Our Focus

Desert Wise is an Albuquerque psychotherapy clinic with a mission of providing culturally competent care to and advocacy for military members, veterans, and those who love them. Our team has more than 45 years of combined experience treating the military-connected population.

Our founder is a military veteran, and we prioritize hiring and collaborating with other veterans, military-connected individuals, and civilian allies who demonstrate passion for serving the military-connected population.

Desert Wise provides a range of services – all with the well-being of our service members and veterans as our front and center. To learn more about these services, select on the relevant tab above.

Our Commitment 

Further, we are committed to providing dignified, effectivediscreet mental health treatment.

  • Dignified treatment: We have created a clinic environment that provides the same professionalism you would expect from your primary care doctor, attorney, or accountant. We have been faithful to this model, in part, by ensuring a professional atmosphere, developing comprehensive consent and policy forms, and maintaining appropriate boundaries between therapists and patients. 
  • Effective treatment: Our providers are well-versed in both the scientific research underpinning mental health treatment and the art of applied clinical treatment. We expertly employ this knowledge in a way that is relevant and useful to each individual and is consistently mindful of what works for you – not what works in a lab or for anyone else. Our providers employ a therapeutic approach that requires hard work from patients, prioritizes accountability, and challenges patients’ unhelpful beliefs and behaviors. 
  • Discreet treatment: Our providers respect confidentiality concerns and have developed an entire business model around them, so that you are afforded the opportunity to develop comfort at your own pace. Our clinic is self-contained, which allows patients to discreetly enter a private lobby, and our staff has attended to even the most minor details that ensure our patients’ privacy and comfort. 

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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” –Theodore Roosevelt