Clinical Interns

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Graduate Level Interns

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 Eric Gomez, LMFT. 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


Isabella Gomez

LMHC Clinical Intern

Isabella is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from New Mexico State University. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from NMSU in 2017. Isabella is passionate about counseling and is dedicated to helping others work through the healing process. She strives to provide her clients with a safe and non-judgmental environment in which they feel comfortable to share their unique life experiences. She aims to empower her clients and help them in making their own well-informed decisions. Isabella is interested in working with clients of all ages, diverse cultures, backgrounds, and belief systems. She hopes to encourage her clients to explore all aspects of themselves while providing them with the unconditional support to comfortably do so. Isabella is interested in using Person-Centered and Psychodynamic counseling-based interventions. She feels grateful to hear her client's stories and grow alongside them throughout their time in counseling.


Alejandro Urena

LMHC Clinical Intern

Alejandro Urena is currently working towards his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from New Mexico State University. He received his Bachelor’s in Philosophy from Conception Seminary College, Missouri in 2010. He received a MDiv in Theology from St.Thomas University in Houston, Texas in 2015. Alejandro is passionate about counseling and loves helping others. He strives to provide his clients with a safe and non-judgmental environment in which they feel comfortable to share their unique life experiences. He is knowledgeable of different cultures, backgrounds, values, ethics, and beliefs. He is also a fluent bilingual speaker in English and Spanish. His goal is to be a guide to others in making their own well-informed decisions. Alejandro has ministered to a variety of people across all age groups. He hopes to be an instrument of healing and a guide to others where they can learn coping skills to develop their readiness for change and reach their full potential. Alejandro is familiarized with a range of orientations and approaches to assist his clients work toward mutually established goals. He is looking forward to meeting new clients in this process of exploration and healing of mind, body and soul.


Desiree Nunez

LMHC Clinical Intern

Desiree "Dez" earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from New Mexico State University in 2017, with minors in Ethics, Forensic Science, and Philosophy. Currently, she is working toward a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – also from New Mexico State. Dez favors the employment of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and Rogerian concepts (empathy, congruence, and genuineness) – believing that anyone and everyone can benefit from the therapeutic process. Dez enjoys working with teenagers and youth. She has experience working with severe mental illnesses at Mesilla Valley Hospital, as well as doing outpatient care at La Clinica de Familia’s Children’s Clinic. Dez is excited to be at A New Hope Therapy Center to motivate, encourage, educate, and provide assistance to clients of all kinds. When she is not at school or ANHTC, Dez loves working out, nerding out (Star Wars, Harry Potter, Stranger Things, IT), and watching sports (basketball and football). Dez also has a healthy obsession with sneakers. She is excited to work with you to help you help yourself in achieving your goals and feeling better!

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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