We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken.
John Green, Looking for Alaska
A Licensed Professional Here to Guide You
I'm Niyera (they/them) and I decided to open this virtual therapy service in order to help meet clients where they are and eliminate the barriers to in-person therapy. It offers flexibility and all services can be received in the comfort of your own home. In the future I hope to open a brick and mortar in Rio Rancho, NM but until then I'm happy to meet you virtually.
I currently reside in New Mexico with my spouse, two kids, and my two cats. In my free time I enjoy reading, watching TV, playing with my kids, nature walks, and exploring local shops.
Experience You Can Count On
I received two Bachelor degrees from New Mexico State University in Psychology and Sociology in 2014. From there, I completed my Master of Arts in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR in 2017.
I am currently a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I am also a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in New Mexico.
Trainings and Specialties
I have had further training in different modalities and therapies including Gestalt, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, EMDR, and more. I have also specialized in working with LGBTQIA+, survivors of all types of trauma.
I have worked in a variety of settings including nonprofit outpatient services, crisis lines, a women's prison, in-home services for teens, and acute inpatient psychiatric care. All these experiences have helped me work with a wide variety of client issues and guides me through my practice.
Services I Offer
Personalized Care and Guidance
A Happier, Healthier You
I offer a free 15-20 minute phone screen to give you information on my services and see if we would be a good fit. This is the time to ask any questions you may have of me as well. I'm happy to offer resources to those that may not fit my style of therapy.
Here For You
If you’re looking for quality Individual Therapy sessions with a certified Mental Health Service Provider that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. I guide my patients every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. Schedule an appointment today and see what I can do for you.
I offer various support groups to help more folks connect and find support. Some groups that I actively run are a LGBTQ+ support group, Trans/Nonbinary support group, and Trauma Survivor support group.
Letters for Medical Transition
Meeting you where you are at
Needing a mental health professional to write a letter for medical transitioning? I offer support and collaboration with local doctors to help trans individuals access HRT, surgeries, and other medical care. We would meet and once there is a confirmed diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria I can write a letter of support to proceed with transitioning. Reach out to me to learn about the process.
Individual session- $100-$150 for 55 minutes
Gender Affirming Letters- $150 including the one-off gender assessment
I am currently in-network with Cigna, Aetna, UHC, and Western Sky. I am in process of becoming in-network with BCBSNM and Presbyterian, but that is still TBD. If I'm out-of-network I can provide superbills for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
Sliding scale options
I can offer reduced rates to those experiencing financial hardships. Those rates will be discussed and agreed upon during our first session. Currently, all my sliding scale slots are full but I have intern therapists who offer $20 sessions.
Please note that I have a wait time of 3-4 weeks for new clients. Contact me to be added to my waitlist.
By Appointment Only.
Hours will vary to accommodate to your needs.
All services are virtual at this time.