Outpatient Staff Santa Fe
Rachel Gerson, MA, LPCC
Rachel has been working as a licensed clinical counselor in Northern New Mexico over the past 7 years. She has worked in both rural and urban environments and has experience working within the variety of cultures and histories that exist within New Mexico. She hails from Canada where she studied Environmental Science and Native Studies at the University of Manitoba and went on to complete her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology at Southwestern College. She has been residing in New Mexico since and enjoys both individual and group work, working with children, adolescents, adults, elders, and families. She utilizes a humanistic, relational/attachment-based, and body-centered approach to her work, supporting clients in developing confidence and resiliency in their ability to face the difficulties and challenges that arise in one’s life.
Linda Bronson-Wood, LMHC
Linda Bronson-Wood is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of New Mexico, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Hamline University in Minnesota and a Master’s in Counseling from the University of Phoenix in Arizona.
She has worked for nearly 20 years in counseling and therapy for children and families, including working as both a Child Protective Services and Foster Care Specialist, as well as a Therapist for the Williams School District working with special education students. Her work with adults includes as a staff member for group homes, residential treatment facilities, and Battered Women’s Shelters, as well as working as a Supervisor for Independent Living Group Homes for developmentally disabled adults.
Linda has also worked specifically with Native populations, serving as Therapist and Consultant for the Hopi and Navajo Tribes to develop shelter care and Therapeutic Foster Care Programs for both Tribes under private and Federal grants. She also served as a Supervisor for the Hopi Guidance Center.
She is currently working on her certification in Child Parent Psychotherapy, and has extensive training in trauma recovery using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Outside of the office, Linda enjoys art, reading and movies, as well as spending time with her two dogs.