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.
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.
Jade Sánchez graduated with a dual major Spanish and Psychology from University of New Mexico, and a Masters in Social Work from Western New Mexico University. Jade's preferred pronouns are she/her/ella and identifies as a woman of color. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and practices in both languages, as well. Jade has worked in the field since 2014 and finds purpose working with women and families, adolescents, the recovering population, and any marginalized peoples. Jade holds a Licensed Masters in Social Work (LMSW) a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC) and Certified Peer Support Worker (CPSW) in the state of New Mexico. Jade resides dually in Albuquerque, NM and Ciudad Aldama, Chihuahua, Mex. She finds joy in being in nature, practicing traditional healing methods, spending time with her life partner and children.
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.
Kevin received a bachelor’s degree in psychology (addiction counseling concentration) from the University of New Mexico, and a master’s degree in social work from New Mexico Highland University. Kevin has worked in the substance use and mental health field for seven years as peer support specialist, LSAA, and currently holds a LADAC (Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor and LMSW (Licensed Master’s in Social Work). Kevin’s passion and commitment to serving people struggling with substance use and mental health concerns is rooted in lived experience, and the belief that hope, healing, and recovery from trauma, substance use, and mental health concerns takes place in the context of connection. Kevin believes in forming a genuine connection with clients and assisting them addressing the root causes of distress, and empowering clients to exercise their strengths and implement skills that fosters healthy connection with self and others; enabling the client to reach their full potential and successfully navigate life. Kevin’s approach to counseling is holistic, client-centered, strength-based, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive. Kevin practices several treatment modalities depending on the unique strengths and needs of each client. Kevin is trained in various evidenced-based modalities (trauma-informed CBT, Cognitive processing, DBT, interpersonal processing, internal family systems, mindfulness (client-centered mindfulness and spiritual practices), motivational enhancement therapy, solution-focused, and 12-step facilitation). Outside of therapy, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family (Fiancé, kids, grandson, and dogs), engaging in fitness and meditation activities, and being in the mountains.
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.
Lou has spent the last decade as an advocate in our community, bringing awareness and education to youth and their families about addiction and mental health. She found an interest with credentialing and billing for providers and this in turn allows her a sense of purpose and accomplishment as the end result of her efforts creates the smoothest path to navigate the world of insurance as you and your loved one continue your path to wellness.