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About Angela Zaffer, MA, LPCC

Angela Zaffer is a National Board Certified Clinical Counselor through NBCC and a  Licensed Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor specializing in individual counseling and psychotherapy.  She is the CEO and Clinical Supervisor for Counseling Solutions in Rio Rancho, NM. 

With many years experience as a therapist, and as a graduate of University of New Mexico and Webster University, she is currently serving as the Clinical Director for Counseling Solutions and is a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are working as an EMDR therapist, working as a Behavior Support Counsultant for people with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, working with Adults, Children and Teenagers who have Anxiety, Depression, or have experienced tramatic events.

In addition to being a prominent therapist in the Rio Rancho area, Angela has presented to general audiences speaking and training on the topics of Autism Specturm Disorders, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and working with the challenges of a person with Developmental Disabilities.

Angela is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.



  • BS Psychology University of New Mexico
  • MA Counseling from Webster University

License, Certifications & Awards

  • National Board Certified Counselor
  • Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor
  • Certified Trauma Professional 


Additional Training

  • EMDR trained by EMDR International Association EMDRIA
  • EMDR for Dissociative Disorders 
  • EMDR Flash Technique
  • Integrated EMDR for Headaches and Migraines
  • Internal Family Systems 
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Sand Tray and Sand Play
  • Creative Journaling
  • Creative Therapy 
  • Play Therapy

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • NBCC  
  • SWBIPA  
  • IATP

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