Elaine J. Casquarelli, LPCC, LMHC


EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I assume that most of us develop the difficulties that bring us to counseling as a natural reaction to the hardships we experience in life (e.g., life-stressors, relationship struggles, trauma, discrimination, etc.). Oftentimes, over-emphasizing a diagnosis can result in the belief that the person is to blame for their own difficulties, when in reality many forms of suffering originate or intensify due to an external experience. While experiences of suffering may originate outside of us, I also assume that we are the only ones who can bring about healing in our own lives. Therefore, I work with clients compassionately ~ listening deeply to each person as they share their own experiences of struggle and the impact these difficulties have had in their lives, as well as their hopes for change and healing. At the same time, I offer counseling approaches to help each person move beyond the places in their lives where they feel stuck. In other words, we will work together to pave a path that has the potential to lead to greater joy, inspiration, meaning, and connection. One of my key strengths, as a counselor and as a person, is that I am able to see beyond a person's current experience to their true potential to thrive. When a client isn't able to hold that vision for themselves, I hold it for them. I will do the same in my work with you.

Education & Experience

I received my master of education and specialist in education degrees from the Counselor Education Department at the University of Florida in 2000. I then completed my Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education from the University of Rochester in March 2019. Since graduating with my master's in counseling, I have worked in college, agency, and private practice settings. For more specific information, a link to my CV can be found on the following webpage: http://www.thegloamingatsantafe.com/ElainesServices.en.html

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I am Past-President of New Mexico Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling and Past President of New Mexico Counseling Association.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Magellan Health
  • Medicaid

AmBetter Health, Molina