About the Life Healing Center of Santa Fe

 Staffing Ratio:

  • Average # of Therapists to # of Clients: 1:6
  • Average # of Day/Evening Counselor Aides to # of Clients: 1:7
  • Average # of Overnight Counselor Aides to # of Clients: 1:16

Length of Stay:

  • Program length varies but a minimum of 35 days is requested. Our step-down programming capability allows patients to remain in treatment for significant periods of time if clinically appropriate.

Staff on Grounds:

  • Staff members are on grounds at all times. We provide 24 hour, 7 day a week supervision, monitoring, and care.

Licensing and Credentials of Therapists:

  • Masters level therapists, all licensed by the State of New Mexico

Individual Therapy:

  • 1 to 1 sessions one time per week with Primary Therapist. Additional individual sessions can be scheduled for an additional charge.
  • Individual psychiatric evaluation and medication consult with one of our StaffPsychiatrists within 48-72 hours of admission. Additional sessions are available with a Staff Psychiatrist throughout treatment at an additional cost.

Number of Program Days per Week:

  • Primary Program operates 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
  • Day Program operates 9:00-4:30 Monday – Friday

Therapy Groups:

  • Average size of Core Groups: 8-10
  • Over 30 hours of group therapy per week (not including 12 Step and Other Self-Help Meetings

The Family Experience:

  • Individualized family experience offered for clients and their loved ones (at an additional fee)

12 Step Meetings (conducted on campus and in the local community):

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
  • Codependents Anonymous
  • Emotions Anonymous
  • Overeaters Anonymous

Other Services: Psychiatrists:

  • Beyond the initial evaluation, our Staff Psychiatrists are available, as need, for on-going consultation and follow-up sessions at an additional charge.

Body Work and Equine Therapy

  • Transportation to a state-of –the-art fitness facility is provided as scheduled throughout the week. There is no additional cost for this service.
  • Massage Therapy is available by massage therapists trained to work with trauma survivors. These services are provided on campus, only with clinical approval, and at an additional cost.
  • Yoga is offered several times a week on campus.
  • Acupuncture is available on campus with clinical approval at an additional cost.
  • Equine Psychotherapy is offered, when clinically appropriate, at an additional charge.

Career Counseling:

  • Career counseling is available, when clinically appropriate, at an additional fee.


  • There is no charge for the initial telephone assessment or for the admission process.


  • Upon arrival, an LHC Staff member picks up each client at the airport. Transportation is provided to off-campus appointments (e.g. doctors, dentists, church, and LHC community outings). There may be a charge depending on the service