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Anika M Kelso, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker or Therapist, MSW
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Treatment Specialties and Clinical Interests: I enjoy working with pre-teens, teens, adults, and families who are struggling with low self-esteem, self-identity issues, depression, anxiety, social fears, sexual orientation issues, gender identity concerns, behavioral problems, attention problems, parenting issues, parent/child conflicts, family communication difficulties, and divorce reaction, among other problems.

Clinical Approach: I use what is called an “eclectic” approach with my clients. What this means is that I draw upon many different therapeutic approaches and theories and use what seems needed in any particular session. Some of the therapeutic approaches I use are solution-oriented therapy, cognitive- behavioral therapy, mindfulness and self-awareness techniques, and dialectical behavior therapy techniques, among other approaches. I support my clients in a non-judgmental exploration of outdated beliefs and behaviors though which they become empowered to choose alternative beliefs and behaviors, which allows for healing and growth.

Education and Experience: I earned my Masters in Clinical Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University and my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Francisco State University. I have more than 10 years of hands-on experience working with children, adolescents, families, and groups in a variety of settings, including private practice, outpatient mental health clinics, and residential treatment centers.

Personal Interests: In my spare time I love spending time with my family and pets, gardening, mountain biking, hiking, and taking road trips to new places. I grew up riding and competing with horses and, while I don't currently have a horse, I find that much of my personal growth has come through contact with them and they still have a significant influence on my life.

Santa Fe Supportive Therapy, LLC provides therapy in a positive, strengths-based manner that emphasizes individualized approaches in partnership with our clients. We are dedicated to providing you with seasoned, ethically sound therapists with a number of specialized clinical skills who all accept insurance. If I am not the therapist best suited for you, we will assess your needs and refer you to one of our therapists who better matches your unique personality and situation. Please visit our website for more information about Santa Fe Supportive Therapy and our therapists.
Our therapists focus on improving clients' day-to-day lives through problem identification, learning to think outside the box, learning new coping skills, developing insights, accepting personal responsibility, and family systems interventions. We work to increase our clients' coping skills and decrease problematic behaviors and problematic thought processes.
We help our clients with many diverse issues including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, self-identity issues, social fears, sexual orientation issues, behavioral problems, attention problems, parenting issues, school difficulties, parent/child conflicts, divorce reaction, LGBT issues, and family communication difficulties, among many other concerns.


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: New Mexico Highlands University
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License No. and State: NM C-06699


  • Avg Cost (per session): ‎$100-125
  • Sliding Scale: No
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, check, BCBS, Presbyterian, Molina, Aetna, NM Health Connections

Age Groups

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Therapy Type

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy
  • Person Centered or Rogerian
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Solution Focused Therapy
Verified Therapist Credentials


  • Company - Santa Fe Supportive Therapy, LLC
  • 1418 Luisa St
  • Suite 5A
  • Santa fe, NM 87505
  • Contact Name - Anika M Kelso, LCSW
  • Phone - (505) 926-0906
  • Fax - (505) 926-0906


  • Adjusting to Change or Life Transitions
  • Adoption or Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Caregiver Issues or Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency or Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce or Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose or Meaning or Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis or Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings or Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Self Care
  • Self Confidence
  • Self Criticism
  • Self Doubt
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Self Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety or Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Body Image
  • Young Adult Issues
  • Breakup
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory or Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Self Actualization
  • Self Compassion

Last Modified: 11 April 2017