Erin K. Martinez
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Hello and thank you for viewing my bio!
I’m Erin K. Martinez, LCSW and am excited that you are starting the first steps in taking back control of your life. I would love to assist and support you on your journey to success. I know that it’s overwhelming and sometimes even intimidating in looking for someone to talk to, therefore getting to know a little about the person you will be working with helps in this process.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and hold active licenses in the states of New Mexico, Connecticut and Florida. In 2012, I began working in the social work field at CYFD for 6.5 years, where I learned that my passion is working in the mental health field. Therefore, I transitioned to a behavioral therapist in the Family, Infant, Toddler program in 2017. I have since shifted my focus to working with individuals from ages 12-90+ years old and treat a variety of mental health conditions. Throughout my career, I have found that my clients benefit from someone who is supportive, understanding, caring, compassionate, and empathetic; but also, someone who provides techniques and assistance in addressing situations and concerns honestly and openly to help them in fulfilling their own destinies.
I am a New Mexico resident and have been happily married for 18+ years to my high school sweetheart. We have 2 amazing daughters who our lives revolve around. Family is extremely important to me as I was adopted at 3 days old and have learned that across 3 sets of parents, I am one of 16 children. This has aided in my shift of therapeutic practice to strengthening bonds and connections clients have with their supports, regardless of these individuals falling in the biological or non-biological categories.
I look forward in working together and can’t wait to see the progress you’ll make. Congrats again on taking this first step to success! You’ve got this!!
Specialties: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Trauma-Informed, Holistic Approach, Family-Infant-Toddler, Early Childhood Intervention and Abuse and Neglect of Children. Focuses on children of all ages, teenagers, adults, couples, and family.
Issues: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Anger Management, Stress Management, Substance/Alcohol Abuse, Family Relationships, Career Development, Grief and Loss, Coping Skills, Behavior Management, Peer Group, Conflict/Resolution, LGBTQ++, Codependency, Infidelity, Abuse/Neglect, Parenting Skills, Life Skill Development, Life Changes, Adoption, Separation, Divorce, Co-Parenting
Master of Social Work New Mexico Highlands University May 9, 2014
Bachelor of Psychology Wayland Baptist University March 16, 2012
Licensed Clinical Social Worker License Number SW19867 (Florida) March 31, 2022 – Active
Licensed Clinical Social Worker License Number 11700 (Connecticut) October 1, 2021- Active
Licensed Clinical Social Worker License Number C-11287 (New Mexico) August 6, 2020 – Active
Licensed Master Social Worker License Number M-10234 Jan. 3, 2018- Aug. 6, 2020
James Padilla, MS, LADAC
Drug and Alcohol Counselor
Certified Anger Management Treatment Professional
James Padilla is a licensed drug and alcohol counselor and obtained his Master of Science in Addictions Counseling at Grand Canyon University. James Padilla utilizes a holistic approach to treating addictive behavior with consideration to the social and interpersonal problems that contribute to cycles of addiction. James Padilla has specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and is a Certified Anger Management Treatment Professional. James Padilla teaches Anger Management beyond learning anger triggers and appropriate coping strategies, and addresses the underlying causes of anger. James Padilla is a NADAAC member and is currently working on his PhD in Psychology with emphasis in Cognition and Instruction. James Padilla’s research interest include effective teaching strategies to assist people in learning and implementing new behaviors, and effective reintegration into social systems post incarceration/post addiction.
Mark Maestas, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Mark has ten years’ experience in the mental health field and eight years’ experience in counseling. His demeanor is calming and relaxing, and he works hard to meet everyone where they are at. He supports them the best he can to overcome obstacles that may be keeping them from reaching their fullest potential. He has experience working with children and adults both individually and as a family. He has helped individuals and families with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, family conflict and relationship conflict among other things. Therapy can be difficult to start and he encourages feedback to strengthen communication for the very best therapy experience possible. It is crucial to not feel judged or ashamed during therapy. He provides a warm and supportive environment to help people feel at ease and comfortable with sharing their story. We are always learning and always growing. Having someone for support along the way makes the journey that much better. Mark looks forward to providing that support for you.
Community Support Worker
Hi I am Brenda Molina. I am a CSW with Life Skills Learning Center, I also lend a hand in our Supervised Visitation Program. Being a Community Support Worker is a career I found later in life and is my absolute passion! I believe strongly in the resiliency of people to overcome when they have the right team behind them. I grew up in Alaska, traveled the United States for a few years then made Fort Sumner and now Portales/Clovis home for 30 years. When I am not at work, I love to go fishing, listening to podcasts, true crime being my favorite and pretty much anything tattoo related.
Deanna was born and raised in Clovis, NM. She became a military spouse in 1988 and had the privilege of traveling to many different countries. She settled back in Clovis in 2019 to be near family. She has two grown children and one granddaughter. She enjoys gardening, reading and working on projects around her house. She has worked for Life Skills Learning Center for the past five years. She earned an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Clovis Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Eastern New Mexico University. She is currently the Office Administrator/Program Manager for the agency.