services from Metropolitan State University of Denver, and she received her Master’s of Clinical Social Work Degree from New Mexico Highlands University. Sam is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for the treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, chronic pain, and other related concerns. Sam is passionate about and specializes in working with survivors of domestic violence, trauma, and LGBTQ+ populations. Through a mindfulness, strengths-based, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Relational Cultural Therapy lens, Sam emphasizes an individual’s strengths and natural supports to overcome life’s challenges. She currently provides individual, family, and couples therapy to all ages and demographics.
Patrick Manzanares LMSW, CHES
Patrick Manzanares received his Bachelor's degree from the University of New Mexico in biochemistry and political science. Patrick has received both his Master’s degree in Social Work and Public Health from New Mexico State University. He has both his Licensed Master of Social Work and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. Patrick has also attended numerous continuing education courses and seminars in a variety of different areas including Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing. Patrick provides individual therapy for all ages and presentations. He is also looking to expand out to both group and couples. He has an understanding that aims to help others in a compassionate non-judgmental approach. His experiences have brought him to work with many unique populations from the homeless, migrant workers, and policy makers. He takes great satisfaction in seeing clients recognize their own potential, becoming increasingly self-reliant, and satisfied with their quality of life.
Dr. Christopher O'Donnell, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
Dr. O'Donnell earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Communication and a Master's degree in Nursing from the University of Mexico before graduating from New Mexico State University with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice. A nationally board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Dr. O'Donnell provides psychotherapy, psycho-education, and medication management to individuals of all ages facing a myriad of challenges. He specializes in helping those experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, chronic pain, and the results of trauma. He is particularly passionate about helping members of the LGBTQ community as well as adolescents and young adults. His primary therapeutic approach is cognitive behavioral therapy but will use other approaches tailored to the individual needs of his clients.