Therapists:

Kelly Waggoner, LMHC - Neurotherapist

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Kelly Waggoner is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist. (LMHC). She graduated with a Masters in Counseling in 2012 and has experience with at-risk youth, juvenile diversion, treatment foster care, and counseling psychotherapy. Kelly also holds degrees in Teacher Education and Psychology. She has special education regarding the brain, specifically in Neurotherapy and brain training techniques. Kelly specializes in children and adults with developmental and special learning needs. She has been featured as a presenter at the New Mexico Counseling Association's Conference and the Colorado Counseling Association's Conference where she discussed Neurofeedback Training, ADHD, and overall brain health.

Kelly can assist you or your child in learning appropriate social skills, managing sensory integration needs, and how to design a healthy environment for a person with specific learning, emotional, and development needs. Kelly specializes in helping parents save their sanity by developing simple parenting techniques for high needs children. Kelly approaches mental health from a holistic perspective that includes simple brain training exercises that can be done at home, biofeedback training techniques to help you control your body's response to stress, and disrupting brain-body feedback loops that can result in perpetuating anxiety and depression.

Kelly has been married for seven years and is the mother of two very energetic and loving boys. She comes from a large blended family and is originally from the Florida-Georgia area. Kelly is an avid outdoors-woman and enjoys hiking and camping with her children and her husband, who is an Eagle Scout.

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New Mexico LMHC license number: 0169881

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Alice Keck, LISW - Therapist

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Alice is a Licensed Independent Social Worker, Clinical. She started her career as a psychiatric nurse, then completed her Bachelors of Social Work and Masters of Social Work at New Mexico Highlands University.

Alice is an EMDR therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR is widely researched and is used in the treatment of PTSD and trauma. Alice also uses Innovative Basic Mindfulness, which is effective in treating anxiety, stress disorders and issues with emotional regulation.

Alice has over 30 years of wide ranging experience as a therapist including individual and group therapy, marriage and family therapy, and school counseling. Alice worked as a therapist for University of New Mexico students, providing individual and couples counseling. She also has experience working with hospice patients and their families.

Alice’s therapeutic areas of interest include grief and loss in adults and children, parenting issues, and couples issues. She uses an eclectic treatment approach including cognitive and behavioral methods. Alice believes in joining with the client and working together to achieve the client’s goals.

Alice was born and raised in New Mexico and loves the natural beauty of the state. She is a tin artist and also enjoys spending time with family and friends.

New Mexico LISW license number: I-3160

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Vera L. Garcia, LMHC - Counselor/Therapist

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Vera is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and is affiliated with the National Board for Certified Counselors. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors. Vera received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology: Christian Counseling, with the honor of Summa Cum Laude; and her master’s degree with High Distinction in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Vera has spent several years working with children, teens, adults, and families helping them to discover healthy ways to overcome concerns such as trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, anger, and addiction. Vera enjoys helping her clients discover a healthy self-awareness while working through their struggles and working toward their goals. She believes in helping her clients discover their current strengths while following the path along their therapeutic journey, allowing her clients to recognize that they have the power within themselves to make positive adjustments in life.

Vera believes that people can accomplish the dreams and goals they have in life once they recognize they have the ability in themselves to do so. Additionally, Vera helps her clients cultivate effective communication skills to develop and support healthy relationships. While collaborating with her clients, Vera uses an eclectic form of therapy, which includes cognitive restructuring, relaxation techniques, motivational interviewing, as well as strengths-based and solution-focused principles.

Vera is a native of New Mexico. Before entering the counseling profession, Vera worked in the financial industry in multiple capacities including owning mortgage and real estate companies, and working as an independent insurance and financial services representative. Vera and her husband have two adult sons who are married, a daughter in college, and are in the process of adopting four siblings. Vera’s business background and life experiences help her to relate to the struggles and emotions her clients experience. Vera strives for personal excellence, finds joy in life, and loves to laugh.

New Mexico LMHC license number: 0176011

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Deborah Moore, LPCC - Counselor/Therapist

Deborah Moore, LPCC

Education: Master of Arts in Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary

I have been a licensed professional clinical counselor in the state of New Mexico since 2010. As a Christian-based counselor, I view others in a holistic manner taking into account the social, physical and spiritual factors as well as the emotional and psychological factors of what it means to be a healthy, joy-filled individual. My focus in counseling is to help my clients to view their symptoms within the context of their “wholeness” as a human being, deepening their understanding of their true identity as persons of value and strength as I believe that this greatly contributes to a more rapid recovery from the impact of negative life experiences.

My experience as a therapist includes working with clients challenged with the effects of depression, anxiety, anger and trauma that has resulted in post-trauma stress or dissociation. In the area of family matters, I am an advocate of family systems therapy focusing on the importance of addressing individual needs within the context of the entire family unit. My background includes extensive time in parenting education, co-parenting counseling as well as partner conflict resolution. I enjoy assisting others in developing and utilizing positive communication and relational skills. I have also assisted clients suffering from losses of all types, helping them to understand the grieving process that must take place in order to reclaim their previous peace and enthusiasm for living their lives to the fullest.

In supporting my clients, I use various counseling tools including CBT; Mindfulness; DBT exercises; solution focused therapy; IHP (inner healing prayer), and am in the process of developing my LIT (Lifespan Integration Therapy) skills. I also appreciate the importance of assisting clients in addressing the spiritual dynamics of their situation as a vital part of their attaining wellness. I believe that counseling supports that address the person as a “whole” are the most effective and I am committed to helping my clients to achieve their goals and personally grow as a result of their struggles.

My spouse and I have been a part of the Albuquerque community since 2009 and we love the city, the mountains, the people and the culture. Hiking, swimming, gardening, reading and spending time with my family (especially grandchildren) are my favorite past times!

New Mexico LPCC license number: 0163591

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Angie True, LCSW - Social Worker

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Angie True is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with ten years of experience providing psychotherapy in a variety of settings. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature from Indiana University, with a certificate in Film Studies. At the University of Southern Indiana and Prescott College, she earned her master’s degree and postgraduate certificate in Ecopsychology, respectively. Her broad foundational training includes published research and clinical experience with how nature connection and depth nutrition can enrich individual, family and community mental health.

Angie’s experience spans outpatient mental health and treatment centers, as a private practitioner and in collaboration with both conventional and alternative health practitioners. She has worked extensively with issues around trauma and abuse with individuals, partners, families and groups of all ages and of many different types of backgrounds and cultures. Other treatment experience includes addiction, developmental disabilities, police and firefighter issues, chronic illness, grief and loss, aging-related matters, family of origin issues, anxiety and depression, life transitions and more.

A holistic approach facilitates genuinely lasting healing and meaningful change. Emotional wellness does not exist in a space apart from physical or spiritual health, nor environmental, political, social, cultural and economic realities. Thus Angie’s practice addresses the whole person living within a multilayered world. Although trained in several modalities, her non-judgmental approach to each client remains flexible and tailored to comfort level and the issues at hand.

Each life contains a deeper story of dignity, worth and meaning. Working together in office and strengthening that work through gentle but effective lifestyle interventions, that life story becomes fuller and more vibrant.

Angie enjoys living in the mountains. She has raised two sons, two daughters and a lot of dogs and cats.

New Mexico LCSW license number: C-09433

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