Erika Martinez-Gonzales, LPCC
Is trauma informing you? Are you making choices in your life that you know are just not good for you? Do you want to change old negative patterns in your life or deal with ongoing anxiety or depression that feels like it is taking over your life? Is your relationship struggling? Change is possible. Working together we will identify patterns of behavior that are causing distress in your life and create a path forward where you will develop an understanding of yourself and how you got here, self-compassion for what you have gone through and healing so you can let go and confidently move forward knowing you now have the skills to take care of yourself. Read More
Michele Donovan, LCSW
Just by showing up and reading this, you are brave! Looking for help isn’t always easy, but if any of the following resonates with you, I believe I can help! Do you find yourself feeling stuck in negative repetitive patterns? Overwhelmed and confused? Experiencing anxiety and/or depression and wanting more out of life but not sure how to get there. I know life can feel like an uphill battle at times, but you don’t have to figure it out alone. I can support you through the challenging and confusing parts of your journey and share in the celebration of your successes in personal growth along the way. Read More
Kimberly Eagle, LPCC
You are here, reading this, because of your courage. Recognizing it’s time to make changes is the first, most important step, and I commend you. Despite what social media would have us believe, no one’s life is perfect. We all face challenges that keep us from living our most authentic lives. Therapy is a sacred space where fears and pain are seen with compassion and without judgment. It is an opportunity to explore the thoughts and behaviors that are holding you back and to connect with your strengths in order to create your best life. To be your true self.
Even if we have close friends and supportive families it’s often hard to be really honest about our struggles, be they; depression, anxiety, relationship problems, past or present trauma or substance use that has become out of control. I have experience with all of these issues and more. My aim is to create a safe comfortable space where you can be real and explore your patterns at your own pace. Read More
Michele DiCubellis, LCSW
Hello. Welcome to exploring new possibilities. Do you wake up worrying about the same things every day and wonder “Why do I feel this way?” Have you tried to make changes in your life, only to find you fall back into repeating old patterns? Do you isolate, feel shame, lonely, and disconnected from people, places and things that used to be pleasurable? Do you feel confused and have a hard time making decisions? Maybe you feel lost or physically and mentally exhausted?
We all experience a myriad of challenges throughout life. Let me help you identify your strengths and resilience despite the adversity you are experiencing. Learning to master thoughts and emotions helps us feel strong and empowered in body and mind. Read More
Odilia Mendez, LPCC
You may be wondering what therapy is like, and if you’ve never been to therapy it may feel foreign, but it is really an experience in personal growth. Everyone has challenges, but therapy can help you get beyond life issues that are draining your energy. If you have gone to therapy, you know that a good therapist joins you in that journey and provides the support needed to make life choices manageable and change negative patterns causing dissatisfaction in your life.
My approach to helping is to validate your strengths and maximize your ability to positively cope through life challenges. I work with individuals, couples, families and children, and provide the support needed to create healing. I use whatever tools are acceptable to my clients so they feel a part of the healing process. Read More
Chris Carpenter, LPCC
I am passionate about seeing my clients meet their goals and discover a sense of positive self-esteem and confidence. I believe everyone should have the skills to meet future endeavors they want and deserve, however I also know past issues can sometimes be barrier to this. I have been in the counseling field for over 13 years, working both in agency and private practice. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents from ages 3 to 18 years old, and dealing in areas of anxieties, depression, suicide, anger management, gender identities, and the list goes on. I also have a great deal of experience in working with adolescents, adults and their family who are dealing with addictions and substances use. I have worked with all ages in areas of trauma and PTSD symptoms as well as those with Bipolar and Borderline Personalities. I tailor treatment to meet each client’s needs rather than a one-size fit all approach. Read More
Debra Vega-Cowen, LPCC
Hello and welcome. My name is Debra, I am a licensed professional counselor in the State of New Mexico. I have worked with individuals, couples and families seeking counseling for over 15 years, both online and in my private practice. I enjoy helping individuals achieve what they want in life. Whether it is to have a better relationship/marriage, learn how to deal with depression, have less anxiety or parenting struggles, I can help. I love helping people to be the best versions of themselves and giving them the tools to help with varying hurdles in their life. Life can be extremely tough sometimes, and seeking counseling is a valiant first step. We all go through peaks and valleys, but it’s so much better to go through those valleys when you have the right tools in which to deal with the hard times. I hope to be able to help you with your journey. Read More
Heidi Metcalf, LPCC
I am honored to work with women who want to re-connect with what matters most to them in life, love, and purpose.
In my sessions with women and girls, we create space for presence, and feel into what is alive for you right now with compassion. This brings courage and deep awareness powerful enough to melt through emotional pain and suﬀering.
The delightful discovery of the awakening woman is that her own feminine energy, although greatly undervalued in this culture, is her greatest resource for healing and realizing the depth of herself. In today’s world of distractions, it is diﬃcult to clear a quiet space to allow deeper connection with our intuitive sense. It can even seem like, unless we are pushing ahead every moment, we are falling behind on some level. Not surprisingly, riding this perpetual edge leads to burn out and misalignment. Read More
Honor Heindl, LCSW
My life mantra is to use words, art, and movement to build bridges, tear down walls, tend to wounds, empower individuals, and eradicate loneliness and shame. My clinical career has ranged from working in refugee resettlement, schools, and nonprofit mental health agencies to responding to 911 behavioral-health related calls alongside law enforcement as part of the Mobile Crisis Team and conducting assessments in emergency departments.
My hope for you is that you find spaces where every part of you is welcome. Therapy can be a safe, nonjudgmental place to explore what is preventing you from finding wholeness. In my experience, so much of our suffering stems from disconnection. When you feel disconnected, shame and loneliness often creep in and take hold. I want to help you find freedom from whatever is keeping you captive, whether it’s self-doubt or self-loathing, past trauma, life changes, internalized oppression, anxiety, depression, addiction, exclusion, body dysmorphia, interpersonal conflict, grief/loss, or something else. Rather than rejecting or vilifying certain parts of ourselves due to what we have done or what has been done to us, perhaps we can shift our approach and re-examine who and why we are the way we are from a lens of compassion and curiosity. Read More
Debra Benalli, LPCC
Did you know that you are full of INFINITE POSSIBILITIES!! I am very curious to find out what they are—aren’t you? I am so grateful that you have taken the time to begin your journey of health and wellness. I would very much like to walk that path with you. Let me tell you who I am, professionally. My name is Debra Benalli, but I go by Deb. New Mexico has been home to me since 2000 and I have a very deep love for the cultures and the people of my state. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor. I have worked in the mental health and addiction areas for over 25 years. I also hold endorsements from the National Alliance for Infant Mental Health as an Infant Family Specialist and Early Childhood Family Specialist. My professional journey has also given me the opportunity to spend time working with different tribal communities-which has enriched my practice immensely and given me a deep understanding regarding traditional healing which has been an honor and blessing to be a part of. I believe that healing comes to us in a variety of ways and you owe it to yourself to explore all areas for a holistic approach—physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Read More
Denise Gallegos, LCSW
As a native New Mexican, I came up understanding the importance of culture in how we view the world, in how we process our trauma and pain, and how we return to joy. My own lifetime health challenges, and experience working in medical settings, have allowed me a window into the difficulties faced by those of you who awaken to daily pain, physical discomfort, and feelings of loss over who you used to be. Finding ourselves, even when we feel so changed by violence, injury, stress, or disease, can provide a new path forward. Life, though not the same as before, can be good again. My strongest belief, and experience in doing therapy, is the shadow will pass and together we can find your light again. It is my honor and privilege to create the environment where you are empowered to heal.
I began my career in social services over 30 years ago. I have worked with survivors of violence including sexual assault, assault, domestic violence, and homicide in the roles of advocacy, crisis support, and group counseling.Read More
Please note: All counselors are independent contractors at Talking Circles Therapy & Wellness, LLC. Each individual counselor is responsible for the legal and ethical psychotherapy treatment of their own clients. The therapists on this page are not liable for the actions of one another.