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.
My counseling approach is to create a space where you feel safe to open up and share, feel deeply listened to, model self-compassion so that one day you will know how to give this to yourself, bring in laughter and humor-what is more healing than this and address all parts of you, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
I am a native New Mexican and obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UNM in 2000 and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from New Mexico Highlands University in 2012. I am independently licensed by the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board. I work with adults struggling with a broad range of issues, from depression and anxiety to self-esteem and life transitions, but specialize in PTSD/Trauma. I have training in EMDR, Trauma Resilience Model, Neuroscience of Attachment, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy.
I came to this career from my own healing journey so I understand this road can be painful and challenge the status quo in your life. If you are ready and willing to do the hard work, I am ready to walk with you on this path. Witnessing one’s healing journey and offering guidance along the way, is truly and honor and privilege for me, and I look forward to helping you discover your best self!
When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, eating good food, traveling, and reading! I am a wife and a mother of four children! I value family, a spiritual life, personal growth, and most of all integrity! I have always had the innate instinct to ask the question,” What can I learn from this?” I believe this question instills resilience and allows for empowerment, even in the most disempowering situations. I am passionate about learning and expanding as a human, and I love this about life!
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.
Sometimes it is a re-frame that can show you a different perspective and sometimes it needs much deeper work to get the origins of your pain. I know you may doubt change can happen, but I am here to witness your story and I believe the trusting relationship that develops between client and therapist is the foundation for opening yourself up to the possibility of change. I want to explore with you and provide the safe, affirming space where you can realize the person you envision yourself to be.
I provide services to adolescents and adults of every gender, orientation and identity experiencing depression, anxiety, and/or struggling with trauma. I also work with couples and other relationship orientations including polyamory/non-monogamy and kink communities to resolve relationship struggles to find balance and health.
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.
My experience is working with adolescents, adults, and couples. I tailor my approach based on each individual’s needs be it cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, or body awareness, to name a few. As a professional artist, I often incorporate creative exercises into the session to help overcome blocks that simple talk therapy cannot address. Everyone has an inner creative spirit that can help design their future. Together we can discover your full potential, your authentic self.
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.
I have more than 25 years of experience helping my adult clients achieve emotional independence, empowerment, and self-compassion by overcoming self-defeating thoughts and feelings. My experience includes working with grief, loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, shame, chronic illness, relationship issues, and sexual/gender identity. I use many different therapeutic modalities in a way that meets my client’s individual needs, including Sand Tray, DBT, music and art.
I have a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from Rutgers University in New Jersey. I love what I do and I cannot wait to hear your story.
Jennifer Harrison-Sanchez, LCSW
Many of us have lived through difficult experiences in our lives that have left us with emotional scars that leave us feeling stuck in our life’s journey. Those emotional scars include, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, grief and loss.
My name is Jennifer Harrison-Sanchez. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Case Manager. I have been helping individuals and couples as a Therapist, Life Coach, and Certified Case Manager for over a decade. I have experience working with diverse populations in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. I believe in using both clinical therapeutic skills and guided meditation to assist in the healing and recovery process. I have a deep respect for the sacredness of every individual’s personal experience. This enables me to share the journey with others while walking with them towards inner healing and wholeness.
I have had the privilege to work with adults that have given up their power in life and help them courageously heal and gain their power back. The journey from powerless to powerful is miraculous and full of amazing life changes.
As a Veteran and child of a Military Veteran, I personally understand the challenges that military life brings to individuals and families. Understanding the uniqueness of military life can be difficult for those who don’t have closer personal experience with this lifestyle. I am also well versed in understanding the challenges of Veterans returning from combat and the obstacles daily life can bring for those Veterans and returning to civilian life.
As a couple’s therapist, I help couples identify behaviors of potential co-dependency and work to strengthen the bond that brought them together while simultaneously treating them individually at the same time to bring out more independence for each person. My holistic approach includes talk therapy, mindfulness and identifying true intentions.
I am currently working on becoming a Spiritual Counselor. In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors, learning to garden, reading, being with my family and spoiling my granddaughter and great-nephew.
Laura Schoff, LPCC, ATR-BC
Are you struggling to find the words to express what’s going on? Are you feeling lost or disconnected and need for a safe, supportive environment to find your sense of self? Are you seeking a space where you are free to exist, exactly as you are, while you work through questions around identity, sexuality, gender, sexual orientation, relationships, or family dynamics and talking to friends and family doesn’t seem to be enough. If you want to talk with someone who has been there and “gets it,” you have come to the right place!
I am honored to be here and support you through this process. My approach to therapy is collaborative and ‘you’ centered. As an art therapist, I offer creative ways to help you explore your own emotional landscape, express your inner struggles, and embrace your unique magic. You don’t have to have experience or training in art to benefit from this approach. And yes, you can do art therapy online! All you need is a pen or pencil, some paper, and a willingness to try something new. We will work with whatever supplies are available.
If art isn’t your thing or doesn’t feel like the right fit, we can explore other forms of expression such as writing or movement. Combined with more traditional talk therapy, these creative outlets can help you step outside of your thoughts and connect with your more authentic self. We will work together to find the form of healing that feels best. After all, you are the expert on yourself, and what works for someone else may not be the right fit for you.
I work with adults of all genders, orientations, and identities. I foster a space that operates from a Health at Every Size perspective; is LGBTQIA+, poly, and kink affirming; sex+, body/fat+, and attentive to individual and systemic traumas, and the needs and challenges they present.
As a human outside of the therapy space, I enjoy connecting with other humans, creating art, snuggling with whatever cuddly pet is nearby, reading all kinds of books, and getting an awesome night’s sleep whenever I can.
Odilia Mendez, LPCC
You may be wondering what is therapy 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 and therapy helps progress you past life issues that can drain 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. This might require Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques which includes: cognitive restructuring, progressive desensitization to relaxation exercises. I trained for 2 years in a program that only used CBT with Hispanic adults and children that provided expert supervision and training. I am also bilingual and fluent in Spanish.
I have an associate’s degree in chemical dependency, a bachelor’s degree in political science, a master of science degree in professional counseling, and I am currently working on my PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. My chosen form of counseling includes Cognitive behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and EMDR. In my off time I enjoy spending time with my family and exercising.
I use play therapy and sand tray to work with children as I have found these are the most successful tools. I have had parents question play as helpful when I worked at All Faith’s but they very soon learned the benefits as their child’s behavior improved and as the child insisted on returning to therapy. I learned to work with Sand Tray in my graduate program at San Francisco State University and well as taking classes at the Sand Tray Institute with Theresa Kestly in Corrales, NM.
I have worked with the following populations: Domestic Violence, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ community, Multisystemic Therapy, individuals with an Intellectual Disability, Geriatrics, Headstart families/children, Sexually abused children and more.
I have over 30 years of experience and in my community and am recognized as a “Curandera”, a traditional healer. I bring concepts of traditional healing to my clients encouraging them to heal themselves with my support. This involves paying attention to their energy and using tools to enhance that energy for increased success and happiness. In my private life I am also an Aztec Dancer and participate in various indigenous ceremonies.
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.