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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!

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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 maintains a small caseload specializing in 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. Lauren is always open to receiving feedback about the clinic or the clinicians please email her with any comments or concerns!



Rebecca Davis LCSW (She/They) has 11 years of experience working in various social services with diverse populations within Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of New Mexico and her Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University. Rebecca currently works with all demographics but has extensive experience working with adolescence and at-risk youth. Specialties and experience include EMDR, DBT, working with the LGBTQ+ Community, Trauma-Informed Care and Healing, ADHD, Mindfulness Training and Emotional Regulation for those who struggle with mood and personality disorders.



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.

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Leah Nelson, MD, obtained her medical degree from the University of Iowa, and completed residency and fellowship at the University of New Mexico. She is Board Certified in both Preventive Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Her special interests are mental health, lifestyle medicine, and addiction. She works with older teens and adults who are interested in adding medications to their mental health treatment plan, as well as making lifestyle changes (e.g. nutrition, physical activity, sleep) that support mental and physical wellbeing.



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 (she/her) 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 has a broad range of experience working with adolescents, young adults, and women of all ages in order to help manage depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, women's issues, stress, and life transitions. She uses techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Christian Counseling, and Mindfulness. Faith utilizes a person-centered, strength-based framework in order to highlight her clients' capacities, values, and hopes. She is passionate about promoting resilience and positive transformation in each of her clients'. lives.



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.



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-judgmental environment.



Aubrey is a Licensed Master Social Worker who provides individual therapy to adolescents and adults. Aubrey obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Studies from the University of New Mexico and a Master of Social Work degree from Western New Mexico University.

Aubrey believes in creating an environment that is a safe space to process, learn, heal, and grow. Her approach to therapy is person-centered and strengths based. Aubrey uses techniques from a variety of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. Aubrey is passionate about providing her clients with tools to help them become the best version of themselves.



Jessey is a Licensed Master Social Worker who offers therapy to individuals of all ages. Jessey earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Family & Child Studies from the University of New Mexico and a Master of Social Work Degree from Western New Mexico University.

Jessey strives to create a warm environment for all, and is dedicated to helping others reach their goals to become their best self. Jessey draws from various modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, Mindfulness and Play Therapy. Jessey believes every person has the potential to live a joyous life, and believes her role as a therapist is to provide a space that allows clients to express themselves and experience personal growth. 



Jonathon's practice is established on a strength-based foundation. Jonathon’s process includes humor and insight while infusing and modeling acceptance. Jonathon has a Master’s in Clinical Counseling from Lakeland University, and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Jonathon’s practice serves all ages and demographics looking for individual and family therapy.
Jonathon approaches the therapeutic relationship with the belief that as humans, we can all grow.



Huda received her Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University in the City of New York. Huda is a trilingual therapist (English, Arabic, Tebu) who has experience working with children ages 11-13 in various issues such as ADHD, adjustment disorders, grief and bereavement, anxiety, family separation, immigration issues, and trauma. She also has a broad range of experience working with individuals dealing with housing crises by addressing housing needs and case management. Huda is certified in Motivational Interviewing. She has experience working with survivors of genocide, addressing issues of trauma, PTSD, displacement, and anxiety. Huda has started a mentorship program for girls living in internally displaced person’s camps in East Africa. 

 As an immigrant woman, Huda believes in providing a safe space by focusing on the role Power, Race, Privilege, and Oppression plays in her client’s experiences. Huda has her Masters Social Work license from the State of New Mexico.

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Sara Rhodes is a fully licensed clinician and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies from the University of New Mexico, and her Master’s of Social Work with a concentration in mental health from the University of Denver. In working with a diverse range of clients, Sara is passionate about helping trauma and abuse survivors, people struggling through life transitions, family and relationship issues, anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation and burnout. Because of her passion with working with people who have experienced trauma, she received training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and works with other trauma treatments to help survivors. She also uses other treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness based CBT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and enjoys working with other creative and brain and body based interventions. Sara approaches work with her clients from a strengths based point of view, and works to foster a safe, caring, inclusive environment to help you work towards your goals and create change for yourself.



Francine Adair graduated from New Mexico Highland University with her bachelor’s in social work and her master’s degree in social work, clinic clinician. She is a mother of four children. She has personal experience with people who have schizophrenia, bipolar, autism, anxiety, depression and ADHD. She has a heart for the LGBTQ community due to her family members belonging to this community. Francine has experience working with families in many different settings from being a school social worker, Behavior manager specialist, and an investigator and Title IV-E specialist at CYFD. Modalities that she has used are attachment theory, Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and trauma informed CBT, play therapy, trauma informed care, and gender affirming care. She works with children, youth, couples, and families. Her passion is helping parents and children, couples and families learn to communicate in a way that builds relationships. Her belief is you can teach the child or youth tools that would help them for a day or teach the parents/ guardians the tools and it will change the child/ youth’s life forever. Her belief is that there are no bad parents, but only parents without tools.



Sara received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Grand Canyon University and Capella University with her Master of Science in Counseling. She works from person-centered and strengths-based perspectives and believes that mind, body, spirit, and self-compassion are integral parts of well-being. She has completed trainings in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Polyvagal Theory. Sara works to create a safe, empowering, inclusive, and healing environment for all of her clients.

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Athena Limon received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of New Mexico in both Speech & Hearing Sciences and Spanish. She is set to receive her Master's in Speech Pathology in 2024. Athena is our Community Support Worker who provides CCSS services. CCSS is designed to increase the ability of each person to be able to operate independently at home and in their community. Each client will work with Athena to create their own goals related to symptom management, accessing community resources, and independence/life skills. Athena is motivated to help her clients maintain an increased outlook on their life, and reduce their everyday stressors.



Daniel Guardado (he/him) is in his final year of the Master’s of Social Work program at New Mexico State University. He received a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of New Mexico in 2017. He is passionate about advocating for the LGBTQ community and has led trainings on queer-affirming therapy approaches. His mental health experience includes crisis intervention and providing therapy to address depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma, as well as queer and trans identity development. Practicing from a strengths-based and culturally-humble perspective, Daniel enjoys working with a variety of clients and can adapt to their preferred treatment modality. He is currently providing individual therapy services to adolescent and adult clients of all demographics.



Katie Burnett, LMSW, is a born and raised New Mexican who obtained her Bachelor’s of Psychology and Portuguese at the University of New Mexico. Katie went on to receive her Master’s of Clinical Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University. She is a non-native proficient Spanish speaker who is using her talents to work with a diverse client population to serve her community. Katie uses a Strengths Based approach and techniques from Cognitive Behavioral therapy, mindfulness and Solution-Focused Therapy. Katie works with a wide range of clientele ages 15 and older and is interested in working with couples. Katie loves animals and incorporates animal therapy into her practice.

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BreAnna is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who received her Bachelor degree in Social work at New Mexico Highlands University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling at New
Mexico Highlands university. She has experience working with children and adolescents who are at risk. BreAnna has experience and training in using DBT. Her person-centered approach allows individuals to express themselves in a safe and caring environment where they feel valued. Through her approach clients have the power and ability to make the best solutions for themselves in order to grow.

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