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OUR STORY

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

Therapist

Rebecca Davis LCSW 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

Therapist

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

Counselor

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!

Brian Mabary LMSW

Therapist

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.

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. 

Faith Giron MSW

Faith received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of New Mexico and her Master's degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. Faith utilizes a strength-based framework in order to highlight her clients' capacities, visions, values, and hopes. She aims to promote resilience and positive transformation in each of her clients' lives. Faith provides individual therapy for all ages and demographics and aims to expand her work to couples and groups.

Kassondra Glenn LMSW (she/her)

Kassondra Glenn’s practice is grounded in the belief that we heal in authentic, attuned relationship. She holds the therapeutic alliance in high regard, and approaches sessions as a co-created space of exploration. Clients are encouraged to bring the nuance of their experience. Using insight and humor, Kassondra is passionate about engaging those she works with in discovering and reshaping their narratives. Kassondra is psychodynamically oriented. Further informing her outlook is her time as a theatre stage manager, fascination with neuroplasticity, and experience as a queer woman. She designs the process around the person; each individual is positioned as the expert in their own life. Kassondra has a BFA in drama from Carnegie Mellon University and an MSW from NYU Silver School of Social Work. She previously practiced with children of incarcerated caregivers and former members of ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in New York City.

All are welcome in her office. Kassondra has a particular interest in working with entertainment professionals, LGBTQIA+ identifying people, and those breaking cycles of intergenerational trauma.

Alesha Godino LMSW

Alesha Godino is a New Mexico Highlands graduate and Licensed Master’s social worker. Alesha has had experience working with people across the lifespan from young children to seniors. Alesha especially enjoys working with families, individuals, and the LGBTQ community. Alesha likes to help clients recognize thier strengths and resilience, while learning and practicing healthy coping skills such as meditation and mindfulness. Alesha has had additional training in trauma, grief, PTSD, attachment work, working with gender expansive and trans clients, and is a registered Circle Of Security Parenting facilitator.


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. 

 

505-717-1332

866-837-5767

4201 Carlisle Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
USA

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