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.
Erin Martinez, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Erin Martinez was born and raised in Clovis, NM where she currently resides. She is a mother of 2 fun and smart teenagers and has been happily married to her husband who is an educator with the Clovis schools for 16 years. Erin has 5 dogs who provide her with great joy and love. At the age of 3 days old, Erin was adopted by her parents whom she has a positive and supportive relationship with. They also adopted two other children when Erin was 4 years old. Within the last 10 years she has located 9 of her 14 biological siblings whom she is truly blessed to have in her life.
Being that Erin was adopted, she has a specific interest in adoption, fostering family connections, and aiding positive family bonding. She started her career as a social worker with Children Youth and Families Department where she worked for 6.5 years. In 2014 she obtained her master’s degree in social work. In December 2017, Erin transitioned into roles with Life Skills Learning Center as a clinician and ENMRSH as a Family Therapist. On 7/25/ Erin became a LCSW and has great ambitions of helping the clients she works with to fulfill their own destiny’s and life goals of success.
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
Wayland Baptist University – Bachelor of Applied Sciences with Emphasis in Psychology 2012
New Mexico Highlands University – Master of Social Work 2014
Licensed Master Social Worker 2017
Licensed Clinical Social Worker 2020