Healthy Families Staff & Therapists
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Owner & Clinical Director ANGELA P. MAES, LCSW. Angela is the Owner & Clinical Director of Healthy Families. She is a licensed independent Social Worker with a certification in EMDR by the EMDR Institute. She is a proud volunteer of Give an Hour - a program established to provide free mental health counseling services for military & their families. She has extensive training in Trauma & Abuse and has developed classes and programs for Anger Management, Building Self-Esteem. Continued~Click Link
Steve Shewmake is a LMHC who graduated with an M.A. in Professional Counseling from Amberton University in Garland, TX. He is a LADAC and certified Master Addiction Counselor. Steve graduated from Memphis Theological Seminary with an M.Div. degree, and has over 20 years experience as a pastor and as a chaplain to people of all faiths and backgrounds. He believes that the foundation to all therapeutic relationships is respect.
Will Blythe is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who is trained in EMDR and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. He connects with heart-centered empathy and believes real strength comes from uncovering one’s vulnerabilities and integrating aspects of the core self into conscious awareness. Will’s counseling incorporates an Attachment and Object Relations focus, Mindfulness, and a Psychodynamic orientation. Will is a native New Mexican who earned his M.A. in Counseling from the University of N.M.
Susanne Drury has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Chicago. She is a Certified Expert Trauma Professional and is Certified in EMDR and trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Internal Family Systems. Her goal to help people get their lives back when they have experienced depression, anxiety , or trauma. She encourages people to treat themselves with compassion while they heal the wounded parts of themselves.
Patrick Ficke is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who graduated from ENMU with a B.A. in Psychology & Criminal Justice. He received his Master's in Counseling from Wayland Univ., & is now certified in EMDR. He worked in law enforcement as a crisis negotiator & crisis intervention officer--working with law enforcement officers, military, veterans, adolescents, couples, & families. He supports the individual's intellectual, emotional & physical development through a supportive, safe treatment.
Gabriel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who graduated from NM Highlands University with a B.A. in History & Minor in Native American & Hispano Cultural Studies and Master’s in Counseling. He has experience working with children, adolescents, couples, & families as well as people whom have struggled with addictions & severe mental illnesses such as depression, PTSD, & schizophrenia. He has previously worked as a court liaison for a DWI Drug Court Treatment addiction cessation program.
Trained in family systems theory at Washington University in St Louis, Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over (20) years of experience in the field, she works primarily with adults, and has considerable experience in helping individuals who suffer from trauma, anxiety, and depression.
Alexandra Herrera is a Licensed Master Social Worker, who graduated from NM Highlands University with a master’s in clinical social work. Alexandra provides strength-based and trauma informed therapy to children (0-12), adolescents, adults, & families with a variety of mental health issues and socio-culture backgrounds. Alexandra specializes in infant mental health, child-parent psychotherapy, & attachment-based family therapy. She is also a certified Circle of Security Parent Facilitator.
Christine is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and a graduate of The University of New Mexico. She believes in a solution-focused, strengths-based model of therapy while integrating mindfulness, play therapy, and art therapy into her practice. She works with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Christine's counseling interests include acute mental health, career, trauma, grief, and disability.
Krystalyn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Family Studies, as well as a graduate degree in Counseling. She believes in a solution-focused perspective and integrates elements of DBT, CBT, and ACT into her therapeutic approach. Krystalyn’s counseling interests include eating disorders, body dysmorphia, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic illness, and life adjustments.
Gabrielle Maldonado graduated from New Mexico Highlands University with a Master's in clinical social work. Gabrielle loves to work with children and adolescents, using a strength based approach, as well as attachment-based therapy. Gabrielle enjoys spending time with her family and cooking. She is also specialized in Infant Mental Health.
Carrie is licensed as a master’s level social worker. She works with adults and youth, ages 10 and up. She has a primary interest in working with individuals struggling with depression and anxiety or life choices, in general. She believes in spiritual inner healing and human connectedness as the most essential ingredients for a more meaningful and joyful life. Carrie is mom to 4 school-aged children and many foster cats and kittens!
Grace is a licensed Master Social Worker who works with adults and children ages 10 and up. Grace specializes in providing support to those struggling with depression, anxiety disorders, chronic illness, and grief/loss. Grace uses a strength-based and person-centered approach. She believes in the importance of healing found within human connection and relationships. Grace enjoys spending time with her children and traveling.
Denise Raven received her Master's in Social Work from New Mexico State University and her PhD in Social Work from Colorado State University. She has experience as a school social worker in urban and rural schools. Denise is a registered play therapist supervisor and works from a client centered approach. Denise uses play, sand tray play, guided imagery, EMDR and developmentally based movements in her work with children and adults.
Meagan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who holds a graduate degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. She utilizes a client-centered approach and incorporates other perspectives including cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulnes-based techniques. Meagan specializes in Trauma and Pre/Postnatal Mental Health, and works with childten and adolescents (10+), adults, and families.
Jessica Spooner is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker, she is originally from Rio Rancho, NM but currently resides in the Albuquerque area with her two cats. In her free time she enjoys playing tennis and spending time with family. Jessica received her undergraduate degree from UNM where she focused on Family Studies and Psychology. She then attended NMHU and received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work. Jessica believes that every person is the expert of their own experience.
Annique views therapy as the opportunity to meet & interact with the self to promote self-awareness, balance, & facilitate growth. She works within a strength-based perspective while incorporating various approaches including, cognitive behavior therapy, family systems, psychodrama, mindfulness techniques & narrative explorations of the psyche; she works primarily with those 12 & up, couples & families experiencing trauma, abuse, grief & loss, anxiety, depression, anger, & change and transition.
Daniela enjoys working with people from all walks of life, especially children, adolescents and families, and believes true healing happens in the relationship context. She works from a strengths-based, client-centered perspective, and has experience in play therapy, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy. In her free time, Daniela enjoys spending time in nature and with those close to her.
Originally from Pasadena, CA, Judy is a professional writer & editor who moved to New Mexico in 1996 to pursue a career in mental health. She received her MS in Clinical Psychology from New Mexico Highlands University and has since been working with adolescents and adults specializing in PTSD, depression, grief, & spiritual issues of all kinds. Judy is trained in EMDR and cognitive behavior therapy, and enjoys working with clients from all religious and cultural backgrounds.
Chelsea is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. She works with children (3 & up), young adults/adults, couples, and families. She believes that empathy and authenticity are the foundation for growth. Chelsea is passionate about helping individuals work through anxiety, trauma, life-change, and personal growth while integrating aspects of play therapy, sand tray therapy, art, and humor.