OPTIMUM Counseling - Albuquerque, NM


EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

EMDR uses bilateral stimulation (BLS) to facilitate resolution of past experiences. Stimulating the 2 sides of the body, has an effect of the hemispheres of the brain, resulting in changes of brain chemistry. Past experience remains past experience, yet our response can change.

Luscha is a member of the EMDR International Association.

Mindfulness Based Emotional Processing – MBEP and Mindfulness based CBT – MBCT (evidence based)

Witness your experience. Use of somatic processing and active acceptance. Practice of the mindfulness concept of RAIN, mindfulness/acceptance.

DBT informed Skills exploration

Practice dialectical thinking and validation/self-validation

Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counseling

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian healing system that is often referred to as the science of longevity. Balance of body, mind, and spirit is achieved through diet, lifestyle, and Ayurvedic herbs.

IFS – Internal Family Systems

IFS explores parts of the personality from a central core self promoting qualities such as understanding, healing, and integration of all parts.

Luscha is a member of the Internal Family Systems Association.

EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique

EFT is a self-help technique that helps to resolve mental, emotional, and energetic blockages. EFT uses tapping and witnessing of unwanted emotions for the purpose of transformation.

CTTB – Cutting the Ties that Bind

CTTB is a visualization technique that allows individuals to optimize relationships by transforming energy patterns. Above are examples of most widely used modalities. Other methods may be explored as needed for each individual.

Specialty Areas:

Addictions, Alcohol/Substance Abuse, Anger/Stress Management, Attachment Disorders, Chronic Illness/Medical Issues, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing/Management, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief/Loss/Mourning, Performance Enhancement, Phobias, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues, Sexual/Physical/Emotional Abuse, Sexuality/Relationship Issues, Somatic Issues, Spirituality, Trauma Work, Violence

Languages: English, German

Fees: 45 minute counseling session $90.00 self pay, insurance accepted

Counseling services are available via Telehealth and by appointment only.