Diana Lightmoon, M.A., LPCC, LMT, is a licensed psychotherapist and massage therapist, Certified Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner, and meditation teacher. Her formal academic education includes a B.A. in psychology from the University of Michigan(1973), an M.A. in physiological psychology and neuroscience from the University of Florida(1978), and an M.A. in counseling psychology from Antioch University West in Santa Barbara, CA (1983). She has been practicing psychotherapy for 25 years.
Intuitively sensing, as well as intellectually understanding, the connection between the mind and the body, she brings somatic awareness into her work. She learned massage in 1984 from The Santa Barbara School of Massage and then studied Rosen Method Bodywork from 1996-1999 with the Rosen Method Center Southwest. Rosen also drew on skills she was cultivating in meditation, and was the beginning of bringing spirituality and mindfulness more explicitly into her work.
Diana has been meditating on a daily basis since 1988, and studying Buddhist Vipassana meditation and philosophy/psychology since 1995. She taught meditation to inmates in New Mexico through Heart Mountain Prison Project from 2003-2006 and trained to teach with the Skillful Meditation Project from 2004-2007. She has been leading an on-going weekly meditation group in Santa Fe since 2006 and also offers classes, workshops and retreats.
Integrating Eastern and Western wisdom traditions in her work with people, she views life itself as the spiritual path. Within its challenges and difficulties lie the seeds of one's greatest gifts. By learning to open to and relate differently to one's experience, no matter how painful or devastating, the opportunity for growth and change exists in every moment. She draws on her own personal journey of moving from victim to survivor to offer her clients hope and inspiration.
Ruth Omlin, MPS, LPAT, ATR-BC, has a Master’s Degree from Pratt Institute in Art Therapy and Creative Development, with a focus on object relations theory (attachment issues), and has many years of experience working with depression, mental illness, personality disorders and trauma.
Exploring menopause as the important transformational stage in a woman’s life that it is, she guides women to take a pro-active, empowering stance to menopause, promoting self-actualization through a variety of creative modalities and mindfulness principles.
Her personal journey has led to an extensive training in the healing arts earning the Sivananda Yoga teacher diploma in Neyyar Dam, India; Second Degree in Reikki; and several years practicing Johrei. As a certified Qigong instructor she currently leads beginners and intermediate Qigong groups, including the 9-Breath Empowerment Method.
In her holistic approach she integrates EFT, and modified DBT when needed, to the above mentioned modalities, with the focus of helping clients tap into their own innate potential for healing.
Since 2002 Ruth has been teaching as adjunct faculty at Southwestern College. She also offers supervision for art therapists. As a working artist her work has been shown in several group shows in Santa Fe.
She is fluent in English, German and French
Dawn Perry has been a licensed counselor in private practice in Santa Fe since 2003. Dawn believes that each client is the expert on their life and their needs and sees her role as that of a companion/guide. As a student and practitioner of depth psychological practice, Dawn invites and welcomes the participation of the unconscious in therapy and in life. She enjoys working with clients who are ready and willing to partner with the unconscious, working with dreams, sandplay, active imagination, and reverie. Talk therapy is an important part of her practice but she also uses a variety of tools in her work with clients including Heartmath®, Brain Gym®, EMDR®, and EFT®. She has also been trained to use the LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System) with clients.
Dawn enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families. She has been trained in and uses an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy approach with couples.
Dawn's dissertation was focused on adoption and Systemic Constellation Work.
Alec Carpenter has been providing therapy for clients since 2001. He loves working with both couples and individuals, and has literally thousands of hours of experience in some of the treatment modalities he offers. He specializes in the treatment of trauma, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, spiritual crisis, energy balancing, emotional therapies, and couples communication issues.
He has a highly developed set of tools that he uses with clients which he has found to be consistently transformative. These tools include emotional event therapy, somatic trauma therapies, EMDR, direct energy work, guided meditations/visualizations, voice-dialogue style therapies and various cognitive/behavioral techniques.
All techniques are tailored to the client or clients in front of him at the moment with an emphasis on what works for them.