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OUR EAP COUNSELORS

Deb Gallant, M.A., LPCC, CEAP
EAP Clinical Manager

Deb is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) with nearly 30 years of experience as a mental health practitioner working in private practice, non-profit, government, and commercial settings. Her areas of counseling expertise include couples counseling, divorce adjustment, blended families, adoptive families, domestic violence, parent/child relations and parenting education. Deb's approach to marital and family living emphasizes patience, self-awareness and openness to the differences and vulnerabilities of others. A New Mexico native, Deb earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary education from University of New Mexico. She earned her master’s degree in counseling services from Webster University.

Deirdre Anderson, M.S., LCSW, QSAP, CEAP
EAP Clinical Counselor

Deirdre is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (QSAP) who specializes in short-term, solution-focused counseling that incorporates mindfulness, building life skills, and cognitive behavioral techniques. Throughout her career, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings including outpatient psychiatry, leading stress management courses at a rehabilitation hospital, outreach to homeless and mentally ill veterans, managed care, and several employee assistance programs. Prior to joining The Solutions Group, she coordinated the Dialectic Behavioral Therapy Program at University of New Mexico Psychiatric Center. Deirdre earned her master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of California Berkeley.

Donna Hurula, M.Ed., LPCC, CEAP
EAP Clinical Counselor

Donna is an independently licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC) with 30 years of experience. For more than a decade, she has provided counseling, coaching, small group training, organizational assessments and interventions, Critical Incident Stress Debriefings and mediation. Donna is a generalist with a humanistic and holistic approach, using brief and solution-focused counseling methods to address client issues. Previously, she spent 10 years in psychiatric hospitals, providing inpatient services to adult, adolescent, geriatric and substance abuse populations. Donna has also worked in a domestic violence agency, and with rural/hard-to-serve populations at various nonprofit community agencies. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Slippery Rock State College in Pennsylvania and her masters of education in counseling from University of Missouri.

MARI LYFORD, MSW, LCSW, RY-T, QSAP
EAP CLINICAL COUNSELOR

Mari is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (QSAP), and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). As a QSAP, she conducts employee drug and alcohol assessments per Department of Transportation regulations and employer drug and alcohol policies. She is also trained in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), the Resilience Toolkit, and Brainspotting. In addition to serving as an EAP Clinical Counselor for The Solutions Group, she is currently in private practice. Prior to joining The Solutions Group, Mari worked as an exercise specialist in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. She earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of New Mexico and her master's degree in clinical social work from New Mexico Highlands University.

naomi marquez, LPCC, lsaa, QSAP, CEAP
EAP clinical counselor

Naomi is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Substance Abuse Associate (LSAA). She is trained in Eye-Movement Densensitization and Reprocessing (EDMR) therapy as well as a myriad of other modalities, including brief and solution-focused counseling. Naomi specializes in trauma work, substance abuse issues, relationships, emotional dysregulation, parenting skills and self-care. She earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees in counseling from the University of New Mexico.




KAISHA KEITH, M.S., LPCC, CEAP, QSAP
EAP CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER

Kaisha is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) with 15 years of clinical counseling experience. She is also a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP) with 10 years of expertise working with employees and managers of federal, county and municipal agencies, as well as entities ranging from the New York Stock Exchange to regional healthcare and community services. Kaisha is a Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (QSAP) and holds advanced specialization in critical incident stress, compassion fatigue and peer program support. She has extensive experience facilitating employee and family groups. Kaisha earned her master's degree in counseling from Loyola University Maryland and a post-graduate certificate in Counseling At-Risk Youth from Johns Hopkins University.

Laura romero, Lmsw
EAP referral specialist

As a Licensed Masters of Social Work  (LMSW) and TSG's Referral Specialist, Laura matches EAP clients with resources in their communities. In her career as a social worker, she has served individuals ranging from infants to elders, provided home visiting for first-time parents, and most recently worked at a dialysis clinic. Laura's clinical interests include infant mental health, child development, pregnancy, post-partum depression, parenting skills and transgender support. She earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees from New Mexico Highlands University.



We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your counseling needs. Contact us today for more information.



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