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 & Ecotherapy 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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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
Laura L. Lansrud- López, M.A., LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, ATCS, ACS
Director of Art Therapy for Clinical Professionals and Online Learning

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 thirty years, conducting classes throughout the…
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Brian Serna, M.A., LPCC, LADAC
Brian Serna, M.A., LPCC, LADAC

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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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 PsyD., LPCC, ATR-BC
Ginna Clark PsyD., LPCC, ATR-BC

Ginna Clark, Psy.D., LPCC, ATR-BC, 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 Charleston,…
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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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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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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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Dru Phoenix, M.A., LMHC
Dru Phoenix, M.A., LMHC

Dru Phoenix is the Director of Enrollment Services at Southwestern College and also serves as adjunct faculty and advisor in Career and Life Development. She has a MA in Counseling from Catholic University of America…
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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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Bob Deane, M.A., LPCC
Bob Deane, M.A., LPCC
Clinical Director of Tierra Nueva Counseling Center

Bob Deane, M.A., LPCC Bob has worked with at-risk youth and mentally ill adults in many different settings for many years. He started working with incarcerated youth in Maine in 1988. After moving to Santa…
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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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Denise Moore, M.A., LPCC
Denise Moore, M.A., LPCC

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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Daniel E. Best, M.Ed., Ed.S., LPCC, LMFT
Daniel E. Best, M.Ed., Ed.S., LPCC, LMFT

B.A. Ancient Greek & Biology, College of William and Mary. M.Ed. & Ed.S. Counseling, University of Virginia. Originally destined to be a scientist, with a passion for developmental neurobiology, a nervous breakdown in the Peace…
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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 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 Alisha is a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. She complete 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. She received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Southwestern College. She earned her Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute and currently holds a…
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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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Megan Sturges, M.A., ATR-BC, LPAT, LPCC, NCC
Megan Sturges, M.A., ATR-BC, LPAT, LPCC, NCC

M.A. Art Therapy, University of New Mexico; M.A. Counseling and Family Studies, Univ. of New Mexico; B.A. European History, Colorado College Megan began her adult journey as a weaver and owner of Penelope’s Web, a small…
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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. Art Therapy/Counseling Southwestern College; and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a private practice in Santa Fe. Natascha provides Art…
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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 at SWC. She has very much enjoyed her continued…
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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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Amber Johnson, M.A., LPCC, ATR
Amber Johnson, M.A., LPCC, ATR

Amber received a B.F.A. in Sculpture from the Institute of American Indian Arts and M.A. in Art Therpy/Counseling from Southwestern College. Amber is an art therapist and counselor in private practice in Santa Fe, NM.…
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Carlos Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Carlos Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Carlos is a licensed psychologist with thirty years of experience in psychotherapy, assessment, research, supervision, teaching, grant writing, and corporate management. He received his undergraduate (psychology and religion) and graduate (clinical psychology) training at…
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Arlene Burke, M.A., LMHC, ATR
Arlene Burke, M.A., LMHC, ATR

Arlene Burke, MA, LMHC, ATR. Arlene graduated from Southwestern College in 2009, receiving an MA in Art Therapy and Counseling, minor in Psychodrama. She did her undergraduate work at California College of the…
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Jaffa Frank, Ph.D.
Jaffa Frank, Ph.D.

Following a B.A. in Business Administration and a career in advertising and marketing, Jaffa Frank shifted to a domestic focus raising daughters, teaching art to elementary school students, and volunteering with hospice. In 2004, she…
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Erica Westby, M.A., LPOCC
Erica Westby, M.A., LPOCC

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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Sepi Majd, M.A., LPCC
Sepi Majd, M.A., LPCC

Sepi Majd, MA, LPCC, received her BFA in Fine Art and Photography from Corcoran School of Art and Design in Washington DC. She moved to Santa Fe from Washington DC to pursue her art and…
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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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