Elaine Soto is a licensed Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist practicing in Albuquerque, NM. She specializes in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing/EMDR and she is a Certified EMDR Therapist and Approved Consultant. She is also a Facilitator for the Trauma Recovery Network, a humanitarian assistance program for EMDRIA.
She worked at the University of New Mexico at CARS, the Employee Assistance program for 6 years, and she was in private practice as a Psychologist in New York City for 20 years. She also taught at Blanton Peale Institute for Religion and Health and at Union Theological Seminary in Psychiatry and Religion.
She was an Artist in Residence at Taller Boricua and at El Museo del Barrio where she developed Expressive Art Workshops for parents and children. She is an exhibiting artist and she was a member of the Remarque Printmaking Workshop until 2018. Her series of Black Madonnas and Earth Mothers have been exhibited in Solo Exhibits at the Taller Boricua Gallery, at Union Theological Seminary in New York, and at the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery and the UNM Valencia Fine Arts Gallery in New Mexico. Also in New Mexico she had Solo Exhibitions of new work at the Harwood Art Center and at the UNM Faculty Club. She co-curated two exhibits with Regina Corritore. They were "Que Feo" at 105 Gallery, and "Quinto Sol, Sexto Sol" at the South Broadway Cultural Center.
She is writing a memoir on her search for the Black Madonna.