Emma has over fifteen years' experience as a clinical counselor working with children, adolescents, adults and families. She is a lifelong resident of Valencia County and is accustomed to providing services to the diverse population within her community. She is certified by Greg Kersten in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, certified as a Multi-Systemic Therapist, certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and EMDR (Eye movement desensitization reprocessing). Emma is bilingual and provides services in Spanish.
Angelica is a bilingual mental health counselor with over 20 years of experience in the field. She primarily works with trauma, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and crisis intervention.
She believes working with an open heart can help create amazing changes and boost positiveness. She is passionate about arts and music and incorporates them into her treatment modalities to help patients express what words cannot reach. She also includes energy psychology approaches, treating the person as a whole. If you are looking for a deep change, she is ready to hear your story and help you!
Leslie Cook is a clinical social worker with 20 years of professional practice experience in a wide variety of settings. She was recently trained in a certification program as a trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapist. Currently, she is employed in the public school system working with adolescents. Her practice experience is diverse with, with practice experience in medical social work, working with disabled and at-risk populations through the Disabled and Elderly program and Developmentally Delayed program, home health care, hospice, behavioral health, dialysis, and inpatient/discharge planning, as well as long-term care, school social work, and teaching at the higher education and highschool levels. Her passion is helpig children heal from past traumas so that they can become healthy, resilient adults in the future, as well as self-care for professionals. Leslie is married with five children and six beautiful grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, outdoor activities, and painting.
Monique became a licensed Social Worker in 2019 and earned her Master's of Clinical Social Worker degree from New Mexico Highlands. Monique specializes in working with children, youth, and adolescents, providing a number of therapeutic modalities. She is trained in Sand Tray therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Mindfulness, Strength Based Modalities, and continues to learn more skills. She loves to work with children and provide tools to help in their success. She has a history of working with Children, Youth, and Families in Protective Services and Juvenile Justice Services. She is a contracted therapist and works part time with Journey to Wellness.
Alicia is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 9 years of experience working with children and families in a variety of settings. Alicia is dedicated to working with diverse populations and is excited to help those in their journey to a happier and healthier life by helping client's learn to manage difficult emotions and discover inner resources and strengths. When working with children, she utilizes play therapy to better understand what the child is going through. Alicia’s ultimate goal is to meet all clients where they are at, without judgment.
Teddie graduated from Kenyon College in 2015, where she received a B.A. in Psychology. During her time at Kenyon College she spent one year studying Psychology in Dublin, Ireland and one summer researching childhood development in Boston, Massachusetts. She returned to New Mexico shortly after and obtained an M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of New Mexico in 2017. She obtained her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of New Mexico in 2020 and is now a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Teddie has a background in trauma-informed therapy, play therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and animal-assisted therapy. Although she specialized in development, she takes a comprehensive approach to counseling and enjoys working with clients from a wide variety of background
Michelle became a licensed Social Worker in May of 2013, she earned her Master’s of Social Work degree at New Mexico Highlands University. Michelle has over 7 years experience working with children, youth and families. Michelle specializes in treating addictions, working with adolescents and a variety of groups
Amanda Ortiz is a clinical social worker with six years of professional practice experience in a variety of settings. Her practice experience includes medical social worker, hospice and home health care, and teaching at the community and higher education levels. She earned her MSW from Our Lady of the Lake University with a specialization in Hispanic Children and Families. Amanda has four children and many different types of pets. In her down time, she enjoys quilting, word and number puzzles, and Harry Potter.
Legus has been working in the mental health profession for over 5 years, working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. His passion is for helping those with depression and suicide ideation and is currently finishing his Masters at Colorado Christian University to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Legus is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Advanced Behavioral Analysis, Play Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Suicide Prevention/Intervention. Taking a holistic approach based on connection, reality and choice theory, and cognitive restructuring, Legus hopes to help others heal and obtain tools necessary for better overall well-being that is sustainable.