Southwestern College

Degree Program Faculty


James Nolan, Ph.D.
James Nolan, Ph.D.
President

Dr. Nolan has been the president of Southwestern College since June of 2006. He earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The Ohio State University in 1989, after pursuing graduate studies in English and Irish…
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Katherine Ninos, MA, LPCC
Katherine Ninos, MA, LPCC
Executive Vice President and Director of The New Earth Institute

She received her BA in Psychology at Alfred University, New York, and her MA in Transformational Counseling and Education from Quimby/Southwestern College in its first graduating class. Katherine has been involved with every aspect of…
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Ann Filemyr, Ph.D.
Ann Filemyr, Ph.D.
VP of Academic Affairs and Dean & Transformational Ecopsychology Certificate Program Director

Dr. Ann Filemyr, Ph.D. is an educator, poet, teacher, and mentor. She was trained as a traditional healer by the late Keewaydinoquay Peschel. She served as Kee's Graduate Teaching & Research Assistant at the…
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Deborah Schroder, M.S., ATR-BC, LPAT
Deborah Schroder, M.S., ATR-BC, LPAT
Program Chair for Art Therapy/Counseling Program

Deborah received her BA and an MS in Art Therapy from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, WI, where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in art therapy.…
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Heather Leigh, M.A., ATR-BC, LCPC
Heather Leigh, M.A., ATR-BC, LCPC
Core Faculty for Art Therapy/Counseling Program

Heather received her B.A. in English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her M.A. in Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. She is currently in the Professional Doctorate…
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Laura Lansrud-López, M.S., M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT
Laura Lansrud-López, M.S., M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT
Chair of the Counseling Program, Director of Tierra Nueva Counseling Center

Laura L. Lansrud-López, M.S., M.A., LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, is the Chair of the Counseling Program and Clinical Director of Tierra Nueva Counseling Center. She holds a Master of Science degree in Forensic Sciences from…
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Robert Waterman, Ed.D., LPCC
Robert Waterman, Ed.D., LPCC
President Emeritus, Southwestern College

B.A. Sociology, University of California; M.A. Sociology; Ed .D. Educational Management & Development, New Mexico State University; LPCC Robert has been a gifted spiritual teacher, mentor and counselor for over thirty years, conducting classes throughout the…
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Constance Buck, Ph.D., LMSW
Constance Buck, Ph.D., LMSW

B.A. in Sociology from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Masters in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the California State University, and an MSW from New Mexico Highlands University. Her Ph.D. is in Clinical…
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Brian Serna, M.A., LPCC, LADAC, MAC
Brian Serna, M.A., LPCC, LADAC, MAC

BA in Psychology, New Mexico State University. M.A. Counseling, University of New Mexico. Brian is a licensed professional clinical counselor and a nationally recognized trainer in the treatment of addictions. He trains and consults for programs…
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Michelle Daly, M.A., MS, ATR. LPCC. IMH-E®
Michelle Daly, M.A., MS, ATR. LPCC. IMH-E®

B.S. Mathematics, University of Missouri at Columbia; M.S.P.H., University of Illinois at Chicago; M.A. Art Therapy, Southwestern College Michelle is the Director of the Infant Mental Health certificate program. Michelle’s background is diverse and multi-faceted, including…
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Kate Cook, M.A., LPCC, TEP
Kate Cook, M.A., LPCC, TEP

Kate is a nationally board-certified trainer and practitioner of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy. She joined the faculty of Southwestern College in 1990. Kate has been providing training in Action Methods both locally and nationally…
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Seren Morris Clancy, M.A., M.Div., ATR-BC, LPCC
Seren Morris Clancy, M.A., M.Div., ATR-BC, LPCC

Seren Morris Clancy, M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC, received a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion, with a minor in Psychology, from Appalachian State University. She also holds a Master of Divinity from Emory University, and an M.A.…
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Jason Holley, M.A., LPCC
Jason Holley, M.A., LPCC

Jason is a psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Fe. Prior to entering private practice, he served as a primary therapist at the Life Healing Center of Santa Fe, where he helped to found…
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Ginna Clark MA, LPCC, LPAT, ATR
Ginna Clark MA, LPCC, LPAT, ATR

Ginna Clark MA, LPCC, LPAT, ATR, is a psychotherapist and art therapist in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She received her BA in psychology and women’s/gender studies from the College of Charleston in…
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Heather Wulfers, MA, ATR-BC, LPAT
Heather Wulfers, MA, ATR-BC, LPAT

BA, College of Santa Fe, MA Art Therapy/Counseling, Southwestern College. "I have a deep interest in working with others to enhance their quality of life. I am inspired to cultivate health and to create beauty…
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Katherine Paras, M.S., ATR-BC, LPAT, APP
Katherine Paras, M.S., ATR-BC, LPAT, APP

Practicing art therapy since 1973 and mind-body psychotherapy since 1988, Katherine Paras is a licensed and board certified art therapist, with extensive experience in diverse biofield therapies. One of the founding faculty of New York…
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Gabrielle Viethen, M.A., M.F.A., LMFT
Gabrielle Viethen, M.A., M.F.A., LMFT

B.A. Law, University of Cologne, Germany; M.A. Psychology, Antioch University; M.F.A. Creative Writing, MFA Program for Creative Writers, Warren Wilson College, NC Gabrielle Viethen has been a psychotherapist and group therapist in private practice for over…
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Magdalena Karlick, M.A., ATR-BC, SP, LPAT, LPCC
Magdalena Karlick, M.A., ATR-BC, SP, LPAT, LPCC

B.A. Community Learning and Development, New York University; M.A. Art Therapy/Counseling, Southwestern College; ATR-BC, SP, LPAT, LPCC. Magdalena Karlick is an Art Therapist at Youth Shelters and Family Services, working with court-ordered, as well as…
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Francesca Bottos, M.A., LPCC
Francesca Bottos, M.A., LPCC

Francesca Rose Bottos, MA, LPCC is a native born New Mexican and has been deeply influenced by the culture and diversity she has grown up within. While in college she traveled to New Zealand…
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Cynthia Fulreader, M.A., LPC
Cynthia Fulreader, M.A., LPC
Program Director Children's Mental Health Certificate Program

Ms. Fulreader completed her undergraduate degree in the World Issues Program at the School for International Training in VT, with a focus on Education for Social Change. Her college internship took her to Bolivia and…
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Shara Moscinska, M.A., LPCC
Shara Moscinska, M.A., LPCC

Shara is a teacher and psychotherapist in private practice specializing in community mental health and spiritual development. Her approach validates the invisible powers of life, such as consciousness and self-awareness, affirming that as we attune…
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Victor Nelson, M.Div., S.T.M., LMFT
Victor Nelson, M.Div., S.T.M., LMFT

Victor was a Lutheran pastor before focusing on pastoral counseling as a marriage and family therapist. He has trained and supervised marriage and family therapists and taught graduate courses as an adjunct faculty member at…
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Dru Phoenix, M.A.
Dru Phoenix, M.A.

Dru has been in administration at SWC for nine years and has a background in career counseling, organizational consulting, and trauma work. She has taught in academia, and the private and public sectors for several…
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Claudia Raphael, M.A., LPAT, ATR-BC, RPP, REAT
Claudia Raphael, M.A., LPAT, ATR-BC, RPP, REAT

B.A. Sociology, Dunbarton College of the Holy Cross; M.A. Transpersonal Studies Institute of Transpersonal Psychology; M.A. Art Therapy, George Washington University Claudia has worked with young children and families for over 30 years both as an…
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Christopher Johnson, M.A., LMHC
Christopher Johnson, M.A., LMHC

Christopher is a psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His areas of specialty include LGBTQ issues, men’s issues, relational dynamics, family of origin issues, anxiety and trauma, sexuality, spirituality, and spiritual…
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Richard Ryan, Ph.D., LISW
Richard Ryan, Ph.D., LISW

Dr. Ryan is a Jungian Analyst, trained and certified by the Jung Institute of Los Angeles, where he is a society member. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa…
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Megan Sturges, M.A., LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC
Megan Sturges, M.A., LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC

M.A. Art Therapy, University of New Mexico; M.A. Counseling and Family Studies, UNM; B.A. European History, Colorado College Megan began her adult journey as a weaver and owner of Penelope's Web, a small weaving and yarn…
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Bob Deane, M.A., LPCC
Bob Deane, M.A., LPCC

Bob Deane, M.A., LPCC, has worked with at-risk youth in many different settings for many years.. After moving to Santa Fe from Maine in 1998, he obtained his Master’s Degree in Counseling from the…
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Sepi Majd, M.A., ATR, LPCC
Sepi Majd, M.A., ATR, LPCC

Sepi received her BFA in fine arts and photography from the Corcoran School of Art and Design in Washington DC. After graduating she pursued her art career by continually working on her art and having…
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Carrie Ishee, LPCC, ATR-BC, LPAT, PCC
Carrie Ishee, LPCC, ATR-BC, LPAT, PCC

B.A. Psychology, Hood College; Doctoral Work Clinical Psychology, VCU M.A. Art Therapy, Southwestern College; PCC (Professional Certified Coach), Institute for Life Coaching Training Carrie Ishee completed her Masters in Art Therapy from Southwestern College in 1997. …
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Rahima Schmall, Ph.D., R.N.
Rahima Schmall, Ph.D., R.N.

Rahima Susan Schmall, Ph.D., R.N., is a clinical psychologist, registered nurse and a master teacher and healer in the Sufi tradition. For over 30 years, she has successfully blended psychology, spirituality and medical knowledge…
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Evonne Olson, Ph.D., LPCC
Evonne Olson, Ph.D., LPCC

B.A. in Psychology from San Jose State College; M.A. in Counseling and Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Dr. Olson is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in…
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Marliese Vogel, M.S.W., LISW, RPT-S
Marliese Vogel, M.S.W., LISW, RPT-S

Marliese is a Reiki practitioner of 20 years, registered Play Therapist and supervisor, and has been in social work practice for 33 years. Originally receiving her undergraduate degree from Simmons College and Bard College,…
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Denise Moore, M.A., LMHC
Denise Moore, M.A., LMHC

Denise Moore, born and raised in Santa Fe, attended United World College in Montezuma, New Mexico. She received her BA in Latin American Studies from Oberlin College in 2007. She is a graduate…
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Charmayne Kilcup, Ph. D.
Charmayne Kilcup, Ph. D.

Charmayne Kilcup, Ph.D., holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Puget Sound, an M.A. in Counseling from Southwestern College, and a Ph.D in Transpersonal Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Her research…
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