Last updated: 1/21/2021

Anika M. Kelso, LISW, LCSW (505) 926-0906
Last Updated: 1/21/2021
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Santa Fe Supportive Therapy, LLC Anika Kelso & Jennifer Gillespie, Owners

Gender: Female/Female Identifying

Sexual Identity: Lesbian

Race Identity: White

Languages Spoken:


At this time, due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we are only offering secure, confidential, HIPAA compliant VIDEO sessions. 

Santa Fe Supportive Therapy, LLC is a group of seasoned, ethically sound therapists who provide therapy in a positive, strengths-based manner that emphasizes individualized approaches in partnership with our clients. Our therapists have a variety of clinical skills and all accept insurance. 

I really enjoy working with teens and young adults. I also work with adults of all ages. Most of my clients are working on resolving low self-esteem, self-identity issues, depression, anxiety, social fears, sexual orientation issues, gender identity concerns, parenting issues, parent-child conflicts, and family communication difficulties, among other problems. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I have a particular interest in supporting gender non-conforming people and the community as a whole.

I use what is called an “eclectic” approach with my clients, which means that I draw upon many different therapeutic approaches and theories and use what seems needed in any given situation. One of the main approaches I draw from is cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), but I also draw from solution-oriented therapy, mindfulness and self-awareness techniques, feminist therapy, and narrative therapy. I support my clients in a non-judgmental exploration of outdated beliefs and behaviors though which they become empowered to choose alternative beliefs and behaviors, which allows for healing and growth.

If I don’t feel like the right therapist for you, we will assess your needs and refer you to one of our therapists who better matches your unique personality and situation. Please visit our website for more information about Santa Fe Supportive Therapy and our therapists.

Focusing on:
Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Depression Family Issues Gender Identity Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Parenting Issues Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Stress Women's Issues
Also serving:
Adoption/Foster Care Anger Management Attachment Disorders Bipolar Disorders Body Dysmorphic Disorder Child Abuse and Neglect Education/Personal Development Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Personality Disorders Phobias Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Spiritual/Religious Concerns Trauma/PTSD
Office and Contact Information
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Santa Fe Supportive Therapy, LLC
1418 Luisa Street
Suite 5A
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 926-0906

Contact: Anika M. Kelso, LISW

Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
TueBy appointment
WedBy appointment
ThuBy appointment
FriBy appointment
SatBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 2 Days
Weekends: 3 Days

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Secure HIPAA-compliant Video (, etc.)
Telephone Counseling


Years of Experience: 15

NM - LCSW [C-06699]

Credentials and Certifications:
Certificate of Intensive Training Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Certified Brainspotting Therapist

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $100
Couples: $100
Group: $40
Family: $100

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Medicaid (or equivalent state insurance): Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
One Hour per week for Military and Families

Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Cross Community Centennial
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Blue PPO) Magellan Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield (HMO) Presbyterian Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) True Health New Mexico

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Young Adults (18-25)
Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Children of Divorce College Students Grandparents Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Step Families Transgender
Adopted AIDS/HIV+ Biracial Caregivers Chronic Illness Corrections Officers Disabled First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Gifted Interracial Families/Couples Military/Veterans Obese or Overweight Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Twins
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Cognitive/Behavioral Contemplative Feminist Humanistic Parent Guidance Relational
Other theoretical approaches:
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Behavioral Body Centered Psychotherapy Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping) Evaluation/Diagnostic Existential Psychotherapy Expressive Therapy Holistic Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Narrative Therapy Play Therapy Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Systemic
Methods - focus areas:
Family Systems Individual Online Therapy
Other methods:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Group
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Jewish Muslim Pagan
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Arabic Asian Hispanic Irish Italian Native American Pacific Islander
Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)