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  • Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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    GD Psych Services, LLC

    Welcome to GD Psych Services, LLC. Our organization is comprised of the most professional licensed clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and psychologists in the community, offering a wide variety of psychological services to the greater Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, NM region.

    Clients are treated by a specialized licensed mental health professional in Individual & Group sessions; Marital Counseling; Military-Specific Therapy; Substance Use Counseling; Trauma Focused Counseling; Play Therapy; Sand Tray; Yoga Therapy; Counseling Focused on Emotional Functioning and Regulation, and CYFD and Court Referred Counseling. We understand the sensitive nature of your concerns and needs and work mindfully with our clients to help them achieve a resolution.

    MEET OUR CLINICIANS

    CLINICIANS

    Rio Rancho, New Mexico

    Lisa Galles, LPCC, Contract Mental Health Counselor, Evaluator, and Clinical Supervisor

    She/Her/Hers

    Hi, I’m Lisa! I have a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling and am independently licensed as a counselor (LPCC) in our great state of New Mexico. I have spent most of my career working in jails, as part of a mobile crisis team, with individuals whose functioning is seriously compromised by their mental illness (such as severe depression, bipolar or schizophrenia) and in rehabilitation facilities. My role at GD Psych Services is conducting psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for individuals of all ages alongside a team of psychologists. These assessments are usually used to better understand an individual’s diagnosis, to clarify cognitive strengths and weaknesses, and to provide treatment recommendations. Outside of my work (which I absolutely love), I enjoy being outside, spending time with my animals, playing soccer, riding my bike, and simply doing nothing. I believe every human is beautiful and is capable of positive change. Together, let’s figure out how to improve your life! I can’t wait to meet you.

    Alma Babbit, LPCC, LADAC, Mental Health Counselor, Evaluator, and Clinical Supervisor

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    Alma Babbitt is from Albuquerque New Mexico. She has her Associates in Liberal Arts from Central New Mexico College, Bachelor’s Degree in Science in Psychology with an emphasis in substance abuse. After completing her Bachelor’s Degree, she obtained her LSAA and volunteered briefly at AMCI while working as a psychiatric technician at a local juvenile residential treatment facility and completing her dual Master’s Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. She has both a License in Alcohol and Substance Abuse counseling (LADAC) and License in Mental Health Counseling (LMHC) providing services for both individual therapy, group therapy, and completing psychiatric assessments for appropriate referrals.

    Specialties include working closely with severely mentally ill populations, trauma patients, and utilizing a psychodynamic approach (cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavioral therapy, moral reconation therapy, mindfulness practices, positive psychology, solution focused, and recovery support services).

    “I believe there is no single approach for every person, and each person is unique. My passion is help others to live a better existence with guidance, and support.”

    Connie Cox, LCSW, Contract Mental Health Counselor and Clinical Supervisor

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    I am looking forward to meeting you! Your healing will be accomplished in the container we will create through compassion, safety, flexibility, and consistency. You are needed in the world: thank you for all that you were, are, and will be!

    I have a Master’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh and have practiced as a Licensed Social Worker in several states. I am a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and completed 60 training hours of Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Alan Fruzzetti, Ph.D. at the University of Las Vegas in Nevada. I have studied Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with David Burns at Henry Ford Behavioral Health in Detroit, Michigan, and in conferences. My practice is focused and applicable for adolescents 14 and above, adults, geriatrics, and families.

    Tasha-Ann Townley, LMHC, Mental Health Counselor and Evaluator

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    Hi there! My name is Tasha-Ann, but you can call me Tasha. I am a New Mexico native, mainly from Espanola and Albuquerque. I received my Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Mental Health Counseling from the University of New Mexico, and am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New Mexico. I work from a person-centered, culturally-competent and holistic frame work with my clients. I believe you are the expert of your life and sometimes we need a little help with life’s challenges. I use a number of modalities that best suit my client’s needs and concerns including art therapy, cognitive-behavior theory (CBT), acceptance-commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, physiological ties to mental health and motivational interviewing. My goal is to support my clients and meet them where they’re at. I strive to provide a safe and open space to address life’s challenges and a space to express themselves and grow. have been practicing in the Albuquerque area since 2019 and through COVID with a diverse range of clients. I have a long history in working in education for the past 9 years before and during my counseling career, particularly with under-served populations including students with disabilities, low income, people of color, LGBTQI+ community, and college populations. I am also a member of the LGBTQI+ community and ally. I work with adults and adolescents experiencing a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, relationship issues, transitions in life, and school and work-related issues, and mood disorders. I look forward to meeting and walking with you through this journey together!

    Dr. Jerry Traylor, PsyD, LMHC, Contract Psychologist

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    Dr. Traylor is a doctor of clinical psychology, licensed in Missouri and New Mexico as a mental health clinician with over 30 years of experience empowering his patients to choose to make their lives different using different approaches to the therapeutic process and content. Patients who see Dr. Traylor are exposed to a very different way of looking at their individual issues for seeking treatment and works to empower the patient to become their own therapist so they can take charge of their lives.

    Dr. Traylor enjoys observing the patient experience an “Aha Moment” and say, “I’ve never looked at my issues that way, or nobody has ever explained it that way.” His patients frequently tell him, “I have been to a lot of counselors but nobody has ever explained it the way you did.” “Why haven’t I been shown this before?” Dr. Traylor sees children, adolescents, adults, and older adults, using unique therapeutic approaches specific to each patient.

    Melissa Harris, LMFT, Mental Health Counselor

    She/Her/Hers

    Welcome to GD Psych Services! I hope I can be of service to you. It is my pleasure to work by your side to help you with depression, anxiety, grief, post-traumatic stress disorder, ADHD, or other matters. I have experience providing counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults. I provide Experiential Play Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy for children starting at the age of 5. I also love working with teens to help them build self-confidence, communication skills, emotional regulation, and coping skills. For adults, I focus on providing insight-oriented therapy with unconditional positive regard using tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness. My qualifications include a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from California State University of Dominguez Hills and a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University of Long Beach. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New Mexico.

    Debra Sand, MS, NCC, LMHC, Contract Licensed Mental Health Counselor

    She/Her/Hers

    Hello! My name is Debbie and I am very excited to be a part of the Team at GD Psych Services, LLC! I’m a Mental Health Counselor, licensed by the State of New Mexico. I earned an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and am a National Certified Counselor. In my work with clients, I use a non-judgmental, non-directive approach to empower people to better navigate challenges and improve their circumstances. I am committed to providing a welcoming and safe environment for healing and growth, and I will meet you right where you are on your counseling journey. Primarily, my experience has been with adults impacted by anxiety, depression, alcohol & substance use, self-esteem issues, relationship difficulties, disruptive behaviors, and legal troubles. I’ve worked both with individuals who have voluntarily sought counseling, as well as those participating in court-mandated treatment programs.

    In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and family, as well as riding my bike along the beautiful Bosque trails.

    Arthur Dahl, LMHC, Contract Mental Health Counselor

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    Hello! My name is Arthur Dahl. I was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM and attended UNM for my undergraduate degree. Then I attained my master’s in psychology clinical counseling from New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM. I am also currently an instructor at Central New Mexico Community College. My experience ranges from in-patient mental health hospitals and rehab/detox centers to individual counseling. I have experience working with first responders and supporting them in their profession. Dealing with trauma and other challenging life events is something a specialize in and can help you work through. I believe the client is in charge of their life and I take a client-centered approach. My main modality is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) but I am eclectic and use other modalities as well depending on the client’s needs. I hope to support you on your journey through life and I am excited to work together.

    Jon Reade, LCSW, Mental Health Counselor

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    Doug Thigpen, LPCC, Mental Health Counselor

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    Hi there! Call me Doug. I’m a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) and licensed in New Mexico. I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of New Mexico (UNM) and my master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling at New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) in Rio Rancho. I utilize a range of therapeutic approaches, from more non-directive to more directive counseling. Non-directive frameworks I use include person-centered therapy, motivational interviewing, and nurtured heart approach. Directive frameworks I use include cognitive-behavioral approaches, mindfulness-based tools, grounding techniques, visualizations, techniques from dialectical behavior therapy, tools from narrative therapy, and techniques from art therapy. I select an approach to use with a client based on what any individual client needs, what you’re looking for in therapy, and what will help you the most. I look forward to working with you!

    Gareth Harrold, LMHC, Contract Mental Health Counselor

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    Gareth uses an eclectic therapy approach, utilizing what style might best fit with the client’s needs at the time of services. Approaches range from person-centered and gestalt, to cognitive behavioral, rational-emotive, mindfulness-based, and ecotherapy. Gareth’s principal expertise is utilizing art therapy to help support clients’ discovery, processing, and healing, He believes clients are the experts on their own lives and sees his role as one of support in helping guide clients to help heal themselves, gain insight, change behavior, and make decisions that are in alignment with their values. He has additional training and experience working with clients suffering from addictions, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety. Gareth received his undergraduate degree in Psychology and Art Studio from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and his Dual Master’s degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Southwestern College and New Earth Institute in Santa Fe. He was born and raised in Northern New Mexico and currently resides in Albuquerque with his wife, two children, and two cats.

    Jenna Brimmer

    Jenna Brimmer, LCSW, Mental Health Counselor

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    Hello , Nice to meet you . I have been practicing Social Work in Albuquerque since 2015 and have my LCSW license. My role here at GD Psych services is a Clinical Evaluator. My experience in practice has included working with children with developmental disabilities, doing case management, resource navigation, advocacy, infant mental health, therapy and being a supervisor for a team of therapists. My specialties include working with children and families. I enjoy the diverse background in my career working with children and families and I continually look for ways to challenge myself both professionally and personally. The diversity I have in practice has allowed me to work with multiple teams of professionals that have had different credentials and specialties than me allowing continual learning. Which benefits not only me but the families and children I have provided services to as I pass on the knowledge and ways to provide services forward. Currently I am learning the violin and re-teaching myself to knit. I enjoy spring and early summer when I get to be in the back yard with my dog in the garden.

    Jacquie Clifford, LCSW, Mental Health Counselor

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    Robert Varley, Certified Yoga Instructor

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    I have recently relocated from Seattle Washington to Rio Rancho New Mexico. I have been practicing yoga for the past 7 years. I was first introduced to yoga as a practice to heal and strengthen my body as I have been a hairdresser for 40 plus years and needed a way to alleviate the wear and tear on my body from standing behind the chair. I have always been a physically fit and aware person but as I grew older I realized my body and my mind needed something different. When I participated in my first yoga session I knew then that this was the practice for me. Through my practice and development in YOGA I decided that I wanted to become a teacher and Instructor. I felt that I could offer those like myself a benefit and support. I am also keenly aware that my interest in art and natural landscape could also be of benefit to those needing to have an outlet from which to express and create their own sense of well being. It is with this passion I grow and offer to others the possibilities and benefits I have received and enjoyed. I currently offer private yoga sessions to all ages including youth, couples, and families.

    CLINICIANS

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Brenda Burgard, LMHC, Contract Mental Health Counselor

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    Mary Jo Baird, LMHC, Mental Health Counselor

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    Robert Ramirez

    Robert Ramirez, LPCC, Mental Health Counselor

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    Is it possible that you have past traumatic events and/or PTSD informing you? If you experience intrusive thoughts about something horrific that happened in the past, have frequent nightmares or flashbacks, or have noticed you are unable to feel emotions and are numb to everything, these could be symptoms of past trauma affecting your life. These are just a few ways trauma informs you and causes unhealthy behaviors and patterns.

    I personally know the amount of humility and courage it takes to seek out help, and the reason I know this is because I was born and raised in a world of poverty and violence. I have done my own healing work which lends to my success with trauma victims, and I know my ability to relate helps immensely. I am a trauma informed clinician and am EMDR trained and certified in treating clients with PTSD. Most clients with PTSD struggle with co-occurring disorders and many times presents as addiction or substance abuse. I am also trained and licensed in treating clients with substance abuse disorder. I have treated clients with anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, couples, families, personality disorders, and anger of all ages. I am trained in level 1 and 2 of the Gottman method for working with couples as well. I have worked in both outpatient settings and inpatient residential treatment centers. I love helping people get past their struggles so they can get on with their lives.

    I have an associate’s degree in chemical dependency, a bachelor’s degree in political science, a master of science degree in professional counseling, and I am currently working on my PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. My chosen form of counseling includes Cognitive behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and EMDR. In my off time I enjoy spending time with my family and exercising.

    Cheryl Carrington, LMHC, Contract Mental Health Counselor

    She/Hers

    I bring to a counseling a life-long quest for understanding and learning. I have lived a life full of experiences, both positive and negative, and have learned from all of them. I’ve lived in many places, both rural and urban. I grew up in rural Pennsylvania, moved to California where I lived in both San Francisco and Los Angeles, followed by Knoxville, Tennessee and finally New Mexico. I’m a three-time cancer survivor (woo hoo).

    I have had many years of my own therapy with a variety of practitioners, learning not only how to make my life better, but also what makes a good therapist—a compassionate realist. I believe therapy is a two-way street—ideally both client and therapist learn from each other. Helping clients to make better life choices, learning to forgive both themselves and others, learning that being alone is not a punishment, and finally, learning how to learn from life experiences and move on. I bring humor, a necessity to survive and overcome everything life throws our way—not to make light of our situations, nor to downplay the pain, but to make it more bearable.

    I’ve worked in the penal system with seriously mentally ill female addicts, and also in a residential trauma center.

    I have a B.S. in Art Education from Kutztown State University in Pennsylvania, and an M.A. in Clinical Counseling from New Mexico Highlands University. I am thrilled to be working with Gdpsychservices and all the dedicated mental health professionals here.

    Kris Tubb

    Kris Tubb, LMHC, Mental Health Counselor

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    Hi, I’m Kristin but please call me Kris. I am from Albuquerque but have lived all over the country. I always end up coming home to Albuquerque, and I love our melting pot of culture and diversity. I went back to school at 39 years old and received my Associated degree from TVI/CNM. Then I went on to attend UNM for a BA in Psychology minor in Sociology and a concentration in addictions. I then graduated from Adams State University with my Master of Arts with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in May 2021.

    I am a LMHC, Licensed Mental health Counselor and LADAC, Licensed Alcohol, and Drug Addiction Counselor in the state of New Mexico. I have worked as an Addictions Specialist since 2015. Currently, I am a Behavioral Health Therapist, and Addictions Specialist. I am devoted to spreading hope and recovery to clients suffering from the devastating struggles of addiction and mental health challenges.

    I worked in a Therapeutic Community serving women with a history of incarceration, addiction and at high risk for HIV and AIDS for 4 years. I then went on to work with addictions at a harm reduction center to include MAT. I have since been doing mental health counseling and addictions counseling for the last 4 years.

    I utilize multiple modalities, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Approach, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Approaches, just to name a few.

    The key for me is meeting people where they are and working together towards a goal. I love what I do and hope to help people on their journey. I believe there is a “why” to people’s challenges and I work with my clients to figure out this “why” and figure out the best approach to healing.

    CLINICIANS

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Kate Wall Ganz, LPCC, Contract Mental Health Counselor

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    Todd Nichols, LPCC, Contract Mental Health Counselor

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    CLINICIANS

    Grants, New Mexico

    Stacy Bond, LMSW, Mental Health Counselor

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    Stacy comes with 20 years of experience as a Social Worker; Individual, Family, and Group Therapist; Adolescent Counselor; and Addictions Counselor. In addition to her Master of Social Work degree, she is experienced in Expressive Art Therapy, trauma work and has worked extensively with local Native American communities in New Mexico.

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    Telehealth Only Clinicians

    Dr. Susanne Drury, PhD, Contract Mental Health Counselor, Evaluator, and Clinical Supervisor

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    One of the things I have learned in my career is that we now know how to help clients rediscover their aliveness and vitality even if they have a history of trauma. Our understanding of the neurobiology of trauma allows us to integrate all the parts of someone into new wholeness. This is the scope with which I practice and has proven effective for my clients.

    I have been practicing as a licensed Psychologist for over 35-years, specializing in addictions and trauma informed care. During my time as a practitioner of mental health, I taught a five-course specialty program on trauma work for 17-years, developed and directed a residential trauma program for women, provided organizational consultion to various organizations and businesses, and conducted several team building trainings to groups needing assistance in getting past work place conflicts and dysfunctional communication patterns. Throughout my years as a practicing Psychologist, I have obtained certification and training from elite programs and instructors in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and over 400 hours of specialized training in treating trauma disorders. It is my mission to provide psychological support to individuals in need and to do so through therapeutic efforts, training, and consultation. Additionally, it is a passion of mine to teach other professionals in the field to provide these services to their clients as well.

    Sara Johnson, LPCC, ATR, Mental Health Counselor

    She/Her/Hers

    I am passionate about providing a safe and non-judgmental space where you can feel supported, listened to, and understood. We are all on unique journeys filled with moments of joy, pain, and uncertainty. Each challenge in life comes with the opportunity to learn and grow. Together we can embrace those challenges and see what gifts they have to offer you.

    I am originally from the East Coast, and I have lived in New Mexico for several years. I studied a holistic, consciousness-centered approach to therapeutic work that focused on trauma and integrating your mind and body. My special focus is on treating trauma, sexual abuse, and family of origin issues. I have training in art therapy, human sexuality, Jungian psychology, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and EMDR. My personal journey of healing and the creative process are what inspired me to become a therapist. In my free time you’ll find me working on my own creative projects or spending time outside with my dog.

    Lauren Herrel, LMHC, Contract Mental Health Counselor

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    Lauren specializes in helping individuals discover and live within their truth and values. She offers a non-judgmental space for clients to work through codependency, self-esteem issues, trauma, and the multitude of other challenges life can present. She strives to support growth, healing, and empowerment. Being a sex-positive therapist, she can support her clients on what they want to explore or discuss on the sexual spectrum. She has received training in Pia Melodies’ Codependence Post Induction therapy model, assisting clients in processing trauma, learning to set boundaries, and esteeming oneself. Lauren takes a person-centered approach to therapy to allow a client to learn to trust themselves and what’s best for them. Art, mindfulness, and talk therapy are some of the modalities she uses to help her clients heal. For individuals who are prepared to do the necessary work to improve their life, Lauren is the ideal professional to facilitate that change.

    Monique Garcia, LCSW, Contract Mental Health Counselor

    She/Her/Hers

    My name is Monique Garcia and I have been in the field for 15 years. I enjoy working with diverse and underserved communities in New Mexico. I provide support to children, teens, adults, families, couples, and groups. I work with people to develop healthy coping skills to manage issues like depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, addiction, and life stressors. I utilize person-centered approaches to meet people where they are and navigate issues from their perspective. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and other modalities to help provide a multifaceted approach to treatment.

    Michelle Kirn, LMSW, Contract Mental Health Counselor

    She/Her/Hers

    Michelle Kirn, LMSW, grew up in the Northeast and became a New Mexico transplant in 2006. In 2021, she received her Master of Social Work from Western New Mexico University. Since that time, Michelle has focused on building a trauma-informed approach to therapy. Operating from a non-judgmental stance, Michelle works with individuals, couples, and teenagers, over the age of 13. She especially enjoys helping those who struggle with generalized anxiety, communication problems, boundary issues, depression, difficulties in changing habits, anger issues, health anxiety and chronic health problems, concerns about death and dying, binge-eating, and any kind of trauma. Michelle has a special passion for teaming-up with clients who have experienced or are experiencing – domestic violence or intimate partner violence – to help them achieve true autonomy. Guided by her empathy, Michelle strives to support each client, as they discover their inner truth, most important values, peace, dignity, self-respect, and life purpose.

    Alyssa Butler, LPCC, Contract Mental Health Counselor

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    I am an independently licensed therapist trained in art therapy, motivational interviewing, and trauma informed cognitive behavioral therapy. My goal as a therapist is to help clients learn about themselves and create growth in their lives. I am here to learn about you and support you on your journey. I believe you are the expert of your life; I am here to offer guidance.

    I have my LPCC, received my graduate degree in Art therapy and counseling from Southwestern College, and received my bachelor’s degree in fine arts from The School at the Art Institute of Chicago. I have primarily worked with children in treatment foster care since entering this field. I have in depth knowledge of trauma, how it impacts our ability to form healthy and lasting attachments, and how it impacts a person’s ability to live their day to day lives. I also have experience working with people who have addictions, grief and loss, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and people on the Autism spectrum. I am an LGBTQ+ ally.

    I believe humans are incredibly resilient and courageous and have the capacity to move through challenges. I am honored to walk beside the humans I work with and help them move towards a life of greater self-acceptance, self love, and understanding.

    CLINICIANS

    Consultant

    Dr. Erika Updegorve, PsyD, BCBA, Neuropsychologist Consultant

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    Dr. Erika Updegrove has worked over 20 years in the mental health field. She has experience working with adults and children throughout the lifespan, with varying clinical presentations. She has advanced training in clinical psychology, neuropsychology, behavior analysis and holistic methods, using this knowledge to develop a personalized approach to solve whatever difficulties you are facing.

    Prior to becoming a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Updegrove worked as a Behavior Analyst utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to help individuals with Autism and Brain Injury live more fulfilling lives. She then broadened her understanding of brain/ behavior relationships by studying neuropsychology. She trained, at the practicum level, in neuropsychology at Harvard affiliated teaching hospitals as well as with the Department of Veterans Affairs. She then completed her APA accredited internship in Gero/Neuropsychology at Central Regional Hospital and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She utilizes her training in neuropsychological assessment and cognitive rehabilitation to provide top notch consultation for clients at GD Psych Services.

    MEET OUR STAFF

    Dr. Stacey Goldstein-Dwyer, PsyD, Clinical Director, CEO

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    I am a psychologist who has dedicated my professional career to understanding the psychological mind from various lenses and providing services to underserved populations. This provides me the opportunity to work with individuals from across the lifespan who have different needs and levels of diagnostic severity requiring different psychological intervention. My current focus of practice consists of forensic assessment and evaluation, expert testimony, psychological and neuropsychological testing, learning evaluation and waivers, and professional lectures with CEU eligibility. Separate from psychological services, I enjoy tutoring children of all ages in various subjects, or collaboratively develop a learning plan specific to a student’s learning style.

    Academically, I received a Bachelor’s degree in both Psychology and Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, a Master’s Degree for Forensic Psychology and Counseling from Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, as well as a Psychology Doctorate from Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. My APA Pre-Doctoral Internship was at Tewksbury State Hospital and APA Post-Doctoral Residency was with the United States Army as a direct commission Captain.

    My professional experiences include and are not limited to testing and assessment (neurological, psychological, learning), forensic practice (testimony, assessment, outpatient/inpatient therapy, evaluation, Court-mandated treatment, and correctional administrator), personnel selection, and grant writing. I have also published in academic journals and a text book, and provided CEU lectures around the country. Currently, I am pending licensure in the state of NM; however, GD Psych Services, LLC is a team of well-trained and capable Master’s level Social Workers, Mental Health Clinicians, and Licensed Psychologists who also provide these services.

    Mark Dwyer, COO/CFO

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    I have worked as an Executive Manager for 30+ years as a results driven leader. In doing so, I have specialized in training/development, talent acquisition, customer service, new market development, expense control/management, data analysis, loss prevention, budget development, project management, merchandising execution, establishment of operational excellence and exceeded sales/profit expectations. For the past three years, it has been my honor to support my wife’s career as an Army Captain and now, after her retirement, stand along side her as a proud Co-Owner of GD Psych Services, LLC. It is my continued mission to provide training services in various fields to existing professionals and ensure only the best mental health care is provided to those in need.

    Wendy Riverman, Director of Risk Management

    She/Her/Hers

    Hi, my name is Wendy Riverman and am so excited to be a member of GD Psych Services, LLC! I have experience in being highly organized, a clear communicator, self-motivated worker and team player with decisive nature necessary to manage independent and program work. I retired from VA Puget Sound Health Care System as Associate Director, Health Plan Management. I was honored to have had the opportunity to serve Veterans who have sacrificed so much for our Country. My career with Veterans Health Administration afforded me the opportunity to build my expertise in budget and daily operational management while supporting executive leadership. I am experienced in office and resource management with over 40 years’ experience optimizing productivity, efficiency and quality of service across multiple program environments. I consider myself to be highly dependable, ethical and a reliable support specialist and leader that blends advanced organizational, technical and business acumen. I work effectively with cross functional teams by fostering a collaborative approach to ensure operational and service excellence.

    Pamela John, Human Resources Manager

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    Dalton Enger, Operation Manager

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    I love making things run smoothly and making sense of numbers and trends. I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Business Administration and have a Professional Certificate in Data Analytics from Google. I have experience working in multiple aspects of the administrative side of healthcare in both large and small organizations. My goal is to create and maintain a framework where GD Psych Services can provide the best possible mental health services for our community.

    Jennifer Rodriguez, Lead Billing Specialist

    Hello! My name is Jennifer, I am very excited to be a part of the team at GD Psych Services! I was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I have been working in the medical field for over 20 years. I have been doing medical billing for many years and for many different specialties, but mental health has quickly become dear to my heart. I see the importance mental health plays in our communities and helping clients understand their benefits and doing my best to help their billing experience go as smooth and stress free as possible is important! When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, going to church, trying new restaurants, and finding new places in New Mexico to explore!

    Diana LaBarbera, Billing Specialist

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    Christy Chavez, Billing Specialist

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    Sandra Rodriguez, Testing Manager

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    Sandra, our Testing Manager, is a dog lover, self-proclaimed foodie, and an advocate for mental health. Destigmatizing therapy and normalizing treatment are very important to her. When she isn’t in the kitchen whipping up meals or baking treats, you can find her enjoying car/bike racing, or spending time with her kiddo.

    Mya, Executive Greeter

    Mya is 2 years old, her favorite past time is napping and dreaming about birds. Her favorite snacks are pizza bones. When she is not at work, she joins her family at local race tracks to mingle with other humans and to watch the cars drive fast. She also enjoys digging holes, and cuddling with her mom.

    Jon Duchon, Testing Coordinator

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    Genevieve Jaramillo, Testing Specialist

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    Hello, I'm Genevieve I was Raised in Germany moved to New Mexico in Middle School, You'll often find me in the kitchen, Cooking for friends and family. I played and coached Women's full tackle football for years. I love music Festivals and hanging out with my amazing friends and family. My goal in testing for GD Psych Services is to Ensure we provide you with the proper care to take care of your Mental Health.

    Karen Edelen, Office Manager

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    Karen, our Office Manager, is a Rio Rancho native and is a ray of sunshine who appreciates the simple things in life, like a delicious cup of coffee. She’s an artist, mental health advocate, and animal lover. In her free time, you can find Karen being crafty with DIY art projects, or just spending time with her family and loved ones.

    Elise Aguirre, Lead Client Specialist

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    Hello, my name is Elise and I am honored to be a client specialist here at GD Psych Services, LLC. I eagerly look forward to meeting you all, and assisting you in any way that I can. I previously attended a dual credit high school and earned my associate degree in psychology at the same time I graduated high school. I then realized I was only a few courses away from earning a sociology associate degree and received the degree shortly after graduation. I continued to pursue my education after earning my associate degrees and received my bachelor’s degree in psychology in July 2021. I am currently working towards my master’s degree in psychology through an online college program while working here as a client specialist. I have three years of experience working in management, most of it being retail management. I hope to someday become a licensed therapist, and have a long-term goal of pursuing my PhD and becoming a psychologist. I have always loved the field of psychology, as I am fascinated with learning about the human mind, behaviors and the complexity of it all. I care deeply about others and feel as though everyone benefits greatly from therapy. Mental health matters! In my free time, I enjoy writing, singing along to my favorite songs and spending time with my loved ones.

    Janel Guiterrez, Client Specialist

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    My name is Janel Gutierrez. I was born and raised in NM and have been in the medical field for about 10 years. I spend my free time with my husband and our 2 beautiful daughters. I also enjoy cooking, arts and crafts, hanging out with our family, and riding motorcycles with my husband. I am a huge mental health advocate and am looking forward to helping people with their mental health journey.

    Chantal Nacki, Client Specialist

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