Carol S. Brusca MA, LMFT

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About Carol S. Brusca

Carol S. Brusca is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, National Wellness Trainer, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Carol has a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Master of Arts degree in International Relations with an emphasis on Terrorism. She is the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Mental Health Provider (MHP). As MHP, she supports staff exposed to child exploitation materials through training, resources, check-ins, and brief therapy sessions. Carol enjoys teaching others about vicarious trauma, the benefits of wellness, and the simple steps that can be taken to reduce stress and increase happiness and peace of mind. She trains law enforcement, other first responders, probation and parole advocates, therapists, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, and social media employees across the country on vicarious trauma, resilience, wellness, and stress management. Carol has extensive experience teaching bachelor’s and graduate students in the Human Services and Counseling areas at the college level. She is the Clinical Director for ABQ StreetConnect, an intensive street outreach team serving mentally ill adults living on the streets. She has over 17 years of experience as a therapist working with sexual assault victims, trauma victims, individuals with severe disabling mental illness, individuals in recovery, couples, and individuals looking to increase their wellness.


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    Therapy Approaches:
    • Addiction Counseling
    • Coaching
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Couples Counseling
    • Family Therapy
    • Mindfulness-based Therapy
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Trauma Therapy
    Specialties:
    • Adjustment Disorder
    • Aging Concerns
    • Anxiety
    • Bipolar
    • Burnout
    • Career Counseling
    • Compassion Fatigue
    • Dissociative Disorders
    • Domestic Violence or Intimate Partner Violence
    • Drug Dependence / Abuse / Addiction
    • Eating Disorders
    • Insomnia
    • Internet Addiction
    • Job Stress
    • Life transitions
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • Personal Growth
    • Personality Disorders
    • Political Climate
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Psychosis and Schizophrenia
    • Relationship / Marriage Issues
    • Self-Esteem
    • Women's Issues
    Phone: 959210-6800
    Meeting Options:
    • Telehealth
    Age Range:
    • Children (0-12)
    • Teens (13-17)
    • Adults (18+)
    • Adults (65+)
    Address:
    New Mexico
    • Insurance
    • Sliding Scale
    • Self Pay Options / Out of Network
    Accepted Insurance:
    • Aetna
    • BCBS of MA
    • Cigna
    • Optum