Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health
Behavriol Health


e-counseling and psychiatry

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Therapy Services


Lancer Health provides psychiatric evaluations and treatment including individual, family and group therapy. Our team also treats addiction with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) therapies.


About OUr Providers

As fellow New Mexicans, our therapists understand the cultural values that are unique and important within our shared communities. Collaboration between patient and therapist is necessary to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of high-quality outcomes.

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Client Center

Patients can search for a provider, request an appointment or make a payment.

About Lancer Health Group


Lancer Health Group is an e-counseling and Psychiatric care provider in New Mexico. Our services target mental health needs across the lifespan

Behavioral Health

Our Mission

Lancer Health Group’s mission is to provide evidence-based treatment to those suffering from addiction and mental health needs in New Mexico. Our focus is to create a platform of healing by implementing a multidisciplinary approach to address medical and mental health needs together.

Our Promise
Lancer Health Group Promise

Our Promise

Patients will be met with quality care and kindness. We will honor each individual and their family as we work together to create stability, peace and wellness.


Therapy Services


Patient appointment visits with the providers occur through scheduled online meetings with ZOOM. These appointments are confidential and HIPAA compliant. Our staff will be happy to help you if you are new to online meetings.


Our board-certified psychiatric providers will evaluate, diagnose and treat patients. Treatment modalities include education, medication and therapeutic recommendations.

Clinical Counseling

Our licensed clinicians provide mental health diagnosis and counseling for individuals and families. Therapeutic approaches include interpersonal, multisystemic, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and crisis management.

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New and Returning Patients

Currently accepting medicare, medicaid, self pay and most commercial insurances

New Patients

Completing this survey helps us determine your needs and connects you to the right therapist.

Existing Patients

Please visit your patient portal to access your account information and to make a payment.

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About Our Providers

LPCC, Counselor

Amanda Gallegos

Amanda Gallegos was born and raised in Northern New Mexico. Prior to starting Lancer Health Group with her mother Valerie Maestas, LMHC and long time family friend, Dr. Marcia Hefker, Amanda worked at Taos Behavioral Health spending much of her time in the community. Amanda has been providing counseling services since 2012. She has a particular focus with families and childhood development. Amanda has worked in residential treatment centers, outpatient clinics, prison systems and privately as an adoption therapist. Amanda is trained in crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques. She is fluent in American Sign Language and continues to practice her Spanish. Amanda has completed a Hispanic Women’s Leadership Training in D.C. in 2016. Amanda uses a variety of therapeutic intervention skills including cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, multi-system therapy (MST), dialectable behavior therapy (DBT) motivational interviewing, and positive peer culture.
Amanda works with mental health disorders across the lifespan.

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About Our Providers

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Marcia Hefker

A lifelong resident of New Mexico, Marcia Hefker has been caring for patients in rural communities for
over 20 years. She received her undergraduate degrees in Nursing from New Mexico State University,her family nurse practitioner and master’s degree from The University of New Mexico and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and doctorate degree from Frontier Nursing University in Kentucky. Dr.Hefker has worked in rural and school based health centers, emergency rooms, nursing homes,correctional facilities and online through telehealth services. When not working, she enjoys being surrounded by her family and horses in the beautiful northern New Mexico mountains.

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About Our Providers

LMHC Counselor

Valerie Maestas

Valerie Maestas is a native New Mexican, earning her undgraduate degree in Sociology
as well as her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from New Mexico Highlands University. Valerie has worked in healthcare for 20 years in primary care and urgent care clinics throughout the state. Valerie utilizes an eclectic approach blending Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, Reality Based, and Psycho-education to individuals. Valerie resides in Northern New Mexico where she and her husband of 20 years have raised their children under the beautiful New Mexico skies.

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About Our Providers

LCSW Counselor

Lydia Hernandez

Lydia Esther Hernandez grew up in an Air Force family station with the Stategic Air Command (SAC
from California to Massachusetts.She was graduated from Presbyterian Pan American High School, Trinity University and Denver University. She holds licensure as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); NM Approved Clinical Supervisor and School Social Worker, Level 3, NM PED. Lydia maintained a vibrant private practice in Colorado Springs before joining the Highlands School of Social Work faculty in1992. She has worked extensively with women, children and families. She is dedicated to multi- generational, innovative, down-to-earth counseling. She enjoys fishing, hiking, gardening, and cooking with family, friends and at community events. (Resume and credentials available upon request.)

Lydia Hernandez


Serving New Mexico

Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m (MST ), evenings and weekends by scheduled appointment
Phone: 1-505-808-5576
Fax: 575-483-7190

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