free 15-minute consult for sante fe counseling
is your painful past still holding you hostage?
You’ve worked hard to have a good career. But you’re not satisfied or happy. You keep telling yourself that you’re OK, but things aren’t getting better.
You’re tired and sad. Your work or career is OK, and you get plenty of positive feedback. But you feel worthless, and full of self-doubt. Your fears are holding you back. And to make it even worse, you struggle with secret shame.
You’re tense and anxious.
You’re secretly scared that something inside of you is broken. You’re not a victim and you don’t want to be a martyr. But this isn’t how you thought it would be. It’s not how you want to live your life.
You can’t take any more confusion or overwhelm. You can’t live like this, stuck in hopelessness and feeling helpless about changing things. You’re trying to get help, looking for a therapist. But you don’t know who to trust.
So Many Santa Fe Therapists – Help!
There are so many people who say they can help. From an astrology reading to a shamanic healing, and from EMDR therapy to DOM practitioners, how’re you supposed to find the right person?
Spiritual advisors, study and practice groups and sanghas and world-renowned teachers and writing groups and yoga retreats and … it’s overwhelming. Here’s a blog post about how to find a Santa Fe therapist or counselor.
I’m a Santa Fe Therapist Who Can Help You Move Beyond Your Pain
I’m Melanie, and I’m a Santa Fe counselor who specializes in helping high-achieving, high-functioning women who feel lost and scared — no matter how strong and accomplished they are. I teach women how to re-connect with themselves and their dreams, discover what brings them joy and happiness, and achieve their goals.
A lot of my clients have been thinking about working with a therapist for a while, but they’re not always sure their problems are serious enough to get help.
Or they’ve gotten so used to struggling, oftentimes in secret, that they can’t remember what it feels like to sleep well, and feel good about the day ahead of them.
Also, many of my beloved clients have trust issues, and want to make sure they’re emotionally safe before opening up their hearts, which I totally honor and respect. After all, it’s not always easy to shift from being the one who’s in charge of and on top of everything to feeling vulnerable and unsure. And if you come from a painful past, you want to protect your vulnerability.
I understand. I come from a background of childhood sexual trauma; I’ve spent my life learning how to feel strong in my vulnerability, know that I’m safe, no matter what, and that my desires and needs are important.
One of my specialities is giving women the tools to cope with intense emotions. I use all the latest neuroscience findings, and combine Western systems, Eastern wisdom, Earth-based practices, as well as creative, innovative ideas to get you where you want to go.
Compassionate Santa Fe Counseling
My clients learn that it can be a profound experience to be heard with compassion and kindness. Most usually feel lighter and more hopeful after the very first session, and always leave with at least one new idea to try out during the week.
Doing this deep, healing work gives you a chance to slow down and reflect, and make fresh, new conscious choices. For a lot of clients, it’s their special “me” time every week. And they enjoy working virtually; it’s the most efficient and convenient way to juggle a busy schedule.
People usually work with me once a week for 8 to 12 months. As we work together, you’ll be getting tools for long-term success, and learning and using strategies and techniques that will serve you for many years.
You’ll work hard for sure. But it won’t all be horrible and terrible! I love sharing ideas about good books and films, and laughing together once in a while.
My hope for you is that you’ll feel safe every step of the way.
Book a Free Consult With The Santa Fe Therapist
If you’re ready to move beyond the struggle, and start creating the future you most desire, please be in touch for a free consult with me. All you have to do is give me a call, 505-699-4197, or click on the link below to schedule a free 15-minute phone or video consult.
Because investing in therapy with the right therapist will serve you the rest of your life.
free 15-minute consult for sante fe counseling
Doing the deep work of transformation requires a well-trained, seasoned professional. I earned a master’s in clinical psychology, and then an interdisciplinary Ph.D in the synergy of art and healing.
As part of my doctoral research, I completed the training and initiations to receive my subtle energy Reiki Master Teacher accreditation in New York City. And then I repeated the trainings with another teacher in Boulder a few years later.
I’ve been researching and practicing mindfulness and meditation for over a decade, completing two MBSR certificated training programs, both in New Mexico.
I studied Tibetan Buddhism and trained with Dr. Reginald Ray, and with Hindu spiritual teacher, Amma.
Some of my advanced clinical training as a psychotherapist includes neuroscience, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectic Behavioral Therapy), mindful awareness, emotional resilience, narrative therapy, healing sacred wounds, and post-traumatic growth.
I’m a licensed professional clinical counselor in New Mexico; my license # is CCMH0176361.
Producing and hosting a popular public radio show, Living From Happiness (KSFR 101.1fm), for six years has given me the opportunity to go deep and get personal with thought-leaders and change-makers.
And I’m the mom of a 41-year-old special person with special needs.