I am a psychologist licensed in New Mexico with 8 years of experience working as a mental health provider. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, complex grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem, identity development, trauma and abuse. For two years at a community clinic in Minneapolis I specifically worked with indigenous communities with concerns related to complex trauma, historical and intergenerational trauma, sociocultural stressors, removal from primary caretaker homes, and adjustment difficulties inside and outside the home.
I utilize a warm, interactive, and relational approach to my therapy style. I believe that respect, sensitivity, compassion, and knowledge of historical and systemic influences are important for working with members from historically marginalized communities. I practice from an integrative approach in therapy, with narrative therapy as the foundation. Indigenous Ways of Knowing (IWOK) is a paradigm of indigenous epistemologies of holistic being. Therefore, I rely a great deal on IWOK to inform my strategy for utilizing interventions from an array of theoretical orientation (e.g., cognitive-behavioral therapy, person-centered, mindfulness) to best meet the client’s needs.
Everyone has stories for how they came to be where they are today. Stories have the power to create. I believe my role is to empower my clients, wherever they are in their particular story, and aide in creating a story of resilience, healing and change.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
NM Psychologist PSY1700
Dr. Salazar is an excellent therapist, she listens to my concerns, asks thoughtful questions, and has helped me determine what tools will work best for me in dealing with my anxiety.
Written on Feb 16, 2023 after therapy with Sibella for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
I am so glad I had Dr.Salazar she was wonderful and helpful in so many ways.
Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Sibella for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Dr. Salazar is incredibly insightful and always seems to ask the right questions. She offers helpful ideas without forcing “homework “. We’ve already come a long way in a short time. I trust her totally and feel like she really hears and sees me.
Written on Dec 30, 2022 after therapy with Sibella for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
She is kind, caring and an excellent listener. She gives me suggestions for how to help myself throughout the week outside of therapy so I see positive changes day in and day out. I started seeing her when I was at my absolute lowest. I will never be able to thank her enough for all the support she provided while I worked to get myself in a better place.
Written on Dec 16, 2022 after therapy with Sibella for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Dr.Salazar is AMAZING, she is by far the best therapist I’ve ever had. She is very helpful, educational and listens carefully, and makes you feel very comfortable! Great experience so far!
Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Sibella for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
Written on Sep 28, 2022 after therapy with Sibella for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes