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  • therapist2WELCOME

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    I am a prominent couples therapist in Santa Fe, New Mexico providing three-five day intensive therapeutic experiences as well as ongoing couples counseling. Three decades of experience in couples and individual therapy inform my unique approach Six Directions Couples Therapy.

    My focus is to help you create the relationship and life that reflects your authentic values and beliefs. In our teamwork I listen carefully to your intentions and goals to make the changes you desire. My strength based integrative approach is tailored to meet the unique expression of your relationship.


    Sometimes we need to step out of the ordinary to experience the extraordinary possibilities that are before us. They become revealed when we drop our routine and rote ways of being together. We open our eyes to new landscapes, leave the business of our lives and descend into the depth of our being.

    Santa Fe has long been known for its healing energy. The light has drawn artists for centuries and seekers have flocked to experience the City Different. Held by the extraordinary landscape nestled at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, we utilize our natural environment to hold and care for you and your relationship.

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    Couples Intensives, Weekly Couples, and Individual Psychotherapy

    Clinical specialties include:
    • couples counseling including couples intensives.
    • ADHD adults and partners treatment for depression and anxiety.
    • addiction and recovery.
    • life stage transitions.
    • depression and anxiety.
    • work and career issues.
    • grief and bereavement.
    • chronic illness.
    • stress management.
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  • therapist3carolbioimageCarol MacHendrie, LISW

    I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker living and practicing in Santa Fe for the past 33 years. I continue to work primarily with couples although I have worked extensively with individuals and groups throughout my career. My areas of specialization include: couples on the brink of divorce; couples experiencing infidelity (romantic relationships, emotional affairs, financial infidelity); couples where one or both partners have ADHD; couples in recovery; and couples experiencing illness or loss.

    A passionate speaker and teacher I have taught and presented internationally to audiences of professionals, general public and in the workplace. I have been on the faculty of Syracuse University, College of Santa Fe, and St. Eustatius School of Medicine.

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  • therapist4 ENDORSEMENTS

    "My husband and I came to know Carol several months ago, as we were experiencing trauma in our marriage. Due to a devastating personal event that changed the path of our lives, we were separated and feeling hopeless and alone. In stepped Carol. As we grew to know her, she helped us regain the balance, strength and courage to go forward in our lives together. I don't know if we would have made it without her help. We are forever in her debt."


    "Ms. Carol was a highly energetic, enthusiastic and dedicated medical psychology professor. Her clinical experience and correlations were exactly what I needed to help me master my knowledge of psychology."

    Laura Wright MD

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Whether you want to enhance your relationship, are "on the brink" or somewhere in between, I am here to reconnect you to your strengths and envision a new sustainable, loving relationship.

We all come to therapy with resources and resilience, which are too often forgotten in the midst of difficulties. It is key to your success to reconnect you to your individual and collective health and well being. I am a brain wise couples therapist who incorporates the latest advances in neuroscience with over thirty five years of experience.

You can contact me to schedule an appointment via email or phone for an initial phone interview. We then decide whether to schedule a couples intensive, or weekly couples or individual sessions. I look forward to working with you.

In addition to counseling, I provide supervision and consultation for licensing and professional development.


Special thanks to Roxanne Swentzell for letting us use "The Therapist."