Desert Hills of New Mexico, RTC
Desert Hills of New Mexico
5310 Sequoia Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM
By treating children and their families with respect and kindness, the environment at Desert Hills becomes one that is open for therapeutic intervention and positive growth. Our program utilizes a behavior modification model that is structured to teach children to increase their awareness and talk about their thoughts and feelings. We believe that our residents’ thoughts, feelings, and needs have a lot to do with the choices they make, and that children between the ages of 5-12 are constantly seeking feedback about their behavior.
Georgena Felicia, LMFT, LPCC
Marriage/Family Therapist, Clinical Mental Health Counselor
North East Heights, Albuquerque, NM
This office has a dedicated room for Sandplay. There are 2 trays, 1 wet, 1 dry, for children age 3 and older. This office also has 2 doll houses, and a variety of stuffed animals and art supplies, if called for. The first visit is with the referring adult, with out the child in attendance, so I can gather a family history, and so the adult can determine if there is a good fit between us. Working with young children often calls for shared visits with adult family members at some point in the process. Adults may also be invited to “play” therapy with their child during some sessions.
Dennis Bumgarner, ACSW, LCSW, LISW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Licensed Independent Social Worker
73 Anasazi Trails Road, Placitas, NM
I believe that parents are the primary change agents for their children. Therefore, my work with the problems of children always involves the parents. Sometimes, the solution for the child's problem can be discovered without the child ever having to enter the therapy office. Parent coaching forms a large part of my practice, because it is the most effective and efficient way to address the concerns that bring parents into therapy.