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Family Resources

Counseling

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Welcome!

Melissa Begay, Counselor

505-344-1647  Ext. 54508

Email:  

As a Professional School Counselor, I work with students on an individual basis, in small groups, and in their classrooms. The focus of the counseling program is on academic skills, career awareness, and personal/social skills. I also attend parent-teacher conferences at the request of the parent/guardian or teacher, as my schedule allows.

Here are just a few services provided by the Counseling Program:

  • Conflict-resolution/mediations
  • School Success Groups
  • Health & Wellness Meetings
  • Various classrooms presentation based on a school-wide needs assessment and data
  • College and Career Readiness 
  • High School Preparedness
  • Coaching Sessions for goal setting

Garfield STEM staff believe that all middle school students need:

  • A safe and positive learning environment
  • The support of positive, caring adults
  • Support and coaching in making concrete and compounded decisions
  • Assistance in understanding more about themselves during the transition period
  • Skills to deal with academic pressures and figuring out their future plans
  • Choices and opportunities

GARFIELD STEM COUNSELING MISSION

In partnership with students, teachers, families, our leadership team and the community, Garfield STEM Counselor supports and advocates for the academic, college and career readiness and social/emotional success of all our students as we are Engineering the Future. 

School Counselors do not do long term counseling/therapy

Albuquerque Public Schools and the APS Counseling Department does not endorse any specific resource.  The district is not financially responsible for any services obtained by using this information. Following is a partial list of mental health providers that may help you. You may also choose to consult with your Physician or access your health insurance for additional information. If you do not have insurance, call APS Medicaid at 505-855-9809, to see if you qualify.
 

SUICIDE PREVENTION

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

In Spanish: 1-888-628-9454

Deaf & Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889


Agora Crisis Center:

1-505-277-3013

1-855-505-4505


NM Crisis & Access Line: 

1-855-662-7474

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at melissa.begay@aps.edu or 1-505-344-1647 Ext. 54508.  You can also fill out the form (above), and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


 

Mental Health Resources

A Child’s Voice

  • 5201 Venice Ave. NE Suite A, 87113 (505-916-2007)

  • 2440 Louisiana NE Suite 300, 87110 (505-302-1660)

  • 500 Unser Blvd NE Suite 103, Rio Rancho, 87124 (505-404-0554)


Albuquerque Psychiatry and Psychology, 4308 Carlisle Blvd. NE Suite 210 87107, 505-247-1921 


Albuquerque United Behavioral Health, 3901 Louisiana Boulevard NE Ste. C, 87110, 505-916-5186


Ali Calhoun, LCSW, LADAC, 6501 Wyoming Blvd NE Bldg C, Ste. 210, 87109, 505-391-2850 


All Faith’s, 505-271-0329

  • 1709 Moon St. NE 87112

  • 8401 Constitution Ave. NE 87110


AIMkids Bernalillo County Family Services, 6208 Montgomery Blvd. NE Ste. C, 87110


Attachment Healing Center, 1025 Hermosa Dr. SE, 87108, 505-237-0061


Autism Learning Partners, 3311 Candelaria Rd. NE Suite 3311-A 87107, 888-805-0759 


Awake and Aware, LLC 10555 Montgomery Blvd. NE Bldg 2, 87111, 505-503-7946


Centro Savila, 505-312-7296 (bilingual services available)

  • 1317 Isleta Blvd. SW (Main office)

  • 831 Isleta Blvd. SW

  • 7401 Copper Ave. NE


Cheryl Benedetto, MA. LPCC, RPT-S, cbenedettocounseling@gmail.com, 505-289-1139 - only able to provide telehealth


Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico and Grief Resource Center, 4125 Carlisle Blvd NE, 87107, www.childrensgrief.org or www.griefnm.org, 505-323-0478


Christopher Alexander, Ph.D, 2320 Grande Blvd SE Suite C, Rio Rancho 87124, www.alexanderphd.com, 505-898-1117


Community Lighthouse, 3301 Candelaria Rd. NE Suite B, 87109, www.tclhnm.com, 505-273-6300


Cottonwood Counseling, 6330 Riverside Plaza Lane NW Suite 260 87120, www.cottonwood-counseling.com, 505-226-2839


Counseling Associates of Albuquerque, LLC, 4004 Carlisle Blvd. NE Ste. J, 87107, www.therapynm.com 505-414-3883


Counseling & Psychotherapy Institute, 803 Tijeras Ave. NW, 87102, cpinow.org 505-243-2223


Enhancement Center Mental & Behavioral Health, www.ecmentalhealth.com,  505-891-1583 


Engender, Inc., 2632 Pennsylvania St NE, Suite E, 87110; https://engenderwellness.com/; 505-242-4400


Faith+Grace Therapeutic Services, 7400 Hancock Court NE, Suite D, 87109, www.faithgrace.today, 505-990-8576


Family Workshop, http://www.familyworkshopcounseling.com

  • 7027 Montgomery NE #F, 87109, 505-880-0100

  • 2218 Southern Blvd. #14, Rio Rancho 87124, 505-994-0161


First Nations Community Healthsource, fnch.org 

  • Zuni Healthcare Center, 5608 Zuni Rd. SE, 87108, 505-262-2481

  • All Nations Wellness and Healing Center, 6416 Zuni Rd. NE, 87108, 505-717-2704

  • Truman Healthcare Center, 625 Truman St. NE, 87110, 505-248-2990

  • Central Healthcare Center, 7317 Central Ave. NE, 87110, 505-308-8060


Grief Resource Center, 4125 Carlisle Blvd NE, 87107, https://griefnm.org/, 505-842-7166


Healthy Families of Albuquerque, LLC, www.healthyfamiliesabq.com/  505-842-9911

  • Main Office 1805 Carlisle Blvd. NE, 87110

  • 1709 Girard Blvd. NE, 87106  

  • 4011 Barbara Loop SE #204, Rio Rancho, 87124


The Manzanita Counseling Center, The University of New Mexico Manzanita Hall; (Free service; will only see children individually 11 years+) https://coe.unm.edu/departments-programs/ifce/counselor-education/manzanita-counseling-center.html; 505-277-7311


NM Solutions http://www.newmexicosolutions.com/contact/

  • 707 Broadway NE, Suite 500, 87102; 505-268-0701

  • 2551 Coors Blvd NW, 87120; 505-833-2300


Open Hearts, Open Minds Counseling Center, LLC, www.open hearts-open minds.com, 505-401-1802


Open Skies Healthcare, http://www.openskieshealthcare.org/

  • Bernalillo County, 707 Broadway Blvd. NE #401, 87107, email: info@openskieshealthcare.org, 505-342-5454 

  • Sandoval County, 2600 American Rd. SE Suite 216, Rio Rancho 87124, 505-891-9797


Outcomes Inc., 1503 University Blvd. NE, 87102, https://outcomesnm.org,  505-243-2551 or 800-677-2947 (bilingual services available)


People Works NM, 1005 21st St. NE #B, RR, 87124, https://peopleworksnm.org/ peopleworksnm@gmail.com, 505-990-4186


Pinwheel Healing Center, 1424 Deborah Rd. Suite 205, Rio Rancho 87124, www.pinwheelhealing.com, 505-636-6100, Ages 14+


Raven Counseling & Wellness, 10511 Golf Course Rd NW Suite 102, 87114, www.ravencounseling.com, 505-508-0808


Red Mountain Family Service (Treatment Foster Care Services), 2001 Spring Dr. SE, Rio Rancho, 87124, www.redmountainfamilyservices.com, 505-994-0364


Sage Neuroscience Center, 7850 Jefferson St. NE Ste 300, 87109; www.sageclinic.org;  505-884-1114


Small Steps Child Counseling, 707 Broadway Blvd. NE #103, 87102, smallstepschildcounseling@gmail.com, http://smallstepschildcounseling.com/, 505-933-4639 (bilingual)


Southwest Family Guidance Center & Institute https://swfamily.com/, 505-830-1871

  • Albuquerque Main Office, 2221 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, 87104

  • Albuquerque Old Town Office, 901 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Suite G-250, 87104

  • Albuquerque East Office, 2612 Texas St. NE, 87110

  • Corrales Office, 2469 Corrales Road NW, Suite F; Corrales, 87048


Southwest Pueblo Consultants & Counseling Services, LLC, 2921 Carlisle Blvd NE Ste. 101, 87110, www.swpccs.com, 505-241-9316


Talking Circles Therapy and Wellness, 4004 Carlisle Blvd NE Suite A-2 87107, www.talkingcirclestherapy.com, 505-261-9770 

  • Odilia Mendez, LPCC (Bilingual) - works with elementary students & families


The Family Connection, 2441 Cabezon Blvd SE, Rio Rancho 87124, www.nmfamilyconnection.com, 505-717-1155


The Treehouse, 901 Rio Grande Blvd. NW Suite H-160, 87104 https://www.treehousenm.com, 505-278-0807


UNM Children’s Psychiatric Center, 1001 Yale Blvd NE. 87131, 505-272-2890


UNM Psychiatric Emergency Services (Adults), 2600 Marble Ave. NE 87106 505-272-2800 or 505-272-2920, Urgent Care - 505-272-9038


Wild Magnolia Wellness, Los Ranchos, NM 87107, www.wildmagnoliawellness.com, 505-433-7561