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New mental health agency launches in Las Cruces


Las Crucens Annette Mirabal and Laura Bruggemann have opened 4 Directions Integrative Mental Health at 125 W. Boutz Road and have begun accepting referrals from Las Cruces and surrounding areas.

4 Directions “views integrative mental health as the utilization of evidence-based methods while also incorporating traditional and cultural approaches in the treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety and substance use, among others, the company said in a news release.

Services provided include an intensive outpatient program (IOP) that runs three hours a day, three days a week, and traditional mental health therapy through telehealth options, the news release said. If clinically appropriate, in-person sessions are available by abiding by all regulatory safety precautions.

“I know it is a challenge to open a business during a pandemic” 4 Directions co-owner Bruggemann said, “but we feel mental health treatment is a service this community would benefit from, exactly because there is a pandemic.”

 “From my experience working in the treatment of addiction, when stressors increase and resources decrease, substance abuse and mental health issues go up,” said co-owner Mirabal. “Despite our own fears about moving forward, we decided to open our doors to our community.”

4 Directions is hiring therapists and accepting new clients for individual, family and couples therapy and for their IOP.   

Contact 4 Directions at 575-523-5222 and 4directionsintegrativehealth@gmail.com. Visit