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Holistic Health Providers


Elisharose Trujillo

Founder & CEO, Therapist, MA LPCC

I am a mental health practitioner with a decade of experience treating children and adults in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I approach my practice on a highly personalized basis, by developing holistic treatment tailored to individual development and healing. By pairing support for the mind with plans for health and wellbeing, working with me allows us to strategize and develop together an effective and sustainable recovery that is also self-supporting.

Over years of professional practice I have attracted a strong network of clients who rely on my thoughtful approach and tested expertise in experiential play therapy for children, parental coaching, and individual therapy for adults and children, and in-depth grief counseling. A fundamental goal of therapy is personal growth and I have helped build personal empowerment strategies for clients suffering from symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression, and adjustment disorders. 

Before opening Solamente Holistic Health, I worked as a primary contractor for leading foster care treatment agencies, play therapy, and Autism therapy organizations. I hold a masters degree in Education in Counseling, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from New Mexico Highlands University.


Jessica Ripes

Therapist, LCSW

I currently hold a Master's degree in social work and a bachelor's degree in psychology with an emphasis on working with the Hispanic population. I have obtained training in treating eating disorders, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I have lived in multiple states and successfully served hundreds of people over the years working within the mental health community.


I am confident in my ability to work with you in a way that best supports your current needs. My practice begins with the belief that you are the master of your own ship and that my role is to help navigate the waters with skills to manage life.

With over five years in the community and private mental health systems, I am confident that working with me will allow more positive support into your weekly experience. I believe that, in some way, we are all mirrors of each other. In the sense that when you recognize the good in someone else, it is because innately you have that same good in you. I am currently accepting children and families, teenagers and young adults. I respect any walk of life, race, gender orientation, or religion.



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Christine Michel 

Sound Healer Practitioner

Christine Michel is a tuning fork sound healer practitioner who is passionate about using sound to facilitate healing and promote wellness. Originally from New York, she recently relocated to Albuquerque to bring her skills and expertise to a new community.


Christine's preferred tools for her practice are tuning forks and singing bowls, which she uses to create a soothing and healing soundscape during her sessions. She finds it incredibly rewarding to be able to help people on their wellness journeys and feels that her work is an essential part of her life's purpose.

In addition to private sessions, Christine also hosts guided meditations with sound baths every Tuesday night. These sessions provide an opportunity for individuals to relax and recharge in a supportive group environment.


Christine is excited to be a part of the Albuquerque community and is eager to help people discover the transformative power of sound healing. Whether you're struggling with physical pain or emotional distress or just looking to deepen your connection with yourself, Christine is here to support you on your path to healing and wellness.

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Nathan Allan Leach

Counselor, MS, LMHC

Committed to social change through harm reduction informed care, Nathan has provided a variety of therapeutic interventions to address drug use, depression, anxiety, and traumatic experiences to those made vulnerable by policy and ideologically driven disparities. Early in their therapeutic profession, Nathan began building a critical analysis of mental health aimed to center an embodied and relational approach to therapy that understands human subjectivity as shaped by our social, political, and economic situations. Nathan’s paramount goal in therapy is to promote empowerment and coproduce a grounded and embodied therapeutic relationship that forms the foundation for people to thrive despite the pressures of harmful societal norms.        

Using an interdisciplinary approach to therapy, Nathan employs critical theory, affective neuroscience, and somatically based narrative interventions to address the concerns of clients living in uncertain times aggravated by a multiplicity of crises. This approach includes both cognitive and somatic intervention but remains grounded in harm reduction-informed anti-racist, and gender and sexuality-inclusive praxis.

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Stephanie Harad

Therapist, LCSW

My psychotherapy practice is deeply grounded in my belief that all of us have the capacity to heal, grow, and change at any point in our lives, and that we all deserve support in our journeys. I believe that the container of the therapeutic relationship creates space for collaboration; I work with clients to unlock their abilities to shift out of destructive patterns and repair old wounds. My clinical work is rooted in relational and psychodynamic frameworks, but I use multiple modalities to match my clients’ needs. I approach clinical relationships with curiosity, love, respect, and non-judgment and bring to the work a decade of experience in the field as well as my own lived experience. I feel honored to be able to join my clients in this work and admire the courage, wisdom, and skills that they bring to this process. I am grateful for the vulnerability and trust my clients offer and am committed to showing up to meet people where they’re at.

I currently have openings in my practice for parents, adolescents, couples, young adults, and older adults. Culturally competent with the LGBTQ community. Proficient in Spanish.


Emma Gamelsky

Therapist, LCSW

I believe each of us holds an innate capacity for healing, given a supportive environment for the process to unfold. As a therapist, I assist clients in doing the deep work to uncover root causes of current patterns, as well as finding practical strategies to mitigate everyday stress.  I strive to create a space of non-judgment, trust, and creative exploration.  I bring a background in Ayurvedic medicine, fine art, perinatal health, and community-based participatory

As a social worker, I not only consider the individual but also the intersecting systems impacting one's life, family, and larger community. Depending on the needs of each client, I utilize various therapeutic frameworks, especially focusing on attachment theory, somatic psychology, motivational interviewing, child-parent psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-informed care, healing through the creative process, and play therapy.  I enjoy working with all ages.  


Alesha Godino

Therapist, LCSW

Alesha Godino is a New Mexico Highlands graduate and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, as well

as a reiki master. Alesha has had experience working with people across the lifespan, from young children to seniors.


Alesha especially enjoys working with families, individuals, children/teens, and the LGBTQ community. Alesha likes to help clients recognize their strengths and resilience while learning and practicing healthy coping skills such as meditation and mindfulness. Alesha has had additional training in trauma, grief, PTSD, attachment work, working with gender expansive and trans clients, and is a registered Circle Of Security Parenting facilitator. 


Alison Todd

Licensed Message Therapist

Alison became a massage therapist after surviving a particularly bad car accident in 2011. She realized two things: life is short, and the body has amazing healing powers. After working for several years in marketing, she ditched her stressful desk job and vowed to help others unwind, relax, and lead healthier, happier lives.


On the massage table, she utilizes various techniques tailored to each client's specific needs. She is a big proponent of self-care and believes massage benefits both the emotional and physical body. Through relaxation, healing begins.


Treatment Approaches: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Polarity Therapy, Myofascial Release, Shiatsu, Cranial Sacral, Prenatal Massage, Massage Cupping, Hot Stone Therapy

Issues Commonly Addressed: Back, neck, and shoulder pain, Sciatica, Headaches/Migraines, Stress,

Anxiety and Depression, Whiplash, Vertigo.


Client Focus: Teens, Adults; Qualifications: Years in practice: 7; Education: Massage Therapy

and Bodywork


Vivian Kafalenos

Therapist, LCSW

In mid-life, I decided to start a new career in Social Work to share my life experience and give back to others. I graduated from San Jose State with a Master’s in social work in 2011, and I moved to New Mexico in 2017 and have an LMSW.

As a practitioner, I believe in addressing the whole person, body, mind, spirit, and emotions, because they are interwoven; it’s in the balance of those four human elements that our mental health is optimized. Also, to consider ourselves as energetic beings.

Also, I believe spiritual healing is synergistic with psychological healing, so I encourage clients to pursue that if this is consistent with their beliefs. And yet, I strive to support everyone in their own beliefs, meaning respecting atheists as much as I do people who feel spiritual. 

I’ve developed experience in dealing with people having a trauma history, including PTSD, and consider how multigenerational issues impact clients. I encourage clients to be aware of their needs and feelings and express them respectfully; I believe in educating clients about their symptoms and about mental health, on the assumption that people do the best with the information they have. Regarding PTSD, I have reconsolidation of traumatic memory, RTM, training. I also have the first Reiki attunement.

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Jamie Duncan

Jamie Duncan, LADAC, TRE Practitioner, 400hr YT

Jamie was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and earned her B.A. in Psychology, Family Studies, and Addiction Counseling at the University of New Mexico in 2019. Her specialty is offering yoga, meditation, and Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) for those recovering from addiction, PTSD, anxiety, and depression.  

Jamie believes self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-love are integral to the healing journey. She states, "Life is about learning and, just as important, becoming aware of what is most authentic to one’s true nature. It’s about returning home to self and navigating from a place that honors body, mind & soul.”

Her kindness, warmth, and unconditional positive regard create a safe and supportive space for learning and healing. Sati inspires hope, opportunity, and confidence in those she works with while offering empowerment through education to help make the necessary changes in improving one’s circumstances to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. 

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Daniel Gonzales

Therapist, LCSW

My personal goals are to provide you with support and empowerment to help alleviate stressors and challenges that have negatively impacted you. I work with clients that have struggled with substance use issues, trauma and adolescents that are in need of support finding their identity and learning tools to manage emotions. I provide a holistic outlook with therapeutic modalities including mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution focused therapy.

look forward to meeting with you and being able to walk along side you through your life journey. Remember you do not have to be alone in facing the life stressors and past events that have caused you difficulties. Please reach out and lets find some hope and healing for you and your loved ones.

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