Audra  Genduso

Audra Genduso

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Practice: Dream Life Counseling LLC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New Mexico Accepting Online
Updated January 3, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Audra Genduso is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who works with a diversity of adults and couples experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, and life transitions. Audra graduated from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM in 2020 with a Master of Arts in Counseling. She has experience working in an agency with people experiencing homelessness as well as with individuals and couples seeking therapy in a private practice setting. She has also worked for over twenty years in the field of bodywork, as well as with adults with disabilities and in elementary schools providing dance integration.

You may be seeking therapy if you get stuck in a pattern of conflict with your partner or spouse that feels repetitive. You may be struggling to find a sense of balance or hope, navigating a life transition, divorce, or feeling afraid to engage in activities you once enjoyed. You may be experiencing self-judgement, low self-worth, or shame. Audra views these struggles as normal responses to past and current wounding, and an opportunity for deeper growth. When you feel seen and heard in therapy, deep healing is possible.

Audra helps her clients find more joy, balance, and fulfillment in their lives with an experiential approach. Using EMDR, EFT for couples, Sandplay, mindfulness, and somatic awareness, we find deeper understanding and support positive change. Her therapeutic style is compassionate, present, engaged, trauma informed, client-centered, and rooted in attachment theory. Her office is a safe place for a diversity of experience and identification. Offering online and in person sessions in Santa Fe, NM.


Message to clients

It takes courage to reach out and seek therapy. You may be wondering if anyone will listen deeply and be present with your pain or if anyone will take the time to understand you in a non judgmental and empathetic way. The therapeutic relationship is a place where you can experience healing through repairing attachment wounds that likely began early in your life. I utilize somatic resourcing, EMDR, Sandplay, reflective listening, and mindfulness in my collaborative and attachment-based approach.

Experiences of trauma can sometimes be obvious, such as the sudden death of a loved one, a car accident, having an occupation such as first-responder, or fighting in war. Other times, trauma can be more subtle, arising from often implicit memories and/or beliefs from early childhood which may manifest in often unconscious ways, such as fear or anxiety in certain situations. I offer EMDR and often incorporate Sandplay as effective modalities for addressing anxiety, depression, and other trauma-related symptoms.

If you think we may be a good fit to work together, I encourage you to reach out. I look forward to hearing from you and supporting you on your journey.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Audra Genduso is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $85 - $125
  • Couples sessions: $150 (50min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New Mexico)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:30 PM- 5:00 PM
  • Tue 12:30 PM- 5:00 PM
  • Wed 12:30 PM- 5:00 PM
  • Thu 12:30 PM- 5:00 PM
  • Fri 12:30 PM- 5:00 PM
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Casa Milagro, Therapist, 2019 - 2021

Southwestern College, MA Counseling, 2020
UC Santa Cruz, BA Literature, 1999


Licensure

New Mexico: CMH0216981


Languages

English