ProvidersIt gives me great joy to bring creative approaches to solving your problems. The field of Coaching and mental health care is constantly evolving and my Providers bring cutting-edge interventions to help you get on track in your life. We have options in our practice for the care we offer and you may prefer to receive care from our team approach.
Jean Manz has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1998, having received her Master’s degree at San Diego State University and then completing a 2-year post-graduate training program at Denver Family Institute to specialize in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has practiced as a therapist in the Farmington Community for the last 15 years.
Growing up the middle of 5 children in a rural Vermont town, early life prepared her to desire to understand systems and relationships and her daily work with clients has always felt like more of a calling than a vocation. She brings to her clients her own unique pairing of theory and practice and enjoys the creative process of helping clients and relationships sculpt the best version of themselves. She has served for 5 years on the New Mexico Board for Marriage and Family Therapy. At 51 years old, Jean is enjoying the stage of life that includes a 28-year marriage to Julius, raising 2 teenage sons (Noah, age 19 and Josiah, age 16), giving time to the Farmington Animal Shelter as a Foundation Board member, daily walks and hikes with her 2 beloved dogs, checking in with family & friends and daily practices to pause and enjoy life’s moments.
Jean Manz, MA, LMFT
Jean with her family
Charles Stacey, MA, LMFT has been working as a systemic therapist since 1991. Since that time, he has worked in different settings and with many presenting problems but all the work ended up coming back to the brain/body system and how the system had learned to adapt to that person’s life challenges. The bodies “autopilot” was initially programmed to protect but invariable reached a point of recreating the problem that it was trying to solve. He noticed the things that help resolve this were therapeutic but didn’t feel or act like therapy.
With the explosion of knowledge in brain/body approaches, nervous system regulation work has become more gentle, respectful and effective. Charles has completed an intensive 4-year training in Somatic Experiencing/Organic Intelligence including SE Touch as well as working with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), EFT (Tapping), HeartMath (Balanced Breathing) and Hand Mirroring and Idiopathic Hypnosis (active imagination).
Charles has served as the Treasurer for the New Mexico Marriage and Family Therapy Association since 2009, is the Chairman of the local training organizations for counselors called The Four Corners Consortium and is a tireless mentor and teacher for student Counselors. In addition to his professional work, he is an active singer/songwriter, performing both traditional music from his Celtic roots as well as original story songs that integrate Jazz, Blues and Contemporary Folk. Charles and his wife have 7 grown children and 7 grandchildren.
Charles Stacey, MA, LMFT