Consultation, Supervision and Training Testimonials


"I have known Cedar Koons, LCSW, for close to 15 years.  She is an astute clinician, talented DBT trainer, researcher and psychotherapist.  I am honored to have her in my life as a DBT mentor, colleague and friend."

Beth O’Rourke, LCSW, DBT Team Leader, Albuquerque Collaborative Therapeutics


"Cedar's personal strengths are her extraordinary clarity, an open and questioning mind, her humor, her deep commitment to professional excellence and the advancement of clinical social work, her commitment to inspiring and supporting the next generation of clinical social workers, being a white ally to clinicians of color, and her unwavering compassion and non-judgmental engagement."

F.M., Santa Fe, NM


"I have trained and worked with Cedar for over a year and a half.  She has provided me supervision towards my independent license and practice.  Cedar is fair, respected, dedicated and extremely knowledgeable as a Dialectical Behavior Therapist, general practitioner and trainer.  Cedar works diligently as a clinician, trainer, and advocate to advance social work practice while keeping informed on current research and knowledge.  I am honored to call Cedar my mentor, my colleague, and my friend. "

Alisa Montano, MSW, P-LCSW


"The quality and thoroughness of Cedar’s case consultation exceeded my expectations and had an immediate positive impact on my practice of DBT.  Her input was invaluable in preparing my work product samples for successful completion of the LBC-DBT certification process. What a great value!"

Garry S. Del Conte, Psy.D.

Linehan Board of Certification, Certified DBT Clinician


"I can't thank Cedar enough for her validation, encouragement and clarity about my growth as a therapist and team leader. Cedar’s strength, compassion and ability to see the bigger picture when I or the team is clouded with emotions, is admirable. I continue to look forward to our meetings, knowing that by the end of our call, I will hang up feeling heard supported and nourished."

S.F., Albuqueque, NM


"Cedar guided and supported my clinical social work practice for 24 months. In addition to weekly supervision, she listened to session recordings, weekly, and came to our sessions exceptionally prepared. Regularly, Cedar's case questions sparked conversations that were deeply inspiring and greatly enhanced my clinical knowledge and understanding as well as accelerated my clinical practice and personal growth."

Supervisee, NM


Psychotherapy Testimonials


"Cedar’s support was of great help to me during the time when I was dealing with my daughter’s illness and death.  I am not sure how I would have coped without our weekly calls and emails. Now, years later I still read over what she had to say from time to time and find it helpful."
                                                                                                                                                                                             G.G., South Dakota


"Working with Cedar has been invaluable for me both creatively and spiritually.  I don’t feel overwhelmed by depression and am painting again. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a competent therapist"
                                                                                                                                                                                            H.B., North Carolina


"Most of all I appreciate Cedar’s humor and warmth.  She has helped me overcome some negative habits that had been holding me back.  I do not feel judged."
                                                                                                                                                                                               M.N., New Mexico


"I am a practicing Catholic and didn’t know anything about mindfulness but it has seemed to fit right in with my faith.  What I learned has helped me deal with my anxiety."                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                 J.W., New Mexico


"I spent many years in therapy before I met Cedar.  Her approach is different.  She helped me immensely in a few sessions.  Now I call on her infrequently but it helps to know she is there."
                                                                                                                                                                                           M.T., North Carolina


"When my husband left me I felt angry at God.  Cedar was able to help me see another perspective."
                                                                                                                                                                                                 R.S., New Mexico


"I recommend Cedar to anyone seeking wisdom and support to make it through a difficult time."
                                                                                                                                                                                                       J.L., California