Christopher “Skip” Escareño-Clark, LMHC
Christopher “Skip” Escareño-Clark graduated from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with a master’s degree in counseling and is currently a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in New Mexico.
Skip brings a holistic approach to the care he provides and works to effect holistic change that impacts a client’s mental and emotional centers and examines the physical and spiritual components of a client’s experience. Heavily informed by Carl Roger’s client-centered therapy, Skip attempts to meet the client where they are and embrace the client as the expert on themselves.
He also includes a cognitive behavioral and existential focus that allows him to work with a client’s worldview to see where change and healing can happen through managing one’s own perspectives, finding their personal places of empowerment, and using this knowledge to support a client in making the changes necessary to live the life they want to live.
Skip specializes in inner-child work, helping clients explore their younger selves and the past traumas they experienced. This also includes offering and receiving support from past iterations of one’s self. He has also worked intimately with grief and loss, with a focus on the cultural limitations and lack of context and modeling for how one processes loss, along with managing grief and loss through honoring relationships that have been lost.
Prior to joining Life Healing Center, Skip worked with people who were taking part in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder and was an individual and group counselor in an intensive outpatient program that served people who were suffering from substance use, mental health, and co-occurring disorders.