Dr. Sibella Salazar


About Me

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.


  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...
Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


NM Psychologist PSY1700


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Sibella Salazar. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by M.I. on Sep 28, 2022 after therapy with Sibella for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She's amazing

Written by M.I. on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Sibella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Very friendly, respectful, and makes you feel very comfortable and safe.

Work with me!