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!

Lisa Moore, LCSW

Mental Health Therapist

Lisa is a Kansas native who received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Kansas before moving to New Mexico to pursue her Master's in Clinical Social Work at New Mexico Highlands University. Lisa likes to incorporate art and mindfulness techniques into her therapy modalities. Over the last 8 years, Lisa has focused on utilizing attachment and family centered methodologies to assist individuals, couples, and families cultivate healthy family systems and break maladaptive generational patterns. Lisa’s previous work experiences include working with survivors of abuse and neglect and individuals of all ages experiencing a variety of life experiences, challenges, and goals. Lisa also has expertise working with individuals who are neuro-divergent and identify as LGBTQIA+. As a therapist, Lisa aims to help her clients achieve their mental health goals by utilizing a variety of her trained techniques to examine thought and behavioral patterns with a solution-focused approach.

Monique Rivera, LCSW

Mental Health Therapist

Monique is a sex positive, LGBTQ+ affirming and inclusive therapist. 
She believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship in the room and using the whole mind, body and spirit in healing. She is trained in EMDR and level 1 and 2 of Gottman. Monique believes in the power of speaking your truth in a place where you are accepted, heard and valued. Her hobbies include reading and she genuinely enjoys learning, being and forever growing as a therapist.

AmandaLaMendola, LMHC, ATR-P 

Mental Health Art Therapist

Explore your inner world using an eclectic assortment of self-expressions. I offer creative therapies for individuals and small groups using a non-traditional and person-centered approach. We'll collaborate utilizing your unique strengths to step boldly into your power, break cycles and generational patterns, and dive into self-growth. I emphasize and teach self-advocacy, empower you to use your voice, and give you a space to own your story, unapologetically. Explore therapeutic outlets such as art therapy, creative visualization, nature therapy, bibliotherapy, and more. I specialize in utilizing the creative process to help you set + meet goals that improve your holistic existence, explore your identity + honor your unique self, establish ritual + self-care practices, process barriers to change, improve your relationship with your body, and lean on the earth’s natural cycles to encourage personal expansion. I believe that you can achieve meaningful and lasting change with an open-mind and dedicated heart. I hope to hear from you soon, and look forward to accompanying you on your journey towards a deeper connection to self.

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.

Alex Padilla, LMSW

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.  

Stacey Kuntz, MA, CRC, LMHC

Mental Health Therapist

Being mentally healthy is a balance of the many different parts of self. Working on the entire self includes looking at our physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, personal, and professional attributes. After teaching middle school for 20 years, Stacey completed a dual master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling and clinical mental health counseling to do such individual work with adolescents and adults on a more personal level.
She has experience working with life’s challenges such as trauma, grief/loss, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and addiction. She utilizes a variety of approaches including client-centered, strengths based, narrative, dialectical behavioral therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy along with looking at how we fuel our bodies and work to release natural endorphins.
She is EMDR institute trained, (eye movement desensitization reprocessing), for children, adolescents, and adults.
 She believes that therapy can provide opportunity for healing and growth in life and relationships, but most importantly, in the relationship with self. She strives to exude empathy and warmth to create a safe, nonjudgmental space where her clients can process, heal, and learn to be the best versions of themselves in any situation or diagnosis they are presented with. She is passionate about helping people achieve optimal health and overall well-being in every aspect of their lives! 

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

Practice Office Manager

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. 

Learn more about Vanessa on our website under the “Life Coaching” section! 

Andrea Chavez, ADCJ

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.

Business Hours

  • Monday - Saturday

    Appointments only

  • Sunday