The mission of Discovering Greatness, LLC is to provide superior professional counseling, EMDR therapy, and behavioral health services to empower children, adults, couples and families towards achieving health and long-lasting life change.
We believe that we all have inner wisdom and it is a matter of learning how to access it. We emphasize personal growth and well-being for individuals, families and communities of all ethnicities, cultures, races, genders, sexual orientations, ability/disability levels, socioeconomic statuses, age, size and any other identities.
Time is of the essence, as you have probably struggled long enough to solve the issues in your life. We work to actively recognize those issues and repetitive patterns so that you can start to be aware of them and change them. Though you can’t change the past, we can work together to better understand it and its impact on your present and future.
Discovering Greatness, LLC office is the place for people who want to break free from constantly having to achieve external validation and learn to rely on themselves and their personal relationships for the respect and love they need. You can still set goals for yourself – and achieve them. But instead of setting unrealistic expectations, and holding yourself to perfection, you can learn to let go and live a meaningful and connected life while pursuing your passions.
EFFECTIVENESS OF THERAPY
Therapists at Discovering Greatness work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing utilizing various treatment modalities including Psychoanalytic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method Couple’s Therapy, etc. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, Therapists offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my client’s individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.
Even if therapy cannot cure a condition, it can help people develop healthy coping skills. The determination to be active in therapy and heal is essential for meeting therapeutic goals and fostering a positive therapeutic relationship. Finding the right therapist is also crucial to the treatment process.
Research shows that therapy may result in fewer relapses of common conditions, including moderate depression and anxiety. Furthermore, it indicates that the positive effects of good therapy extend beyond treatment. Many people report improved conditions long after therapy has ended. Therapy is often more effective than psychotropic medication or medical treatments alone. When used on their own, those treatments may cause harmful side effects. Many therapeutic approaches are also evidence-based. This means they have been subject to research studies and clinical observations to test their effectiveness.
Finding a therapist you are comfortable with and cooperating with them can help you get the most out of treatment. When a person in therapy is open and honest, therapists generally are better able to address each issue and adjust the treatment approach as needed. Going to therapy might feel difficult on some days. But, it is important to attend each session and complete any homework assigned.
OUR FRONT OFFICE
Clinical Therapist / Substance Abuse Counselor
Elizabeth weaves traditional talk-therapy methods with an action-based approach to create with clients a therapeutic relationship that is rigorous, compassionate, and joyful.
Bilingual Clinical Therapist
Patricia Garcia earned her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver. She earned a dual bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish from the University of New Mexico.
Psychologist, Substance Abuse Counselor
Mark works with his clients to help them discover that they might find the answers are already inside waiting to be introduced for their use.
Melissa Sandford has a master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from Adams State University, Colorado after studying Art Therapy at Southwestern College in Santa Fe and Substance Use/Addictions via the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Haamid has a passion for working with male/female relationships which led him to pursue a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. However, his passion is not limited to just couples he also works with individuals.
Bilingual Clinical Therapist
Blanca offers a judgement free atmosphere where her clients can grow and learn how to be the best version of themselves, to recognize their strengths and enhance coping skill.
Korinna earned a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Prior to her work in counseling, Korinna worked as a field biologist after earning a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
Marcella is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has worked in the behavioral health field for the past 20 years. She obtained her master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling with a concentration on professional and school counseling from New Mexico Highlands University.
Valerie’s specialties include Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Use, PTSD, Behavioral Issues, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues, Life Transitions, and many more.