About us

We specialize in treating trauma. If you have suffered from trauma you may be suffering from PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Cottonwood Counseling, LLC provides counseling services to adults, children, adolescents, and families. Our mission is to provide quality outpatient mental health services with integrity, compassion, kindness, and connection. Our goal is to combine our knowledge and expertise to provide the best care possible to the community. 

Our Clinicians are trained in several modalities such as EMDR, CBT and DBT. We also provide Play Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy for children and adolescents.

Meet The Team

Yvonne Williams Casaus

Yvonne Williams Casaus

Owner, Mental Health Clinician, LPCC, RPT

Yvonne is a Mom, Wife, Author, Speaker, Counselor, and Play Therapist. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering, she has been a Satellite Engineer, a Mission Planner, and has even worked for NASA. As the author of A DROP OF WATER: A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, she was inspired to share from her knowledge as a Therapist and Suicide Loss Survivor to help others find encouragement and inspiration through loss.  Yvonne is currently an independently licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC) and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy. She specializes in Trauma, PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety. She has been helping adults, children, adolescents, and families for over 13 years.

Mandy Lopez

Mandy Lopez

Mental Health Clinician, LCSW

Mandy is a native New Mexican who completed her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development & Family Relations at the University of New Mexico in 2009. She first began her work with children and families in the Albuquerque area and in rural communities around the state. She later went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Social Work where she graduated from New Mexico Highlands University in 2013. Mandy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She specializes in parenting issues, attachment disruptions, trauma, life transitions, healthy boundaries, depression and anxiety. Her approach to treatment is solution focused and centered in mindfulness practices and relational therapy. Mandy has training in play therapy and is certified as a Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator. Mandy is passionate about health and wellness as it relates to the mind-body connection. She enjoys discovering new ways to incorporate positive habits into her own lifestyle. Ultimately, Mandy strives to help her clients find meaning, joy and peace in the present and develop strength-based strategies for the future.

Amy McGhee

Amy McGhee

Mental Health Clinician, LCSW

Amy began her career after completing degrees at Centenary College of Louisiana and Louisiana Tech University.  Prior to relocating to New Mexico, she worked for over 20 years in a community mental health agency, a children’s home and in private practice in Louisiana and Arkansas.  Amy is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.  She provides therapy to individuals and families with an emphasis on self-esteem, attachment issues, and communication repair.  She has a variety of skills that allow her to fit the treatment with the person and their particular situation. Amy offers a supportive warm relationship in the counseling session to assist the client through open discussion and the development of personal insight.

Rhonda Madsen

Rhonda Madsen

Mental Health Clinician, LPCC

Rhonda is a native New Mexican who raised her family in Albuquerque, NM.  With an interest in Psychology and counseling all her life, she pursued a career in counseling after a personal loss taught her that life is short and that it is never too late to follow your passion.  Rhonda’s first work as a counselor was with children and adolescents living in residential treatment.  Through that work she learned so much about the strength of the human spirit, about resiliency, and about the power of hope in the most desperate circumstances.  Rhonda found a personal passion for working with people who have experienced trauma and loss. It has been her honor to hold space for some of the most courageous people she has ever met as they face and heal their pain. She is trained in EMDR and finds this to be a powerful and favorite treatment modality. 

Rhonda also assists those experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relationships issues and behavioral issues. Rhonda works with clients of all ages. She has an eclectic approach that includes play therapy techniques, mindfulness techniques, guided imagery, relaxation techniques, Cognitive Behavioral strategies, and Narrative therapy techniques as well as EMDR. 

 

Suzanne Thornberry

Suzanne Thornberry

Mental Health Clinician, LCSW

Suzanne is an Independently Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters Degree from New Mexico Highlands University.  She has more than 12 years of experience working in a variety of settings such as inpatient psychiatric, agency, clinical outpatient, crisis centers, schools and private practice.  Suzanne specializes in working with adolescents and young adults as well as adult women experiencing major life transitions.  She has advanced certifications in trauma therapy and her counseling style is greatly influenced by the needs and goals of each individual client and the therapeutic relationship that is formed.  Some modalities used include: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused, Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.  Suzanne’s approach to counseling is both strengths and empowerment based, non-judgemental, supportive and deeply compassionate. Suzanne has a long history of being a competitive athlete in running, cycling and triathlon.  She is a former personal trainer and health coach. She believes in the overall connectedness of health between body, mind and spirit. When she isn’t working, she enjoys traveling, being outdoors and spending time with her 4 dogs.

Delphinia Nuanes

Delphinia Nuanes

Mental Health Clinician, LPCC

Delphinia is an Independently licensed psychotherapist with a professional goal to support clients with the belief that hope exists; and that where they are currently is where they need to be, but not where they must stay.  Her own trauma history has proven to be an empathetic conduit. Delphinia is fluent in Spanish and has been providing bilingual treatment support since 2007.  She has engaged with the most challenged families and individuals in Albuquerque.  Her experience with Family Therapy issues include co-parenting, blended families, marital issues, and defiant adolescent behaviors.  Individual therapy issues include anxiety, depression, life transition, self-harm, substance abuse, and trauma.  Theories she finds effective include Cognitive Behavioral, strategic and structured.  She is most aligned with Cognitive and Reality Therapy in Individual settings.

Delphinia’s graduate and post-graduate degrees include a Bachelor’s in Psychology from ENMU-Portales and a Master’s in Counseling from UNM.   

We’re Always Looking for Dedicated, Compassionate Professionals to Join our Team.  Contact us today if you would like more information.

About

Cottonwood Counseling, LLC provides counseling services to adults, adolescents, children and families. We specialize in treating trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and grief.


LGBTQIA+ friendly

Contact

6330 Riverside Plaza Lane NW

Suite 260, ABQ, NM 87120

PH: 505-226-2839

E: cottonwoodcounselingnm@gmail.com


Se Habla Espanol

Insurance 

We accept Commercial insurance as well as Medicaid. We also accept clients that would like to self pay.

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