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Southwestern College Santa Fe, NM

MA Degree Program Faculty


Ann Filemyr, PhD
Ann Filemyr, PhD
President of SWC, Founder and Director of the PhD in Visionary Practice

Dr. Ann Filemyr, PhD, 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 University…
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Marna Hauk, PhD
Marna Hauk, PhD
Associate Director of the PhD in Regenerative Leadership

based methods, climate justice, and leadership and imagination. For the past decade, she has directed the programs of the Institute for Earth Regenerative Studies (earthregenerative.org), leading social incubators and learning immersions at the convergence of…


Katherine Ninos, MA, LPCC
Katherine Ninos, MA, LPCC
Executive Vice President and Director of The New Earth Institute

Katherine received a B.A. in Psychology at Alfred University, New York, and a MA in Transformational Counseling and Education from Quimby / Southwestern College in its first graduating class. Katherine has been involved with every…
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Virginia Padilla Vigil, PhD
Virginia Padilla Vigil, PhD
Dean of the College and Chief Academic Officer

Virginia Padilla-Vigil joined SWC in 2020 after retiring from a 30-year career in education that spanned K-12, higher education, and state government. She spent her career as a transformational teacher and leader, advocating for…
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Jennifer Albright Knash, DAT, ATRL-BC, LPC/AODA, CCTP
Jennifer Albright Knash, DAT, ATRL-BC, LPC/AODA, CCTP
Program Chair for Art Therapy/Counseling Program

Jennifer Albright Knash, DAT, ATRL-BC, LPC/AODA, CCTP, received her Doctorate of Art Therapy at Mount Mary University where she completed research regarding trauma repair in the framework of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT). She…
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Kate Latimer, MA, LPCC
Kate Latimer, MA, LPCC
Program Chair for Counseling

Kate Latimer, MA, LPCC, received her BAin Social Science from Humboldt State University in 1998, blending her love of Psychology, Sociology and Native American Studies. After several years working in the non-profit and public…
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Kate Cook, MA, LPCC, TEP
Kate Cook, MA, LPCC, TEP
Director of the Applied Interpersonal Neurobiology Certificate Program

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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Rochelle Calvert, PhD, CMT, SEP
Rochelle Calvert, PhD, CMT, SEP
Director of the Ecotherapy Certificate

Dr. Calvert is the founder of New Mindful Life. She has studied mindfulness for the past 18 years and has taught classes, courses, workshops, and retreats. Rochelle leads classes/courses/seminars in Six-week Introductory Training in Mindfulness…
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Cynthia Fulreader, MA, LPC
Cynthia Fulreader, MA, LPC
Director of the Children's Mental Health Certificate

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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Laura Rademacher, MA, LMFT, CST, CST-S
Laura Rademacher, MA, LMFT, CST, CST-S
Director of the Human Sexuality Certificate Program

Laura Rademacher is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the author of "The Principles of Pleasure: Working with the Good Stuff as Sex Therapists and Educators" and…
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Aimée Dale-Lucius, MA, LPCC
Aimée Dale-Lucius, MA, LPCC
Director of the Addictions, Abuse and Recovery Certificate Program

Aimée holds a BS in Psychology and an MA in Counseling from Southwestern College. While attending Southwestern College, Aimée also obtained a certificate from New Earth Institute in Children’s Mental Health. While completing her undergraduate…
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Rev. Ted Wiard, EdD, LPCC, CGC
Rev. Ted Wiard, EdD, LPCC, CGC
Director of the Trauma, Grief and Renewal Certificate

Rev. Dr. Ted Wiard EdD, LPCC, CGC, is from Taos, New Mexico, where he has had many roles in his life and seems to continuously find new ways to help promote emotional healing. He a…
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Seren Morris, MA, M.Div., ATR-BC, LPCC
Seren Morris, MA, M.Div., ATR-BC, LPCC
Director of Field Training for the Art Therapy for Clinical Professionals Program

Seren is a registered and Board-Certified Art Therapist, Clinical Counselor, and a Ceramics Artist. She is a supervisor at Tierra Nueva Counseling Center and has been part of the Southwestern College Art Therapy faculty since…
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Katherine Paras, MS, ATR-BC, LPAT, APP
Katherine Paras, MS, 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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Claudia Raphael, MA, ATR-BC, LPAT, RPP, REAT
Claudia Raphael, MA, ATR-BC, LPAT, RPP, REAT

B.A. Sociology, Dunbarton College of the Holy Cross; MA Transpersonal Studies Institute of Transpersonal Psychology; MA Art Therapy, George Washington University Claudia has worked with young children and families for over 30 years both as an…
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Carrie Ishee, MA, ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT, PCC
Carrie Ishee, MA, ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT, PCC

BA Psychology, Hood College; MA Art Therapy, Southwestern College; Doctoral Work Clinical Psychology, VCU; PCC (Professional Certified Coach), Institute for Life Coaching Training Carrie Ishee completed her Master's in Art Therapy at Southwestern College in 1997.…
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Rahima Schmall, PhD, RN
Rahima Schmall, PhD, RN

Rahima Susan Schmall, PhD, RN, 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 to…
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Alisha Shelbourn, MA, LPAT
Alisha Shelbourn, MA, LPAT

Alisha Shelbourn, MA, LPAT, is a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. She completed her undergraduate studies at Edgewood College in Madison, WI and also studied traditional pottery and painting at the Institute of…
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Susanne Stockman, PhD, LPCC
Susanne Stockman, PhD, LPCC

Susanne Stockman completed her B.A. in Humanistic Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, an MA in Counseling Psychology from Southwestern College, and a PhD from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She currently holds a Doctorate in Depth…
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Natalie Paynter, MA, LPCC
Natalie Paynter, MA, LPCC

Natalie Paynter is a psychotherapist currently in private practice in Taos, NM. She contracts part-time as a therapist on the 8th Judicial District Infant Team through Las Cumbres Community Services, as well as providing support…
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Natascha Holmes, MA, LMHC
Natascha Holmes, MA, LMHC

Natascha Holmes received her B.S. in Fine Arts from Florida A&M University, MA in Art Therapy/Counseling from Southwestern College, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a private practice in Santa Fe. Natascha…
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Wendy Chapin, MA
Wendy Chapin, MA

Wendy Chapin graduated from Southwestern College in 1997 with a MA in Art Therapy. Since then, she has been teaching The Psychology of Altruism course at SWC. She has very much enjoyed her…
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Carlos Gonzalez, PhD
Carlos Gonzalez, PhD

Carlos is a licensed psychologist with over 30 years of experience in psychotherapy, assessment, research, supervision, teaching, grant writing, and nonprofit management. He received his undergraduate (psychology and religion) and graduate (clinical psychology) training at…
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Amy Hautman-Bates, MA, ATR-BC, LPCC
Amy Hautman-Bates, MA, ATR-BC, LPCC

Amy Hautman Bates, MA, ATR-BC, LPCC is a visual artist and art therapist, providing psychotherapy to individuals and families using a creative and holistic approach in art-based therapy to engage individuals in discovering who they…
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Drew Hutchinson, MA, LMFT
Drew Hutchinson, MA, LMFT

Drew Hutchinson is a body oriented therapist and educator with 15 years of experience working with clients and teaching. Drew received his Master’s in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University with a focus on…
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April Vogel, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
April Vogel, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

April Vogel is a licensed psychologist with 30 years of experience in teaching, counseling, research, and assessment. She received her B.A. in Psychology at Stanford University, her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of…
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Roxie Ehlert, MAAT, LCPC, ATR
Roxie Ehlert, MAAT, LCPC, ATR

Roxie Ehlert holds a Masters of Art in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she worked as an adjunct instructor in the Art Therapy graduate program. A lifelong activist,…
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Pat Lopez, MA, LMHC
Pat Lopez, MA, LMHC

Pat Lopez is a nationally recognized Visual Artist and master of her genre. In 2016, Pat’s portfolio of over 400 works of Art from infamous court trials were acquired by the United States Library of…
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Lauren D. Smith, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC, CCLS
Lauren D. Smith, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC, CCLS

Lauren D. Smith, MPS., LCAT, ATR-BC, CCLS is a Registered and Board-Certified Art Therapist, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in the state of New York, and Certified Child Life Specialist. She received a MPS from Pratt…
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Randy Crutcher, EdD
Randy Crutcher, EdD

Randy Crutcher, EdD, is a lifelong learner, teacher, trainer, counselor, coach, and author. He worked as faculty in Psychology and Sociology and as a counseling center staff member in the California Community College system and was…
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Eric Castonguay, MA, LCMHC, LPCC, MHC
Eric Castonguay, MA, LCMHC, LPCC, MHC

Eric P. Castonguay, LCMHC, LPCC, MHC, graduated from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire with a B.A. in Childhood Studies, Child Welfare and Family Services. He is a Southwestern College alumni and graduated with an…
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Marialuisa Diaz de Leon Zuloaga, MA, REAT, RSME/T
Marialuisa Diaz de Leon Zuloaga, MA, REAT, RSME/T

Therapist, movement specialist, mythologist, educator, researcher, and performer born in Guadalajara, Mexico where she obtained her B.A. in Psychology and began her love for dance. Marialuisa’s professional experience in psychology, somatics, and the arts spans…
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Katie Brammer, PhD, LPC
Katie Brammer, PhD, LPC

Katie Brammer PhD, LPC (She, Her, Hers) is a Counselor Educator with a background as both a Mental Health Clinician and School Counselor. Viewing her teaching, scholarship, counseling, and supervisory practices as holistic and collaborative,…
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Carolina Lorenzo, MEd, MA
Carolina Lorenzo, MEd, MA

Carolina Grace received a B.A. from Trinity College, CT in Psychology, her Elementary and Special Education teaching credentials and M.Ed. from Dominican University in San Rafael, CA, and a MA in Somatic Counseling Psychology through…
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Melissa Diaz, MPS, ATR-BC
Melissa Diaz, MPS, ATR-BC

Melissa Diaz is a community-oriented artist and a licensed, registered, board-certified art therapist. She holds a B.F.A. in Painting from The University of Central Florida, an M.P.S. in Art Therapy & Creativity Development from Pratt…
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Sarah Glosenger, MA, ATR-BC, CAADC, LPC
Sarah Glosenger, MA, ATR-BC, CAADC, LPC

Sarah Glosenger, MA, ATR-BC, CAADC, LPC, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Studio Art minor and a concentration in Art Therapy from the College of Santa Fe, as well as a Master’s Degree…
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Elia Khalaf, MA, ATR, LMHC
Elia Khalaf, MA, ATR, LMHC

Elia Khalaf, MA, LMHC, ATR is a Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. He is currently a doctoral student in Counseling Education and Supervision at Oregon State University…
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Rob Belgrod, MPS, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPAT, LCAT
Rob Belgrod, MPS, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPAT, LCAT

Rob Belgrod (he/him), LPAT, LCAT, ATR-BC is a Registered and Board-Certified Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Art Therapist in New Mexico, and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in New York. He received a MPS in Art Therapy…
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Christina Taylor, MS, ATCS, ATR-BC, LPAT, LCAT, LPC
Christina Taylor, MS, ATCS, ATR-BC, LPAT, LCAT, LPC

Christina Taylor, ATCS, ATR-BC, LPAT, LCAT, LPC, is a registered & board-certified art therapist (#06-138) as conferred by the American Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB). Christina holds licensure as a creative arts therapist in the…
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Gregory Guerin, MA, LPC-S (LA)
Gregory Guerin, MA, LPC-S (LA)

Gregory Guerin, MA, LPC-S (LA) is a 2002 graduate of Southwestern College with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from LSU-Shreveport. He worked in Environmental Chemistry for about a decade before deciding to change careers. He…
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Abby Calisch, PsyD
Abby Calisch, PsyD

Abby Calisch was raised in Dallas, Texas and attended the University of Colorado for her BA in Sculpture and Sociology. She then attended Hahnemann Medical College for her MS in Art Therapy and received…
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Marika Dillon, MA, LPCC, LPC, ATR-BC
Marika Dillon, MA, LPCC, LPC, ATR-BC

Marika Dillon, MA, LPCC, LPC, ATR-BC, is a Clinical Counselor and a registered and Board-Certified Art Therapist with nearly 20 years of professional experience providing counseling, consulting, and coaching services to a variety of diverse…
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Micaela Wood, MA, LPC
Micaela Wood, MA, LPC

Micaela Wood, MA, LPC, graduated from Southwestern College in 2018 with her MA Art Therapy and Counseling. She is now a licensed therapist in Denver, Colorado specializing in serving adolescents and young adults belonging to…
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Crystal Rozelle-Bennett, MSW, LMSW
Crystal Rozelle-Bennett, MSW, LMSW

Crystal was the first in her family to attend college and earned a Bachelor’s in Arts in Psychology from Wells College, located in Aurora, NY. She went on to earn her Masters in Social…
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Randal Lea, MA, LADAC, QCS
Randal Lea, MA, LADAC, QCS

Randal Lea, MA, LADAC, QCS, is a licensed addictions counselor with thirty-five years of clinical and administrative experience. Lea received masters degrees in Counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University and In-Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.…
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Richard Pelfrey, BA
Richard Pelfrey, BA

Richard Pelfrey has been holding space for the resolution and reintegration of trauma and addictions of all forms for the past 12 years. He started his career in non-profit treatment facilities working under the traditional…
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Amy Lueck, MA, LMHC
Amy Lueck, MA, LMHC

Amy graduated from Southwestern College in 2021 and received a Bachelor of Science degree from New Mexico Tech in 2000. She holds a specialty certificate in Human Sexuality. Amy was born and raised…
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Scott Van Note, MA, MAEC, LMHC
Scott Van Note, MA, MAEC, LMHC

Scott received his MA in Counseling from Southwestern College and his BA in Philosophy from the University of Maryland. Scott also holds an MA in Eastern Classics from St. John's College, where he delved…
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Zahira Miller, MA, LPCC
Zahira Miller, MA, LPCC

Zahira Miller, MA, LPCC, graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz with a BA in Psychology and Women’s Studies. Zahira worked in behavioral health after university and started her graduate education in San…
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