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Comprehensive Community Support Services (CCSS)
Life's challenges can present themselves in many ways. Sometimes you may need help gaining life skills or connecting with resources within your community. CCSS works to assist you in acquiring these skills and connecting you with community resources. A community support worker will guide you through this process and help promote independence and recovery to enhance your overall well-being. Covered by most insurances, call today to schedule!
Offering a Helping Hand through the Difficult Times...
Lauren V. Gomez MSW, LCSW
Owner and Therapist
Lauren Gomez received her Bachelor's degree from the University of New Mexico in the field of Psychology and Communication. Lauren has received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California with her concentration in clinical mental health care for both adults and children. Lauren has also attended numerous continuing education credits in the fields of study of Mindfulness and Neurobiology. Lauren provides individual, couples and family therapy for all ages and all presentations. She has a deep passion for helping others with a compassionate non-judgmental approach. She enjoys helping her clients to unlock their own personal power, so they may begin to heal and move forward.
Rebecca Davis LCSW
Rebecca Davis LCSW is a licensed Master Social Worker with seven years of experience in social services working with diverse populations within Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of New Mexico and her Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University. Rebecca has extensive experience in working with children and at-risk youth. She has a passion for assisting individuals in connecting mind and body while discovering their own unique way of navigating life and healing trauma. She currently provides individual, couples and family therapy for all ages and demographics.
Samantha Parker-Zillich, LMSW
Sam received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Human Services from Metropolitan State University of Denver, and she received her Master’s of Clinical Social Work Degree from New Mexico Highlands University. Sam is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for the treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, chronic pain, and other related concerns. Sam is passionate about and specializes in working with survivors of domestic violence, trauma, and LGBTQ+ populations. Through a mindfulness, strengths-based, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Relational Cultural Therapy lens, Sam emphasizes an individual’s strengths and natural supports to overcome life’s challenges. She currently provides individual, family, and couples therapy to all ages and demographics.
Patrick Manzanares LMSW, CHES
Patrick Manzanares received his Bachelor's degree from the University of New Mexico in biochemistry and political science. Patrick has received both his Master’s degree in Social Work and Public Health from New Mexico State University. He has both his Licensed Master of Social Work and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. Patrick has also attended numerous continuing education courses and seminars in a variety of different areas including Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing. Patrick provides individual therapy for all ages and presentations. He is also looking to expand out to both group and couples. He has an understanding that aims to help others in a compassionate non-judgmental approach. His experiences have brought him to work with many unique populations from the homeless, migrant workers, and policy makers. He takes great satisfaction in seeing clients recognize their own potential, becoming increasingly self-reliant, and satisfied with their quality of life.
Faith Giron LMSW
Faith received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of New Mexico and her Master's degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. Faith utilizes a strength-based framework in order to highlight her clients' capacities, visions, values, and hopes. She aims to promote resilience and positive transformation in each of her clients' lives. Faith provides individual therapy for all ages and demographics and aims to expand her work to couples and groups.
Kassondra Glenn LMSW (she/her)
Kassondra Glenn’s practice is grounded in the belief that we heal in authentic, attuned relationship. She holds the therapeutic alliance in high regard, and approaches sessions as a co-created space of exploration. Clients are encouraged to bring the nuance of their experience. Using insight and humor, Kassondra is passionate about engaging those she works with in discovering and reshaping their narratives. Kassondra is psychodynamically oriented. Further informing her outlook is her time as a theatre stage manager, fascination with neuroplasticity, and experience as a queer woman. She designs the process around the person; each individual is positioned as the expert in their own life. Kassondra has a BFA in drama from Carnegie Mellon University and an MSW from NYU Silver School of Social Work. She previously practiced with children of incarcerated caregivers and former members of ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in New York City.
All are welcome in her office. Kassondra has a particular interest in working with entertainment professionals, LGBTQIA+ identifying people, and those breaking cycles of intergenerational trauma.
Alesha Godino LMSW
Alesha Godino is a New Mexico Highlands graduate and Licensed Master’s social worker. Alesha has had experience working with people across the lifespan from young children to seniors. Alesha especially enjoys working with families, individuals, and the LGBTQ community. Alesha likes to help clients recognize their strengths and resilience, while learning and practicing healthy coping skills such as meditation and mindfulness. Alesha has had additional training in trauma, grief, PTSD, attachment work, working with gender expansive and trans clients, and is a registered Circle Of Security Parenting facilitator.
L. Jae Dennis, MA, MSW, LCSW
Jae Dennis earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University and is an independently licensed clinician in New Mexico. Jae is certified in Intensive EMDR and utilizes DBT, CBT, MI, SF, and other therapeutic modalities to help clients negotiate the intersection of emotional regulation, trauma, and substance use challenges. Jae engages clients with compassion and nonjudgement to build systems of emotional recovery and generate increased well-being. Jae is an advocate and therapist for teens, young adults, adults, and the LBGTQ community. Jae has consistently chosen opportunities that allow her to interact with people and their stories. While she currently works in behavioral health, she was a college writing teacher for many years. By far, her favored role has been to help others find their voice. She follows a philosophy that every voice contains equally important resilience and wisdom.
Aiden Davis, LMSW
Aiden received his Master's of Social work from New Mexico State University. He has a broad range of experience working with incarcerated individuals, acute inpatient care and also individual and family services addressing attachment disruptions, anxiety, depression, trauma and ADHD. He is a registered Circle of Security Parenting facilitator and approaches therapy through skills such as mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, client-centered therapy and more. As a trans-identified male, his passion is to support individuals who identify on the queer spectrum of sexual identity and/or trans/gender expansive folx. He is sex/body positive and promotes safety, wellness, and freedom of expression/exploration in all aspects of self and relationships within a safe and non-judgemental environment.