Our Team
Therapists and Admin

Francine Hernandez, LCSW
Founder of Enso Healing Therapy & LillysInternal Light

Owner/Clinical Director & Supervisor
Mental Health Therapist
Board Approved Supervisor with
Board of Social Work and
 Board of Counseling and Therapy

I offer individual, teen, couples, and family therapy in a safe, supportive and nonjudgmental atmosphere. With my clinical skills I work collaboratively with my clients to overcome challenges they may be facing. I believe we all carry the strength within to navigate this adventure called “life.” Let’s discover the best version of you! Mind, body, and spirit. I utilize music into healing interventions in therapy. My clinical training in, Psychodynamic theory, CBT, and Family Systems, are just a few of the approaches I utilize in my work. I believe there is not a "one fits all" approach, but rather everyone is unique and in control of what suits them best. Who better knows you, than you? Let's discover, embrace, heal and create together with the tools in our toolbox. I am honored for the opportunity to work with you. Give me a call for more information!

Alex Padilla, P-LCSW

Mental Health Therapist

Alexandra Padilla is a Licensed Master Social Worker. Alex graduated from NM Highlands University with master’s in clinical social work and from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with bachelor’s in philosophy with an emphasis in religious studies and phenomenology. Alex’s approach focuses on mind/body interventions to aid clients in healing from trauma, anxiety, and depression. Alex’s therapy approach focuses on exploring limited beliefs and behaviors and changing those limited beliefs and behaviors through mind/body approaches including tapping, yoga therapy, storytelling, and mindfulness. Her previous work experience includes working with juveniles, veterans, homeless youth, and individuals with mental, emotional, physical, and social challenges. Her most recent work experience is as a mental health therapist and yoga therapist at a wellness center that incorporated different treatment modalities to support clients in their healing. Alex collaborates with each client to aid them in realizing that they already have the tools necessary to heal and maintain their emotional well-being. When Alex is away from work, she enjoys hiking, dancing, yoga, and cuddling her pets.  

Vanessa Medina, LMSW

Mental Health Therapist

Vanessa was born and raised in Taos, NM. She was adopted at age 11 after being in foster care. This led to her passion to pursue a career to help serve families and children and inspired her to become a social worker. Vanessa attended New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM, where she received a Bachelor of Political Science: Law Emphasis; a Bachelor of Social Work and went on to pursue a clinical graduate degree, Master of Social Work, where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors. Vanessa’s work experience is in the field of child welfare where she has served families for 8 years. Vanessa has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Vanessa has vast experience in childhood trauma and has a wealth of knowledge working with families who have adopted children who are survivors of trauma and abuse. Vanessa’s approach is very holistic, where she implements mind, body, and spirit. Vanessa is passionate about engaging with individuals to achieve their mental health goals, while creating a safe and serene environment. Vanessa’s hobbies include learning and growing as a person and clinician, as well as traveling and taking her dogs for car rides.

Rochelle Robertson, LMHC

Mental Health Therapist

My name is Rochelle Robertson and I am an Albuquerque native. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Mexico in 2006 where I specialized in cello performance. I have always had a passion for helping others and love using music as a way to reach people. I have worked with individuals of all ages for over 20 years teaching and giving private cello instruction. After completing my undergraduate studies, I decided to take my passion for helping others and sought a Master’s degree in Counseling. I graduated from Webster University in 2010. I am a licensed mental health counselor offering specific experience with children and families in crisis. I bring comprehensive knowledge gleaned from an array of experiences including work as an MST certified or therapist. I believe that having patience and understanding for each individual and his or her situation and circumstance is key to the success of their therapeutic process and understand that no person is the same. Therefore, no counseling experience or process will be the same either. As a therapist, I strive to get to know each individual, understand them and develop a therapeutic plan that fits them specifically. I work with my clients using modalities such as Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral and Mindfulness Therapy in order to help them better understand themselves and to help them find and tap into their individual strengths and weaknesses. I firmly believe that self-awareness is key to helping us grow and is also needed to assist an individual in building the self-confidence they need to be successful and happy in their lives long after leaving therapy.

Aside from working as a therapist, I am a mother to two beautiful children, a 9-year old son and an 11-year old daughter. I love to spend time with my children, family and friends, I am passionate about exercise and I love to teach and play my cello.

Erin Garcia-Rimorin, LMHC

Individual & Family Therapist

Erin is a compassionate and dedicated mental health therapist with providing therapeutic support to individuals, couples, and families. With a deep understanding of human behavior and a passion for helping others, she strives to make a continued impact on those she works with.

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), who is working on one day becoming an LPCC, Erin, works with a wide range of clients ages 14 and older. Erin works with anxiety, depression and is trauma informed. Erin likes to take an eclectic approach as she believes one approach does not fit all. Erin likes to utilize psychoeducation and incorporates mindfulness with the skills she’s learned as a Certified Mindfulness Life Coach. She also follows inner child work and loves to incorporate therapeutic art when she gets the chance.

Erin is currently working towards getting certified as a Trauma Clinical provider, Integrative Mental Health Provider, and an ADHD Professional Provider. She has a proven ability to create a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their emotions, develop coping strategies, and achieve personal growth.

Throughout her time as a newly Licensed Mental Health Clinician, Erin is motivated to helped clients navigate a wide range of mental health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. Erin strives to fostered strong therapeutic alliances and facilitates positive change and helps others create connection.

In addition to providing individual therapy, Erin has facilitated group therapy sessions. She is skilled at tailoring treatment plans to meet the unique needs of each client, utilizing evidence-based practices and integrating holistic approaches to promote overall well-being.

Erin holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling from New Mexico Highlands University. She is licensed by the state of New Mexico Therapy and Counseling Licensing board and maintains ongoing professional development through continuing education and supervision.

Outside of her practice, Erin advocates for mental health awareness and destigmatization. She is committed to staying informed about the latest research and advancements in the field, ensuring that she provides the highest quality of care to her clients.

With a genuine passion for helping others, Erin is dedicated to empowering individuals, couples, and families to overcome challenges, foster healthy relationships, improve their mental well-being, and lead fulfilling lives.

Alicia Dominguez, LMHC

Individual & Family Therapist

Alicia graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2020 with her Masters in Counseling. 
Alicia enjoys working with children and adolescents and comes from a person-centered approach. Alicia utilizes mindfulness techniques in her practice. She comes to her clients with a safe non-judgmental environment to explore and process thoughts, feelings, and needs. She is here to support clients with the tools they needs to navigate life's challenges. 

Anna Songbird, LMHC

Individual & Family Therapist

Coming Oct 2023

Justyce Sanchez, LMSW

Individual & Family Therapist

Coming Oct 2023!

Pete J Hernandez, MBA

Co-Founder & CFO

Pete received his Bachelors in Marketing at UNM, graduating from the Anderson School of Business. He continued to pursue his business education at New Mexico Highlands graduating with his Masters in Business with a concentration in Accounting.

For the past 9 years Pete has been in leadership and managerial roles. For the past 6 years Pete has been in the banking and financing industry as a branch manager. His focus is on leadership development, business development, risk management, finance, accounting, marketing, and compliance. Pete has a passion for helping others by assisting them in developing their skills and empowering them in their business and within themselves. He enjoys the challenge of overcoming obstacles through creativity and innovative thinking.

Vanessa Dennard, CLC

Vanessa has 10+ years experience of working with different State Boards and Customer Service/Relations.
Throughout the years she has perfected her communication skills and ways of serving people. She enjoys the variety of working with all walks of life and empowering others.
She likes to work in an organized manner to ensure accurate record keeping and has completed HIPPA certification.
Giving excellent customer service is very important to her therefore she likes to ensure that she listens to all individuals needs equally. 

 Vanessa is a Certified Mindfulness Life Coach and CSW. Her holistic approach brings clarity, direction, and positive support for her clients. Vanessa helps clients live their best life, by filling the gap between where they are now, and where they want to be. By identifying where growth is desired, setting goals and objectives, and holding accountability, clients will reach their highest goals and dreams. Vanessa is trained in helping people find themselves, find direction, and true happiness in all aspects of their lives. We all have a light within us. You are already born with the qualities you will need to get everything you have ever wanted! Vanessa helps her clients reach each milestone, one at a time. With an ultimate end goal of satisfaction and success. She helps many people from different walks of life set a plan to succeed. Live. Laugh. Love. Mindfulness teaches us how to be fully aware in the present moment. Let's discover your inner peace to achieve goals and live your best life! 

Andrea Chavez

Marketing Promotions Specialist

Hi, my name is Andrea but go by Dre. I have over 10+ years of customer relations experience and currently focusing on the exciting world of marketing! I am a mommy to three beautiful human souls and to 5 fury souls. I recently joined Enso Healing Therapy after taking about a 4-year break from the career world to raise my little family. I’m extremely thankful for this opportunity, as it allows me to still provide the care and attention my family needs from me, and still grow and develop outside motherhood. In my spare time I do Muay-Thai which I can’t wait to get back into after taking a hiatus from giving birth to my son.

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