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 x104.
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 x102.
SHANNAN GREENLEE, MA, LPCC
Shannon is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Her area of expertise is working with families and children experiencing trauma, abuse, neglect, loss, and social/emotional problems, family changes, and new parents. A child and family therapist, and also art therapist, Shannan is trained in infant mental health, art therapy, play therapy and parent-child psychotherapy. You can contact Shannan at 505-204-3424.
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.
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, x109.
KATHRYN RICE, MSW, LCSW
Kathryn A. Rice is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Trained in infant mental health, child psychodynamic therapy, play therapy, and social work, Kathryn counsels and supports families and children experiencing trauma, abuse, neglect, loss, family changes, attachment related issues, adoption challenges, or social interaction problems. Endorsed as a Level Ill Infant Mental Health provider working with infants, young children, parents, and individuals, she has over 25 years of experience. To create a warm, welcoming and safe environment for her young clients, her wonderful office is filled puppets, toy, and art supplies. You can contact Kathryn at 505-469-9259.
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
Scott Chapman is a graduate student intern, working on a Masters in Counseling and Human Development. Scott is seeing clients as part of his internship hours to graduate from a CACREP accredited program and eventually receive licensure as an LPC. He receives direct clinical supervision from Shannon Greenlee support from the therapists at PPCA. Before starting this path, he ran outdoor adventure programs for youth and young adults. Scott utilizes a person-centered approach, affirming the strengths and capacity for growth in every person, as he grows alongside each client.