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About

 Dr. Marcel Montañez, Ph.D.  

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

I help clients end the suffering caused by depression, anxiety and relationship problems. Through active listening and thoughtful analysis, we will work together to gain control over your emotional well-being. I offer compassionate guidance that focuses on finding your strengths. Together we will work on building confidence, tranquility, and peace in your life. You will experience a personal relationship with a dedicated professional who cares about your well-being. I will engage you in a conversation that focuses on your health, happiness and hope for the future.

 

Learn to practice self-compassion: The quality of the relationship you have with yourself is the best predictor of your satisfaction with life. How you treat yourself directly affects how happy you are. Make your healthiest relationship be the one you have with yourself.

 

Find yourself again: As a young child, you danced, sang, smiled and formed relationships effortlessly-never experiencing thoughts of pain, embarrassment shame or rejection. Your real self is kept safely embedded in your heart and mind. Let's work together to find YOU again

 Frances Montaño Thomaslee, MS 

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, anxiety or major life changes? There comes a time when we need help from a professional to help us cope with life’s challenges. I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and I’d love to help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery

 

I provide clients with a wide range of confidential therapeutic services, as life can be overwhelming and exhausting but you are not alone. I’m here to guide you through those challenges. My goal is to provide strategies and coping skills towards a path of healing, from real life situations and emotional pain. I see all types of clients but I specialize in working with women, all military members, military families, and Christians.

 

Therapy is a healing process that necessitates the participation and investment from the client and therapist, but in the end, making small intentional changes toward your goals can bring positive life-altering results. 
 

 Carlos Martinez, MS 

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

There are times that someone cannot fight a battle on their own. Although, they have tried continuously and feel that they have gotten nowhere. I want to assist you in getting to where you want to be at and illustrate that it can happen. Si se puede!

My goal is to provide strategies and coping skills towards a path of healing, from real life situations and emotional pain. And, to provide a safe space that is non-judgmental and compassionate for everyone I provide clients with a wide range of confidential therapeutic services, as life can be overwhelming and exhausting but you are not alone. I’m here to guide you through those challenges.

Therapy is a healing process that requires the participation and investment from the client and the therapist, but in the end, making small intentional changes toward your goals can bring positive life-altering results. If you would like to work together, reach out and contact me to set up a time to start the healing process. Si hablo español. Mi meta es poder ofrecer un espacio seguro, compasivo y sin prejuicios para todos

 Lorena Griese, MS 
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

 

When we are struggling to find clarity and trying to cope with life’s struggles, it is important that we feel safe and heard. As a clinician, I offer a confidential, safe, judgment-free space where goals can be processed and coping skills can be learned. My experience working with children, families, adults, and adolescents allows me to be understanding of diverse situations such as trauma, grief, and relationship struggles. 

 

I embrace a systems-based approach to therapy, meaning that I understand how various life stressors can have an impact on our daily lives. Through compassion and active listing, we can work together in the therapeutic process. Therapy is a journey; the healing process is a team effort for both the client and the therapist. You are not alone.

 Jonathan Boldt, MS 

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

We all attempt to understand where our beliefs, feelings, and habits come from, but connecting the dots alone can be confusing and frustrating. I provide the supportive and non-judgmental environment needed to comfortably process your attitudes, assumptions, and expectations about the world around you. I will approach our work together with empathy, curiosity, and a sincere interest in your emotional well-being. Our therapeutic alliance will enable you to cultivate new perspectives and promote increased insight. Together, we can explore the many layers of your unique self, and gain a deeper understanding of how your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are interconnected.

 

Effective psychotherapy is scientific in analysis and approach, yet highly personalized to each client, situation and context.  I approach emotional challenges from an integrated framework of humanistic psychology, and utilizing cognitive-behavioral applications. My process is depth-oriented, with a focus on inter-relational models; going beyond simply employing coping techniques to reduce symptoms, but examining and addressing the root causes of your distress. My style is open, direct, accepting and patient, with a focus on presence and immediacy.  

 

In conducting assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning, I draw from my experience in psychiatric hospital, mental health agency and integrated care settings, to serve my clients in private practice. I have additional expertise in adolescent populations, attachment modalities, and trauma informed care. As a National Certified Counselor (NCC), I am among the select group of board certified counselors who offer the highest standards of practice because we have met stringent education, examination performance, supervision, experience, and ethical requirements.

 

Therapy can open the door to increased self-awareness, healing, and personal growth. Don’t just survive…thrive!

 Kimberly Mejia-Rios, MS  

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate

Whether you have been struggling with issues like depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship/family challenges, or even if life is just overwhelming and stressful, I am here to assist you through it. Every life experience you have been through is unique to you, and I am here to help you identify your strengths to help break down the issues you are facing. Together, we will explore the ways in which you can help yourself.

I understand seeking help for personal struggles is sometimes difficult, but it does not have to be a lonely journey. I offer compassionate guidance that focuses on personal growth and empowering the client. I enjoy helping individuals build up self-esteem, confidence, and efficacy to be able to explore the challenges and barriers that block personal growth.

Because each individual is unique, I tailor my approach to meet the needs of the individual I am working with and the issues that they want to address

 

 Dr. D. Cosette Montañez, Ph.D., BCBA  

Licensed Psychologist

I specialize in the diagnostic assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I am a New Mexico Medical Assistance Division (MAD) Autism Evaluation Practitioner (AEP). I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University, specializing in assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families. I completed my internship in clinical child psychology at the University of New Mexico Hospitals, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. I have over 14 years of experience in psychological assessment and ASD evaluation with children ages three years and older, both as part of a multidisciplinary school-based team and in clinical settings.  Dr. Montanez is currently providing diagnostic services at MECA Therapies in Las Cruces.   Call (575) 522-9500 to schedule an appointment.