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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 the founder of Cottonwood Counseling.  She is an independently licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC) and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT).  She has been helping adults, children, adolescents, and families for over 15 years.  She provided services in her private practice for 7 years.  Upon seeing the growing demand for mental health services, she felt the need to open a group practice in order to better serve her community.  She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy.  She specializes in treating Trauma, PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety.  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 the Amazon Best-Seller 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.  Her passion and the mission of Cottonwood Counseling is to provide knowledgeable, nurturing, and effective treatment to the community.

C. Denise Gauna-Wigelsworth

C. Denise Gauna-Wigelsworth

Mental Health Clinician, LPCC

Denise is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), having completed her degrees at the University of New Mexico and Webster University. She has worked in therapeutic foster care, group homes for children and adolescents, and mental health and addiction services for adults and adolescents. Denise has also worked in behavioral therapy for autism spectrum and intellectual and developmental disorders. Her current focus is in trauma, mood disorders, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and autism spectrum disorder. She specializes in providing therapy to children, adolescents, families and adults while working to help clients develop their own strengths and effective ways of coping with life’s challenges. Denise is well-versed in the particular nuances and challenges of the LGBTQ community and multiple cultural backgrounds.

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.

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.   

Lucinda Reyes

Lucinda Reyes

Mental Health Clinician, LCSW

Lucinda graduated from NMHU with a Master’s in Social Work and Business Administration.  She is bilingual Spanish/English, and has experience working with most populations and age groups. Lucinda believes that the person coming into her practice is seeking to better their life and she is a medium to help them get there.  She enjoys being of service in this regard and is grateful to be part of their healing.  She enjoys working with elementary children through adults and has taught parenting courses to Spanish-speaking families.  She has experience working with couples and families helping navigate the many aspects of complex relationships.  Lucinda is experienced with CBT, Emotion-focused therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness, Trauma-Informed, Motivational Interviewing, Spiritually oriented psychotherapy, Holistic/Integrative Therapy, Solution-focused therapy, Telehealth, as well as Sand tray and Play therapy.  She always utilizes a strengths-based perspective with all clients. When Lucinda is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling, relaxing at home, cooking, learning baking skills, gardening and reading.

Xochitl Sandoval

Xochitl Sandoval

Mental Health Clinician, LCSW

Xochitl (ze/zir) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, having completed zir degree at the University of Chicago. Xochitl has worked at youth shelters, residential centers for youth, transitional living programs for adults with severe and persistent mental illness, and private practice. Ze’s work is grounded in anti-oppressive, decolonial, intersectional, and attachment frameworks. Ze has experience working with individuals, couples, and families on matters relating to trauma, substance abuse, self-harm, suicidality, LGBTQIA+ identities, non-monogamy, kink/BDSM, depression and anxiety.
Phu Barney

Phu Barney

Practice Manager

Phu Barney, the Practice Manager for Cottonwood Counseling has over 25 years of management experience, 15 of which have been in the mental health field.  Her education includes a B.S. in Business Management and Human Resources.  As a HIPAA security officer, she manages the information security policies, procedures, and technical systems of Cottonwood Counseling.  Along with her education she has an in-depth knowledge of most aspects of a Mental Health practice including medical billing, insurances, credentialing, HR, but most importantly, patient care.  She and her husband have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.  Her hobby is her family and taking care of patients.  Understanding and supporting her patients is her number one priority.

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: cottonwoodcounselingabq@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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