H e a l i n g i s P o s s i b l e
Kristina Gaspar de Alba-Clawson
I am a licensed MFT-Intern in Nevada. I graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas completing my Master’s degree in Couple and Family Therapy.
I feel drawn to help individuals, couples, and families feel empowered to confront the difficulties of life. I majored in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies at Brigham Young Univeristy-Idaho. I specialize in working with couples experiencing communication difficulties, conflict, and infidelity. I have experience and specialty training working with Women’s issues including: perinatal mood disorders, infertility, pregnancy and infant loss, and difficulty in motherhood.
Kristina habla español y tiene experiencia con clientes hispanohablantes.
Trainings & Certifications
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Intern in Nevada. I graduated with my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University and have completed training in couples therapy, mindfulness skills, and trauma informed interventions. I use solution focused and holistic mind/body approaches in helping you use your strengths to build your understanding and capacity to deal with anxiety, stress, trauma, identity issues, relationship difficulties, and many other problems that come up in life
In our work together I will meet you where you are at and take time to understand what you are experiencing. We often explore and process past traumas and use mindfulness skills to heal and grow in the present. We explore relationships and learn to set healthy and helpful boundaries, as well as build your ability to connect with yourself and others in meaningful ways.
Overcoming mental health struggles can be overwhelming and hard, but I have seen personally and professionally that healing and feeling relief is very possible. I love that I get to support people in their process of finding peace and wellness, and I can’t wait to begin with you!
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the founder of Desert Bloom Recovery. I graduated with my Masters from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I am a CSAT (Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist), EMDR trained, mindfulness trained, yoga certified, EFT, and Parts and Memory trained.
Much of my work includes women who have experienced betrayal trauma as well as those battling anxiety, depression and other complex trauma. If you have experienced trauma from sexual betrayal, please know that you are not alone and that healing is possible.
In your work with me, we will explore increasing your capacity heal from triggers, deepen your sense of self worth, process past trauma, set healthy and safe boundaries for yourself and your relationships, and learn to reach out and connect. I care deeply for my clients and hope the absolute best for their healing.
Additionally, I have advanced training and experience in helping those struggling with sexually compulsive behaviors. You matter and it's possible to learn to choose nurturing over numbing. Reaching out is a hugely important step.
It takes great courage to begin this process, but I know that change, growth, and healing are all possible.
Laura is a Board Certified Coach trained through APSATS (Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists), Board Certified Coaching, and credentialed through the Center of Credentialing and Education.
She specializes in working with clients who have experienced trauma from sexual betrayal. She also works with couples healing from the devastating effects of pornography and sex addiction on relationships and family systems. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and in her free time, she loves spending time with her 5 boys, running, and has a new-found love for gluten-free baking.
She is active in her faith community and loves connecting with clients from a variety of Christian faiths. Having walked the road of betrayal trauma healing herself, Laura knows the pain and heaviness of this space and assures her clients of the light, hope, and happiness ahead.
My passion for supporting women has led me to become a Betrayal Trauma Coach in group and individual settings as I finish my undergraduate degree. I am currently a student at UNLV finishing my Bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies. Once that is complete, I will advance to the Marriage and Family Therapy program for my Masters so I can become a therapist, specializing in addiction and betrayal trauma.
I know what it is like to begin the healing process. I know it can be scary and feel overwhelming. I also know that with the right support, you will be able to learn healthy ways to grow, cope, and progress and truly believe that you are stronger than you ever thought possible.
When I am not working or doing school, I enjoy having dance parties with my husband and kids, reading as many books as possible, and spending time in nature with my family or friends. I can honestly say that doing my own recovery work has made it possible for me to show up more authentically in all my relationships, and have the tools to help me through the rough patches that life throws at me.
Dr. Rachel Augustus
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in both Utah (in person and teletherapy) and Nevada (teletherapy only). My approach to therapy is gentle AND direct. I will listen to and support you AND also challenge and push you.
I have a PhD in Marriage, Family and Human Development and my dissertation research was on couple communication about pornography. I've received specialized training and have worked extensively with problematic seuxal beahviors, such as out of control pornography use and infidelity. I also do a great deal of work around relational or betrayal trauma. I have experience with traditional mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, or abuse; couples issues such as communication and intimacy; and broader life struggles such as faith transitions, body image and grief.
I have advanced training in EMDR and EFT. I also use Narrative, CBT and DBT therapy approaches in my work. In addition to my work as a clinician, I also supervise therapists who are working on the process of full licensure and am an adjunct professor at Utah Valley University and Utah Tech University.
I grew up on a farm in Idaho where the motto was “work hard and then play hard”. I try my best to live that every day, so when I'm not working, you'll find me with my nose in a book, on a drive with my husband, going to water aerobics class, hiking a new trail with my sisters or counting down the days until my next Lake Powell trip.