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Meet The Team

Ashely Padilla

New Client Coordinator & Scheduler

It is my hope, as one of the first initial contacts, to serve each and every client to the best of my ability. It is my goal for each and everyone of you to know you are all valued, heard and we are here for you!

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Chelsea Warren


Being patient and understanding are characteristics that can help, whether that is answering a client’s question or eventually helping them navigate through difficult trials. As I continue to grow in my own awareness, I am hopeful that I can be present for those who I encounter, leaning into grace. I look forward to talking with you soon as you make those next steps in healing.

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Nicole Baca

CPSW & Office Manager

I am thankful for my ability to connect with individuals and families throughout our community to help discover the resources needed to assist them further in their journey.

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Makynzi Lehr

Billing Specialist

God has blessed me with the opportunity to be a part of the Cornerstone Lifeworks team. I am so grateful to be able to serve our clients in every way possible to make their experience at Cornerstone the best that it can be. 

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Natalie Atencio

Intake & IOP Specialist & Counselor, LMHC

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I’ve been a practicing therapist since 2015. My passion is always to help!

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Marcos Castellano

Intake Specialist & Masters Social Worker MA, LMSW

Each of us was created uniquely with a purpose, and it is not only my passion but a privilege to join in highlighting that purpose with those I meet in my work. Each of us has a story to tell, and I believe God uses our experiences, blessings, and hardships to help shape us into the individuals he has destined us to be.

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William Baca


I have a heart to help marriages and to see them being restored with Christ in the center. I also specialize with addiction, trauma and other men’s issues as well as adolescents.

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Sam Newmon

Director MA, LPCC

"Within my role as the director of Cornerstone Lifeworks, I am also one of the practicing licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCC) of our dynamic team of specialists."

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Carlton “Lee” Lewis

Counselor MA, LPCC, LADAC, I.F.O.C Chaplain

I am a licensed mental health and drug and alcohol counselor in the State of New Mexico. I have been in practice 15 years, working primarily with men and am currently offering services focused on men’s issues.

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Dr. Darío Silva

Counselor MDiv, PhD, LPCC

"As a licensed professional clinical mental health counselor (LPCC), my work has been dedicated to assisting others discover their own true nature."

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Erika Carson Wilmot

Counselor MA, LPCC

I am available for counseling to address your unique situation, whatever it may be, and I am trained to work with a broad range of mental health concerns. I want to mention, as well, that I have a special calling to work with women through the pregnancy year.

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Denise Garcia

Counselor MA, LPCC

My focus is to serve other military veterans and their families. Although serving the military community is my primary focus, I am certainly open and available to others seeking guidance and support.

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Amber L. Roberts

Counselor MA, LPCC

I specialize in individual and child counseling as well as adolescent issues. Through a client-centered approach, individuals are encouraged to grow spiritually and emotionally.

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Dr. Carl Russell

Counselor MDIV, DMIN, MA, LPCC

Today I serve as the disaster mental health consultant for the International Federation of Chaplains (IFOC) and am a member of the New Mexico Crisis Support Team.

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Jackie Schnedler

Clinical Social Worker MA, LCSW

I am passionate about helping stop the cycle of abuse, neglect, and addiction and helping survivors overcome feelings of shame and guilt to live as overcomers

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Chelsea Nichols

Masters Social Worker MA, LMSW

One of my passions is guiding children, teens, and their caregivers through various stages of life. To any teens or young adults that may be reading this, I have been in your shoes. Our experiences will have differences, but we have common ground in knowing what it is to suffer and struggle through life.

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Angelica Sanchez

Counselor, MA LMHC

Throughout a person's lifetime, we will have countless seasons of joy, grief, uncertainty, and sadness. Throughout those various seasons in life, we don't have to be alone. I believe through wise counsel and reflection with a counselor, we can overcome the many challenges that life may bring with an objective perspective that promotes self-care and general well-being.

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