Chris Lombardo, LPC, CADC1, PCMHC, CEOLD
Preferred Name: Chris
I identify as a non-binary, femme presenting, neuro-divergent, queer human. I am oriented towards a social justice lens in counseling, and was trained in graduate school to utilize intersectional feminist theories. I believe that Black Lives Matter. I have lived most of my life in New Mexico and Oregon. I am licensed to practice in both of those states. I live with my spouse and 3 cats, named Tofu, Chicken, and Meatball.
Education & Experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor I, with a Master's degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Lewis and Clark College. In addition, I hold a BA in Psychology from NMSU. My view of the function of counseling is that it is a journey of facilitated self-exploration to increase levels of self-awareness and understanding that informs the individual on how to navigate the challenges life presents to them. I work from a client centered perspective, adapting to each individual's needs. I believe every person is different, and therefore, my modalities should adapt to the needs of the individual. I tend to use "parts work", and EMDR as my primary modalities. I act as a facilitator for the individual to discover their own strengths, modes of coping, spiritual belief systems, and creativity. Ultimately, it is my job to help individuals identify, develop, and mobilize their resources to successfully find ways to meet their own needs.
Professional & Volunteer Affiliations
-President of NW Association for Death Education and Bereavement Support from 2021-2022 - Member of HEAL+ NM.
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Gender Identity
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Traumatic Incident
- BlueCross BlueShield