Counseling In Farmington, NM

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I work with Couples, Individuals, and Families. People at all stages of life are welcome!

I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 20 years, partnering with and empowering people to overcome barriers, change restricting patterns and regulate their autonomic nervous system. This allows us to bounce back from all those moments where life calls us to meet it on its terms.

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11 Years Providing Premiere Couples Counseling Services in the Farmington, New Mexico Area

Premiere Couples Counseling

I have focused much of my work and training in the past 15 years on the art of couple’s therapy. I am pleased and proud to be able to offer you a creative and informed couples therapy process. Couples come to me with issues that include infidelity, unforgiveness, fighting, unresolved disagreements, parenting problems, loss of emotional and sexual intimacy, and general dissatisfaction with “status quo.”

My Approach

My approach is directed by an integration of neuroscience, arousal regulation, and attachment theory. I contribute a synergistic blend of approaches such as Stan Tatkin’s PACT Therapy, Pragmatic Experiential Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Heartmath, Energy Psychology, Somatic Experiencing, Cognitive Therapy, Systemic Therapies and Humanistic and Spiritual Inquiry.

We are systems—from the micro-cellular level to the macrocosm level of being part of communities and the greater world. My own journey as a fellow traveler on this planet has inspired me to accrue lots of tools in my toolbox to address the many levels of the systems we live in. I believe as much in honoring our own intuition and body intelligence as I do in staying up to date with the latest evidence-based science. I combine approaches of energy psychology with the more familiar approaches of working with the mind and emotion. I strive to stay on the cutting edge of scientific findings and innovative leadership as it relates to wellness. I take great pleasure in bringing my clients solid information that informs their choices and systems for living.

What you can expect in our work together


Assessing and resourcing your gifts and passions


Changing self-sabotaging habits and creating life-enhancing ones


Understanding the factors that have led to your problems


Seeing clearly the relationship patterns that have you stuck


Creating new and more self-serving patterns in your relationships


Exploring your beliefs and attitudes


Releasing energy held in your body that is blocking your expansion


Tuning in to your own body and internal states


Building resources to enhance relaxation and a sense of competence


Developing skills to shift feelings when needed


Discharging energy related to incomplete self-protective responses


Learning approaches and tools that will enhance your relationships

Always Options… 
Couples Counseling with Jean Manz, LMFT & Charles Stacy, LMFT

Couples Counseling is sometimes BEST when 2 experienced therapists are in the room with you—especially when the emotional intensity for both partners has resulted in one of you feeling great upset and the other one withdrawing. With a combined 35 years of experience working with family systems, Jean’s expertise in the couple dynamic and Charlie’s honed skill with Somatic Experiencing move things forward and creates a dynamic experience where new possibility is found.

Somatic Experiencing Touch® with Charles Stacey, MA, LMFT

Our practice is currently accepting some insurances including Presbyterian, EBSO, and Aetna.

Please contact me for more details.

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