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Bring clarity to your daily life. Gain inspiration for healthful ways to manage relationships, life challenges, and personal goals. Sunrise Springs’s Personal Wellness Counselor Michael Schroeder, MA, LMFT, shares insights that will help you find answers to your questions and move closer to achieving optimum wellness. Michael helps to facilitate conversations in a tranquil environment that can help you refocus on elements of your life.

At the center of Sunrise Springs is a Medicine Wheel which has many different meanings and uses across a variety of cultures. This circle, or “mandala,” represents interconnectedness and the harmonious balance between the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of well-being. Native Americans refer to “medicine” as the vital power to heal inherent in nature, and within each of us. The Medicine Wheel has inspired our approach to integrative wellness, and is used as a blueprint to assist guests in understanding and addressing specific life circumstances.


Our wellbeing is directly impacted by how effectively we engage with family, friends, and co-workers. Whether your relationships are smooth or a bit bumpy, they will bene t from Michael’s productive consultations. Through open dialogue in a comfortable setting, you will gain insight as well as a fresh perspective on how to ‘relate and communicate’ with greater compassion and authenticity.

50 minutes, $139


Learn to welcome and assimilate life changes of all types, from love and loss to new jobs and shifting roles. Michael will guide you through meaningful rituals that can help you let go of the past and forge ahead with confidence. When you trust in the knowledge and purpose of your current path, positive outcomes are likely to follow!

50 minutes, $139


Meet Michael at the Medicine Wheel where he will lead you on an enlightened journey of self-discovery. Relying on ancient symbols of Native Americans as well as the principles of Depth Psychology, this memorable experience will help balance mind, body, and soul while clarifying your core purpose in life. Beneficial for individuals and couples.

50 minutes, $99

Life Consultation & Enhancement with Michael Schroeder, MA LMFT
Making time for self-care and contemplation of our present life trajectory is often lacking in our day-to-day routines. Most of us can point to aspects of our life path that might benefit from a slight course correction. Sunrise Springs’s Life Consultation and Enhancement sessions are designed to bring insight, inspiration and clarity to our daily lives. Our Lead Counselor, Michael Schroeder MA, LMFT combines Depth Psychology, principles of Mindfulness and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) to help gain new awareness and develop ways to proactively manage relationships, life transitions, stress and goals.

Guests meet with Michael for a relaxed and personal, confidential consultation that can focus on a range of topics including:

  • Cultivating Mindfulness
  • Deepening a Meditation Practice
  • Relationship Tune-Ups and Rejuvenation
  • Communication
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Esteem
  • Intimacy
  • Parenting
  • Transition & Change
  • Goals & Intentions

  • For a general discussion:
    50 minutes $119
  • For a more in-depth discussion, or Couples’ Session:
    80 minutes $179

Michael received undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Printmaking from the University of California Santa Cruz and has strived to maintain the connection between art and psychology in his career and personal life.

Michael studied graphic and furniture design at Parsons School of Design in NYC and trained as a Yoga Instructor at New York’s Integral Yoga. For many years, Michael worked as a fine artist specializing in printmaking, resin casting and woodwork with gallery representation in New York City and Santa Fe. Art led him back to psychology, particularly depth-related modalities and the work of Carl Jung, MD.

Michael received his Master’s Degree from Pacifica Graduate Institute, graduating summa cum laude. He has worked extensively with couples and kids. His psychotherapy practice is solution-focused, combining art, myth, mindfulness and elements of Zen Buddhism to help individuals and couples evolve to greater self-knowledge.

Michael is a licensed psychotherapist (LMFT) in California and New Mexico. He considers Santa Fe one of the best-kept secrets and loves living amidst its fresh air, cultural richness, four seasons, green chile and abundant outdoor activities.

“I can’t say enough other than this experience will transform your relationship and life.”–Guest, Albuquerque, NM