David is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  He received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of New Mexico and a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Webster University.  David is experienced in the areas of family therapy, psychotic disorders, anger management, crisis intervention, substance abuse, dual-diagnosis, adolescent development, and communication skills development.  He has received additional training in Marriage and Family Therapy, Moral Reconation Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  David has 20 years experience working in the social service and mental health fields and practices from a client-centered approach that recognizes the role systems play in everyday life.

Catherine is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University and a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University.  Catherine is experienced in the areas of addiction, dual-diagnosis, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, communication, interpersonal relationships, lifespan development, and coping with medical issues.  She has received additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and 12-Step Recovery Therapy.  Catherine is a Clinical Fellow with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and has served on the board of the Broward Association of Marriage and Family Therapy in South Florida.  Catherine brings with her over 20 years of experience in the medical field.  She uses her combined knowledge and experience to help individuals, couples, and families build a wider understanding of the body-mind-spirit relationship.

Melinda is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  She received both a Bachelor of Science in Human Services and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix.  Melinda is experienced in the areas of addiction, dual-diagnosis, anxiety, depression, psychotic disorders, and trauma.  She has over seven years of experience working with clients living with mental illness and co-occurring disorders.  Melinda offers a client-centered, solution-focused approach to help clients recognize the undiscovered capacities within themselves.

Rhiannon is a Licensed Master Social Worker.  She attended New Mexico Highlands University where she earned both Bachelor and Master in Social Work degrees.  Rhiannon is experienced in substance use disorders, dual diagnosis, psychotic disorders, crisis intervention/ behavior management, adolescent development therapy, child developmental therapy, family therapy, oppositional defiant disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders and group therapy.  She has received additional training in trauma informed care and motivational interviewing.  Rhiannon has 9 years of experience working in the social services and mental health field.  She operates from a client-centered, strength-based, and solution-focused approach and recognizes that environmental factors and systems play a role in everyday life.  Rhiannon understands that she is here to walk with you along this journey and that you, the client, are the professional in your life.

Donna manages all non-clinical aspects of our practice.  She believes strong families are the backbone of a strong society and brings with her 30 years of experience working with children and families in a variety of social, recreational, and educational settings.  Donna’s experience includes over 20 years working in leadership roles with organizations such as Girl Scouts, YMCA, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.  She also served two terms, including one term as President, on the Board of Directors of Life Options Academy, a residential program for pregnant and parenting teen mothers.  Donna attended the University of Nebraska where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Science, with a minor in Psychology.  

Inner Compass Counseling is a proud sponsor of Longhopes Donkey Shelter

Meet our Current Sponsoree

Cora is a 12 year old miniature donkey who arrived at Longhopes in August 2019.  She arrived with a little fear of people and being approached too quickly.  Longhopes staff is helping her overcome her fears and work on developing her people skills.  

Sponsorship Alumni

Rizzo is a 13 year old jenny who arrived at Longhopes in September 2018 where they soon discovered she was pregnant.  Her foal, Frenchie, was born on December 23rd in the wee hours of the morning.  Rizzo has been a great mom.  Longhopes staff reports she exhibits that perfect balance of supervision and guidance while allowing Frenchie to explore and grow in her independence.  Both Rizzo and Frenchie were adopted together in September 2019.

12836 Lomas Blvd NE Suite C

Albuquerque, NM  87112

505-710-6530