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Welcome to new staff, new schools

By Mary McPhail Gray
For The Taos News
Posted 1/17/19
Taos Behavioral Health is delighted to enhance our clinical services to the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps Learning Lab and the Taos Cyber Magnet School — with two wonderful, newly hired …

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Taos Behavioral Health is delighted to enhance our clinical services to the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps Learning Lab and the Taos Cyber Magnet School — with two wonderful, newly hired clinicians.

Stephanie Greene and David Martin are both experienced clinicians who have already served a variety of clients in Taos, and bring strong skills to their work.

Martin was previously employed as a primary clinical therapist in the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program at Tri-County Community Mental Health Center. In that position, he provided case-management and client-community advocacy as part of a team serving adults with persistent behavioral health challenges. Prior to that, Martin served for seven years as a senior field guide with the Open Sky Wilderness Therapy program in Durango, Colorado, where he implemented clinical treatment plans in the field, ensuring the physical and emotional safety of students.

Martin has a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from the University of New Mexico and a Master of Arts with a concentration in clinical mental health counseling from Adams State University in Colorado. While he lived in a number of different states as a child, living in California from the time he was 8 years old “was paradise.” When he and his wife first visited Taos, they “listened to the spirits” and decided to stay.

Greene was raised in Kansas City, Kansas, and has been living in Taos for three years while operating her private practice as a licensed clinical social worker. Her first career was in the arts—reflecting the influence of her father, who was a professor of sculpture at the Kansas City Art Institute. When she returned to the University of Kansas for a degree in social work, she knew she could use her art skills to create individualized treatment plans in therapeutic settings.

Both Greene and Martin share a specialization in treating youth and also have a strong creative-arts background. Martin has a certificate from the New Mexico Filmmakers Intensive from the College of Santa Fe. Greene spent a number of years as an active artist, an arts educator and administrator, and as a commercial multimedia company executive in Chicago. She has her own work in a number of permanent art collections and has been able to use this talent in art therapy, with youth who have experienced trauma.

Green will be able to use her considerable skills in trauma treatment with the young people in the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps Learning Lab. Funded by a juvenile justice grant, the Learning Lab serves middle school students with serious behavioral health needs that are not supported within the regular classroom. She will team with the teacher and provide individual and group therapy for all students.

Martin is experienced in team-generated treatment programs both in his wilderness therapy work and his role with ACT at the former Tri-County Community Services. He will provide counseling for students in the Taos Cyber Magnet School, one of the specialized curriculum sites offered within the Taos Municipal Schools.

Our ability to assign a full-time clinician in each of these settings will greatly enhance the impact of their specialized educational settings. We are delighted that Greene and Martin have joined TBH.

Taos Behavioral Health has the largest staff of credentialed and licensed clinicians in Northern New Mexico. Contact us by calling (575) 578-4297, stopping by 105 Bertha Street in Taos or go to our web site at nonviolenceworks.us. (Yes, we are preparing the new agency website address.)

Mary McPhail Gray is the board chair of TBH and can be reached at (575) 779-3126 or mcphailconsulting@gmail.com.

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