Offering COVID-19 Safe Therapy ~ In Office or Online
Offering COVID-19 Safe Therapy ~ In Office or Online
Bernadette Miller is a native New Mexican, grew up and married her first boyfriend in Albuquerque and had her first and only child Charles Anthony Miller in 1995. Mrs. Miller holds her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and undergraduate degree in Business Management. Bernadette is affiliated with the American Counseling Association, and the New Mexico Counseling Association.
Mrs. Miller lost her only child March 11, 2017 to fentanyl poisoning from a synthetic opiate. Mrs. Miller volunteers as a key speaker in our community for numerous City, State, and Federal organizations. Joy Junction, Operation Hope, Healing Addiction in our Community (HAC), Albuquerque Public Schools PIP (Parent Involvement Program), The Department of Justice- DOJ- (Documentary) Department of Health – DOH-(Another way NM), Wake up New Mexico, New Mexico 360 and the Drug Enforcement Administration DEA (Drugs: Costs, and Consequences), Voices for Non-Opioid Choices, The Mark Walberg Foundation (Drug free is up to me), Sam Quinone’s Dream land entry, Serenity Mesa Recovery Center, and the Power Endorphin Company.
Bernadette is a resilient individual, that believes educating and bringing awareness to our community is the answer to our opiate crisis. Bernadette specializes in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Bipolar disorder. Bernadette also works closely with our legal system, children’s youth and family’s department, and private attorneys. Bernadette is affiliated with the American Counseling Association (ACA), the New Mexico Counseling Association (NMMHCA) and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).
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, Melinda 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. Melinda 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. Melinda 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.
Red is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Red earned her Master of Arts in Counselor Education from the University of Florida. Red specializes in bereavement, loss, aging, PTSD, and working with teens and empaths. Red is the meeting facilitator for Empaths Unite, and has over 20 years of experience working with teens and children in the girl scouts.
Elizabeth is a Licenced Professional Clinical Counselor. Elizabeth earned her Masters in Psychology at Antioch University Seattle. Elizabeth trained as an educator and taught with APS for 12 years. Elizabeth completed her drug and alcohol certification and has worked as an assessment counselor. Elizabeth has worked with adolescents and adults with substance and behavioral issues. In addition, she has worked with substance and behavioral abuse, trauma resolution, self-esteem and authenticity issues, mild brain injuries and other issues impacting daily functioning, including employment and education. Elizabeth uses a variety of modalities such as EMDR, RET, CBT, developmental, and post-inductive therapies.
Sarah is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She earned her Master’s in counseling from the University of New Mexico in 2018. Sarah uses evidence-based and trauma-informed techniques pulled from behavior management, mindfulness and relaxation, narrative therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing, among others. Sarah has experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment issues, developing parenting skills, improving communication, seeking meaning in life, career concerns, work/life balance, managing addiction behaviors, developing and maintaining healthy boundaries, grief and loss, transitions, and behavior management.
April is our Office Manager. April is an Army veteran who has been in the administration field for over 15 years. April has a degree in Medical Assisting and is currently attending school for her Bachelors in Business Management. April is ASAM and HIPAA trained to ensure that the clients we see are ethically supported from the moment they schedule a meeting.