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Training Staff Biographies

Psychologists

Name Jeff Harris
Position/Areas of Responsibility Psychologist

Director

Interim Training Coordinator

Degrees: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ohio State University
M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University
Licensure and Certifications: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ohio State University

M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University

Professional Interests and Areas of Expertise: Depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, group therapy, psychotherapy integration, training and supervision.
Theoretical Orientation: I embrace an integrative orientation to psychotherapy, trying to match interventions to the needs of each individual client.  I usually start by looking at the interaction between thoughts, feelings, and actions and then explore both external and internal influences.  I particularly enjoy using experiential and interpersonal approaches when they match the needs of my clients.
Personal Interests: Outside of work, I enjoy a wide variety of outdoor pursuits including mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and whitewater kayaking.  I like to read as well as watch movies and plays.
Name: Bethany Wellman
Position/Areas of Responsibility: Psychologist
Degrees: Psy.D in Clinical Psychology from Marshall University
Licensure and Certifications: Licensed as a psychologist in New Mexico
Professional Interests and Areas of Expertise: My professional interests are working with students experiencing socio-economic stressors and people facing housing insecurities. I also enjoy working with clients from non-traditional backgrounds and I have received specialized training in working with undocumented and mixed-status families.
Theoretical Orientation: I have been trained in evidence-based practice and I view them through a Humanistic lens.
Personal Interests: I enjoy visiting road-side attractions, live music, and ghost hunting.
Name: Dr. Bernard Wazlavek
Position/Areas of Responsibility: Psychologist
Degrees: Ph.D. in Psychology
Licensure and Certifications: Licensed in as a psychologist in New Mexico and Wisconsin
Professional Interests and Areas of Expertise: PTSD, Military psychology, and management psychology
Theoretical Orientation: My theoretical orientation is eclectic with an emphasis on Cognitive-Behavioral
Personal Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family and reading
Name: Dr. Anne Weinberg
Position/Areas of Responsibility: Psychologist
Degrees: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Temple University

MA in Psychology from Temple University

Licensure and Certifications: Licensed as a psychologist in New Mexico
Professional Interests and Areas of Expertise: Grief/Bereavement, Women’s issues, personality disorders
Theoretical Orientation: Eclectic, incorporating Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, and CBT
Personal Interests: Reading, choral singing, hiking, and traveling

 

Counselors

Name: Louie C. Atencio
Position/Areas of Responsibility: Counselor, Group Coordinator
Degrees: M.S. in Counseling and Psychology from Troy State University
Licensure and Certifications: Licensed by the NM, Therapy and Practice Board as a License Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
Licensed by the NM, Therapy and Practice Board as a License Alcohol Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC).
NBCC National Board, of Certified Counselors, since 2006.
Completed EMDR II training for adolescents and adults suffering from trauma and PTSD.
Certification- Trauma Focused CBT, for adolescents and adults’ suffering from PTSD.
Certification- Key Supervisor for the Matrix Model Intensive Outpatient Program.
Certification- Matrix Model, Intensive Outpatient Program,
Certification- MRT Moral Reconation Therapy Advanced Training.
Certification- CRAFT, (Community Reinforcement and Family Therapy) Model.
Professional Interests and Areas of Expertise: Anxiety, depression, trauma, physical abuse, sexual abuse, substance abuse, and group therapy, clinical supervision.
Theoretical Orientation: I like exploring with clients what their strengths and challenges are, and then developing a treatment approach that helps support them to be able to retain their strengths and to work on their challenges.
Personal Interests: I like fishing and spending time with my family. I also like to listen to audio books. I enjoy cooking with my family on the weekends.
Name: Sara Diaz
Position/Areas of Responsibility: Counselor, Mental Health Services Coordinator
Degrees: M.S. in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University
Licensure and Certifications:
Professional Interests and Areas of Expertise: Anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual abuse, physical abuse, group therapy
Theoretical Orientation: My theoretical approach to counseling is to work with each client to meet their unique needs. Many times this begins with understanding the dynamics of thoughts and emotions and their effect on each other. I enjoy working with others to identify maladaptive or distorted thinking and engaging others’ strengths to help them to make positive changes in their lives.
Personal Interests: Personal interests of mine are spending time outdoors hiking or lazing at the pool, spending time with family, reading, and annoying my cat. I am finding a love for cooking and experimenting with new recipes as well.
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