Last updated: 6/20/2020

A. Harriette Bugel, LCSW, CDWF, M.Div. (828) 712-8278
Last Updated: 6/20/2020
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Daring Way (TM) Facilator, Certified Financial Social Worker

Gender: Female/Female Identifying

Languages Spoken:

Like most of us who have made it to adulthood, I have a lifetime of experiences that have brought me to this moment in time. My journey,  like yours, is a network of connection, success and failure, joy and sorrow, emotional and physical bumps and bruises.  Wrinkles and gray hair are my proof of active living in the midst of an ambivalence, uncertainty, doubt and our complex world community. Sometimes we humans need more than a friend to sort through the matrix of living. Sometimes we need a professional companion to brain share, clarify our thoughts and feelings, nourish creativity, clarify reflections of an event and hone the making of request for healing, mend wounds …  repair the torn fabrics of life, and skill to maintain resilience. My tasks with clients unfolds as this professional fellow traveler, meeting in the midst of it all.

I approach counseling as a dialogue, a conversation between equals. I draw from a diverse background of life and work experiences embellished by clinical research, eclectic reading, service in diverse practice locations and a rich mix in clients. As an Autistic individual, diagnosed at 54 with Asperger's and having a Service Dog my approach to counseling is wholistic and integrative by design.  It is inclusive of nutrition, physical, spiritual, financial, family, friends, pets, mental and medical health history. I intentionally collaborate with my adults clients - individuals living with major medical both mental and/or physical diagnoses - to facilitate self-understanding and acceptance in the emotionally and physically disabling culture in which we live.  My approach is person-centered, psychologically eclectic and integrative including techniques from various schools of thought. My approach draws heavily upon Morita and Naikan therapy; Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems theory, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Non-Violent Communication skills, 16-Step Empowerment Process; Enneagram (Personality Type), Financial Social Work Facilitator, as well as considering life from Christian, Buddhist, and Jewish thought, Art, and Music. I got tools, tricks and skills ... let's talk.

True Color Counseling, LLC is registered in NM only.  

True Color Counseling, PLLC (NC, GA, SC and FL) is a CASH and Telehealth service only. 

Focusing on:
Asperger's Syndrome Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Autism Spectrum Personality Disorders Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Abuse and/or Neglect Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Aging Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attachment Disorders Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Depression Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Education/Personal Development Factitious Disorders (Munchausen Syndrome) Family Issues Forensic Gender Identity Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Learning Disabilities Life Transitions Men's Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Parenting Issues Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Self Abuse Sensory Processing Disorder Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Suicidal Thoughts Traumatic Brain Injury Women's Issues
Office and Contact Information
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True Color Counseling, LLC
3539 Thaxton Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(828) 712-8278

Contact: A. Harriette Bugel, LCSW

Office Hours:
Mon9:00am – 5:00pm
Tue9:00am – 5:00pm
Wed9:00am – 5:00pm
Thu9:00am – 5:00pm
Fri9:00am – 5:00pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 1 weeks

True Color Counseling, PLLC
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(828) 712-8278

Contact: Harriette Bugel, LCSW

Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
TueBy appointment
WedBy appointment
ThuBy appointment
FriBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 1 weeks

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

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


Years of Experience: 27

GA - LCSW [CSW003315]
NC - LCSW [C004828]
NM - LCSW [C-10764]
SC - LISW-CP [9760]
FL - LCSW [25]

Credentials and Certifications:
Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF)
Certified Financial Social Worker
Diplomate, Clinical Forensic Counseling (ACCFC)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Social Work Supervisor

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $80
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

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

Free Services:
One Hour per week for Military and Families

America’s Choice Provider Network NM Health Connections
Blue Cross Blue Shield Optum Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Blue PPO) Optum Health New Mexico
Blue Cross Blue Shield (HMO) Presbyterian Health Plan
Blue Cross Community Centennial Prime Health Services
CHAMPS VA Provider Network of America
Christus Health Plan Three Rivers PPO
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) True Health New Mexico
HealthSCOPE United Behavioral Health (UBH)
Magellan Behavioral Health United Healthcare
Molina Healthcare Western Sky Community Care

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Specific populations:
AIDS/HIV+ Biracial Brain/Head Injured Cancer Patients Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students Diabetes Disabled Gifted Grandparents Interracial Families/Couples Learning Disability Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Obese or Overweight Parkinson's Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Step Families Suicidal Transgender Twins Unemployed
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Cognitive/Behavioral Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Narrative Therapy
Other theoretical approaches:
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Behavioral Case Management Coaching Crisis Intervention Dance/Movement Therapy Forensic Evaluation Geriatric Consultation Gestalt Information and Referral Jungian Long-Term Mediation Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Pastoral Therapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Somatic Experiencing Spiritual Counseling Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Methods - focus areas:
Individual Online Therapy
Other methods:
Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Jewish Pagan
Multi-cultural experience:

Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)