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Understanding the Licensing Process in NM


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In this informative discussion on how to navigate the clinical licensing process in New Mexico. We will share how to apply for your temporary license and the requirements for a master level clinical license - LMHC, LAMFT, LMSW and School Counselors will be covered. We will review the updated application process and the requirements of a state approved supervisor.


Jessica Cauthorne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and state approved supervisor. Jessica specializes in working with diverse population, including the LGBTQIA community. Jessica has been a program manager, a clinical supervisor, and a permanency planning supervisor with Protective Services. She has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Play Therapy and Jessica utilizes art therapy and sand tray interventions for those who enjoy exploring such options. While she currently serves as a Clinical Director, Jessica has also supervised clinical interns while working in an inpatient psychiatric setting. Through positive support, case staffing, mentoring, encouragement, and a healthy dose of humor, Jessica will work move you toward your professional goals.


A self-described geek, Maria Laquerre-Diego is a CEO and Owner who is committed to increasing access to mental health services and breaking down the stigma surrounding therapy services. As a therapist turned CEO, Maria has developed a unique perspective when it comes to mental health and the barriers surrounding mental health treatment. Influenced by her time at New Mexico State University in the Family and Consumer Science department, and University of New Hampshire’s Marriage and Family Therapy department, Maria has turned her dedication to giving back and supporting future generations of therapists. In addition to supporting mental health providers, Maria takes an active role in addressing the continued stigma of mental health services through the use of pop culture – everything from movies and television shows to superheroes and Disney characters. Maria has spoken about mental health at several local events, has served as an officer on professional boards and has provided training to clinicians all over the country while maintaining her and her family’s roots as Aggies! Outside of the office, Maria can be found spending time with her family and loved ones, exploring the world through travel, and creating cosplays for herself, her husband and their two little ones. Maria is always happy to talk about Star Wars, Marvel and mental health and can be contacted through her practice website


Lisa is a native of New Mexico and a graduate of NMSU, from which she obtained her Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Guidance. Lisa has provided mental health treatment in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric care, public school, college, and in private practice. Lisa currently splits her tie between her job as a school social worker for a local high school and a therapist in her private practice with A New Hope Therapy Center. Lisa's areas of special interest includes working with those experiencing postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, anger, and self-esteem issues.



June 16, 2023


A New Hope Therapy Center Office

715 E Idaho Suite 2B

Las Cruces, NM 88001

Online Zoom Training


12:45 - Check in/Sign in on Zoom
1:00 - Presentation Begins
3:00 - Presentation Ends



Of Note

This is an hybrid training with limited in-person seats as well as virtual seats via Zoom. If engaging via Zoom, please do not engage in other activities while in this training including driving, driving through for that coffee fix, or rearranging your closet - this training requires your attention and engagement. You will receive an email with the Zoom link and any handouts the day prior to the training. In person seats are available and will allow for us to sign a Form C for you!

Training Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify the steps to obtain a temporary license.

  • Participants will be able to list two ways to find a state approved supervisor.

  • Participants will list 2 important factors in choosing a supervisor.

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