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Southwestern College Santa Fe, NM

Degree Program Faculty


Ann Filemyr, Ph.D.
Ann Filemyr, Ph.D.
President of SWC and Director of the Ecotherapy Certificate Program

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

She received a BA 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 aspect of…
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Virginia Padilla Vigil, Ph.D.
Virginia Padilla Vigil, Ph.D.
Dean of the College

Virginia was born and raised in northern New Mexico.  She grew up in the village of Cuarteles and currently resides in Rio Rancho, NM.  She earned a bachelor’s in elementary education and master’s degree in at-risk…
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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 moved to Santa Fe in 2002 in order to be part of Southwestern College. She moved here from Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she had worked in a wide variety of settings as an art therapist,…
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Kate Latimer, M.A., LPCC
Kate Latimer, M.A., LPCC
Program Chair for Counseling

Kate Latimer, MA, LPCC, received her B.A.in 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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Laura L. Lansrud-López, M.A., LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, ATCS, ACS, NCC
Laura L. Lansrud-López, M.A., LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, ATCS, ACS, NCC
Clinical Director, Tierra Nueva Counseling Center

Laura Lansrud-López has a rich and diverse work history, spanning forensic sciences, crisis intervention, behavioral health, clinical supervision, and higher education. Laura holds a Master of Science degree in Forensic Sciences from The George Washington…
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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 30 years, conducting classes throughout the…
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Brian Serna, M.A., LPCC, LADAC
Brian Serna, M.A., LPCC, LADAC
Director of the Addictions, Abuse and Recovery Certificate Program

BA in Psychology, New Mexico State University. M.A. Counseling, University of New Mexico; LPCC, LADAC Brian Serna has been a consultant, trainer and practitioner since 2001. He is dually licensed as a professional clinical counselor (LPCC)…
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Kate Cook, M.A., LPCC, TEP
Kate Cook, M.A., 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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Seren Morris, M.A., M.Div., ATR-BC, LPCC
Seren Morris, M.A., 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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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 its…
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Ginna Clark, PsyD., ATR-BC, LPCC
Ginna Clark, PsyD., ATR-BC, LPCC
Director of the Human Sexuality Certificate Program

Ginna Clark, Psy.D., ATR-BC,, LPCC, is a psychotherapist and art therapist in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She received a BA in psychology and women’s/gender studies from the College of Charleston in Charleston,…
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Magdalena Karlick, M.A., ATR-BC, LPAT, LPCC
Magdalena Karlick, M.A., ATR-BC, LPAT, LPCC
Core Faculty for Art Therapy/Counseling Program

B.A. Community Learning and Development, New York University; M.A. Art Therapy/Counseling, Southwestern College Magdalena Karlick is a proud alumna of Southwestern College and faculty member in the Art Therapy/Counseling program. Magdalena is also the school counselor…
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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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Cynthia Fulreader, M.A., LPC
Cynthia Fulreader, M.A., LPC
Director of the 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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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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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. Her…
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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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Michelle Lynn, M.A., LMHC
Michelle Lynn, M.A., LMHC

Michelle Lynn, M.A., LMHC, graduated from Southwestern College in 2011. She has B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of New Mexico. She taught elementary school off and on for 12 years in Albuquerque, Rio…
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Alisha Shelbourn, M.A., LPAT
Alisha Shelbourn, M.A., LPAT

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

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

Currently, Craig Thomas has a private practice, SuperNova Counseling, in Santa Fe in which he facilitates recovery groups called Resources, Triggers, Cravings and the Meaning of Life, as well as providing therapy for children, families…
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Natascha Holmes, M.A., LMHC
Natascha Holmes, M.A., LMHC

Natascha Holmes received her B.S. in Fine Arts from Florida A&M University, M.A. 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, M.A.
Wendy Chapin, M.A.

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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Lyndsey McAdams, M.A., LPCC
Lyndsey McAdams, M.A., LPCC

Lyndsey McAdams, MA, LPCC., is a Licensed Therapist and Ceremonial Singer, practicing “Sound Mnemonics”: Sound and Song are simply reminder tools that help us re-connect to our hearts, our authentic vibration. She has a…
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Carlos Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Carlos Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Carlos Gonzalez, Ph.D. 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)…
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Jaffa Frank, Ph.D., LMHC
Jaffa Frank, Ph.D., LMHC

Jaffa is an alumna of Southwestern’s Counseling program with an emphasis in Grief, Loss, and Trauma therapy and additional training in Sandplay. She attained her Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Mythological Studies and Depth…
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Erica Westby, M.A., LPCC
Erica Westby, M.A., LPCC

Erica Westby is a psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Fe, NM. A native New Mexican, she received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Arizona and her M.A. in Counseling from Southwestern College…
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Talya Steinberg, Psy.D
Talya Steinberg, Psy.D

Talya Steinberg, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. She received her doctorate from Pacific University of Professional Psychology in Hillsboro, Oregon. She has sought both conventional and less conventional learning experiences to…
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Amy Hautman-Bates, M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC
Amy Hautman-Bates, M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC

Amy Hautman Bates, M.A., 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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Diana Zumas, M.A., LPC, LPCC
Diana Zumas, M.A., LPC, LPCC

Diana received her BA in Theater and Art from Oberlin College. She graduated with a Masters in Counseling from Southwestern College, and has been a psychotherapist since 2008. She has worked extensively with individuals, families,…
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Caitlin Harper, M.A., ATR, LMHC
Caitlin Harper, M.A., ATR, LMHC

Caitlin Harper M.A., ATR, LMHC, works as the Behavioral Health Therapist for Kewa Pueblo Health Corporation, an integrative health clinic in Santo Domingo Pueblo, serving all federally recognized tribes. She previously served the Nambé Pueblo…
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Drew Hutchinson, MFT
Drew Hutchinson, MFT

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, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
April Vogel, Ph.D., 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…
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Roxie Ehlert, M.A., ATR-BC, LCPC
Roxie Ehlert, M.A., ATR-BC, LCPC
Art Therapy Faculty

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, M.A., LMHC
Pat Lopez, M.A., LMHC

Pat Lopez is 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 Congress.…
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Bethany Moore-Garrison, M.A., LMHC, ATR
Bethany Moore-Garrison, M.A., LMHC, ATR

Bethany Moore-Garrison, MA, LMHC, ATR is an Art Therapist and Transpersonal Psychotherapist working in private practice in Santa Fe. Bethany works from a heart-centered, mindfulness-based, eclectic and integrative approach focused on helping clients discover and…
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Lauren D. Smith, M.P.S., LCAT, ATR-BC, CCLS
Lauren D. Smith, M.P.S., LCAT, ATR-BC, CCLS

Lauren D. Smith, M.P.S., 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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Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D., LPCC
Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D., LPCC

Dr. Jackie Gerstein, LPCC, earned her Doctorate of Education from Northern Illinois University, a CACREP-accredited program, a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Northern Colorado, and a Bachelor of Science in…
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Randy Crutcher, Ed.D.
Randy Crutcher, Ed.D.

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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