Debbie Losada, Ma, LMFT,
My passion has always been in supporting children and their families. Clinically, I utilize a trauma-sensitive, strengths-based and relationship-based approach. I'm bilingual in Spanish and English. I firmly believe in the power of relationships to heal. As a school-based therapist, I seek to make strong connections with my clients, their families and the school staff involved.
Specialty Areas: trauma, attachment, depression, anxiety, regulatory and attentional issues
Approaches: Play therapy, Infant Mental Health, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, and mind-body approaches like Thought Field Therapy
Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Psychology from Purdue University in 1998
Graduated with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2001
Currently, I am completing a Ph.D. in Infant and Early Childhood Development from Fielding Graduate University. My dissertation is on how breastfeeding acts as a protective factor following birth trauma.
Have worked as a licensed marriage and family therapist in Illinois, California and now, New Mexico
Worked in the following settings: home-based, school-based, community clinic, private practice
Most recently was a home visiting training and development consultant at UNM Center for Development and Disability providing state-wide training and guidance to programs working with families prenatal to 3 years old.