Annette Mirabal, LCSW, LADAC
“The boat is safer anchored to the port; but that’s not the aim of boats.”-Paulo Coelho
Therapy and life are closely related. Both are about taking risks and discovery. My goal is to lead you in this journey. I strive to constantly learn and develop myself so that I can bring that knowledge and experience into my professional practice and personal life. Balance, community, health, family, and growth are important to me and I strive to make those a priority. I am dedicated to utilizing traditional, along with holistic health approaches to help you lead your best life. -Annette
Annette, a lifelong resident of Las Cruces, New Mexico, is a graduate of NMSU, a mother, a proud social worker, and small business owner. She is an avid reader and loves audio books. She constantly seeks to learn about how we can become our best selves so that she can deliver the information and provide guidance to others. Her hobbies are reading about personal development and health, exercising, and learning about therapy techniques.
Annette is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and has been a practicing social worker for more than 10 years in the Las Cruces area beginning as coordinator for treatment foster care. She has experience working in inpatient psychiatric setting, along with outpatient settings. She has directed a successful outpatient substance abuse and mental health program, along with an inpatient clinical department at a psychiatric hospital.
Annette’s training has been in Rational Living Therapy (RLT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Mental Health Integrative Medicine (CMHIMP). RLT is a form of cognitive behavior therapy with approaches from rational behavior therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, and cognitive therapy. It is a motivational therapy that helps lead individuals toward positive change. Rational Living Therapy focuses most on changing the way you think so that you can make immediate changes in how you live. The use of natural remedies and supplements is supported in RLT and in Mental Health Integrative Medicine. She has training and certified to use Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a popular and effective treatment for trauma. As a CMHIMP, Annette is trained to use nutrition, culinary, and herbal remedies to assist in the treatment of mental health conditions. In addition, she has a License in Alcohol and Drug Counseling and several years of experience working with individuals and families struggling with addiction.
As people grow, their needs change. Annette has the experience to meet you where you are. “Overall, I believe in starting where you are. I will walk with you in your journey through recovery to become the best version of yourself.”
Laura Pàez-Bruggemann, LCSW
“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do."- Brene Brown.
It is my honor to guide you on the journey of working through the barriers to meaningful and lasting healing. I have seen the power of discovering one’s dignity and self-worth, how painful that process can be, and how helpful it is to have a facilitator on that ride with you. Whether you seek to work through old traumas, discover hidden parts of yourself, or you come in with a specific goal, I will join you in this journey of bravery and growth.
Laura is a Hispanic native New Mexican, a graduate of NMSU, a mother, a proud social worker, and small business owner. She is caring, insightful, and attentive. She strives to be a safe space for her clients as they embark on their personal journey of healing.
Laura is passionate about helping people discover their dignity and self-worth. She has a genuine desire to help others on their path of personal development. Her goal is to guide the therapeutic process of healing so that each client is able to lead a life of purpose, love, and inner peace. Laura appreciates the connected nature of the mind, body, and spirit and its complexities. And finally, she values traditional wisdom and nutrition as means of supporting balanced mental health and actively integrates these values into her practice.
Laura received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work and has been practicing in the field since 2006. Laura spends much of her time investing in relationships with family and friends. She enjoys traveling, cooking, getting out into nature, and is in constant search of wisdom and spiritual connectedness.
Laura has served as the co-chair for the Southern Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She has experience working in advocacy, crises management, and supervisory positions. She has provided mental health services in the Las Cruces Public Schools, Treatment Foster Care, and Traditional Therapy settings utilizing group, individual, and family treatment modalities. Laura is a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider and can use nutrition and herbal remedies to support mental health.
Overall, Laura’s ability to find hope and light is one of her greatest strengths.
“I can help you find hope and light when you can’t find it on your own.”