Steven Koch, MA, LPCC
Steve works with Medicaid eligible adults and adolescents individually, in couples and with families, on a wide range of issues including grief and loss, trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety and issues related to anger, change of life, and relationships. Steve has been in Los Alamos for 20 years. He had had six years as a counselor at LAFC and also has a private practice in Los Alamos for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Presbyterian and self pay clients.
Amanda Storey, MA, LPCC
Amanda Storey is a Independently Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LPCC) who graduated with her Masters-level counseling degree in May of 2011 from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. Amanda’s background includes work at New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project’s Sky Center in Santa Fe with its focus on Family Counseling. Amanda works with Medicaid client at LAFC and also has a private practice in Los Alamos.
Mike Wallington, MA, LPCC
Mike Wallington was born and raised in Oklahoma. He moved to New Mexico in 1987 in order to enjoy the outdoor experience that New Mexico has to offer. He has been working in the mental health/substance abuse field for over 20 years as a psychotherapist and in the field for 40 years. During that time he has developed and managed case management programs, psychosocial programs, provided individual, group, couples and family counseling. Mike works with teens and adults and specializes in trauma, substance use and co-occurring mood disorders.. He is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR Level II), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential and Gestalt therapies. Currently he is the Clinical Supervisor at the Los Alamos Family Council and manages the Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Program which coordinates treatment with local municipal and magistrate courts and First District Court in Santa Fe.
LaVerne Rodriguez, MS, LMSW
LaVerne Rodriguez is a fulltime staff member at the Lab but also conducts two of the Intensive Substance Abuse Treatment Program evening groups: anger management and substance abuse education. She grew up in Northern New Mexico and has worked at LAFC for seven years.
Erin James, MA, LMHC
Erin James completed her Masters degree in December 2015. She did her practicum and internship at LAFC and was hired as a staff member upon completion of her degree and state license. Previous to her BA, Erin worked as a substance abuse counselor for six years. Her special interests are bereavement, trauma, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for various issues including anxiety and depression. She is interested in working as a supportive counselor to accompany substance abuse treatment. Erin and her family live in White Rock. She sees primarily Medicaid clients for both mental health and substance abuse issues.
Claire Wood, MA, LPCC
Claire Wood has a BA in Fine Arts from the California College for the Arts and a MA in Counseling from South Western College. She has worked in the Teen CARE Unit and with the long-term teen unit at New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute and at Agave in Santa Fe with the general behavioral health population. Claire works with children (6 year and older), adolescents, adults and couples. She likes working with trauma, depression, anxiety, transgender issues, eating disorders and body images. She incorporates her art background where appropriate.
If our staff therapist do not take the client’s insurance or can address their special needs, referrals are made to other community providers.