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Clinical Interns

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Graduate Level 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 of 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 limited discounted self-pay rate session times 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


Adriana Ortiz

LMSW Clinical Intern


Adriana is a native New Mexican, born and raised and love this state, the culture here and like any true New Mexican, green and/or red chile with just about all meals. She is bilingual (English/Spanish). Adriana enjoys music, photography, nature, and horseback riding and she also enjoys just hanging out and watching a good TV show or spending time with her nieces and nephew. Adriana received her bachelors degree at New Mexico State University and is now pursuing a Master's of social work degree. Adriana values helping people in her community and values the importance of mental health and helping those with mental health struggles as well as breaking stigmas associated with seeking mental health support and treatment. 

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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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