The City Different
Tessa Lucero, LPCC
Tessa is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She received a Masters of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from New Mexico Highlands University. She is passionate about her work with children and adolescents. Tessa provides individual counseling to children, teenagers and adults in addition to providing couples and family counseling. Her areas of special interest include: play therapy, behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, personality disorders and divorce reactions. She serves each client with compassion and acceptance. Tessa is certified in Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM) protocol.
Tessa’s mission is to create a haven of acceptance and to empower growth, healing and personal transformation for her clients. She practices from a structural theoretical orientation and supports her clients in restructuring their family system in order to restore healthy connections and improve patterns of communication, interactions and boundaries.
Kennedy Hull, Clinical Intern
Kennedy is a Clinical Intern and currently completing her Master of Arts in Art Therapy/Counseling at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. She has a background in working with children and adults with developmental disabilities as well as adults with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and PTSD. She enjoys utilizing art therapy as well as person-centered and strength-based approaches to collaborate with clients to achieve goals and recognize strengths. Her areas of special interest include art therapy, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and developmental disabilities.
Shelby Long, Clinical Intern
Shelby is currently a Master’s level Clinical Intern through Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy from Capital University in Ohio. Shelby is passionate about working with kids and teens through the lens of an art therapist. She enjoys working alongside kids, teens, and adults building a welcoming and safe environment through creative expression. She has experience working with depression, anxiety, and grief utilizing a strength-based and person-centered approach to help build upon resources and strengthen resiliency. Shelby enjoys spending time in nature, plein air painting, and playing with her dog, Cinnamon.