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 social worker in Individual & Group sessions; Marital Counseling; Sex-Offender Therapy; and Military-Specific Therapy. We understand the sensitive nature of your concerns and needs and work mindfully with our clients to help them achieve a resolution.
Meet Stacey Goldstein-Dwyer, Psy.D., MA
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.
Meet Mark Dwyer, Owner & COO
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.
As a holistic mental health clinician, I am passionate about collaborating with people seeking guidance and methods to assist them through mental health issues and stresses, understanding themselves and their world, and healing the mind, body, and spirit. I enjoy creative problem-solving and believe in the strength and resilience of people to overcome obstacles and boundaries. I am dedicated to providing compassionate, non-judgmental, and solution-focused care. I have extensive experience in acute psychiatric care, crisis intervention, substance abuse, geriatric counseling, underserved populations, individual therapy, and group therapy. I hold a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling and am licensed as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in New Mexico.
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.”
Meet Dr. Susanne Drury
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.
Meet Dr. Erika Updegrove
Dr. Updegrove began her career in the field of psychology in 2001. Since then she has gained experience in many facets of psychology. Dr. Updegrove has worked with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, for over 15 years. She also has experience in both the assessment and treatment of individuals impacted by traumatic and acquired brain injury. Dr. Updegrove earned her M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2007 and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2008. She went on to obtain her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from William James College, graduating in 2015. Dr. Updegrove completed predoctoral externships in neuropsychology at Brigham and Womens Hospital / Harvard Medical School and at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts. She completed her APA accredited, predoctoral internship in geropsychology and neuropsychology, with a minor in forensic psychology, at Central Regional Hospital / University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Dr. Updegrove went on to complete postdoctoral training in community mental health. She obtained her New York State psychology licensure and currently lives and practices in New York City. She has happily joined G-D Psych Services in the role of consultant while she obtains licensure in New Mexico.
Meet Afton, LMHC, BCAT
“Life doesn’t get easier, we get stronger” Those words have shaped how I approach counseling and life. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Board Certified Art Therapist I strive to develop a strong relationship with my clients to help them build their own strength. I have worked in several states across the country and I have extensive experience working with a variety of individuals, partners and families to improve communication, emotion regulation and coping and relaxation skills. My goals are always to work with individuals where they are at and help them identify their own needs and the best way in which to achieve their own goals. My style of therapy is not telling someone how they feel or what to do, but allowing them the space to express their thoughts and develop their own understanding of the path they wish to take. Through utilizing a variety of both verbal and non-verbal skills I work with my clients to better understand their power to embrace the person they hope to be and develop a better understanding of how their previous life has prepared them for who they are to become.