Clinical Interns

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We are very excited to have Master level interns available and providing clinical services for our community! These interns are in a graduate level program and placed with us to obtain clinical experience. They receive weekly supervision with Jessica Cauthorne, LCSW, RPT. They are often placed with us for 6-12 months of experience, after which clients are transferred to another provider for continued care if needed. 

Our clinical interns will provide individual, relational and group therapy for our community. In addition to working individually, our clinical interns will offer co-therapy sessions with our licensed therapists. 

Co-therapy appointments allow individuals, couples and families to obtain the benefit and experience to two perspectives as the clinical process unfolds. They consist of a Master’s level clinician and a clinical intern, who closely collaborate in assessing and treating patient concerns. The objective is to provide effective therapy, help our patients reach their treatment goals, and provide our interns with ongoing training opportunities.


If insurance is an issue, our interns offer a discounted self pay rate of $35 per session for those without insurance or who may not want to utilize their insurance. We also have a limited number of time slots for pro bono services.  If you are interested in these services, please contact the office at 575-556-9585 to discuss options and availability.

Meet The Team


Eliseo Cisneros

LMFT Clinical Intern


Eliseo (Eli) is currently working towards his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University. He received his Bachelor’s in Linguistics from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2011. Eli has worked as a teacher for six years and is impassioned to create a safe environment for any person that he meets. As a teacher, Eli learned the importance of mental health for our community. Eli is excited to assist the LGBTQI+ community. He is fluent in Spanish and English. Outside of work, Eli likes to watch Marvel movies and play video games. He also likes to read books and exercise on his free time. He is looking forward to seeing his clients grow and heal with the process.


Gabriela Topete

LMSW Clinical Intern


Gabriela lives in Las Cruces NM and has been working at an early intervention agency for about 3 years which she has enjoyed. Gabriela received her bachelor’s degree in social
work from New Mexico State University and currently earning her master’s degree in social work from Western New Mexico University. Gabriela has been interested in helping others since she was a kid, so that is what lead her to social work. Gabriela has always been passionate about lending a hand and wanting to help people succeed, so it was only fitting that she choose this career path. Gabriela enjoys the social work profession, but wanted to do more, leading her to earn her master’s degree. Gabriela has always wanted to venture into counseling; it has been one of her top future career goals so that she can continue helping individuals and families. Some things about Gabriela include that she enjoys working out and hanging out with family and friends, she loves to go hiking and watching movies to relax. Gabriela's favorite movies include Harry Potter and anything Marvel!


Aylyn Lopez

LMFT Clinical Intern


Aylyn Lopez is a Marriage and Family Therapy intern and Masters candidate in Marriage and Family Therapy at Abilene Christian University. She holds a bachelor of science degree in psychology with a minor in sociology from the University of Texas in El Paso. Aylyn is also a graduate of San Elizario High School and a past member of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). Her areas of professional interest include individual cognition, family relationship dynamics and the treatment of trauma at all stages of life with an emphasis on recovery and healing. Aylyn is married and the mother of three young children. She is bilingual (English and Spanish), bicultural, and active in the local community. She is also a proud Denver Broncos fan.


Julia Marquez

LMHC Clinical Intern


Julia is a native of Las Cruces minus the eight-year stint she spent in Los Angeles. Julia received her bachelor’s degree at NMSU in Family and Child science in 2016. She is currently working on her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. Since graduating with her, Bachelors Julia has been focusing her time on being a stay-at-home mom of an amazing daughter and fur babies. During this time, Julia has developed a passion for working with Mothers and new parents. Parenthood can be challenging, and she wants others to know they aren’t alone. Julia is an avid reader, coffee connoisseur, and cat enthusiast in her spare time. She also enjoys yoga, hiking, all things Disney, and adventures  with her husband and kid. Julia looks forward to learning and growing alongside her clients.

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Our Master level interns often have quick availability for intakes, providing increased accessibility of services for those willing to provide this experience for them. 

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