Kink-Aware Providers

David J Ley Ph D

Dr. David Ley is a clinical psychologist in practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Ole Miss, and his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of New Mexico. Dr. Ley is licensed in New Mexico and Nevada, and has provided clinical and consultative services in numerous other states. He is the Executive Director of New Mexico Solutions, a large outpatient mental health and substance abuse program in Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Ley has been treating sexuality issues throughout his career. He first began treating perpetrators and victims of sexual abuse, but expanded his approach to include the fostering and promotion of healthy sexuality, and awareness of the wide range of normative sexual behaviors.

707 Broadway Blvd NE Suite 500
Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 268-0701
Dvorah Simon Ph D

Dvorah Simon, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with current licensure in New York , California, and New Mexico.

Experience: 20 years experience working in New York City with persons with traumatic brain injury, stroke, and other neurological and chronic medical conditions. 3 years experience working in Los Angeles in a program for homeless Veterans, with issues of substance abuse, life skills, and PTSD.  Tranferred to the Albuquerque VA in 2009 to be clinical director of a residential program for homeless Veterans.

Training: Ph.D. from Fordham University. 2 years of coursework in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Greenich Institute in New York City. Numerous workshops and trainings in family systems therapy, Ericksonian hypnosis and psychotherapy including Self Relations Therapy, and Brief, Solution Focused Therapy. Training with Consuella Newton on activating intuition.

Interests: Resiliency, spirituality, creativity, trauma recovery, coping with medical and brain conditions, neurofeedback, working with families.

Philosophy: We are here to be the Light. The Light is both divine (and therefor, universal), and uniquely refracted through our divinely given particularities. Everything about who we are is beautiful, when held in the perspective of consciousness and love. “Therapy” is a way to reconnect with that nature, whether we talk about it or not. Therapy works best when it pays close and ardent attention to the life that the person wants to be living, and draws on all the resources available within that person and in their world to bring that about.
(917) 573-7753
Helen Taffoya-Barraza MA LPCC

Education, Credentials and Professional Associations:

Currently enrolled in PhD program in Counselor Education, University of New Mexico
Master of Arts, Psychology (Clinical), December 1995, Arizona State University
Masters Thesis: Factors Influencing Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Among Mexican American Women.
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Spanish, August 1991, University of New Mexico
Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC):NM License number 0075601.
Associate Clinical Staff, University of New Mexico, Department of Psychiatry, September 2004 – present.
President 2005 – 2006, UNM Counselors In Action. May 2005 – Present
PhD Student Representative, Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society.  2004 – present.

Primary Areas of Interest

Ethics and clinical practice.
Cultural Competency in Health and Behavioral Health Service Provision.
Motivation and Behavior Change as applied to substance abuse and other treatment settings.
Comparative Theology, similarities in pan-theological thought.
Cross- cultural, multi-cultural, and intra-cultural ethics and practice.
Person-Centered, Buddhist Psychology and psychotherapies.
Physics, metaphysics and traditional healing practices.
Effective program development in Behavioral Health Settings.

University of New Mexico Hospitals Psychiatric Center  2600 Marble NE Albuquerque, NM  87106
Karla Linden NMT LMT

Karla Linden and the staff of Albuquerque’s  Masterpiece Massage Therapy all have extensive training beyond massage school in medically oriented techniques, especially for injuries which frequently occur in New Mexico auto accidents. We intuitively provide a wide variety of massage modalities and advanced healing techniques to meet your unique needs. Our beautiful office suites, and special equipment such as the Body Support System and FIR heat enhance your professional treatment. Masterpiece Massage also features Albuquerque prenatal massage (pregnancy massage). We gladly work hand in hand with your other care givers to provide the best in integrated therapy.

3916 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Suite A (Between Comanche & Montgomery) Albuquerque, New Mexico
Linda Najjar, Ph. D

Dr. Linda Najjar is a Licensed Psychologist in New Mexico who specializes in the areas of women’s issues and multicultural counseling. For over twelve years, she has worked with individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, body image issues, LGBTQ issues, and discrimination.
(505) 306-4144