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Welcome!

Melissa Begay, Counselor

505-344-1647 Ext. 54508

As a Professional School Counselor, I work with students on an individual basis, in small groups, and in their classrooms. The focus of the counseling program is on academic skills, career awareness, and personal/social skills. I also attend parent-teacher conferences at the request of the parent/guardian or teacher, as my schedule allows.

Here are just a few services provided by the Counseling Program:

  • Conflict-resolution/mediations
  • School Success Groups
  • Health & Wellness Meetings
  • Various classrooms presentation based on a school-wide needs assessment and data
  • College and Career Readiness
  • High School Preparedness
  • Coaching Sessions for goal setting

Garfield STEM staff believe that all middle school students need:

  • A safe and positive learning environment
  • The support of positive, caring adults
  • Support and coaching in making concrete and compounded decisions
  • Assistance in understanding more about themselves during the transition period
  • Skills to deal with academic pressures and figuring out their future plans
  • Choices and opportunities

Garfield Stem Counseling Mission

In partnership with students, teachers, families, our leadership team and the community, Garfield STEM Counselor supports and advocates for the academic, college and career readiness and social/emotional success of all our students as we are Engineering the Future.

School Counselors do not do long term counseling/therapy

Albuquerque Public Schools and the APS Counseling Department does not endorse any specific resource. The district is not financially responsible for any services obtained by using this information. Following is a partial list of mental health providers that may help you. You may also choose to consult with your Physician or access your health insurance for additional information. If you do not have insurance, call APS Medicaid at 505-855-9809, to see if you qualify.

Suicide Prevention & Crisis Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

  • Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
  • In Spanish: 1-888-628-9454
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889
  • https://988lifeline.org/

Agora Crisis Center:

1-505-277-3013 1-855-505-4505 http://www.agoracares.org/


NM Crisis & Access Line:

1-855-662-7474 https://nmcrisisline.com/

Presbyterian 1-505-291-2122 https://kaseman-hospital.phs.org/Pages/default.aspx

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at melissa.begay@aps.edu or 1-505-344-1647 Ext. 54508. You can also fill out the form (above), and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Mental Health Resources

A Child’s Voice

  • A Child’s Voice website
  • 5201 Venice Ave. NE Suite A, 87113 (505-916-2007)
  • 2440 Louisiana NE Suite 300, 87110 (505-302-1660)
  • 500 Unser Blvd NE Suite 103, Rio Rancho, 87124 (505-404-0554)

Albuquerque Psychiatry and Psychology

Albuquerque United Behavioral Health

Ali Calhoun, LCSW, LADAC

  • 6501 Wyoming Blvd NE Bldg C, Ste. 210, 87109
  • 505-391-2850

All Faith’s


AIMkids Bernalillo County Family Services,

  • 6208 Montgomery Blvd. NE Ste. C, 87110

Attachment Healing Center

  • Attachment Healing Website
  • 1025 Hermosa Dr. SE, 87108, 505-237-0061

Autism Learning Partners,

  • Autism Learning Partners Website
  • 3311 Candelaria Rd. NE Suite 3311-A 87107
  • 888-805-0759

Awake and Aware, LLC

  • Awake and Aware Website
  • 10555 Montgomery Blvd. NE Bldg 2, 87111
  • 505-503-7946

Centro Savila,

  • Centro Savila website
  • 505-312-7296 (bilingual services available)
  • 1317 Isleta Blvd. SW (Main office)
  • 831 Isleta Blvd. SW
  • 7401 Copper Ave. NE

Cheryl Benedetto, MA. LPCC, RPT-S,

Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico and Grief Resource Center

Christopher Alexander, Ph.D

Community Lighthouse,

  • 3301 Candelaria Rd. NE Suite B, 87109,
  • https://www.tclhnm.com/, 505-273-6300

Cottonwood Counseling,


Counseling Associates of Albuquerque, LLC,


Counseling & Psychotherapy Institute,

  • 803 Tijeras Ave. NW, 87102,
  • cpinow.org
  • 505-243-2223

Enhancement Center Mental & Behavioral Health,


Engender, Inc.,


Faith+Grace Therapeutic Services,

  • 7400 Hancock Court NE, Suite D, 87109, https://www.faithgrace.today/, 505-990-8576

Family Workshop,

  • http://www.familyworkshopcounseling.com
  • 7027 Montgomery NE #F, 87109, 505-880-0100
  • 2218 Southern Blvd. #14, Rio Rancho 87124, 505-994-0161

First Nations Community Healthsource, https://www.fnch.org/

  • Zuni Healthcare Center, 5608 Zuni Rd. SE, 87108, 505-262-2481

  • All Nations Wellness and Healing Center, 6416 Zuni Rd. NE, 87108, 505-717-2704

  • Truman Healthcare Center, 625 Truman St. NE, 87110, 505-248-2990

  • Central Healthcare Center, 7317 Central Ave. NE, 87110, 505-308-8060


Grief Resource Center


Healthy Families of Albuquerque, LLC

  • www.healthyfamiliesabq.com/
  • 505-842-9911
  • Main Office 1805 Carlisle Blvd. NE, 87110
  • 1709 Girard Blvd. NE, 87106
  • 4011 Barbara Loop SE #204, Rio Rancho, 87124

The Manzanita Counseling Center, The University of New Mexico Manzanita Hall;


NM Solutions

  • http://www.newmexicosolutions.com/contact/
  • 707 Broadway NE, Suite 500, 87102, 505-268-0701
  • 2551 Coors Blvd NW, 87120, 505-833-2300

Open Hearts, Open Minds Counseling Center, LLC,


Open Skies Healthcare, http://www.openskieshealthcare.org/

  • Bernalillo County, 707 Broadway Blvd. NE #401, 87107, email:

  • info@openskieshealthcare.org,
  • 505-342-5454
  • Sandoval County, 2600 American Rd. SE Suite 216, Rio Rancho 87124,

  • 505-891-9797


Outcomes Inc.,

  • 1503 University Blvd. NE, 87102
  • 505-243-2551 or 800-677-2947 (bilingual services available)

People Works NM,

  • 1005 21st St. NE #B, RR, 87124, https://peopleworksnm.org/

Pinwheel Healing Center,


Raven Counseling & Wellness,


Red Mountain Family Service (Treatment Foster Care Services),


Sage Neuroscience Center,


Small Steps Child Counseling,


Southwest Family Guidance Center & Institute

  • Albuquerque Main Office, 2221 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, 87104

  • Albuquerque Old Town Office, 901 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Suite G-250, 87104

  • Albuquerque East Office, 2612 Texas St. NE, 87110

  • Corrales Office, 2469 Corrales Road NW, Suite F; Corrales, 87048


Southwest Pueblo Consultants & Counseling Services, LLC,


Talking Circles Therapy and Wellness,

  • Odilia Mendez, LPCC (Bilingual) - works with elementary students & families


The Family Connection,

  • 2441 Cabezon Blvd SE, Rio Rancho 87124, www.nmfamilyconnection.com, 505-717-1155

The Treehouse,

  • 901 Rio Grande Blvd. NW Suite H-160, 87104 https://www.treehousenm.com, 505-278-0807

UNM Children’s Psychiatric Center,

  • 1001 Yale Blvd NE. 87131, 505-272-2890

UNM Psychiatric Emergency Services (Adults),

  • 2600 Marble Ave. NE 87106 505-272-2800 or 505-272-2920, Urgent Care - 505-272-9038

Wild Magnolia Wellness,

  • Los Ranchos, NM 87107, https://www.wildmagnoliawellness.com/, 505-433-7561