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The Evolution Group


LPCC| Recovery Court Program Coordinator|Therapist

Recovery is… reconnection.

Reconnecting with self and source.
Having your insides match your outsides.
A return to a happier, more peaceful self.

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

“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

Or call us to take your first step
at 505-242-6988

Mini Bio

Ilse is a northern New Mexico native. She has been serving the population of New Mexico (Albuquerque) in the field of addiction and mood disorders for 8 years.

She studied psychology at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA and counseling at the University of New Mexico. She started her internship with The Evolution Group and then began developing her career. She first started working with court referred treatment program for domestic violence offenders and Metropolitan Drug Court Program. She developed a focus in treating mood disorders and other co-occurring issues, helping clients identify underlying causes to their addictions. She also developed a specialty in gambling addiction initially through outreach and educational work in the community and casino industry, and later formal training. Ilse continues to work with the community of New Mexico teaching seminars to create awareness about addiction and resources available to the public.

She works primarily with alcohol, drug and gambling addictions, and the mood disorders which frequently coincide with the addictions. She also works in outreach and education, hoping to spread awareness about compulsive gambling. She serves as a treatment provider for the Metropolitan Recovery Court program in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Part of her work includes women’s groups to address their specific challenges in their recovery and create an environment for women to unify and support each other.

As a trauma-informed yoga teacher and long-time yoga practitioner, Ilse is aware of the deeply important role that physical health and wellbeing plays in the recovery process from mental and emotional distress.

Ilse works from a holistic model and believes in the importance of overall health, using the interconnectedness of mind, body and spirit in her work. She has special interest in the special challenges that women and young people face in their process of change.