Our Staff

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Nikka Peralta, LCSW

I created Mending Hearts, LLC from my heart in 2016. I have developed a passion for working with people through my own personal experiences and clinical expertise. I am a New Mexico native and am proud to give back to my community by helping others to heal from within. I graduated from New Mexico Highlands University in 2012 with a masters degree in Clinical Social Work. I enjoy working with adolescents, children and families. 

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Rosanna Cordova, LCSW

Rosanna V. Cordova, LCSW, double majored in English and Psychology at the University of New Mexico and studied Social Work at New Mexico State, making her both a Lobo and an Aggie. Friends and family give her some grief over it —but as a New Mexican loyal to both red and green chile, she knows there is a gift in sometimes holding your ground and saying, “both, please!” She has worked with children in the local school system experiencing homelessness and went on to train in play therapy working with this population. Rosanna is trained in Experiential Play Therapy, which is a non-directive form of play that allows the child to use symbolic play to express thoughts and feelings as they process areas bringing them issue. Prior to this, she worked at Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico for seven years, where she was humbled by the strength and resolve of many Survivors of Sexual Assault. Presently, she continues her training, now working to complete National Certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), as a means to strive toward continued growth and efficacy in her work.

Utilizing a strengths-based, solution-focused perspective, Rosanna encourages clients and their families to be deeply curious about their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors—along with the relationship between these as they work improve their well-being. In years past and current, her path has been supported by wise and giving mentors, and she works to bring recognition of their efforts for evidence-informed practice by supervising newer clinicians and serving clients in a manner melding into the client/therapist relationship: accountability, respect, positive regard, validation, problem-solving, support and healing. 

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Tanya Baker, LCSW

I am passionate about helping children and their families using play therapy, sand tray therapy, art therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and systemic approaches. My goal is to help people heal from trauma and assist in achieving mental health stability. I received my degree in Clinical Social Work from Highlands University in 2016. I have a love for art and studied at the University of New Mexico to obtain a dual degree in Art Education and Studio Arts in 2014.  I am currently enrolled at Eastern New Mexico University pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration. In my free time I love to spend time with my family and pets, travel, take walks, make art, do yoga, and meditate.