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The Evolution Group

Ilse Burton

LPCC| Lead Supervisor | Therapist

Pronouns: She/Her

Recovery is… reconnection.

Reconnecting with self and source.
A return to a happier, more peaceful self.

“For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen:
a gaseous nebula must collapse.
So collapse. Crumble. This is not your destruction.
This is your birth.”
-Noor Tagouri

“Most of what I know I’ve learned by falling and getting back up. The ground has taught me more about flight than the clouds ever could.”
– Rudy Francisco


  • Addictions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Women’s Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Depression
  • RTM Certified
  • Trauma Treatment
  • Co-Occurring Disorders

“We can shine brighter, sing bigger, love louder”
– Brother Ali

Call us to take your first step
at 505-242-6988 or

Mini Bio

Ilse is a northern New Mexico native. She has been serving the population of New Mexico (Albuquerque) in the fields of addiction, trauma and mood disorders for over a decade.

She studied psychology at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA, counseling at the University of New Mexico, and then began an internship with The Evolution Group.

Ilse’s work focuses on trauma recovery, substance abuse/dependence, anxiety, anger and depression. As a trauma-informed yoga teacher and practitioner, Ilse is aware of the deeply important role that physical health and wellbeing plays in the recovery process from mental and emotional challenges.

In her free time, Ilse chases after her son and dogs, practices yoga, and buys way more houseplants than she needs.