Laura Christensen, LISW, LCSW


Main Office (Private Practice)
1350 Central Ave #204
Los Alamos, NM  87544
(Bradbury Building-Rear Entrance)
Phone: (505) 920-5717
Fax: (505) 995-8505

Laura Christensen, LISW, LCSW, Founder DBT Los Alamos “DBT-LA”

  1. MSW New Mexico State University, 1993
  2. Professional Psychotherapy, Counseling, Mental Health Services since 1993
  3. Practicing in Los Alamos since 2002 
  4. Founder of “DBT-LA” (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Los Alamos)
  5. In-Network Preferred Insurance Provider, Contracted DBT Specialist with; BCBS, Presbyterian/Magellan, NMHCC. Cash payment is also accepted.

Specialties: Treating Adults ages 20+ for Depression, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Trauma/PTSD, Grief & Loss, Work-Related Stress/Productivity issues, Relationship Problems, Bi-Polar & Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD, Body/Weight Issues

Modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral (*DBT) and Solution-Focused (SFT) Therapy, Trauma, Grief, Relationship and Stress Reduction Therapy

Laura customizes her approach to each individual, providing professional, confidential therapy, in a validating, supportive, non-judgmental environment. She implements a variety of evidence-based methods, which assist clients in achieving measurable, lasting change, and meaningful transformation for a more balanced, productive, fulfilling life. Resident of Santa Fe since 1980, Laura has a degree in Outdoor Education, a background in Adventure Therapy, yoga, and a love of mountain activities.

*DBT: Offering an ongoing 6-12 month DBT program (since 2008), combining weekly individual therapy with DBT Skills Classes to take control of Anxiety & Depression. Program participants have the benefit of inter-session phone coaching support.