Counseling Services

The Mountain Center’s Counseling Services Program specializes in Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare, Adventure-Based Therapy, and Regular Outpatient Program (ROP) Counseling. We support behavioral health and wellness needs for children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups. These services are open to those who are insured through Medicaid or are able to pay directly for services on a sliding scale. We have offices in Santa Fe, Tesuque, and Española.


About Us

We believe that people can recover. Collaborating with one of our counselors provides the opportunity to develop a consistent, authentic, and trusting relationship. We are dedicated to meeting each person with creativity and non-judgment to establish a unique plan-of-care that best fits their needs. By utilizing nature as an access point, we draw upon the universal human experiences of beauty and connection to inspire growth and healing.

Focus areas for the Mountain Center’s Counseling Services Program

Outpatient Counseling and Adventure-Based Therapy for individuals, couples, and families:

Our licensed professional counselors are trained to work with a variety of issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse and recovery
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Grief and loss
  • Acute and complex trauma
  • Relationship and family issues

After an initial 90-minute assessment, counselors typically meet with their clients once a week for 50 minutes in an office or natural setting. Our therapists may utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities including CBT, DBT, Adventure-Based Therapy, Art Therapy, and somatic and mindfulness-based interventions.


Outdoor Behavioral Health and Adventure-Based Therapy for groups in treatment centers, shelters, and outpatient programs:

If you are a part of a behavioral health agency and are interested in our clinical services, we can prescriptively design a therapeutic program that matches your clients’ clinical goals and needs.


Information and Referrals

If you are interested in therapy services or would like to make a referral, please contact our Clinical Director, Lora Blazina at 505-983-6158 or 


Counseling Services Staff

Lora Blazina, MA, LPCC
Clinical Director 

Melissa Harper, MA, LMHC
Therapeutic Adventure and Clinical Program Manager / Clinician/Adventure Therapist

Megan Orr, MA, LPCC
Clinician MAT Program Española

Sam Ringer, MA, LMHC
Clinician/Adventure Therapist

Eli Skye, CCSS
Harm Reduction Case Manager and Counseling Services Intern

Amy Gordon, MA, LMHC
Clinician/Adventure Therapist