Erin Doerwald, LCSW, CMT-P
Erin Sibley Doerwald is a psychotherapist, mindfulness facilitator and mindfulness program developer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
For over 25 years, Erin hasbeen a student and committed practitioner of mind-body practices that fundamentally shifted her perspective on living a life in balance. Having experienced profound transformation through practices that held her through grief and loss, illness, and injury, a personal mission grew to share the benefits of these practices in service to others.
She is in her eleventh year as a clinical social worker helping youth and families find their wayto wellness in the behavioral health world. After spending nearly a decade on the front lines of mental health crisis work, Erin is well versed in the art of cultivating joy, resilience andwellbeing in the face of human suffering. While in a leadership role at The Sky Center of the New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project, she developed the core programming of Sky’s Toolkit for Wellbeing model. She is a proud alumni of the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work of New Mexico Highlands University and has served as an adjunct professor for the MSW program. She offers mindfulness and resiliency program development and offers trainings, workshops, and presentations for local and national organizations. During the height of the pandemic alone, she offered mindfulness and trauma-sensitive resiliency workshops to hundreds of educators and non-profit staff to embody a personal mission to be of compassionate service in the face of human hardship. She joined the Board of Directors of Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center in Fall 2019 and supports VMRC’s values of cultivating inclusivity, refuge, and peace. Erin’s offerings cultivate the tools and insights gleaned from her years of bearing witness and facilitating change in the face of extreme adversity. She knows there is always light beyond the depths. She tends to the lanterns and lighthouses that cultivate active hope in the darkness.
Erin is a certified mindfulness teacher with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association and an Affiliated Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) Teacher for UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC). Erin received her training in mindfulness facilitation from UCLA Semel Institute MARC. She also serves as a mentor for students receiving training in the Long Distance Intensive Practice Program at UCLA's MARC. She will complete a 200-hour YTT training with Wendelin Scottand Amy Spurlock in May 2023.