Transform your mental and emotional health into great health!
Phone: (505) 271-5050
Are you going through mental and emotional stress? If you are unhappy, having relationship problems, depressed, anxious, grieving and lonely or experiencing a loss of meaning and purpose in your life, then please call us for help at Life Change Psychotherapy Institute, PC.
Life Change Therapy is a powerful healing method that combines the deep wisdom of Jungian Psychology and Existential Psychology with the current scientific research on the healing qualities of psychotherapy. Life Change Therapy is a holistic approach to therapy that heals the whole person: mind, spirit, body and soul.
Life Change Therapy offers two stages of therapy in order to create wellness, not just the reduction of symptoms. Our therapy is an in-depth conversation that guides you into the heart and soul of what really matters. We provide skilled guidance in a safe, nurturing and confidential environment so that you are able to explore deep personal growth and healing.
Life Change Psychotherapy Institute, PC has been a center for excellence in the therapeutic art and science of becoming a healthy human being. Through research and advanced training, our licensed professional staff demonstrates an ongoing commitment to provide high quality and effective therapy for your soul.
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We offer adult psychotherapy, couples therapy, dream therapy and group therapy. We accept most insurance plans. Call (505) 271-5050 or email us to set up an appointment. Together we will design an individualized therapy plan to create change in your life.
Co-founder of Life Change Psychotherapy Institute and director of clinical training. Dr. McKenna has been a depth
psychotherapist for more than 25 years, and has helped people overcome almost every kind of life problem. He provides
skilled guidance in a healing environment that is non-judgmental, caring and strictly confidential. His goal is to help
each person regain their mental and emotional health and discover new potentials for a more fulfilling life.
“With guidance any person can learn the life change skills that empower you to overcome and become the best version of you,” he says. Learning life skills such as intimate communication, listening to one’s inner wisdom and active experimentation of new behaviors are keys to overcoming any psychological problems.”
Co-founder of Life Change Psychotherapy Institute and a licensed psychologist. She brings to her practice a variety of clinical experiences ranging from
psychiatric hospitals and outpatient clinics to emergency stress management at nationally declared disasters. Her clinical interest focuses on how
individuals and couples can use the inevitable traumas and losses to deepen relationships and gain perspective on how these events shape their lives.
She is also a Certified Heart Math provider. This revolutionary stress management therapy helps clients learn to integrate the mind and body using the
power of the heart.
“Most problems that bring people into therapy are the result of attempts to deal with loss, whether it be loss of a person, a job, or unrealized dreams. Movement toward change occurs when emotional wounds are fully explored and experienced. This opens the door to acceptance and change,” she says.
A Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Her warm, person-centered approach helps clients learn more about who they are and what they value,
and to accept themselves. With self-acceptance, they can tap into their own abilities to heal. Another important part of the healing process involves
unblocking and improving communication with oneself and with others.
“I believe psychological symptoms are signals from our soul telling us something vital is out of balance,” she says.“We don’t get taught how to lay out clearly what’s in our hearts. But once we learn this skill, we find what we want and need in life.”
Her goal is to create a safe and caring relationship for clients to deepen their self-understanding, and eventually, transform suffering into strength. Alison is also trained in AEDP.
A Licensed Professional Art Therapist. She helps people identify self-defeating patterns and unlock their gifts and inner resources. Lisa uses a
variety of approaches, including talk therapy, art therapy and sand tray therapy, finding that some non-traditional therapies delve more quickly into
what lies below the surface of conscious awareness.
Lisa’s warmth, compassion, and skill provide a safe place for positive growth and emotional healing. She assists her clients to become still within and deconditioned enough so that their soul’s wisdom can be heard. Lisa finds that as answers and insights emerge, people feel more self-acceptance, empowering them to make healthier choices. They learn to communicate more effectively, reduce suffering, restore balance, engage in satisfying relationships, find purpose and meaning, and are open to live life with increased self-esteem, health, joy, love and creativity.
Psychotherapy is a very personal process and takes courage and dedication to be successful. Lisa honors the privilege to be of assistance.
A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She believes that within each of us is a striving toward health and wholeness that can become thwarted by
life’s difficult experiences.
In a gentle, supportive manner, Anne guides people in exploring these hurts and awakening to the possibility of living a more gratifying life. Anne has successfully helped people become more self-aware, improve relationships, reduce anxiety and depression, increase self-esteem and recover from trauma.
With her training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), a state-of-the-art model informed by neuroscience, Anne is able to connect with people in a deep and caring way, allowing them the safety necessary for change.
A Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Her in-depth experience working with trauma, loss, depression and anxiety enables her to work effectively
with individuals and couples with passion and care. She feels that as we navigate the journey of our lives, we sometimes meet emotional obstacles that
block our progress, making us feel stuck and trapped. Attempts to move forward using our current perspective and coping skills may not allow us to
overcome these roadblocks, thus creating emotional discord within. Kristin’s empathetic , supportive nature fosters an accepting, creative approach to
understanding and overcoming these obstacles, leading to greater fulfillment and happiness so we can experience harmony and contentment.
Kristin believes that emotional honesty and skillful communication often serve as the gateway to a fresh and enlivened experience with ourselves, our partner and our world.
A licensed psychiatrist providing medication management and psychiatric services for patients in therapy with our staff. She strongly believes in
working with patients in a collaborative manner, and that the combination of psychiatry, therapy and medication when needed, can be most effective in
helping clients improve their health.
Her undergraduate studies were at Texas A & M University, and she received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. At both levels, she earned honors for her academic achievements. During her four-year residency at University of New Mexico, she also received distinction for her work with UNM medical students. Dr. Burbano is experienced with a variety of situations, including anxiety and mood disorders, and with all ages, from young adult to the elderly. In an initial visit, she’ll do a comprehensive evaluation to determine a client’s needs, and if medication is called for, she will work to help patients get the most benefit from the least amount of side effects.
“I value being part of a team with the Life Change therapists, to help increase clients’ overall well-being and health,” she says.
Holds licenses in both clinical counseling and art therapy. She has more than 20 years of experience in service to trauma survivors, and to adults who
are dealing with many types of crises, life problems, despair and "places of stuckness." Lenan is encouraging and non-judgmental, helping clients to pursue
the changes they seek and increase their sense of wellness and mindful presence in their lives.
While how we think is a vital part of human experience and of the therapy experience, Lenan believes that how we feel and relate emotionally, how we sense, and how we imagine are invaluable, innate resources for facilitating change and relief from suffering.
"With these resources, in a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship," she says, "difficult life passages that seem too dark and narrow to make it through can expand, become illuminated and better understood, become more navigable, meaningful and rewarding."
The relationship between two people is a mysterious dynamic bond filled with twist, turns and at times impasses.
As a result of life’s inevitable detours, couples enter therapy with different needs and varying challenges ahead of them. At
Life Change Psychotherapy Institute, our approach is designed to help couples transform relationship suffering into relationship
joy. You will receive an individualized plan designed to fit your specific needs.
We have conceptualized two stages of Life Change Therapy for working with couples. In stage,the focus is on communication, negotiation and conflict resolution. You will learn these skills, which will strengthen your relationship. In stage two, there is a concentrated focus on working through the deeper core issues between the couple. It is in this second stage where the soul’s voice can be heard and used for positive relationship transformation. Our approach considers the conscious and unconscious needs and desires of the individuals within the relationship. Equally important is the valuable dynamic between the couple which is where the soul of the relationship is located.
Life Change Therapy will help guide you and your partner into a deeper connection and a shared understanding about the soul’s calling in your relationship. In the words of Thomas Moore, “At one level marriage is about a relationship, but at another it is the creation of a vessel in which soul making can be present.” We invite you to journey safely into your imagination where your unique soul mate’s relationship is waiting to be discovered.
Call (505) 271-5050 for a free initial consultation.
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Since 1995, Life Change Psychotherapy Institute, PC has been helping people become healthy, vital and
active human beings. Our vision is that each person overcomes problems and achieves great health. Great health is
more than just the absence of pain; it is also the presence of creativity, laughter and noble efforts to become your
Thomas F. McKenna, PhD and Tricia McKenna, PhD (brother and sister), established Life Change Psychotherapy Institute with the mission to provide in-depth healing and transformation of your mental and emotional health into great health. We believe each individual has the inner capacity to change, grow and overcome difficult life situations. Our purpose is to help each person discover that inner capacity.
Life is a journey from birth to death, with developmental stages, transitions and unexpected events. Each of us go through trials and tribulations, ups and downs, deaths and rebirths. We have our fair share (or not-so-fair share) of difficult times, sometimes called dark nights of the soul. These dark nights can profoundly change you for better or worse and evoke questions about the meaning, purpose and fate of your life. Our purpose is to provide wise guidance and support to your soul during these important, painful times.
We help people embrace and transform difficult life transitions into self-defining moments. Many people come to see us when they are experiencing stress in their relationships or when they are at a major crossroad in their lives. If you are experiencing major changes, this may be the perfect time to invest in yourself and in your soul. With guidance, these hard times can become times of deep personal growth.
We provides life-changing therapy to heal your mental and emotional pain and transform your health into great health. Life Change Therapy offers two stages of treatment. The first stage focuses on solving immediate problems. The second stage heals at a deeper level by exploring the unconscious aspects of each person’s life journey and story. We help each person overcome immediate problems and discover more joy, passion, meaning, intimacy and depth in their life and relationships.
Often the real problems and solutions are hidden from us by our own self limitations. We will help you uncover these limitations and guide you in discovering an inner strength to make it through difficult times. We will support and guide you through change and growth, and use a combination of life skills to create a plan to become your best while overcoming your problems.
Life Change Psychotherapy Institute, PC
1200 Eubank Blvd., NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112
Phone: (505) 271 - 5050
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