Therapy For ALL Budgets

Therapy For ALL Budgets

5.0 (1)

About this pro

Sliding Scale Individual and Group Therapeutic Opportunities for those living with mood, psychiatric, neurobehavioral, and chronic conditions (including chronic illness) PLUS developmental psych support for parents and those planning on becoming parents. *Insurance accepted via Rio Grande Counseling and Guidance (UNM area of ABQ) clinic providers as well as myself. Sliding scale self-pay and pro-bono services provided by partner clinicians at Piggy's Squeakeasy Community Art & Education Space in Nob Hill area of ABQ.

My journey as a "Helper" (with master level work in developmental disorders / doctoral level work in severe psychiatric, mood, trauma recovery, and neurobehavioral conditions) - being that 'helper' in other people's lives is a privilege in my opinion. Partner clinicians at Piggy's Squeakeasy & RGCGC share a similar ethic. We all have an obligation to 'give' the best of ourselves in some form. Being a "Helper" with decades of education, experience, and dedication... it's what I do because it is family tradition / culture - we do for and with others as a rule in my family. I am also a veteran educator at the k-12 and University level - I currently teach 5 university level courses in psychology topics in the hopes of training new clinicians for a journey of 'helping' others.

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Credentials

Albuquerque, NM 87108
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1 Review

5.0

  • Katherine S.

    Options of therapists and formats are helpful for folks on a budget. From classes to individual therapy - there is something for most people in need.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

If a new client is interested in individual or group / class opportunities, we invite them to take a meeting with one of our partner clinicians who specializes in the client's self-identified challenges/condition(s). Sliding scale & pro-bono services are held at Piggy's Squeakeasy Community Center, and insured services are held at RGCGS. Intakes are handled individually per clinician / location. If medical intervention is desired (such as medication management or medication assisted addiction recovery), the client is referred directly to RGCGS 505-246-8700 for intake.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

All partner/colleague clinicians are licensed at the minimum master level training requirement, with several other clinicians who are licensed at the doctoral and medical level training requirement.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Sliding-scale and pro-bono services are provided via Piggy's Squeakeasy Community Art & Education Space and full-pay/self-pay and insured services are provided via Rio Grande Counseling and Guidance Services in Albuquerque.


How did you get started in this business?

Family Tradition. Generations of "helpers" (teachers, doctors, therapists, and disability advocates) are part of the story to many if not most of us partner clinicians.


What types of customers have you worked with?

General Support Clients, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Severe Psychiatric Conditions, Neurobehavioral Challenges (Autism, Dual-Diagnosis NRO/Psychiatric challenges, etc.), Parenting / Family Support, Couples, and Terminally Ill (and support for their family members).


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Working with trauma survivors using artistic methods is always an opportunity to grow for everyone in the room. Utilizing creative expression frees up the mind to see life  'NOW' versus being held hostage by the past. Not all folks are interested in including artistic methods, but it sure is fun for us clinicians when that method is welcomed by the client.


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Go with your 'Gut' - if the process does not 'feel right' - then chances are, the fit may not be happening. Conversely - pay attention to 'feeling uncomfortable' - it may also be a sign that you are 'growing' - give the therapist a couple of chances before moving on to another option. Clarity takes time.


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

If philosophy / belief systems are 'very' important to you, please let that be known to your therapist so you can collaboratively assess if the 'philosophical fit' is healthy enough for the both of you.  If thoughts of harming self or others are present in your thinking, please alert your therapist or intake evaluator so they may immediately attend to your safety needs. If you are having those thoughts / behaviors right now (in Albuquerque), please call 911 or contact

Psychiatric Emergency Services
Adult Psychiatric Center
2600 Marble Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone: 505-272-2800
or 505-272-2920
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Psychiatric Urgent Care Clinic
Adult Psychiatric Center
2600 Marble Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone: 505-272-2800
or 505-272-9038
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday