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Welcome

Welcome

Thank you for visiting to learn more about therapy options to support a healthier life through an integrative and nature-based approach to mental health.

 

The Desert Therapy Center serves adult clients in the state of New Mexico by providing a safe, caring environment to assist with personal growth and navigating challenging seasons of life.

Specialty areas and offerings include:

  • nature walk and talk therapy (ecotherapy)

  • story-based and strengths-based therapy 

  • support for therapists and health professionals

  • support for highly sensitive people

  • creativity for wellbeing

  • grief counseling

  • wellness presentations and consulting for organizations.

 

Reach out now for support on your unique journey of healing and growth. 

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Elizabeth Harvey Abrams, LMHC

 

Specialties and Approaches

Ecotherapy

The natural world offers much in the way of healing, from a quieter place to reconnect with feelings, to a guide for experiencing the seasons of life, and a chance to observe and relate to wildlife, the landscape, and natural phenomena. Experiencing nature and exploring ways to care for nature can both be great sources of healing and meaning. Now offering Nature Walk and Talk Therapy in the Las Cruces, NM area.

Story-Based Therapy

A story-based approach to therapy drawn from narrative therapy provides a way to harness the power of story for healing. This means that we work together to:​

  • understand where your story came from and where you want it to go

  • identify and externalize negative messages that falsely define you

  • identify the strengths that have gotten you through your toughest challenges

  • visualize the story you want to live and start to create it.

Envisioning the future you want and can see yourself living has so much power in helping you get there.

Embracing Creativity

Embracing creativity can enrich our lives and bring new energy into our days. This counseling practice offers help for clients to nurture creativity in their lives. This can mean becoming more free in self-expression, exploring new creative activities and media, overcoming fear and blocks, cultivating a physical space for creative expression, and bringing creative work forth into the world if desired. Please reach out if you are looking for support in living a more creative life. 

Support for Highly Sensitive People

Being a highly sensitive person (HSP) or empath can mean that you take in more and process more deeply the input from your surroundings and other people. You may have been told throughout your life that you’re “too sensitive.” Being a highly sensitive person is not a disorder and brings with it many strengths and gifts. If you see yourself as an HSP, we can work together on approaches that help you live a more peaceful and empowered life.

Support for Healthcare Workers

The healthcare workforce has faced tremendously challenging conditions in recent years. Burnout and other threats to wellbeing are a constant. Reach out for tailored support that takes into account the need to process traumatic work experiences and grief, and find a sustainable balance for work and life. We work with medical professionals, fellow therapists and other helping professionals, veterinary professionals and more. Please reach out if you work in the healthcare field and are looking for support for wellbeing.

Grief Counseling

Grief looks and feels different for each person. In grief counseling, it is important to receive compassionate care in a supportive environment free from judgment or pressure to “move on.” Grief counseling is offered with the hope that you will feel seen, heard, supported, and accompanied in this tender and incredibly hard time.