Monica Bañuelos, MA, LPCCCenter Director -1621 Sutter Pl.
My name is Monica Bañuelos and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New Mexico. I have been working at Mental Health Resources, for over two and a half years. I have experience working with adults, children, families and groups in a community healthcare setting. I believe that an essential part of connecting with clients is to provide a safe place for them, to share their thoughts and feelings. I believe in approaching each individual with respect and compassion.
Mario Chavez, MA, LPCCCenter Director - 1100 W. 21st
My name is Mario Chavez and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) licensed in the state of New Mexico. I have been with Mental Health Resources, Inc. for about 15 years. I have a Master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University in Counseling. I have experience in working with children, adults, couples, families, and groups. I practice using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and have many years experience running Substance Abuse groups. I have had specific training through the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs with Joann Schladale in dealing with children with sexually acting out behaviors. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).
DeeAnn Kreutzer, M.A., L.M.H.C., LPATI was born in Leavenwork KS. I have a background working inpatient with children & families with severe abuse & mental health problems. I have training as an art therapist to facilitate personal insight & healing. I have worked as a counselor & art therapist for 30 yrs., the past 20 years have been at MHR. I have experience running groups, individuals, families & couples. My interests are nature, traveling, gardening, animals & art.
Kara Bible, MA, LPCCMy name is Kara Bible and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New Mexico. I have been working with Mental Health Resources, Inc. for just over one year. I have a Master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University in Counseling. I have experience in working with children, adults, families and couples. I have participated in internships working a couple of groups centered on adults and children. I also incorporate client-centered/focused counseling and choice theory into my theoretical approach to counseling.
Jonathan Brunk, MA, LMHCI have a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology from University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and a Master's of Art in Counseling from Eastern New Mexico University. I have worked as a therapist over four years and been in the field of mental health for over three.
I amInterested in becoming/obtaining license for marriage and family counseling and enjoy working with couples and children.
Gina Stewart, MA, LPCCMy name is Gina Stewart and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). I am licensed in the State of New Mexico and I have been with Mental Health Resources for about 1 year. I have a Bachelor's degree from Eastern New Mexico University in Psychology, and a Master's degree from Eastern New Mexico University in Counseling. I have experience in working with adults, children, families, couples, and groups.
Celina Torres, MA, LSAA, NCCFCCelina Torres , MA, LSAA, NCCFC; is both a Licensed Professional Associate in Marriage and Family Therapist(LAMFT) Licensed Substance Abuse Associate the State of New Mexico. Celina is also a National Certified Clinical Forensic Therapist since 09/06, a credential awarded by the National Association of Forensic Clinical Counselors). Certified in Matrix Model Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse/Mental Health. Celina 5th year Doctoral Candidate: College of Human Services; Advanced Clinical studies/Criminology. Capella University Minnesota; Masters of Counseling, Marriage, Family, Couples, Child Therapy, University of Phoenix 2002; Degree Bachelor of Science in Family, Child, and Consumer Science, New Mexico State University, New Mexico 1994. Celina field experience includes working with criminal offender for over eighteen years; working as contractor/provider for Department of Justice/Federal Bureau of Prisons, New Mexico Department of Justice, Bernalillo, Albuquerque; probation/parole, Metropolitan Detention Center (ATP Program). Celina uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Individual and group therapy with criminal offenders-patients using mental health services. Many offenders suffer from hard to treat personality disorders, particularly Antisocial, Narcissistic, and Borderline Personality Disorders. Even more are coping with drug addiction and polysubstance dependence. Some younger offenders or first time offenders suffer from adjustment disorder. Celina works variety of other disorders, Bipolar I and II, Schizophrenia (Paranoid and Disorganized types), Schizoaffective Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Substance Induced Psychotic Disorders and Major Depression. Personally, I conduct both individual and group therapy. Celina facilitates eight different groups per week; to include substance abuse/ Addictions and co-occurring, (Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders criminal thinking; Intensive Outpatient Program Director/facilitator. Celina works with individuals and the family.
Celina attends to client's individual needs. Celina’s approach involves genuine caring, acceptance, and non-judgment. Celina works with clients from a strength-based, positive, and affirming perspective. Celina works with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, other mental health disorders, unresolved emotional issues, self-esteem/self-empowerment, grief and loss, relationship/family concerns, individual counseling for personal and emotional growth, creating more meaning and purpose, in one's life.
Celina had a long-term goal to become a therapist and a helping professional, in working with offender and the family; assist them with reentry; in which she is passionate about. Celina also notes , "I consider my field, to be such a privilege to have served in the field for many years; and to travel the journey to recovery and healing with clients and their lives.
Shelby Mader, LMSWMy name is Shelby and I was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. I graduated in 2013 from Indiana University with a BA in Sociology and Psychology. I then completed my Masters at IU School of Social Work in 2016. I have experience working with adults, school-aged children, and individuals with developmental disabilities. My way of counseling involves a person-centered approach that ensures that each person feels respected and heard. My interests include baking, hiking, knitting and spending time with my two cats.
Riley Castro, MA, LMHC
Kelli Williams, LMSW
Jessica Cocker, LMSW