About Us

We specialize in outpatient counseling services for adults, adolescents, and couples. We provide both in person and telehealth counseling services.

Our counselors are focused on the mental health well-being of the community of Las Cruces and southern New Mexico.  We have a staff of well experienced, expert counselors and have been practicing at this location for five years. Our counselors very experienced and knowledgeable of the mental health field and in treating clients. We are dedicated to providing, professional, individual and confidential therapy services to our wonderful clients.  Our compassionate, caring therapists are Nora Toftely-Loken, LPC (licensed professional counselor), Petrina Nelson, LPC and Christy Thomas-Carr, LCSW (licensed clinical social worker). 

Nora Toftely-Loken, LPC, has over 20 years of experience in outpatient counseling and enjoys working with adults and couples. She provides diagnostic assessment and counseling for a wide range of conditions, such as, substance abuse, grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, occupational/work issues, women’s issues, and military issues.

Petrina Nelson, LPC, also has over 20 years of experience in the field and enjoys working with adults. She provides diagnostic assessments and counseling for grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, occupational/work issues, change of life issues and military issues.

Christy Thomas-Carr, LCSW, has over ten years of experience in the field.  She specializes in working with adolescents and adults.  She provides diagnostic assessments, and counseling for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief, parenting skills, woman’s issues, relationship issues, phase of life issues and issues related to the military and law enforcement.

We provide individualized counseling services to assist our clients in coping with various issues, such as, depression, anxiety, grief, and substance abuse.  We also treat clients with bipolar disorder, Post Traumatic Stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorders, and panic disorders, to name a few.  We use several modalities for treatment, dependent on the individuals needs.  Some of these evidenced based modalities are Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral therapy (DBT), Interpersonal therapy, Emotional Triggers Therapy (ETT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

We take an individualized, client-based approach to address our clients’ unique needs. We provide the guidance needed for our clients to achieve their goals and attain their own personal growth. We look forward to working with you and providing you with the support and guidance in achieving improved coping and mental health.

Contact us for more information
call: 575-520-2861
visit: www.mentalhealthwellnesscenter.com