Meet Some of the Full Circle Health Center Professionals

Welcome Transcending Counseling!

The practitioners love their work, and it shows! We invite you to visit.

Sandra Gutierrez ~ Strength and Hope Therapy Center
EMDR Consultant, Reiki Master and Instructor

Sandra Gutierrez is an EMDR Consultant who approaches treatment from a holistic perspective. She believes in treating the root of the presenting problem versus solely treating the symptoms. She enjoys supporting patients through their journey of breaking patterns that no longer serve them. Her goal is to move patients from a life of survival to one of thriving; giving patients a chance to live a more fulfilling life. Sandra believes in quality of care.
EMDR is the primary treatment modality she uses. She does so because it works! EMDR is much more than the reprocessing and desensitization stages. However, EMDR is most known for these two stages. EMDR can clear irrational thought patterns, as well disturbing emotions and sensations. It can be applied to a variety of issues or responses; including trauma.
Sandra aims to support you find a glimpse of hope & relief even when life seems chaotic. She wants you to know you are not alone in your situation and that reaching out for support IS an okay thing to do; that NOT BEING OKAY IS OKAY. In Sandra’s practice you will be treated as an individual deserving of respect and empathy regardless of the issue and/or symptoms presented.

Educationally speaking, Sandra has attended the following institutions: NMSU, the University of Michigan, New York University, and Aspen University.
Integrative care wise, Sandra is a Reiki Master and Instructor.

Josefa (Josie) Perea, MSW, LISW ~ Rising Sun Counseling
Psychotherapist, Reiki Master, Quantum Dynamics Teacher.

After being a  New Mexico State graduate with a Masters of Science degree in Social Work in 1992, Josefa became an independent practitioner and is an Independent Clinical Social Worker. Josefa studied Quantum Dynamics(QD) for three years with Master/Teacher and Founder of QD, Jim Dvorak, and became an initiated QD teacher in December of 2005. Josefa trained in advanced Pranic Healing and Pranic Psychotherapy with Master Stephen Co and has done training Level 1,2,3 on Matrix Energetics with Richard Berlett. In 2000 she became a SHES Minister by completing three Degrees in the Usui System of Reiki Healing and became a Reiki Master/Teacher.

Ruth E. Romo, FNP ~ Full Circle Health Center
Family Nurse Practitioner and the director of Full Circle Health Center

Her specialty is women from menarche through menopause. As an FNP, she provides services to all folks on the gender spectrum and children of all ages. Adolescents are welcome! She has been working in Health Care for over 20 years, first as a licensed midwife, then as an RN, and most recently as a Nurse Practitioner.

Joseph A. Serna ~ Legacy Massage Therapy
Legacy Massage Therapist

The Oldest form of medicine.

Call: (575) 528-9506


Transcending Counseling

Transcending Counseling is a group of bilingual clinicians dedicated to fostering a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment for healing, empowerment, and growth. They specialize in evidence-based practices aimed at helping clients address the root causes of their symptoms with care and compassion. Their therapeutic modalities include EMDR, Gottman Method, IFS, among others.
Offering individual psychotherapy services for teens and adults, as well as couples therapy for partners of diverse backgrounds, orientations, and relationship dynamics, Transcending Counseling aims to meet the unique needs of each client. Whether addressing trauma, relationship difficulties, or seeking to enhance overall well-being, Transcending Counseling is committed to guiding clients toward a more fulfilling life journey.

For more information, visit their website at

Diana Venus Perez, Naturopathic Practitioner

I am a naturopathic practitioner. I earned a ‘Doctor of Naturopathy’ degree at the accredited Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine located in Toronto, Canada. I spent several years interning and observing naturopathic doctors with special interests including ayurvedic medicine, homeopathy, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy and more. Did you know scientific studies demonstrate there are specific foods, herbs and minerals that may play an important role in maintaining bone density, easing menstrual pain, address constipation, reduce migraine occurrences, irritable bowel syndrome and much more? Allow me to assist you in implementing steps for addressing your wellness needs. I read the latest scientific studies, so you don’t have to!   

I provide a simplified education on the in-depth subject of supplements. It is important that you practice safety when taking supplements.  My services don’t stop there! I create unique meal plans for various health and fitness goals. I can join you and provide an easy food shopping experience. Changing what you eat can be extremely stressful. Furthermore, budgeting for clean eating does not have to be expensive. I’m excited to meet you and join you on your journey to wellbeing. If you are a larger audience, please don’t hesitate to ask me about workshops!  

For consultations please call 203-218-1228 

Dr. Jana Williams ~ Thrive MD
Pediatric MD at Thrive MD

Thrive MD Las Cruces is focused on helping patients with chronic health issues, by identifying foods that might be contributing to their medical problems. Individuals with fibromyalgia, chronic constipation, irritable bowel, migraines, eczema, and autoimmune illness can have reactions after the ingestion of certain foods which are contributing to the unwanted symptoms they have on a daily basis.  Evaluation and testing at Thrive MD will help them to identify these foods. Elimination of these foods from the diet will help them to see reversal and even elimination of symptoms, allowing them to lead a healthier lifestyle.

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