Mission Statement of Integrative Wellness of Los Alamos 

Integrative Wellness of Los Alamos is a Not-for-profit (501c3) agency that is dedicated to providing a pathway to wellness, well-being and worth utilizing high quality, effective and professional Alternative & Western Healthcare which is convenient and affordable as well as ensure the best possible care and outcomes for all persons regardless of economic standing in the State of New Mexico.

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We offer services that can holistically develop your mind, body, spirit, and soul. Integrative Wellness of Los Alamos is a member of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. We are insured, and all providers are licensed by the state of New Mexico for their particular service category. Reach out to us to request our services today.

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Meet the Board of Directors

Teisha K. Caldwell, IWoLA Executive Director

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Usui Reiki Master-Teacher

Teisha is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC #CCMH153601). My specialty is anxiety and trauma; however, I work with all individuals to learn emotional coping skills while promoting positive self-esteem, self-image, and self-confidence as well as lead each individual through exercises to assist in goal creation and execution to realize the quality of life he or she has desired. My primary modality is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which has a wide variety of secondary modalities (REBT, DBT, etc.) of which can be very useful in the 

modification of behavior. 

Additionally, I am an expert in performing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to separate emotional triggers from traumatic memories. Typically, I only work with adults; however, I will work with teenagers depending on maturity level and circumstances. Additionally, I am a certified Usui Reiki Master, perform chakra balancing, aura extension and cleansing, and essential oil and external body detox consultant.

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Debbie DeSimone

Debbie DeSimone, a certified nutritional therapy practitioner, restorative wellness practitioner, and Epidemic Answers health coach, is the creator and owner of High Desert Nutritional Therapy, LLC in White Rock, NM.

Her extensive background in early childhood education helps to inform her nutritional work with young children and families. Debbie has a particular passion and interest in supporting families struggling with the “new epidemics” of childhood, such as allergies and sensitivities, ADHD, autism, PANDAS/PANS, and various other challenges.

Debbie emphasizes a real, whole food diet which focuses primarily on adequate digestion and microbiome support, inflammation reduction, the connection between gut health and mental health, healthy fats for the developing body and brain, and healthy protein and carbohydrate intake.

Debbie also teaches a 5-week RESTART Class for adults. This class is a powerful combination of nutrition education, 3-week sugar detox, and support group. Each week focuses on a different nutritional topic related to the foundations of health:

    • Week 1 is an introduction to the program;
    • Week 2 includes information and a discussion on healthy digestion;
    • Week 3 focuses on healthy blood sugar regulation;
  • Week 4 focuses on the importance of healthy fats and which fats are healthy; and
  • Week 5 is about the best way to move forward and reintroduce foods, a recap of the class, and a celebration of completion.

Debbie has two amazing sons, aged 15 and 11, who have recently overcome challenges with PANDAS/PANS, partially through the

support of nutritional therapy.

Through her journey with her children, Debbie has developed strong empathy and compassion for families struggling with these known and unknown/misunderstood challenges. She also has learned how to navigate appropriate resources for necessary medical support,

both conventional and holistic.

Debbie can be reached at:

(505) 412-3232

[email protected]

Charles Lenz, Doctor of Chiropractic

Charles Lenz, DC was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences after graduating from New Mexico State University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology.

He joined Los Alamos Chiropractic Center in 2018. Here, he specializes in specific and gentle chiropractic care for people of all ages. Lenz has been practicing since 2010, starting his career in Las Cruces. He later practiced in Peru and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

After experiencing the benefits of chiropractic first-hand, he became passionate about improving the health of others and feels blessed to be spending the rest of his career practicing in Los Alamos.

Dee-Dee Madsen, Lean & Six Sigma Black Belt

Dee-Dee Madsen is a certified Lean & Six Sigma (LSS) Black Belt with more than twenty (20) years of experience in government contracting. Her expertise lies in value-added services supporting contractor assurance programs, contracts management & procurement solutions, as well as applying the LSS tools and methodologies at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Most recently at LANL, she contributes to institutional performance processes such as issues management, metrics, trending. Additionally she worked for the procurement division where she managed contracts, developed strategic partnerships and executed subcontract solutions to meet goals and milestones of her customer base. Madsen has expertise in the development, execution, and implementation of subcontract activities in a compliance and efficient manner. As a certified LSS Black Belt, Madsen facilitated over 10 process improvement projects that have a yield of over $5M in cost benefits. Her extensive knowledge in operations and her excellent business acumen lend to her abilities to drive change in processes as well as organizations. Madsen holds a B.S. degree (George Mason University) in Accounting and a certificate degree in Procurement and Contracts Management (University of Virginia).

Tom Steward, IWoLA Vice President

Tom Steward is a Licensed Psychotherapist in private practice in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He is licensed in the State of New Mexico as an LCSW and in British Columbia as an RCSW. Tom received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the California State University at Bakersfield in 1983. He received his master's degree in Social Work from San Diego State University in 1986.

Tom has worked in the mental health field in California and New Mexico since 1982, being employed in group homes, psychiatric facilities, public schools, hospitals, and clinic settings. Since 1990, he has been mostly self-employed in the private practice setting. Tom has provided clinical services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, being comfortable with any population. He is proficient with trauma and grief in particular, as well as anxiety, depression, and psychotic disorders.

In 2017, Tom developed an energy psychology protocol called Spirit Code (see website below). Spirit Code is designed to explore the depths of the body’s subconscious to transform the body, soul, and spirit. If you are interested in becoming a certified Spirit Code practitioner, you may attend one of 

our training sessions.

Tom is also studying to be a functional medicine coach through the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. He has realized that many of our health and mental health issues stem from diet and lifestyle, because “disease enters the body through the mouth.”

With all of this in mind, Tom hopes to blend traditional psychotherapy, energy psychology, and nutrition from a functional medicine perspective to help himself and others achieve optimal well-being.

Tom has also written the following books:

  • Into Solitary Places - One Father’s Journey of Faith Through His Son’s Struggle With Psychotic Mental Illness (2009, Book Surge)
  • True Mind - How Truth Can Change What You Believe and How You Live (2011, WestBow Press)
  • Holy Pride and Love of Self - The Untimely Death of a Son and the Unanticipated 
  • Revelation of Heaven (2013, WestBow Press)
  • Spirit Code - The Healing of Energies in the Body’s Subconscious (2018, Xlibris)
  • A Present Moment Embrace - The Breath Within the Breath and the Music Between the Notes (2019, Xlibris)

Patricia Wald-Hopkins, IWoLA Treasurer

Patricia is a licensed massage therapist, Reiki master, energy coach, and scientist. She has been practicing healing arts since 2008. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Health and Toxicology.

For more than 20 years, she has assessed the mechanisms of how environmental stressors, particularly toxins in the environment, affect the body and the larger ecology. She was a board-certified toxicologist for 10 years and worked in scientific research laboratories and in the corporate world, focusing on the risk assessment of the biochemical and physiological aspects of stress, primarily on ecological systems.

Her focus for the last decade has expanded to include exploring the biochemical effects of essential oils and other healing modalities on holistic well-being.

Trish's work combines scientific and intuitive modalities that support you to live a life filled with joy, love, and creativity. She specializes in energy medicine to support your well-being and the manifestation of an enriching lifestyle based on your needs and desires.

Trish uses a fusion of hands-on and distance energy medicine techniques and lifestyle coaching with options for experiencing a vibrational healing with sacred sounds and essential oils supported by nurturing bodywork that supports clearing, healing, and nurturing of the physical body and light body with all its energy centers so that you can be at your highest level of luminosity in all your manifestation and creations on earth.

Trish also creates healing art, sacred spaces, and sanctuary for healing and living by clearing toxic energy from your body and spaces and filling it back up with the good stuff.

She spent many years in the laboratory studying the biochemistry of life under environmental stressors, which has supported her alchemy and optimization of lifestyle to nourish the body and find harmony in your environment. Trish also creates alchemical elixirs with essential oils and crystals using high-vibration ingredients to create embodiment support through plant allies.

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