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Zia Counseling Services is a locally owned and operated outpatient mental health practice. We are located in downtown Los Alamos, NM.
We understand that no two people are the same so we strive to provide our clients with an approach to fit their needs.
We currently provide therapy for children (ages 5+), adolescents, adults, and couples.
Carolina Saenz, MA, LMHC, is a licensed mental health counselor. Carolina grew up in Los Alamos, NM where she graduated high school prior to moving to Albuquerque to pursue her college degree. Carolina received her Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Before working as a mental health counselor she was a Support Specialist for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico and worked closely with children, adolescents, parents, and volunteers in the community.
On her time off Carolina enjoys spending time with her dog, Shaggy, going on walks, traveling, and relaxing with friends and family.
Carolina's main approach to therapy involves Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT is an evidenced based practice that has shown to be highly effective for those struggling with mood disorders (anxiety, depression, stress, etc), eating disorders, substance abuse, and trauma.
Additionally, Carolina offers bilingual counseling (Spanish).
Individual psychotherapy (better known as counseling or therapy) can be beneficial for relieving emotional distress and mental health problems.
During your time in therapy you will meet with a licensed counselor and together will work to solve problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings, relationship issues, and/or somatic responses (sensations in the body).
Your therapist will be someone who supports you, listens attentively, models a healthy and positive relationship experience, and gives you appropriate feedback.
Play informed therapy and art therapy can be beneficial for young children. Play can help children express emotions, thoughts, and experience personal growth.
Your therapist will move at your child's pace and help them explore life events that may be impacting them. During treatment, the therapist strives to create a comfortable and safe environment for you and your child.
While you wait for your appointment make yourself comfortable in our waiting area, where tea, coffee, and light snacks are provided.
For additional privacy we offer more seating space around the corner in front of suite 214.
Please contact us with questions.
1907 Central Avenue, Suite 212, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544, United States
Mon-Thu: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm