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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
Española Midwifery Service

Española Midwifery Service is built around meeting the needs of families before, during, and after birth. Our goal is to give clients the support, education and attentive midwifery care that will help them achieve a safe and satisfying birth experience.

I offer midwifery services to families that wish to birth in the comfort and safety of their own home or in the Breath of My Heart Birth Suite. As a licensed midwife, I am specially trained to meet the needs of clients outside of a hospital setting. I use non-invasive exams of mom and baby, routine blood work, and communication with parents as my primary tools for providing care. Ample time is taken with clients and their loved ones before the birth in order to build a relationship of respect and trust upon which I can provide the highest quality care. Throughout care we share information about risks and benefits of procedures to make sure that all decisions are made collaboratively and reflect the needs and desires of clients while insuring safety for mother and baby.

(505) 508-7209
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

James Zacharias, Ph. D, LMFT

My goal as a therapist is to assist clients in creating a satisfying, productive life with minimal conflict. When clients come to me I take a brief history, assess the issues, and together we work out a plan for healing. Whenever possible I prefer to work with the partners involved. My focus is to enable each person to express their concerns and identify what they want to feel fulfilled. To achieve this, I provide support for each person without taking one side or the other.

During my experience as a therapist I have directed counseling services in Seattle and South Texas. In Denver, prior to moving to Albuquerque, I served on the faculty at the University of Denver. In this position I taught Couples Therapy and Sex Therapy in the Family Therapy Training Program.

The individuals and couples I see want to heal their relational issues. Many are grieving over the loss of significant people in their lives or the loss of earlier intimacy with their partner. To determine if I can assist, please call for a free phone consult.

(505) 463-3128
Jim Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist who has been subspecialty fellowship trained in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Thompson has been treating families experiencing infertility issues since 1986. He is a past Secretary/Treasurer and currently the Chairman of the New Mexico Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston and completed his residency training in Obstetrics/Gynecology at the University of Kansas-Wichita. He completed a 2-year subspecialty fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Thompson is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology; a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists; and, Subspecialty Fellowship Trained in Reproductive Endocrinology. He is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. He currently holds the position of Chairman of the New Mexico Section, District 8, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

(505) 247-3333