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Mark Pugsley, PhD, LCSW, CSAT has been a licensed psychotherapist since 1996 with a current specialty in sexual intimacy health and sexual behavioral addiction for individuals, partners and couples. Mark started in Gestalt psychology and trained 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 between 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.
Tera S. Jones, PhD is a licensed psychologist and AASECT certified sex therapist. She has been in clinical practice for over 15 years. She offers attachment-based individual and couples counseling and sex therapy. She also works with partners to heal from the impact of sexual compulsivity, betrayal, and trauma.
She is trained as a relational and psychodynamic therapist, and has specialization in issues of sexuality, sexual dysfunction, and desire discrepancy. Additionally, she has extensive experience and training in treating disordered eating patterns, body image concerns, and eating disorders.
Tera provides an unbiased, safe space for individuals and couples to explore, process, and overcome the vast perplexities of intimate connections to reignite that fading zest in themselves and their relationships. By taking a holistic approach to wellness and healing, clients can understand and improve their mind-body connection and sexuality to include sexual intimacy, health, function, pleasure, and knowledge of healthy sexuality. She strives to support and promote lifelong change that will allow you to form sustainable, loving, and equitable relationships leading to an overall sense of health and well-being.
Tom Mcclendon, LMSW, CSAT-C is a Licensed Master’s Social Work. Tom specializes in sex addiction, trauma, and addiction. Tom special focus of practice include, family system theory, psychodrama, EMDR, mindfulness, and other modalities to effectively promote change and wellbeing.
Tom is deeply empathetic, intuitive and earnest with his relationship with his clients. Tom’s deep knowledge and experience of trauma and addiction, provides clients with a safe, nurturing environment to heal. Tom see individual, couples, children, and families.
Toms professional background as an actor, Iyengar yoga training, and psychodramatic body work training, adds a creative and mindfulness approach.
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. www.healthysexabq.com
Mark Pugsley, Michelle Croteau, & Tom Mcclendon 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.