Welcome to my profile. I am so glad you are here! I am a clinical social worker licensed in New Mexico and Idaho with over 21 years of experience working with individuals and families. I have experience supporting clients with life challenges including coping with grief, loss, and change, depression, anxiety, family and career issues, and parent-child relationships. I have a great deal of experience working in Native and Hispanic communities. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. In addition to counseling, I conduct training sessions to help individuals and communities address trauma by focusing on their resilience.
My role as your counselor is to help you feel comfortable and supported as you address life's challenges and identify solutions that make sense for you. I want you to feel comfortable with the process as you explore various options for improving and making the best of your life. I am trained in approaches such as cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapy and I use a trauma-informed approach to create an environment of safety, trustworthiness, collaboration, empowerment, and cultural competence. I realize seeking counseling is not always easy. You have taken the first step to improve and create the life you deserve. You are resilient! I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your journey!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NM LCSW C-08916
ID LCSW LCSW-640
Connie has been one of the most instrumental people about helping me learn to navigate my problems and take care of myself. She is supportive, patient, and is a constant reminder that I am enough exactly how I am. That doesn’t mean that she sits by and blindly encourages me if I am making unwise choices: I love that she is able to kindly and compassionately help me realize what I really want and how I do or don’t want to get there. If I’m the player, she makes a pretty great coach and cheerleader. I’d recommend her to anyone.
Written on Aug 07, 2021 after therapy with Cornelia (Connie) for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Connie is amazing! I feel that she really hears and understands me and tries to meet me where I am in my healing process. She is considerate and provides extremely helpful resources that are a great additional to our therapy sessions. Connie really is great at what she does!
Written on Nov 10, 2020 after therapy with Cornelia (Connie) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
She is the most amazing person ever! She is empathetic and caring and has such a beautiful soul.
Written on Aug 29, 2020 after therapy with Cornelia (Connie) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I am so very thankful for the time I've spent chatting with Connie. I always felt safe sharing personal information with her and with each issue I presented her she provide me with information I didn't even realize I needed to help give me the tools to better understand myself and continue working on myself and my life. Five stars!
Written on Aug 18, 2020 after therapy with Cornelia (Connie) for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
I've been working with Connie for a couple of weeks now and she's been amazing. We've addressed so many issues and she has provided me with educational tools and brought things to my attention that have made a difference, ten fold, in my growth. She's kind, open, non-judgmental and understanding. We've been paired well. I'm grateful for her knowledge and experience.
Written on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with Cornelia (Connie) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes