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David Lente, LADAC

David Lente

“If there is a way into something, there must be a way out!”

-David Lente

David Lente

LADAC | CADC | ICGC-II | Therapist
Pronouns: He/Him

David Lente is from the Pueblo of Isleta. He has been in the field of addictions for 29 years working primarily with the Native American population in the Albuquerque area.

He evolved a Para-professional direction in the field and has earned certification as Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADAC) since 1986 and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADAC) licensure as of 1997. He is the current Chair of the Albuquerque Area Inter-Tribal Council on Substance Abuse – Certification Board, which certifies Native American counselors working within tribal programs. He also holds credentials as a National Certified Gambling Counselor (NCGC-II) and treats problem and compulsive gamblers and their family members.

He is the co-founder of “Indigenous” the Native American Track in partner with The Evolution Group, Inc. He serves as a treatment provider for the Metropolitan Drug Court program in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The model includes a multi-disciplinary approach with treatment and judicial assemblies.
He seeks to create a holistic approach to healing, offering a hierarchy of effective interventions, transforming a sense of balance in body, mind, and spirit to embrace true healing and restore life to integrity.


“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.”

– George Bernard Shaw



  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma Treatment
  • RTM Certified (Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories)
  • Substance Abuse
  • EMDR Trained
  • RTM Certified
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Brainspotting
  • Gambling Disorder
  • MBSEP (Mindfulness Based Somatic Emotional Processing)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy


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The Evolution Group Incorporated is a private counseling firm that has built its practice around the core values of integrity, authenticity, safety and honoring individuality. We work with individuals, couples and families to empower the wholeness that already lies within them

The Evolution Group, Inc.
218 Broadway Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Monday to Thursday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
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Phone: 505-242-6988
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