Behavior Support Consultants for the Developmental Disabilities, Mi Via and Medically Fragile Waiver Programs in New Mexico

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Carol Birdsong, LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker)

 Practice Locations: Clovis, Tucumcari, Santa Rosa

 Education: Master of Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University. Graduated 2013.

 Bachelor of Science, Psychology from Eastern New Mexico University. Graduated 1994.

 I have worked with children, adults, and those with intellectual, mental and physical disabilities.  I have identified adults with intellectual disabilities as my preferred area in which to work.  I utilize person-centered approaches along with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  DBT promotes being mindful of ourselves, environments and feelings.  I have seen more success with meeting the clients where they are and promoting a genuine, caring and respectful relationship to help the client feel important, heard and loved.  I absolutely enjoy my job and the clients I work with.  To help clients be successful and to see a smile from them makes every, minute spent with them worthwhile!

Emerson Susan Corley, LISW

 Practice Location: Albuquerque

Yvette Gardner-Pickett, LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker)

 Practice Locations: Clovis and Tucumcari

 Education:  Master of Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University. Graduated 2014.

Don Hamilton, LPCC

 Practice Locations: Albuquerque and Valencia County

Julie Turkel Hughes, LMSW

Practice Locations: Albuquerque

Tessa Johnston, LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)

 Practice Location: Albuquerque

Education: Master of Art Therapy from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM; graduated in 2001.

Bachelor of Science from College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota; Graduated in 1999.

Marti Romero, LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker)

 Practice Location: Albuquerque

 Education: Master of Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM. Graduated 1998.

 Master of Arts in Special Education with an emphasis on teaching those with emotional and behavioral challenges fromUniversity of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. Graduated in 1989.

Bachelor of Physical Education – University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. Graduated 1980.

I enjoy the opportunity to help my clients, and their caregivers, with their day-to-day challenges. It is also a rewarding experience to see a client’s improved quality of life.

 Other:  Marti is fluent in Spanish.

Erica Samuel, LMSW

 Practice Location: Albuquerque

Nora Sandoval, LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker)

Practice Location: Albuquerque

Education:  Master of Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM. Graduated 2005.

Bachelor of Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University graduated in 2004.

Other:  Nora is fluent in Spanish.

Kulwant Singh, LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor)

Practice Locations:  Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Placitas

Education: Masters in Psychology from Punjab University in Chandigargh, India completed in 1970.

Associate Bachelors Degree Psychology and Sociology from Government College for Women in Chandigargh, India completed in 1968.

Other:  Kulwant is fluent in in Hindi and Punjabi.

Ricardo Sisneros, LMHC 

 Practice Location: Albuquerque

Jana Sorroche, LPCC

Practice Locations: Albuquerque and Valencia County

Administrative Offices and

For Services in New Mexico:

Phone  (505) 891-1583
Fax  (505) 891-1768

4004 Carlisle Blvd NE Ste. A2
Albuquerque, NM 87107

For Services in Texas:

Phone  (512) 809-9598
Fax  (505) 891-1768

4900 Spicewood Springs Rd.
Ste. 800
Austin, TX  78759