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David Boston, LPCC, Executive Director

David is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  He received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of New Mexico and a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Webster University.  David is experienced in the areas of family therapy, psychotic disorders, anger management, crisis intervention, substance abuse, dual-diagnosis, adolescent development, and communication skills development.  He has received additional training in Marriage and Family Therapy, Moral Reconation Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  David has 20 years experience working in the social service and mental health fields and practices from a client-centered approach that recognizes the role systems play in everyday life.

OUR FOUNDERS

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Donna Boston, Administrative Director

Donna manages all non-clinical aspects of our practice.  She believes strong families are the backbone of a strong society and brings with her 30 years of experience working with children and families in a variety of social, recreational, and educational settings.  Donna’s experience includes over 20 years working in leadership roles with organizations such as Girl Scouts, YMCA, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.  She also served two terms, including one term as President, on the Board of Directors of Life Options Academy, a residential program for pregnant and parenting teen mothers.  Donna attended the University of Nebraska where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Science, with a minor in Psychology.  

OUR THERAPISTS

Catherine Warriner, LMFT, Clinical Director

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Catherine is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University and a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University.  Catherine is experienced in the areas of addiction, dual-diagnosis, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, communication, interpersonal relationships, lifespan development, and coping with medical issues.  She has received additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and 12-Step Recovery Therapy.  Catherine is a Clinical Fellow with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and has served on the board of the Broward Association of Marriage and Family Therapy in South Florida.  Catherine brings with her over 20 years of experience in the medical field.  She uses her combined knowledge and experience to help individuals, couples, and families build a wider understanding of the body-mind-spirit relationship.

Melinda Barth, LMHC

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Melinda is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She received a Bachelor of Science in Human Services and a Master of Science in Counseling - Mental Health Counseling both from the University of Phoenix. Melinda has been a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional since 2020, and uses a trauma informed approach with clients. In addition to trauma, she is experienced in working with anxiety, depression, substance use, substance abuse disorders, anger management, dual-diagnosis, and has experience with crisis intervention and de-escalation. Melinda has ten years of experience working with various populations living with mental illness in Albuquerque and the surrounding areas. She understands that there is no “cookie cutter approach” to therapy, which is why she begins working to find a connection to old and new hobbies that can be incorporated into an expanding and effective list of coping mechanisms – ensuring that they are a right fit for you. Melinda incorporates self-care, self-compassion, mindfulness, and strong boundaries as the cornerstones of your mental and emotional wellness. She offers a strength-based, trauma-informed, solution-focused, and client-centered approach to therapy incorporating psychoeducation and identification of mental health symptoms in order to generate awareness, compassion, and understanding. Melinda has an eclectic approach and borrows from modalities such as CBT, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, Inner Child Healing, Acceptance and Compassion Therapy, and Somatic Therapy.

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Rhiannon Wilson, LMSW

Rhiannon is a Licensed Master Social Worker.  She attended New Mexico Highlands University where she earned both Bachelor and Master in Social Work degrees.  Rhiannon is experienced in substance use disorders, dual diagnosis, psychotic disorders, crisis intervention/ behavior management, adolescent development therapy, child developmental therapy, family therapy, oppositional defiant disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders and group therapy.  She has received additional training in trauma informed care and motivational interviewing.  Rhiannon has 10 years of experience working in the social services and mental health field.  She operates from a client-centered, strength-based, and solution-focused approach and recognizes that environmental factors and systems play a role in everyday life.  Rhiannon understands that she is here to walk with you along this journey and that you, the client, are the professional in your life.

Rachel Mondragon, LMSW

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Rachel is a Licensed Master Social Worker.  She attended New Mexico Highlands University where she earned her Masters degree in Social Work – Clinical Practice.  Rachel has a long career in social services with the last eight+ in clinical counseling.  Her therapeutic focus is on building and understanding relationships.  Relationships are the core of who we are and they influence not only our daily lives, but who we are as individuals.  She wants to help you manage life transitions, depression, anxiety, and develop healthy approaches to life. Rachel takes an eclectic approach to meeting your individual needs.  She uses various techniques and treatment modalities including EMDR, CBT, mindfulness practice, distress tolerance, reality therapy, DBT, client centered, narrative therapy, and psycho-education.  She works with adults, adolescents, children aged 10 and older, and LGBTQ.  Rachel specializes in depression, anxiety, life transitions, trauma, substance abuse/addiction, anger management, and abuse/neglect.

JoAnn Mitchell, LMHC

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JoAnn is committed to providing the highest quality individualized therapy to help improve her client's quality of life by addressing areas of need including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues, academic and career planning, life changes, and life coaching.  JoAnn earned her undergraduate degree from Elmira College in elementary education and psychology and earned her Masters of Education and holds an Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology from Georgia State University.  JoAnn has spent over 25 years working in diverse settings including elementary, middle, and high schools, community and private college, juvenile justice facilities, and adult prison.  JoAnn’s commitment to supporting and empowering others inspired her to open charter schools in New York and New Mexico to serve underserved students and their families.  Influenced by her years of service work, JoAnn obtained her counseling license and is now providing the same high quality support and empowerment to her clients through her counseling practice.

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Angela Portillos, LMHC

Angela is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She is committed to providing an environment that is safe and trustworthy so that all her clients feel seen and heard. She received both a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Services and Master of Arts in Counseling from Wayland Baptist University. She works with adolescents and adults and uses a cognitive behavioral approach but adapts to the needs of each client and what works best for them. She has additional specialized training in Christian Counseling.