Christine Martinez-Guajardo, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Christine is board certified in Clinical Social Work. She has been working in human services and para-professional positions for most of her adult life. Christine has experience in peer counseling, group counseling, career counseling, case management, clinical therapy and has helped develop programs for children and teens to succeed using a Strengths Perspective. She works with adults, adolescents and children in both individual counseling and family counseling. Christine is a Certified Level I Life Skills Counselor which deals with common issues such as childhood wounds, reactive lifestyles, defining/identifying abuse, forgiveness, etc. She has a Master of Social Work degree. Christine enjoys jogging, biking and spending time with her grandchildren.
Ernestine A. Tennefos, MA, LPCC, IMH E-III
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Ernestine is a Board-Certified Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, a Certified Level III Life Skills Counselor which deals with childhood wounds in adults and adolescents. She is a Certified IMH (Infant Mental Health) Endorsed Level III Clinician which deals with childhood trauma in children ages zero to six and who are involved with state custody. Ernestine helped launch the 9th Judicial Infant Mental Health Team. She is CPP (Child Parent Psychotherapy) trained and an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) trained practitioner. Both of these modalities deal with trauma in clients of all ages. Ernestine uses an integrative approach to trauma and mental health treatment. As an individual and group psychotherapist, she works with simple and complex PTSD in children, adolescents and adults. She is an ordained Elder and a Children’s Pastor at Portales Church of the Nazarene. Ernestine has her BA in Ministerial Studies with a double major in Bible and Theology and Christian Counseling and a MA in Clinical Counseling. She has over ten years’ experience in clinical counseling work. Ernestine is fluent in both English and Spanish. She feels her greatest accomplishments are her three children and her three grandchildren. Her hobbies are gardening and swimming.