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DulceSalado’s mission is to make therapy, consultation, and coaching a different and satisfying experience for you.  We will support you to find simple, trusted, and practical advice for your everyday challenges. 

 

Whether this is your first time attending therapy, or perhaps your first time being a parent, we will be there to support you and treat you as a whole person – not a set of symptoms.

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Hello! I am Alejandra

DulceSalado - Co-Founder
Adoption and Parenting Therapist

I'm an independently licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), parenting educator, mental health advocate, and mother. I'm originally from Medellin, Colombia, but currently reside in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I have always enjoyed working with adolescents and parents to strengthen and repair relationships. My therapeutic approach focuses on family systems and trauma-informed practice. For over a decade, I have worked as a multisystemic and adoption-competent therapist, primarily with families involved in the foster care or juvenile justice system. While working in the community, I have observed various types of family dynamics. Some families even faced the possibility of losing their children due to their perceived inability to manage their child's behavior. Witnessing children being removed from their homes and placed in the system made me question whether we were addressing the problem correctly. That's why I decided to dedicate my career and practice to helping parents succeed. With DulceSalado, I can now assist caregivers worldwide, empowering them to feel confident in their parenting journey and giving their teenagers a voice. I will help you trust your own intuition, despite the opinions of others.

Availability Accepting new clients Self-pay Only

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Hello! I am Yvonne

DulceSalado - Co-Founder
Clinical Director

I am a trauma therapist and I specialize in helping survivors heal from childhood trauma. I also work with people struggling with life transitions, family conflict, unhealthy relationships, anxiety, and depression. I have worked with adults, adolescents, children, families and couples throughout my career. I am passionate about working with people across various demographic groups. I was originally born in California but raised in Mexico until I was 17 years old. Based on my personal experience, I understand the difficulties of being raised in a different culture than your upbringing. I believe in relationships based on healthy communication, boundaries and emotional expression. Healthy relationships for me are the center of a healthy balanced life. I am an independently licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I hold a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University and I am an approved supervisor with the New Mexico Social Work Board. My training includes; EMDR, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Sand Tray, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), The Gottman Method (Level 1), The Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA), and Circle of Security. I would love to support you as you embark in your healing process.

Availability Accepting new clients

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Hello! I am Elizabeth

Adoption and Parenting Therapist

I am an independently licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with communities, families, and individuals in both the USA and Colombia. I am originally from Bogota, Colombia and have lived in the United States for 23 years, in New Mexico for the past 20 years. I attained my master’s degree in Social Work from New Mexico State University and specialize in the treatment of trauma and the promotion of resiliency and wellness from a holistic approach. I am a passionate advocate for teens and families; I particularly enjoy supporting individuals and families identify, overcome, and navigate behavioral and environmental barriers to their wellbeing. In my professional practice and in life in general, I love to learn and stay current with the newest research and interventions that are proven to work. I invite you to work together finding a balance between common sense and evidence-based interventions that work for you. As a first-generation immigrant, I have the first-hand experience of learning how to adapt and navigate cultural differences at a personal, family, and professional level. This life experience has provided me with a broader understanding of the challenges encountered by individuals and families in the immigration and adoption systems, as well s the inherent resiliency that they possess. The treatment modalities I use are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), EMDR, Family Systems Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and the MATRIX model. “Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging” Joseph Campbell

Availability Accepting new clients Self-pay only

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Hello! I am Patty

Outpatient Clinician

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing for more than nine years in this field. I was born in northern New Jersey, raised there, and later moved to Miami, Florida. Now, being a resident of New Mexico for thirteen years, I feel like I have a place I can call home. I am the daughter of immigrants from Ecuador and Uruguay and am bilingual in Spanish and English. Given my personal, work-related, and cultural experiences, I understand the benefits and challenges that occur in families with similar circumstances when it comes to balancing the multicultural experience. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients focus on what matters to them, to learn how to recognize their strength and power, and to help them on their journey to finding solutions to their challenges. I have experience working with adolescents in a school-based health center. Throughout my career, I have worked with people experiencing depression, anxiety, with trauma histories, sense of self issues, relationship problems, substance abuse, needing parenting support, navigating life transitions, and many other quality of life concerns. The therapeutic frameworks I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) , narrative therapy, and motivational interviewing.

Availability Not accepting new clients at this time

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Hello! I am Mark

Outpatient Clinician

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Advance Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor (CAADC). I received my Master’s in Social Work (MSW) in 2003 from Michigan State University and have been working the past 20 years in helping people change their orientation towards themselves and to life. I am currently licensed in both Michigan and New Mexico. My main professional focus has been with treating addictions, trauma, depression, anxiety and personality disorders. I utilize cognitive behavioral skills with a strong emphasis on awareness and acceptance. I am also trained in several evidence based interventions including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) , Motivational Interviewing and Prolonged Exposure.

Availability Accepting new clients

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Hello! I am Sofia

Outpatient Clinician

I am Sofia Chavarri. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I was trained in Clinical Psychology and then, once I obtained my license, I became experienced in Criminal Justice, Neuropsychology and Psychopharmacology. All my studies were performed in my native language that is Spanish, but I became fluent in English throughout my education and family, since my mother and sister are both originally from USA. My therapeutic approach is strongly based on my personal experience and characteristics. I really enjoy working with pre-teens and teens, providing guidance, active listening and tools that can help them feel safe, seen and heard, and that will naturally make a difference in the family dynamic, helping both sides, the client and the family since they could be all struggling due to the same issue in essence. I have my clinical experience oriented towards anxiety disorder, depression, suicidal ideation and eating disorders. I use different techniques, mostly based on ACT, DBT, Mindfulness, amongst others and my general clinical orientation is based on Cognitive Psychology.

Availability Accepting new clients Self-pay only

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Hello! I am Christina

Outpatient Clinician

I am a graduate of the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University, where I obtained my master’s in clinical social work. As a licensed clinical social worker, I have experience working in legal, clinical and healthcare environments, supporting clients to overcome addiction and trauma. I am adept at connecting families to helpful and supportive resources and am always looking for strength-based methods and solutions. I have an eclectic approach and utilize different modalities, such as talk therapy, art therapy and journaling for children, youth, individuals, and families. I also use cognitive behavioral therapy to help my clients reframe negative events into positive coping mechanisms. I hold certifications in being a case manager, a clinical trauma professional, and in infant mental health. I believe that we all have the power to live a healthy, rewarding and less stressful life.

Availability Accepting new clients

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Hello! I am Jennifer

Outpatient Clinician

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. I grew up on the Gulf Coast of Corpus Christi, Texas. I moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, living in a completely *new* environment compared to South Texas, for over 8 years. I relocated to New Mexico in January 2015; another completely different environment. I have counseled a variety of populations. In the latter years of my career, I have mainly focused on children, adolescents, and families. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), therapeutic modules, behavioral modification, and art and play as part of the therapy sessions. I have over 23 years of experience with diagnoses of ADHD, depression, bipolar, anxiety, trauma (sexual, physical, emotional), substance abuse, general behavioral issues, and numerous others. Fun fact: I had a client’s mother declare that I was the “child whisper.” I understand a life with PTSD. I served at Naval Station Ingleside with Naval and Marine service members (officers and enlisted) at base and on ship as crew counselor in the FFSC and on deck during deployment. As a result, I, too, have a diagnose of PTSD. There are some traumas that only those who have lived through can understand. I am experienced in providing therapy for those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at the mid and high level of functioning. My understanding of Autism is both professional and personal. As my schooling years were during the 1970’s and 1980’s, ASD was unknown. I discovered my Autism later in life. As I work with my Autistic clients, I remember similar situations and can understand firsthand some of the feelings and reactions that my clients may have felt. Common experiences can lead to a better partnership between the client and family. I want to make your therapeutic experience as productive and comfortable as possible. My goal is your goal. This is a partnership between *us.* I will guide but never demand, encourage but never dissuade progress, provide suggestions but never condemnation.

Availability Accepting new clients

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Hello! I am Patricia

Outpatient Clinician

I have been in practice for the past thirty (30) years primarily in New Mexico. I have also practiced in El Paso, Texas, and in the Bay Area of California. My practice has included work with UNM, non-profit agencies and my long- time private practice. I am bilingual in Spanish and English. With so many years as a provider, I have trained and worked with many disorders and not limited to Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Domestic Violence and Major Life Transitions. This has included working with individuals, couples, families and women’s groups. I am grateful for the honor of the special therapeutic relationship I have shared with the many clients I have served. I always look forward to meeting new clients and having the privilege of sharing the experience of making life an easier and hopeful journey.

Availability Accepting new clients

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Hello! I am Jeanine

Outpatient Clinician

I am a Licensed Masters of Social Worker with a concentration in Bilingual/Bicultural practice. As the eldest daughter of immigrant parents, I understand the complexities of balancing two cultures in our society. I recognize the barriers and obstacles that families of immigrant's encounter, as I have faced them myself. I am from Ecuadorian and Colombian roots and speak both English and Spanish. I obtained my Baccalaureate degree at the University of New Mexico with a double major in Psychology and Latin American Studies. During my time in undergrad, I obtained a clearer understanding of the historic, cyclical generational trauma that immigrants experience. This understanding provided context to my own upbringing. My education continued at New Mexico Highlands University towards my MSW where I was able to expand my knowledge with the incorporation of clinical practice. I have experience working with first generation students, young adult, adults, children, and families. Moving forward, I strive to continue to advocate, educate, and support those in this community who are struggling to find themselves.

Availability Accepting new clients Self-pay only

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Unlock Your Happiness - Embrace Your Growth
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