Lancer Health provides psychiatric evaluations and treatment including individual, family and group therapy. Our team also treats addiction with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) therapies.
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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Lancer Health Group is an e-counseling and Psychiatric care provider in New Mexico. Our services target mental health needs across the lifespan
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.
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.
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.
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.
Completing this survey helps us determine your needs and connects you to the right therapist.
Please visit your patient portal to access your account information and to make a payment.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
Michele Beuttel was born in the Midwest but grew-up on the east coast, graduating from Barlow College Preparatory School in upstate NY and relocated to Florida, where she began her family and a career in nursing. While raising and training thoroughbreds, Michele attended Georgia Military College and received her degree in Behavioral Science and transferred to UNM and moved to Taos in 1998 to complete her degree. Michele has worked in two adolescent Residential Treatment Programs and then began teaching Level D Special Education while she pursued her BS and MS degrees in education and social work from NMHU.
Having been born into a military family, and recognizing the intergenerational trauma imbued there, Michele worked in the VA system as the Clinical Director of the Taos CBOC, and continues to treat veterans and their families in the areas of trauma recovery and addiction. As our Clinical Supervisor and therapist, Michele utilizes and has been trained in RTM (Reprocessing of Traumatic Memories), CBT, DBT and several other modalities. Michele is currently working with the Center for Action and Contemplation at the Living School; recognizing the potential role of “healthy” religion in establishing identity, and recovery.
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