Providers

Your Care in One Place

Our team of professional providers are here to help

WellMind takes an integrated approach to your care with the ability to provide care for all your psychological needs. We have therapists who specialize in certain conditions and all have been trained in EMDR Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Sand-Tray Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy; taking a trauma-informed approach to your treatment. We also have team members who are trained in family therapy and couples counseling. Our psychometricians are highly training in administering  psychological assessments. In addition, we offer bio- and neurofeedback to accompany your treatment needs. 

licensed clinical social worker

Kristen Weindorf is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who’s focus is on crisis intervention, trauma, survivors of domestic abuse, neglect, depression, anxiety, and substance use.  She is trained in EMDR therapy and has worked on the crisis intervention team in El Paso community mental health for the previous 7 years.

Kristen is available for new clients virtually. She has the skills and intuition in making your virtual therapy session work just as well as in-person therapy.

licensed professional counselor

Guadalupe (Lupita) Peña is a bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and has over fifteen
years of experience in the mental health field as a provider and educator. She holds a Master’s degree in
Counseling from Webster University as well as a Bachelor’s in Social Psychology from Park University.

Lupita is available for new clients in person and virtually. She has knowledge and enjoys working with families, couples, individuals, adolescents, children and the geriatric population. Some of her training includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

licensed professional counselor

Mrs. Hernandez is a fully licensed provider, bilingual in both English and Spanish. She works with individuals, couples, and families with a background in academia and counseling. Her training includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Family Systems, Mindfulness, and Trauma. She is currently working toward certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

licensed clinical social worker - supervisor

Mrs. Giovas is a bilingual fully licensed provider treating individuals, families, and couples. She provides a unique and valuable experience for couples and individuals! She is trained in trauma, anxiety, depression, dissociative disorders, and works very well with teens and families.  She is trained in Gottman Couples Counseling and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She also is certified in EMDR therapy and is a certified specialist in EMDR-Sand Tray Therapy.

 

Licensed Master Social Worker

“When you connect to the heart of a child, everything is possible.” -Karen Purvis.

The words of Karen Purvis have inpspired Marissa Blankenship’s commitment and passion in helping families, children, and teens. Marissa is a Licensed Master Social Worker and uses Trust-Based Relational Interventions (TBRI) amongst other modalities to help families learn to communicate and trust one another, while improving positive behaviors at home, at school, and in the community. 

licensed clinical social worker

Mrs. Mitchell is a trauma-informed therapist providing individual and family therapy. She offers longer sessions and specializes in PTSD, grief, moral injury, and depression.

She provides in depth therapy via telehealth with excellent reviews from our clients!

Doctoral resident

Mrs. Meléndez Valero is a doctoral resident completing her required experience at WellMind and will complete her Doctoral degree (Psy.D) in October 2022 from Carlos Albizu University in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She’s already accomplished two Masters; one in Clinical Psychology and the other in Educational Neuroscience. 

licensed master social worker

Alexis Bruce is a bilingual therapist and a Licensed Master of Social Worker since 2014. She is currently working on becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has experience with chronic illness, mental illness, substance use, and domestic violence. She is experienced in working with adolescents, families, adults and the elderly. Mrs. Bruce is also trained in EMDR therapy. 

 

licensed professional counselor, associate

Caitlin Hill is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and is working towards full licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is a proud Veteran of the United States Army and a proud Army wife. She knows firsthand what both sides entail. She has experience working with Veterans and their families, teens and children and adolescents. Mrs. Hill is trained in EMDR Therapy. 

 

psychometrician

Mrs. Bobbie Juaneza graduated with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology in May 2022 from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. She also obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Fort Hays State University. She conducts psychological assessments at WellMind under the supervision of Dr. Johnson. 

 

Postdoctoral resident
Dr. Wilson is a doctoral resident specializing in trauma disorders and identity development, utilizing a body-mind approach. She brings with her a passion for and experience in assessment and conducts psychological evaluations at WellMind. 
Licensed clinical social worker

Alicia Richmond is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both NY and Texas. She is a proud Veteran of the United States Army and knows first hand what our veterans are exposed to from combat exposure to moral injury. 

Alicia is trained in EMDR Therapy, DBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and is passionate about helping those with acute to complex traumatic experiences. 

licensed master social worker

Mrs. Maribel De La O is a bilingual Master Social Worker Licensed in Texas and New Mexico. She is actively working on becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Mrs. De La O serves children, adolescents and adults. She has experience working with Veterans and their families, the homeless population, and children and adolescents in school settings.

 

Licensure differences

Psychological interns are able to provide services within their area of training. WellMind currently employs one doctoral intern, a postdoctoral resident, and one masters level intern. Doctoral level interns have already received 1750 practicum hours in psychological services to include assessment and therapy. Our masters level interns have prior experience with psychological assessment and some are experienced with therapy. Interns must complete 3000 hours of internship and passage of state licensure exams prior to working independently.
Psychological Intern
Licensed Clinical Social Workers are valuable as they approach your therapy with a sense of community, family, and self. Our social workers are well-trained in trauma therapy and bring their own expertise and knowledge to your therapy session. They are required to have training from an accredited university, pass the jurisprudence and clinical licensing exams, and complete 3000 hours of internship prior to becoming licensed. Our LCSWs take continuing education to the next level; not only obtaining training at WellMind, but also seeking out their own areas of interest such as EMDR therapy, DBT, Gottman Couples therapy, Ego-State therapy, and becoming more informed treating dissociation.
Clinical Social Worker
A psychologist has the highest level of education and training in the field of psychology. Their training can be academia in nature or clinical. A psychologist has either a PhD or PsyD based on their program. Psychologists receive 750 hours of clinical work during their practicum, 1750 hours of predoctoral internship, and another 1750 hours after finishing their doctorate and predoctoral internship. Psychologists are trained in diagnostics and psychological evaluations. They also have experience in extensive research and completing a dissertation. WellMind's psychologists provide psychotherapy, conduct assessments, and help with the supervision of interns,
Psychologist