Luisa has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a licensed psychotherapist (LPCC) in the state of New Mexico and has post-graduate training in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), psychodrama and in 12-step recovery models.
As a referring therapist for The Meadows treatment center in Wickenburg, AZ, Luisa has been trained in the family-of-origin emotional trauma resolution model of Pia Mellody, and participates in ongoing case-consultation, with Pia Mellody (author of “Facing Codependence” and “Facing Love Addiction”).
Therapy sessions* embrace the connection between body, mind and spirit, referencing the shamanic maxim that depression, addictive patterns and other symptoms are adaptations to a loss of connection with one’s own inherent worth and connection with spirit. When there are lost, exiled or unknown parts of one’s inner self, these become relegated to a person’s unconscious “shadow” material. That shadow material has a tendency to make itself known through seemingly unrelated external events, illnesses, interpersonal difficulties and even accidents.
The goal of shamanic psychotherapy is to recover one’s connection with spirit and develop a conscious relationship with the landscape of one’s inner self. This intimacy with one’s self ultimately expresses through a new ability to be relational (rather than reactive) with others. One’s experience of life becomes a reflection of one’s self-respect, emotional maturity and self-love, rather than a reflection of one’s unresolved shame and pain.
The shamanic-psychotherapy process is a soul journey in which the client develops emotional, spiritual and behavioral skills that increase inner freedom, passion and aliveness.
Let’s transform your pain into grace, together.
*All appointments available by phone, video, or in-person