2018 Speakers

Michelle Esquibel, MA, LPCC
Session #33

Michelle Esquibel, MA, LPCC is the Refugee Mental Health Coordinator for the state of New Mexico. She is a Depth Psychology-oriented psychotherapist committed to working with diverse populations, while emphasizing an integrative medicine approach to services. Her experience includes: Refugee Mental Health, School-based Psychotherapy, Assertive Community Treatment, Multi-systemic Therapy, Wilderness Therapy, Canine and Equine Assisted Therapy, Youth Development, and is an ardent student of Curanderismo—the traditional healing practices of her culture. Michelle is a trainer in promoting cultural humility and competency in the provision of mental health services, and increasing awareness and trauma-informed care in various settings. Honoring a holistic model for health and well-being, Michelle believes in the premises that: culture is curative, nature is restorative, and the traditional healing practices of one’s background are relevant to the healing process.