DAVID ROMERO, MA, LPCC
David is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. His area of expertise is working with children, families, and individuals coping with childhood issues of trauma and family dysfunction associated with abuse, anxiety and depression. A school counselor in a K-8 school, he transitioned to being a therapist after managing a successful business for over 30 years. David was born and raised in Santa Fe and understands the needs of the community from a perspective of being a Hispanic Catholic. For over 30 years, he has also been a student and instructor of Shotokan Martial Arts, working with children and adults to build their focus, confidence, and self-esteem. You can contact David at 505-690-1937.
DAVID DENNEDY-FRANK, Ph.D.
David is a Licensed Psychologist. Trained in child, adolescent, and family therapy, he has expertise in individual and couple counseling. He has been providing mental health services for 40 years. David is a native of Santa Fe and comes from a large, multi-cultural, Northern New Mexico family. With his lifelong commitment to Franciscan spirituality, he is keenly interested in how daily personal and family life can be deeply spiritual.
You can contact David at 505-988-4131 ext 1
Newlyn Allison, LCSW
Newlyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience supporting adults with anxiety and depression, those who have suffered grief, loss and trauma, and individuals responding to life stressors. She spent three years as a therapist in and then program manager of a men’s residential addiction recovery program, and utilizes a strengths-based approach, as well as Solution-Focused Therapy, CBT, Narrative Therapy, and Life Skills. Newlyn has training through Hearing Voices Network to support individuals with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, and has Seeking Safety training for trauma and PTSD. She facilitated a writing group for four years for men recovering from addiction, and desires to help all individuals find their voice and purpose in life. Newlyn is an adjunct instructor in the Highlands University School of Social Work. She has lived in various places in the United States, from North Dakota to New York, and is happy to call New Mexico home for over twenty years. Newlyn spends time every day outside, usually running on dirt roads, which brings her peace and joy. Contact Newlyn at 505-303-4642
BETTE BETTS, MSW, LCSW
Bette is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has extensive experience counseling adults, including older adults, who are dealing with all forms of loss and transition. Bette also specializes in working with people who have persistent and chronic challenges with depression, with managing stress and emotions, or with relationships. Since 1970, Bette has worked in the schools, in hospice, home care, and community mental health. With her belief that it is useful to "be still" in order to heal and grow, she loves to teach mindfulness skills. You can contact Bette at 505-310-1074.
DON J. CHAVEZ, M.DIV, LISW
Don is a Licensed Independent Social Worker. A Level II EMDR practitioner, he counsels people who suffer from trauma. He also works with children, families and individuals around a variety of transitions, including aging issues. Don has been doing therapy with individuals and families for over 30 years. He has also been a Pastoral Minister in Northern New Mexico for over 28 years and a Fellow with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors since 2003. A Catholic and native New Mexican who speaks English and Spanish, he strives to be a good steward of the land and practices this on his ranch in the Estancia Valley when he is not counseling. You can contact Don at 505-988-4131 ext 1
Linda K. Smith, MSW, LCSW
Linda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adults and adolescents on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, and managing the effects of trauma. She has over 20 years’ experience as a psychotherapist and is honored to walk with others toward increased hopefulness and wellness. Having lived in Central and South America, Linda speaks Spanish and has a keen interest in cross-cultural dynamics related to mental health. She has experience working with refugees and is committed to working toward better provision of services for the refugee population. Her approaches include cognitive behavioral, mindfulness and somatic-based modalities, and her background in depth-psychology informs her practice. Linda is a certified Spiritual Director, having completed her formation training in Contemplative Christianity and Ecumenical Spiritual Direction at the Mercy Center in Burlingame, California. With a commitment to contemplative practice, she enjoys sharing the transformative power of stillness and nature. Contact Linda at 916-426-8429
MABOUD C. SWIERKOSZ, MA, LPCC
Maboud is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. He counsels children, adolescents, adults, and couples. His intentions are to inspire the hope, faith, and resourcefulness his clients need to support their life’s journey. Maboud’s counseling approaches include: mindfulness and strength-based strategies, brief solution focus, cognitive behavioral, depth psychology, and teaching breathing and meditation skills that help manage stress and life’s challenges. He has practiced psychotherapy for over 30 years. He also leads the Dances of Universal Peace, where all are welcomed to express the beauty of their hearts through song, music, chant and movement. His office is at a PPCA satellite location. You can contact Maboud at 505-988-4131, ext 1.