Brenden Dix, LPCC, NCC

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Hi there, I operate a small group practice called “A Guiding Path” in which we work with children, teens, adults, parents, and couples who seek change or healing from a wide variety of life difficulties. I try to make our offices as safe, peaceful, compassionate, and private as possible so that together we can explore and address any of the challenges that are most important to you.  
By no means does a person have to be "mentally ill" to benefit from counseling.  If good nutrition and going to the gym are akin to improving physical health, then attending counseling is meant to improve the deeper aspects of self that aren't as outwardly visible.  This can include self-understanding, emotional strength, improving self-worth & confidence, developing wholeness, finding purpose, meaning & fulfillment, or overcoming other personal challenges such as a depression, anxiety, or trauma/PTSD.

There are many types of therapists with their own skillsets and approaches to counseling but what allows me to stand apart from most others is the integrative nature with which I work with clients.  I view everyone as unique and therefore in need of unique therapeutic experiences in order for it to be successful.  In order to do this, I've trained extensively in the AEDP model of psychotherapy created by Diana Fosha.  This model encompasses aspects of psychodynamic psychotherapy, interpersonal neurobiology, CBT, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), mindfulness, attachment theory, and somatic experiencing in order to assist with creating a deep level of trust and the potential to ignite our own innate healing capacities as well as integrate our emotional wiring that often times gets shut down in unsafe relationships.  Ultimately this helps to bring parts of ourselves back online in order to feel more whole an like one's own true self.
Often times I find that most people simply need support in their current life situation, whereas others might seek a sense of understanding & clarity or direction. For some, there might be different pressing challenges with daily life due to difficult past experiences of abuse, unhealthy coping patterns, unrelenting shame-guilt-anger-sadness-confusion etc, relational turmoil, difficulty trusting, connecting deeply, expressing oneself, or trouble healing old attachment wounds from childhood. 
No matter the goal(s) for counseling it takes a cooperative effort between yourself and I as we develop a healthy relationship that is in of itself essentially healing. 
• Anxiety & Depression
• Trauma & PTSD
• Difficult Thoughts, Emotions, Worries, and Life Stressors
• Improving Inter-Personal Relationships
• Self-Esteem/Worth & Confidence
• Healing the Past & Embracing the Present


• Overcoming or Better Managing Anxiety and Depression
• Increased Ability to Identify and Tolerate Difficult Emotions
• Better Mental Clarity and Self Understanding
• Improved Coping Skills, Tools, and Strategies
• Enhanced Ability to Feel Emotionally Supported and Connected
• Improved Ability to Communicate and Express Oneself
• Regaining a Sense of Control, Direction, and Life Purpose
• Relationship Satisfaction


• AEDP – Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy: A modality that contains aspects of interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness, attachment theory, and somatic experiencing in order to undo the impacts of aloneness, attachment difficulties, and emotional connectivity.
• MBCT – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
• Existential Psychotherapy
• Psychodynamic Psychotherapy


• M.A. Professional Counseling & Guidance – New Mexico Highlands University
• B.A. Biological Anthropology – The University of New Mexico
• Nationally Certified Counselor
• Trained in EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing
• Extensive Training in AEDP – Level 3 Certified


• 5600 Wyoming Blvd NE, Suite 130
  Albuquerque, NM 87109

Brenden Dix Reaches

Albuquerque NM