Healthy Families Staff & Therapists

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Angela Maes, LCSW, Owner
Angela Maes, LCSW, Owner

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

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Teresa Marquez, Admin. Assistant
Teresa Marquez, Admin. Assistant
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Katherine Blea, Billing Manager
Katherine Blea, Billing Manager
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Jennifer Trujillo, Billing
Jennifer Trujillo, Billing
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Mary Phillippi, Billing
Mary Phillippi, Billing
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Tracy Sitek RN, BSN, ACNP-BC
Tracy Sitek RN, BSN, ACNP-BC

Tracy has joined the dynamic team at Healthy Families of Albuquerque as a provider and prescriber because they share a vision of holistically restoring mental and physical health using tools that are natural and beneficial to overall wellness. Tracy is an experienced Mobile and Telemedicine provider and she looks forward to helping you along your health journey to feeling your best. CLICK to Read More

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Alexandra Herrera, LCSW
Alexandra Herrera, LCSW

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.

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Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Director

William Blythe, LMHC, NCC
William Blythe, LMHC, NCC

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.

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Claudia Gonzales, LCSW
Claudia Gonzales, LCSW
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Christine Johnsen, LPCC
Christine Johnsen, LPCC

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.

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Kendra Kozel, LMHC
Kendra Kozel, LMHC

Kendra earned her BA with a focus on art and psychology from Carlow University in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. Kendra came to ABQ in 2018 to pursue her MA in art therapy and counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe. She emphasizes art therapy focuses on the process, not the product. She uses the creative process to guide clients in expressing emotions. She uses a strengths-based approach, and mindfulness techniques in her sessions. She works with children 8+, teenagers, and adults.

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Robert Lewis, LMFT
Robert Lewis, LMFT

Robert Lewis, MA/LMFT is a Marriage & Family Therapist trained in family systems & EMDR. An experienced therapist, Robert has 30 years experience working with diverse populations. Robert specializes in couple's therapy teaching effective communications skills & relationship enhancement. Additional areas of expertise are in addiction & treating mood disorders, anxiety & depression. Robert has unique experience, having worked at District Court for several years as a clinician/mediator.

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Gabrielle Maldonado, LMSW
Gabrielle Maldonado, LMSW

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.

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Innael Miranda, LMHC
Innael Miranda, LMHC

Innael Miranda is a licensed mental health counselor that specializes in assisting people recovering from trauma and addiction. He has over 10 years of experience providing direct counseling services. He provides culturally relevant counseling services in English and Spanish for adults and adolescents. Innael respects all faiths and spiritual beliefs. He holds an MS in Clinical Mental Health.

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Anick Olmsted, LMSW
Anick Olmsted, LMSW

Anick’s approach to therapy is relational. At the heart of good therapy is an empathic and authentic relationship. She works with clients collaboratively from a non-judgmental place and provides safety to help you reach your goals. She draws on the intersection of mind-body connections and works from a somatic-based, trauma informed lens, as she incorporates different modalities accordingly. You are the expert in your own life, her goal is to help increase awareness and trust in yourself.

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Carmen Rodrigo, MA, LPAT
Carmen Rodrigo, MA, LPAT

Carmen O. Rodrigo, Ma, LPAT is a graduate of California State University. She has 25 years of clinical experience across various settings such as adult and Behavioral Health Hospitals for geriatrics. She also has experience in residential settings for children and adolescents, outpatient, in-school teen Mom programs for prevention of child abuse, Women's group on adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, Community outreach specialists in the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse.

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Meagan Seekins, LPCC
Meagan Seekins, LPCC

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.

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Steve Shewmake, LMHC
Steve Shewmake, LMHC

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.

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Jessica Spooner, LMSW
Jessica Spooner, LMSW

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.

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Ashley Vigil, LCSW
Ashley Vigil, LCSW

Ashley Vigil graduated with her Master's in Clinical Social Work from NMHU in 2019. She has a worked in residential treatment, outpatient, and inpatient services. Ashley's experience has been with children ages 8-16, as well as family therapy. When she's not working, she spends time with her family and fur babies.

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Annique Wagner-Hiester, LMSW
Annique Wagner-Hiester, LMSW

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.

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Daniela Weiner, LCSW
Daniela Weiner, LCSW

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.

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Judy Willmore, LPCC
Judy Willmore, LPCC

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.

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Faith Espiritu-Torres, Intern
Faith Espiritu-Torres, Intern

Faith is a counseling intern at Healthy Families of Albuquerque. She is a current UNM Masters in Counseling student and has graduated in 2018 with her BA in psychology with a minor in sociology. She previously worked as a behavior management specialist and has great experience working with kids. She has a passion for working with kids, teens, and families. She often works from a client centered or attachment theory approach. Faith is born and raised in NM and enjoys all the state has to offer.

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John Hill, Intern
John Hill, Intern

John is a counseling intern at HFA. He is currently a graduate student at NMHU where he is completing his master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. John has a BA in psychology and philosophy. His counseling orientation is cognitive in nature, emphasizing a strength-based approach, with a goal of confronting irrational beliefs while promoting resiliency and mindfulness. John previously worked in law enforcement where he specialized in crisis intervention and negotiations.

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