The City Different
Sandra Rivera, LMFT
NM license: CMF0155551
Sandra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with her Master’s in Counseling specializing in Marriage and Family. Sandra is currently serving as a provider with a wide range of experience in the field. Areas of expertise include Crisis Intervention with all age groups, Children, Couples, and Family Therapy. Her special areas of interest include depression, anxiety, trauma, family, addiction, and legal issues.
Sandra is a Structural Family Therapist that joins a family to address the unhealthy patterns of interactions that create problems within families by changing the family structure, and improving communication, boundaries, and interaction among the family members. Sandra believes in empowering her clients to make change through connection, strength, and encouragement! Sandra is certified in Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM) protocol.
Kennedy Hull, T-LMHC
NM license: CTB-2022-0179
Kennedy is a Clinical Therapist who completed her Master of Arts in Art Therapy/Counseling at Southwestern College. She offers both art therapy and counseling services individually to children, adolescents, and adults. She enjoys utilizing person-centered, strength-based, and cognitive behavioral approaches to collaborate with clients to recognize strengths and incorporate more useful coping mechanisms. Her areas of special interest include art therapy, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and developmental disabilities.
Tessa Lucero, LPCC
NM license: CCMH0196601
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.
Jill Gerichter, Clinical Intern
Supervised by Tessa Lucero, LPCC.
NM license: CCMH0196601
Jill is an art therapist/counseling intern, currently completing her graduate degree at Southwestern College. She studied both Peruvian art and psychology in her undergraduate. She offers both art therapy and counseling services to adolescents and adults. She believes art making provides a door way into the subconscious. She feels through creative expression and process, we have the ability to access unseen information in support of healing. She works from a humanistic, holistic & integrative therapeutic framework. She believes in supporting clients in their innate strengths and gifts. Her goal is to help clients become self-empowered in making personal choices and changes in support of their personal goals. She is currently in the early stages of receiving her Trauma, Grief & Renewal Certificate, as well as her Addictions, Abuse & Recovery Certificate. Her area of interests are; trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety & depression. Jill enjoys nature, art making and spending time with her children.