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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

Marna Hauk, PhD, directs programs and innovates learning and scholarship in regenerative futures, arts-based methods, climate justice, and leadership and imagination. For the past decade, she has directed the programs of the Institute for Earth…
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Katherine Ninos, MA, LPCC
Katherine Ninos, MA, LPCC
Executive Vice President and Director of Consciousness In Action

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
Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

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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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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Kate Latimer, MA, LPCC
Kate Latimer, MA, LPCC
Director of the New Earth Institute, Counseling Faculty

Kate Latimer, MA, LPCC, received her BA 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…
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Seren Morris, MA, MDiv, ATR-BC, LPCC
Seren Morris, MA, MDiv, ATR-BC, LPCC
Full-Time Art Therapy Faculty

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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Vanessa Torres McGovern, MA, LPCC
Vanessa Torres McGovern, MA, LPCC

My name is Vanessa Torres McGovern and I am a Teacher, Therapist, Artist, Facilitator and Parent living here in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I am excited to support you in exploring the unique passion and…
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Micaela Wood, MA, LPCC, ATR-BC
Micaela Wood, MA, LPCC, ATR-BC

Micaela Wood, MA,LPCC,ATR-BC, 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 the…
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Christina Esquibel, Ed.S
Christina Esquibel, Ed.S

Christina is a licensed educator who has worked in various aspects of public education since 1987. She began her career in Colorado, where she honed her skill of supporting young students with literacy disabilities through…
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Katie Brammer, PhD, LPC
Katie Brammer, PhD, LPC
Director of the Children’s Mental Health Certificate Program

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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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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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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Amy Wong Hope, MSW, LCSW
Amy Wong Hope, MSW, LCSW
Director of Psychedelic Studies Certificate Program

Amy Wong Hope, LCSW, is trained as an MDMA-assisted therapist through California Institute of IntegralStudies (CIIS) and Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). She completed a Psychedelic Social Justice Certificate through Chacruna Institute (2021). With…
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Richard Pelfrey, BA, LADAC, NCAC
Richard Pelfrey, BA, LADAC, NCAC
Director of the Children's Mental Health Certificate

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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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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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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Diana Zumas, MA, LPC, LPCC
Diana Zumas, MA, LPC, LPCC

Diana received her bachelors of arts in Theater and Art from Oberlin College, in Oberlin, OH. She graduated with a masters in counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM, and has been a psychotherapist…
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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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Elizabeth Bryce, MS, CMCS
Elizabeth Bryce, MS, CMCS

Elizabeth “Beth” Bryce received her M.S. in Leadership from Central Michigan University. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in Visionary Practices and Regenerative Leadership at Southwestern College after obtaining her Ecotherapy certificate from New Earth Institute.…
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Alyssa Butler, MA, ATR-BC, LPCC, LPC
Alyssa Butler, MA, ATR-BC, LPCC, LPC

Alyssa is a Board Certified Art Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Mexico and Colorado. Alyssa received their BFA from The School at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015 and graduated from…
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Chelsea Call, ATR-BC, LPCC
Chelsea Call, ATR-BC, LPCC

Chelsea Call (she/they) is a queer artist, art therapist, somatic practitioner, and climate justice activist who approaches therapy from an unconventional, systems-oriented, and integrative framework. She holds a Masters in Art Therapy and Counseling from…
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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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Elijah Chong, MA, LPCC
Elijah Chong, MA, LPCC

Elijah is a Graduate Alumni of Southwestern College with a Masters in Art Therapy and Counseling, with a Bachelors of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University. Elijah is currently on staff at The Life Link…
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Kelley Collins, MFA, ATR, LPC, CCTP
Kelley Collins, MFA, ATR, LPC, CCTP

As a Licensed Professional Counselor and a registered art therapist in Georgia, I bring a wealth of experience to the educational sphere, specializing in treating complex trauma, including attachment issues, dissociative disorders, and PTSD. Certified…
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Jessi Cross,  MA, LPAT, ATR-BC, LPCC
Jessi Cross, MA, LPAT, ATR-BC, LPCC

Jessi Cross has been a practicing Art Therapist and Counselor for 16 years, focusing on helping clients resolve trauma and access their creativity. She received her BFA with Honors in Printmaking from the Maine College…
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Allison Davis, PhD, MS, LPCC
Allison Davis, PhD, MS, LPCC

Allison Davis received her Ph.D. in Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies and her M.S. in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman's University. Before joining Southwestern College, Allison taught in the Clinical Counseling Program at Alliant…
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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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Marialuisa Diaz de Leon MA, REAT, MSME/T
Marialuisa Diaz de Leon MA, REAT, MSME/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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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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Marika Dillon, MA, LPCC, ATR-BC
Marika Dillon, MA, LPCC, ATR-BC

Marika Dillon, MA, LPCC, ATR-BC, is a clinical counselor and a registered, board-certified art therapist. She has nearly 20 years of professional counseling experience in providing counseling, consulting, and coaching services to diverse populations. She…
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Naja Druva, MS, LPCC
Naja Druva, MS, LPCC

Naja Druva is a licensed therapist who has spent her career working with New Mexico children and their families. With 10 years of experience her specialty is addressing childhood trauma within family systems. Naja's training…
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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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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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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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 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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Debra Irizarry, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT
Debra Irizarry, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT

Debra Irizarry, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT got her master's in Clinical Art Therapy and Counseling from LIU/Post in New York, and her BA in Studio Arts/Digital Arts from Stony Brook University, NY. She was born…
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Deborah John, PhD, ATR-BC, LPAT
Deborah John, PhD, ATR-BC, LPAT

B.S. Art Education, University of Vermont; M.A. Art Therapy, Vermont College; Ph.D., Expressive Therapies, Lesley University Deborah has worked with many different populations using art as a means of expression and healing. Her experience includes using…
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Angela Kehm, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Angela Kehm, MA, ATR-BC, LPC

Angela Kehm is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist who graduated from Southwestern College and New Earth Institute. She has a passion for helping clients improve their relationships and align with their core…
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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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Nancy Lemmon, MA, ATR-BC, LPCC
Nancy Lemmon, MA, ATR-BC, LPCC

Nancy received her BA in Art from Southern Virginia University in 2010 and received her Masters in Art Therapy and Counseling from Southwestern College in 2018. Art has been an important component for Nancy in…
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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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Carolina Lorenzo, MEd, MA
Carolina Lorenzo, MEd, MA

Carolina Grace received a BA from Trinity College, CT in Psychology, her Elementary and Special Education teaching credentials and MEd from Dominican University in San Rafael, CA, and an MA in Somatic Counseling Psychology through…
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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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Zahira Miller, PsyD, LPCC
Zahira Miller, PsyD, LPCC

Zahira Miller, PsyD, 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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Yolanda Padilla, MSW, LCSW
Yolanda Padilla, MSW, LCSW

Yolanda Padilla has many years of experience working with diverse populations in the state of New Mexico. Yolanda obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Clinical Social Work in 2003 and her Master of Arts…
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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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Delora Putnam Bryant, MSAT, ATR-BC
Delora Putnam Bryant, MSAT, ATR-BC

My name is Delora Putnam-Bryant I am from Milwaukee WI one of the nation’s segregated cities in the United States. I am proud to have attended two Historical Black Universities (HBCU), Jackson State University and…
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Joanne Ramseyer, ATR-BC, LCPC
Joanne Ramseyer, ATR-BC, LCPC

Joanne integrated trauma-informed art therapy treatment with relational-cultural, anti-oppressive and depth-oriented frameworks to promote client resilience, social belonging, empowerment and self-advocacy. During that time, Joanne supervised graduate art therapy and counseling interns, created four additional…
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Pam Rice, MHR, ATR, LPC
Pam Rice, MHR, ATR, LPC

Pam Rice, MHR, ATR, LPC received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The University of Tulsa in 1995. After working as a graphic designer for 10 years, she attended The University of Oklahoma, studying…
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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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Carlotta Saiz, MA, LPCC
Carlotta Saiz, MA, LPCC

Carlotta Saiz, LPCC was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM and is now a therapist and Clinical Supervisor serving in the community where she grew up. She works with individuals, families and couples in…
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Tiernee Schatz, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Tiernee Schatz, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC, CCTP

Tiernee has a BA in Fine Arts, an Associate degree in Medical Laboratory Science and a Master of Science in Art Therapy with a Counseling emphasis from Mount Mary University in Wisconsin. Both art and…
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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, LPCC
Alisha Shelbourn, MA, LPAT, LPCC

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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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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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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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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Awbrey Willett, MA, LMHC, Developmental Specialist (3)
Awbrey Willett, MA, LMHC, Developmental Specialist (3)

Hello I'm Awbrey Willett and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Developmental Specialist (level 3) who has been working in the wellness field in Santa Fe and Northern NM for over a decade.…
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