Dear Amistad and Cornerstone families,
Your family’s health and well-being are of the utmost importance to us. As many of us have heard,
there are now confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, or COVID 19 in the state of New Mexico. In light
of this, we want to address the measures we are taking to make sure your therapeutic needs are
being met, as well as the precautions we are taking in doing our very best to prevent the spreading
of this and other viruses.
Our agency already had a “telehealth” or video call option available; however, more individuals and
families may have a current interest in participating in counseling in this way. We encourage families
to utilize this option should any of you feel unsafe to come to our office in attempts to avoid highly
populated areas that may feel like a higher risk of contracting the virus or other illnesses. What this
means, is we will be able to have video sessions with you via computers and/or smart phones. If this
is something you wish to use at any time, feel free to let your therapist or our receptionist know and
we will get you set up to receive telehealth services.
In the event that it is determined that Amistad and Cornerstone need to temporarily close their
physical locations all families will be notified by phone call and via our website, all appointments may
be resumed via telehealth if you so choose. We will do our best to ensure that your treatment is not
We ask that if you or any members of your household/family are ill or experiencing cold/flu
symptoms, to please let your therapist or our receptionist know so we can cancel appointments as
needed. Please do not come to our office with any of these symptoms, especially fevers.
Please know that all our employees have been thoroughly trained in best health practices that
include but are not limited to:
· Refraining from coming to work when they are feeling ill
· Washing hands often and thoroughly, as well as using hand sanitizer
· Thoroughly sanitizing lobby and office toys/equipment
We ask for your support and cooperation in staying healthy here in New Mexico. Please feel free to
contact our office should you have any concerns or questions. The purpose of this letter is not to
deter you from coming to our office, but rather to make sure you feel supported in your personal
needs/choices around how to stay safe and healthy during this time.
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
At Amistad, we believe in the power and importance of relationships. They provide the foundation for development, including our mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health. They are the building blocks of our families and societies. Relationship disruptions, past or present can cause anxiety, depression, self-doubt, confusion, anger and contribute to many other mental health issues, especially when the relationships were harmful or frightening. Our hope at Amistad is to walk alongside each client as we hear their story, help them make sense of their experiences, and empower them to learn new ways of being through new experiences.
Amistad clinicians are also highly trained in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. We are able to observe and evaluate the emotional, social and developmental needs of children Birth-5. We work closely with parents and caregivers to develop a plan to help young children learn and develop in safe, secure, nurturing relationships. We believe in the importance of strengthening parent-child bonds and provide psychoeducation, parenting classes and clinical interventions when appropriate.
“Our therapist was quite amazing, I would recommend her to anyone! Front staff/reception is also very helpful and friendly!”
“Our therapist is an excellent counselor and my daughter lovers her!”
“Always helpful, friendly, and a feel good place.”
“We are so thankful for our therapist’s work! He is an outstanding therapist and we have made great gains through this treatment.”
“I really appreciate the kindness and consideration of the staff.”
“I would not be where I am today without our therapist’s passion for her work and her concern for my well-being! Thank you!”
“Our therapist has been wonderful. She is caring and patient. My child adores her. We are lucky to have her in our lives.”
“Services are for my son. His behavior has improved along with his attitude. We are happy with our therapist’s services.”
“Our therapist is wonderful, without her hep we would be divorced. I have recommended her to just about everyone I care about. She is a wonderful, caring person.”
“Very pleased with services, cleanliness, and availability of counselor.”
“I adore our therapist and all of the staff at Amistad. They are wonderful, caring, providers.”
“My children and I are very happy to have been referred to Amistad Family Services.”
“Without the help, kindness, patience, and consistency of our therapist…I can’t even imagine what today would be. Thank you, much appreciation.”
“Our therapist has been very patient and compassionate with me and my kids!”