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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

Melinda is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  She received both a Bachelor of Science in Human Services and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix.  Melinda is experienced in the areas of addiction, dual-diagnosis, anxiety, depression, psychotic disorders, and trauma.  She has over seven years of experience working with clients living with mental illness and co-occurring disorders.  Melinda offers a client-centered, solution-focused approach to help clients recognize the undiscovered capacities within themselves.

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 9 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

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.