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Sheila Ciminera, LCSW, CADS


Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified acudetox specialist. Therapy was (and continues to be) a huge catalyst for change in my own life. After growth and recovery, I realized I wanted to work with others seeking support, hope, and change. Over the past 18 years, I have had the privilege of being a harm reduction service provider, a case manager, program developer, team leader, individual and group therapist, clinical supervisor, trainer, and social work professor. I strongly believe that therapy is a collaborative, empowering process. I use a variety of modalities including motivational interviewing, harm reduction psychotherapy, mindfulness, and acudetox. I am on the board of Public Health Acupuncture of New Mexico, an organization that makes acupuncture accessible to New Mexicans. I feel so lucky and honored to do this work, and I love seeing clients realize their own capabilities and self worth. I also love animals, reading, arts and crafts, punk rock, memes, and retail therapy.

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