Michelle Croteau, MA, LPCC, LADAC, CSAT is a licensed therapist and licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor. She specializes in sexual addiction/compulsivity, trauma and relationship issues. As a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT), Michelle is a recognized expert in the field of addiction therapy. She is also certified in Sand Tray therapy. Michelle brings over a decade of experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings treating addiction and trauma issues. Michelle sees individuals, partners and groups healing from the impacts of love and sexual addiction/compulsivity, betrayal and trauma.
Michelle’s approach to psychotherapy is one of compassion and a deep understanding of the effects addiction and trauma can have on our growth process and on our relationships. Her approach is strength-based and integrates a task-centered model, which is tailored to create a highly personalized treatment experience.
Ralph Lind, M.Div., M.A., LPCC, CSAT is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has been in private practice in Albuquerque since 2007. Ralph discovered through his work with couples that the themes of sexual issues, sexual compulsivity, and problems with pornography were extensive, which led to additional training to treat these problems.
Ralph has training and experience in the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy, the Relational Life Therapy of Terry Real, and EMDR. Ralph graduated from Southwestern College in Santa Fe in 2003, and worked at the Samaritan Counseling Center in Albuquerque until beginning private practice. He also has a seminary degree and was a minister, pastoring churches in Oregon and New Mexico for 15 years.
Mark Pugsley, PhD, LCSW, CSAT has been a licensed psychotherapist since 1996 with a specialty in Gestalt psychology and training in humanistic psychology, Jungian therapy, and somatic psychology. His specialties are in couples counseling, addiction counseling, sexual addiction and mindfulness-based trauma recovery.
Mark provides leadership/management coaching and team consulting that integrates the fields of psychology, organizational learning and systems theory.
Mark received a Master of Social Service from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Research in 1997, graduated from the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia in 2002, and received a doctorate from the University of New Mexico in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology in 2010.
Mark has a 20-year mindfulness practice and gives talks on secular mindfulness practices and facilitates mindfulness workshops for couples, men, and those with sexual addiction.
Mark Pugsley, Ralph Lind and Michelle Croteau are Certified Sex Addiction Therapists (CSAT®). CSATs are recognized experts in the field of addiction therapy trained in a “task approach” addiction recovery program developed by Dr. Patrick Carnes and the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. With over 120 hours of classroom training and a minimum of 30 hours of supervision, continuing education, and peer networks, CSATs are uniquely prepared and qualified with expertise to assess clients and guide them through an effective recovery model.