Hello, my name is Sandi, I practice therapy with individuals, couples and families who are motivated to learn new skills which may lead to more joy filled lives. I enjoy seeing people grow towards their ultimate potential while practicing self-compassion and self-love. I believe problems are holistic and so are the solutions, understanding the connections of our mental health and everyday lives can be the key to improved relationships and life satisfaction.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of New Mexico where I have six years of experience addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, relational and parenting problems, And life transitions. I believe that each person should be treated with respect and I enjoy using humor sensitivity and compassion not only with clients but in daily life as well. My therapeutic stance can best be described as a buffet style of CBT, strategic, solutions focused, and experiential. Each of these can be tailored to what the client is needing at any given moment.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NM LMFT CMF0195101
In the past I tried several counsellors but with Sandi, it just clicked. She understands my concerns, asks very good questions to point me to the right direction or to offer alternative view of what I am going through and that I missed. She is very insightful, compassionate yet does not shy away from opening difficult topics or asking loaded questions. She does it all with incredible tact and gentleness. I am very grateful to have found her.
Written on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 1 year and 6 months
Sandi is awesome. She has shared a variety of techniques to help me in all sorts of situations and they have been extremely effective. I highly recommend her and she is so supportive in all stages of what I am going through
Written on Sep 13, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I cannot say enough good things about Sandi, she's amazing. Sandi is very knowledgeable and has a lot of great resources at her disposal. She has a great way of approaching things and teaches you the tools and resources to be able to help yourself through the complexity of the mind. I gelled with Sandi almost right away, she is a real joy to talk to. She is patient, attentive, understanding, responsive and insightful. I had the pleasure of working with her for about two and a half years and enjoyed it thoroughly. On a basic level, it is just very nice to have someone that you can talk to every day, and that will listen. I would highly recommend Sandi, to anyone who is looking for a counsellor :)
Written on Jan 10, 2021 after therapy with Sandi for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Sandi has been wonderful when I was going through a rough time. She was professional, compassionate and always replying promptly to my texts. Highly recommend her!
Written on Dec 19, 2020 after therapy with Sandi for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief
Sandi, is absolutely wonderful and has helped me through a lot of issues I was and am battling through. I would highly recommend her
Written on Dec 09, 2020 after therapy with Sandi for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Sandi is great so far!
Written on Oct 16, 2020 after therapy with Sandi for 2 weeks