Carolina Belmares-Ortega, LMHC, NCC, ACS

Therapist/Clinical Supervisor

Carolina is a bilingual counselor who provides trauma-informed, culturally relevant outpatient therapy, case management, and advocacy for children, adolescents and their families. As one of the first in her family to enter and successfully complete a higher education degree, Carolina is passionate about addressing mental health and educational disparities in New Mexico. Carolina’s education consists of a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish, a Master’s degree in mental health counseling from the University of New Mexico, and is a board approved clinical supervisor.

Prior to becoming a therapist, Carolina served her community as through direct support, community advocacy, and independent research presentations, participating in local and national conferences sharing her techniques as a presenter, plenary speaker, and educator.

As an alumni fellow for the National Board for Certified Counselor’s Minority Youth Fellowship, Carolina’s continues to engage in multiple community support roles. Since 2018, Carolina has volunteered as a mentor at a local and national level through El Puente de Encuentros and the National Board for Certified Counselors Fellowship.

Carolina continues to actively learn and apply evidenced-based modalities to her clients and families. Carolina utilizes each individual’s strengths in combination with evidence-based modalities to help others heal from adverse life experiences, trauma, and to help break down the stigma of mental health.