Licensed Professional Clinicians
Tod DiCecco, LPCC
Tod, who received his Master’s degree from Southwestern University, takes a holistic approach to the transformational and healing process by offering the opportunity to explore personal growth through the mind, body, and spirit. He also uses mindfulness practices to guide individuals and families through relationship challenges, grief & loss support, and issues related to substance abuse, trauma, and other life stressors.
He believes when people connect with their purpose and what brings meaning into their life, they experience greater connection with themselves, their family, and community. He also believes that using creativity supports the heart’s true authentic expression, which brings about joy and inspiration. A deep connection to the heart can develop feelings of safety and expand compassion towards others and ourselves.
Niccole Toral, MA, LPCC
Niccole holds a master’s degree in Counseling and Certificate in Transformational Eco Psychology from Southwestern College, a Consciousness Centered Program. She has been shaped by integrative wellness both personally and professionally is passionate about combining therapies and modalities that inspire others. Niccole loves that Mesa Vista Wellness integrates many different forms of wellness within their services.
Over the course of her professional career, Niccole has spent several years in the implementation and integration of behavioral health care in rural primary care clinics, and has studied and apprenticed with many indigenous elders in Earth-based methods, including vision quest, a wilderness rite of passage, native American spiritual practices, and Andean (Peruvian) spiritual cosmology.
As an Earth-based healer, counselor and teacher, she has always resonated with the spiritual and nature-based culture that is found throughout New Mexico. She is a strong believer in getting healthy, being healthy, and staying healthy. Niccole instills balance in her own life: hiking, running, yoga, travel, and lots of time with her family and pets.
Hal Agler LCSW
Hal brings over 28 years of experience working in the mental and behavioral health field to his work at Mesa Vista Wellness. Over the years, he has served as a therapist, administrator, educator, program developer, social worker, clinical supervisor, and direct care provider. He’s worked in both inpatient and outpatient treatment services with a wide variety of people and modalities, specializing in the treatment of attachment issues, sexually maladaptive behaviors, juvenile justice issues, trauma, emotional dysregulation, and substance abuse.
Hal also has extensive experience in direct care, designing and overseeing programming, training other therapists, and providing interventions to individuals, families, couples, groups and communities. He has been highly involved as an advocate for those in need by participation in various groups throughout his career, working for the betterment of services and dignity for the mentally ill, homeless, incarcerated, minority, and the LGBT communities.
Stephanie Murphy, RN, MEd, MA, LPCC, ATR-BC
A board-certified art therapist with over 24 years of experience in the healthcare field, Stephanie strongly relies on the mind/body/heart connection of each individual to inform her therapeutic practice and guide clients all on their paths to reach their full potential as human beings.
As an art therapist, she utilizes many creative modalities, such as sand tray, SoulCollage ™, and intuitive painting to integrate both left- and right-brain functioning to help clients find a whole-brain solution to life’s challenges.
Julia Lucero, MSW, LCSW
With 26 years of experience as a social worker, supervisor, program director, adjunct professor and program administer, Julie has worked with diverse populations and relies on the strength, resiliency and uniqueness of the individuals she works with to guide her practice.
As a 9th generation Chicana from northern New Mexico, she embraces the values, culture, language, traditions, and healing practices handed down to her from the women in her family. Through a holistic approach, she honors the place of strength clients bring to the therapeutic relationship and works to help them realize their full potential.
Anthony Moya, LCSW, Family Therapist,
A Santa Fe native, Anthony graduated with a master’s degree in social work from Highlands University, and since has worked with the court, corrections, and school systems across Santa Fe for the past seven years to meet the needs of the community. He believes that children and families are living in a world that is increasingly detached from the inner self, and collaborates with families to increase awareness of the role they play in the world, and to actively be present with their deeper emotions and innate strengths. His therapeutic style is client-centered, and he often using treatment modalities such as therapeutic play, experiential therapy, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, and motivational interviewing. Anthony also works as Mesa Vista Wellness’ on-staff clinical administrator to provide clinical support to staff and community members. In addition, he is currently a board-approved social work supervisor for the state of New Mexico.
Stephanie Koch, MA, LMHC
Stephanie received a bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University in psychology and later received a Master of Science in clinical mental health counseling from Loyola University New Orleans. Stephanie’s approach to counseling is based on Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), which involves looking deeper into an individual’s way of thinking and finding the connections between those thoughts and the troublesome behaviors.
She views counseling as a process of understanding and trust, exploration, goal development and realization. Stephanie focuses on, but is not limited to, adolescents and adults who suffer from a variety of issues including eating disorders, substance abuse, depression and anxiety.
Rhonda Albin, ACSW, LCSW, LCADC
Rhonda brings more than 30 years of experience as a social worker, trainer, clinical director and consultant to Mesa Vista Wellness. She believes in clients’ innate ability to heal and grow, and she utilizes many techniques, but believes that the relationships she builds with her clients are the most transformative. She specializes in treatment for PTSD, trauma and all forms of addiction, and has experience serving the homeless and LGBTI populations. She utilizes a variety of interventions to address the effects of trauma on functioning, and also with people who are in relationships with narcissists.
Her aim as a therapist is to assist in healing old wounds that have kept clients stuck. She is certain that the transformational experience that is necessary for deep and lasting change to occur is within reach.
Andrea Serna, LPCC
Andrea is a native of northern New Mexico who has over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. She believes in a holistic approach to healing involving psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual work. Andrea believes that people have their insight into their experiences and utilizes empowerment within the person. Developing self-awareness, skills and strategies that work in their world is what she strives for.
Andrea uses play therapy, art therapy, genograms, lifelines, ecomaps, CBT and more in helping clients to develop strategies to cope with life’s challenges. Andrea is a client-centered therapist and knows that no matter what, there is always hope.
Tim Valentine, MA, LMHC
Tim Valentine comes to Mesa Vista Wellness with a lifetime of experience helping others through therapy, teaching, and as a musician. Tim believes that the experience of emotional and spiritual connection between people, as a therapeutic alliance, creates an atmosphere and energy that can be utilized for healing and for healthy transitional movement.
He uses a variety of techniques to enhance a foundational talk therapy approach, especially music: be it playing and singing songs, listening to music, and even songwriting.
Julie Price, LMHC
Julie has spent years exploring the way in which art assists the therapeutic process. By merging creative expression with the therapeutic process, Julie finds unique approaches to foster growth and healing. She received a master’s degree in marriage and family counseling, as well as in child counseling with an emphasis on art therapy from Notre Dame De Namur University. She has also trained at Stanford University’s child and adolescent psychiatry department. Julie works with people of all ages and specializes in crisis counseling and EMDR.
Madison Christine, LMHC
Madison received her master’s degree in counseling from Southwestern College specializing in grief and loss. She believes that healing comes from within. She offers a space of compassion, integrity, and creativity that allows her clients to find their own answers.
She comes from an in-depth Jungian and client-centered approach which empowers the client, while allowing each individual to progress in a unique way. Madison specializes in CBT, mindfulness, dream work, shadow work, trauma intervention, anxiety reduction, recovery from incest and power abuse, grief and loss work and psycho-education. She uses these specialties to act as an educator for her clients.
This wide range of passions extends to working with couples and families on the art of communication and understanding the in-depth dynamics in the family system. She also works with teens and young children who are sensitive, teaching how to navigate themselves in a world that does not often understand the emotional intelligence of such people. In addition, Madison is trained as an energy worker/healer.
Courtney Lee, LMHC
Courtney is a trained family therapist and specializes in helping families navigate the challenges of divorce, blended families, school failure and the stresses that are common with parenting. Additionally, Courtney’s years working with adolescents have given her an appreciation and passion for supporting kids through the ups and downs of the teenage years. Along with her work with those facing depression, anxiety and life transitions, Courtney is also committed to supporting caregivers of all kinds and working with those in helping roles and professions to manage the stress and burnout that is common. She implements various family therapy approaches and incorporates mindfulness and a variety of art interventions in her work.
Heather Hines, LMSW
Heather was trained in family therapy at the Sky Center in Santa Fe and in infant mental health at Las Cumbres in Espanola. She entered the field of social work in honor of her grandmother, who was a passionate believer in social justice. Her approach is that of a wholehearted partnership with individuals and families that builds upon their unique strengths while gently inviting them to reflect on aspects of their inner world, relationships, and lives. Her specialized training has focused on trauma-informed interventions for infants, children and caregivers. She is experienced in using approaches from DBT, art therapy, play therapy, narrative therapy and depth therapy. She has an affinity for working with grandparents raising grandchildren, as well as children, adolescents and adults coping with grief and loss. She is currently working on a PhD in clinical psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Jonathan Wallach, LMHC
Jonathan attended Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado where he received a Master of Arts in contemplative psychotherapy. His philosophy is based on a combination of classic western psychology and eastern ideas and beliefs. Jonathan utilizes many types of therapy to create a specific treatment plan for each of his clients, including cognitive behavioral therapy, logotherapy, and reality therapy.
Jonathan specializes in addiction treatment, and believes that treating the underlying source of addiction is key to successful recovery. He also works with clients suffering from anxiety, depression and trauma. Finding meaning in one’s life and belief in oneself are key ideas behind Jonathan’s philosophy and helping to instill these concepts through a therapeutic relationship is his goal.
Christie Horowski, BS, LMT
New to Santa Fe, Christie brings a diverse background in health and wellness to the team. She holds a Bachelor of Science in sustainable development with a focus in community health from Appalachian State University. She is passionate about treating health in a holistic way, and believes that individual healing can have a butterfly effect on the larger community. As MVW’s Wellness Coordinator, she hopes to grow the current wellness offerings and create relationships within the community to help foster a community of support. Christie is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and serves as community health worker for a local non-profit. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering for local organizations, seeking new hiking trails, and cooking healthy, nutritious meals at home.
Rick Bastine, CHT/NLP
Rick Bastine integrates a wide variety of techniques into every unique, customized healing session. He is a shaman, sound healing artist/practitioner, certified hypnotherapist (CHT), neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) practitioner, intuitive polarity therapist, and is experienced in self-healing activation, energy balancing, spiritual healing, guided imagery, Reiki I/II, Pranic healing and collaborative coaching.
Rick Bastine is an intuitive facilitator in the rediscovery, unfolding, and development of an individual’s inner healing abilities. His healing sessions promote a more grounded, rejuvenated, and peaceful return to emotional and physical health. Believing that healing only happens when a person is an active participant in the healing process, Rick uses his intuitive talents to guide individuals through a release of blockages and a restoration of the flow of natural Pranic energies. Each session is uniquely customized to the individual, with the goal of balancing the autonomic nervous system, providing clarity, confidence, connection, love for self, motivation, and a sense of calm, centered healthfulness.
Áine Pierand McCarthy
Beginner-Friendly Yoga and Meditation
Áine studied religion at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and has also spent time in Bodh Gaya, India studying meditation and Buddhist traditions. She is a graduate of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Training at Upaya Zen Center and served as co-director of that program from 2014 to 2017. In 2016, she completed the 200-hour Yogic Study & Teacher Training Program at YogaSource in Santa Fe, accredited by Yoga Alliance. She is currently a student in the Living School at the Center for Contemplation and Action in Albuquerque.
Administrative Support Team
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Front Desk Receptionist Medication Management Building
Amorette Garcia is the Front Desk Receptionist for the Medical Management building at Mesa Vista Wellness. Born and raised in Santa Fe New Mexico, she has lived here her entire life. A mother of four beautiful babies and a licensed Esthetician she enjoys the outdoors, exercise and living life to the fullest.
“I love to see people in our community make changes to their lives for the better physically, mentally and spiritually. I am thankful that I have had the opportunity to work at Mesa Vista Wellness and I am grateful for the friendships I have formed. I am excited and looking forward to all the coming changes”.
Program Development Director
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Front Desk Administrator
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