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Training Staff Biographies

Psychologists

Name Jeff Harris
Position/Areas of Responsibility Psychologist, Director, Training Coordinator
Degrees: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ohio State University
M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University
Licensure and Certifications: Applying for licensure as a psychologist in New Mexico (previously licensed as a psychologist in Texas, Hawaii, and Illinois).
Specialist in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology.
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: Sequoia Kermott
Position/Areas of Responsibility: Psychologist, Assessment Coordinator
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Name: D. John Lee
Position/Areas of Responsibility: Psychologist, Employee Assistance Program Coordinator
Degrees: Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Kansas State University
M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Western Washington University
Licensure and Certifications: Licensed Psychologist, New Mexico and Michigan
Certified Action Methods Facilitator, Michigan Psychodrama Institute
Professional Interests and Areas of Expertise: Adults Transitions, Relationships, Cultural Humility, and Racial Responsiveness
Theoretical Orientation: I am trained in psychodramatic action methods that can be understood through a variety of theoretical perspectives. I lean heavily towards theories that are explicitly constructivist and narrative. It is my opinion that psychotherapy is far more an art than it is a science.
Personal Interests: I love live jazz, theatre, improv, and sports. I shoot hoops and busk for fun.
Name: Bethany Wellman
Position/Areas of Responsibility: Psychologist, Community Engagement Coordinator
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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: Applying for licensure in New Mexico (previously licensed in Arizona)
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.
Name: Lisa Rosenblatt
Position/Areas of Responsibility: Counselor, Referrals Coordinator
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