Our Therapists in Training
Graduate Level Interns
Occasionally we have Master level interns available for therapy. These interns are in a graduate level program and placed with us to obtain clinical experience. They are closely monitored and receive weekly supervision with Maria Laquerre LMFT, RPT-S. They are often placed with us for 6-12 months of experience, after which clients are transferred to another provider for continued care if needed.
We offer therapy services with our interns at a discounted self pay rate of $35 per session for those without insurance or who may not want to utilize their insurance. We also have a limited number of time slots for free therapy. If you are interested in these services, please contact the office at 575-556-9585 to discuss options and availability.
Katrinka Espinosa has a military background that was gained from serving in the U.S. Air Force and being married to a retired military spouse. Along with being a wife for many years, Katrinka also has three adult children and four grandchildren that she enjoys spending time with. Katrinka is a Christian, actively involved in ministry, and interested in using faith-based interventions to help couples and families searching for spiritual strengthening. Helping all individuals from our diverse community to find and explore their strengths to develop behaviors that support healthy relationships is her passion. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy from Walden University.
Annelise is a student working toward her Master’s degree in Counseling from Hope International University. Annelise graduated from Life Pacific College with her Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies. Her passion and goal is to help individuals and couples grow and find healing and wholeness mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. She is also interested in working with children, teens, and adults. Annelise strives to create a safe space for everyone to be able to share their lives. She wants to walk alongside her clients and let them know that they are not alone. Annelise is interested in using both Christian based counseling interventions as well clinical interventions such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Annelise enjoys traveling, playing piano and guitar, being involved in ministry at her church, and spending time with family and friends.
Hailey is currently working toward her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from New Mexico State University. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology, and an integrative Religion minor, from Hardin-Simmons University. Hailey is passionate about counseling, and strives to provide a safe space for people to be heard in a judgment-free environment. Her desire is to help others find healing and hope, facilitate secure and lasting relational bonds, and overcome barriers to seeking counseling. She believes just as one would go to a medical doctor for physical needs, counseling should be used to help your mind, heart and soul. Hailey works with clients of all ages, while specializing in the treatment of adults, couples, and families. Clinical focus areas include anxiety, depression, trauma, exploring family relationships / roles, couples counseling and grief work. She offers biblically-based counseling, for those who desire this service, and also welcomes working with other spiritual belief systems. She feels honored to hear her client’s stories and hopes to empower their authentic selves.
Our Master level interns often have quick availability for intakes, providing increased accessibility of services for those willing to provide this experience for them.