Madeleine is originally from the UK, and has lived in the US since childhood. She has traveled extensively and loves to explore the world. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University. Previous to becoming a clinical social worker she worked as a teacher in Albuquerque public schools as a dual-licensed Special Education and Secondary Language Arts and Social Studies teacher. She has also held positions at NMHU, CNM, UNM, and SIPI as a contingent faculty member teaching English, Liberal Arts, and Social Work. Previous to her Social Work degree, Madeleine studied English Literature, Women Studies and Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at Bachelor and Graduate levels. As a clinician, Madeleine is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, Mindfulness, somatic modalities, various SUD modalities, various trauma-informed modalities, and is currently training to become a Therapeutic Game Master. She ascribes to a trauma-informed, client-centered, narrative, embodied and somatic approach to mental/behavioral health. She is especially dedicated to adolescent and young adult populations and the unique perspectives and issues adolescents bring and contend with in our contemporary world. She also works extensively with women and other populations marginalized by oppressive systems and paradigms. When not working, Madeleine loves to read and tend to her garden or go on long walks with her family and dogs.
I have a passion for helping people understand and heal from trauma, addiction and day-to-day stressors. I was born in Missoula, Montana, and raised in Seattle. I moved to New Mexico, having visited only once, as a teenager. Later I resided in New York City, beginning my higher education at LaGuardia Community College in Queens. Upon my return to New
Mexico, I earned a BA from the University of New Mexico with a concentration in Addiction Counseling and, after three years of practicing substance abuse counseling, I was awarded my Licensed Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor (LADAC). I graduated from Adams State
University with an MA in Mental Health Counseling in May 2019. Currently I hold my Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of New Mexico. I have previous experience working in private treatment centers. Most recently, I worked with youth struggling with substance abuse. I am a Level 4 certified Sand Tray Therapist and hold certificates in both Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and EMDR. I live in Albuquerque with my wife and children, and in my spare time I enjoy building furniture. My personal mission is to befriend every dog or cat I meet.
Abby Long has over thirteen years of experience working in this field in many different capacities. She graduated from the University of New Mexico American Studies program and is currently completing her Master's Degree in Social Work at WNMU. Abby has a passion for creating community and making dreams and visions become a reality. When not working, Abby is an aerialist and enjoys spending time with her framily, camping, and paddle boarding with her dog.
Ricki Bloom is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Albuquerque, New Mexico (Unceded Tiwa Territory). She has more than 15 years experience working in Social Services including as a Case Manager, Psycho-Social Rehab Facilitator, Program Manager, Individual and Group Therapist. She has created Group Curriculum and provided over 100 Trainings to Agencies and Community Members. She uses a creative, Trauma- Informed approach including the use of Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Empowerment, Experiential Learning, Intersectionality Theory, Mindfulness and Sensory Coping Skills. She also is a Community Organizer and Advocate for Social and Economic Justice.
I value relational resilience and am a practitioner of somatic and psychodynamic therapies. I believe we already have what we need to heal within our body and this is a source of inspiration for hope. The courage to connect with your whole self, coherence of heart-mind-soul, is a way to face and understand the most difficult challenges. I am here to support you to be confident about living more fully with integrity to your values.
I incorporate creative ways to learn about your strengths and how to be more fully embodied and aware. I bring compassionate attention to your growth beyond the limiting patterns that no longer serve you or define you. I believe that while we are often hurt in relationships we also heal in relationships where we feel understood.
Being embodied includes understanding how the different sometimes conflicting parts of yourself are showing up. The impacts of trauma, loss, abuse, cumulative stress, and oppression can disconnect us from having any sense of wellbeing. Learning relevant practices like acceptance, compassion, and mindfulness can help us be more honest with emotions and vulnerability.
Fizz’s practice is rooted in the understanding that just as we are harmed in relationships, we also heal in relationships. This is why developing a therapeutic relationship built on trust and authentic connection can be so powerful and transformative. Fizz believes that we exist within larger systems of oppression that greatly impact our mental health, relationships, and overall well-being. Fizz brings a grounded, loving, and open presence to the therapeutic relationship. Using attachment theory and narrative therapy approaches, Fizz guides clients in cultivating greater self-compassion, active mindfulness practices, and increased emotional regulation. Fizz works with clients to achieve their goals and build secure attachment.
Fizz is a social worker and community organizer born and raised on Tiwa Land (Albuquerque, NM). Fizz is a graduate of the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work at New Mexico Highlands University with a Bi-lingual, Bi-cultural concentration. Fizz is the co-author of “Queer Attachment: An Anti-Oppression Zine for Relational Healing.” When not working with clients Fizz likes to hike, knit, play Spiritfarer, and hang with their dogs.
Patille Bingham (she/they pronouns) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, is bi-cultural, and has had the privilege of traveling across the world throughout her life. Her higher education includes studying at the University of New Mexico and earning a B.S. in psychology and later studying social work at Boston University to earn a Master's. Patille finds joy in practicing yoga, playing board games, and spending quality time with her partner, bio-family, chosen family, and her two wonderful dogs.
Patille views the therapist-client relationship as one of the biggest tools for understanding, reflection, and healing. Using the relationship as the foundation, she works to help clients understand the ways in which their experiences are impacting their current relationship with themselves and others. She sees the client as the expert in their life, and the therapist as an honored guide. Embedded in her approach is a belief that it is vital to bring an understanding of the ways in which systems of oppression have and continue to impact your experience in the world. Patille uses an eclectic mix of modalities with clients and works to cater her approach to the client’s needs. She finds herself rooted in person-centered, trauma-informed care and utilizes relational, solution-focused interventions to examine the ways in which oppression and societal expectations contribute to your mental health. Patille often uses techniques from CBT, DBT, attachment theory, self-compassion, and internal family systems.
Patille sees therapy as a safe space to practice vulnerability, bravery, and showing up for yourself through life's difficult moments.
Autumn (she/her) graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a Concentration in Addiction Counseling as well as a BA in Religious Studies. She will graduate with her Master’s in Clinical Social Work in December 2023. Autumn has experience in addiction counseling, case management, and leadership roles supporting women emerging from incarceration in residential and outpatient settings. An LSAA, she is passionate about providing a safe space for women in recovery and helping them find the tools they have within themselves to recognize their own worth and strength. Autumn strives to create a supportive and empowering space to facilitate vulnerability, reflection, and growth. Autumn finds purpose in working with the formerly incarcerated population, LGBTQIA+ community, and trauma survivors.
Melissa Pizzo has been the Director of Operations at Pizzo Household for over 14 years. While supporting her four children and husband, she received her Masters and PhD in patience. She has also invested countless hours serving various non-profit organizations for the past 5 plus years. Planning and organizing events, and fundraising activities are some of her key strengths. When Melissa is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing card games, thrifting, going on bosque walks with her dog, and tending to her many backyard chickens.