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The Center for Healing and Trauma Recovery Team

The Center for Healing and Trauma Recovery team are dedicated professionals committed to supporting your journey towards recovery.

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Lisa Padilla, MSW

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Lisa is a Burqueña born and bred, who loves her New Mexico home. As a mother of three young men and a committed citizen, her passion for service has taken many expressions. She’s been an elementary school volunteer, church deacon, and an activist, co-leading the New Mexico Women’s March for several years. She has served as the President of the Barelas Neighborhood Association and as a delegate at the Organization of the American States Assembly as a civil society representative for the global cause of gender justice. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work with a Bilingual/Bicultural Clinical emphasis from New Mexico Highlands University while directing the Gender Justice program at the SouthWest Organizing Project. Her latest career pivot to Project Director for the Albuquerque Center for Healing and Trauma Recovery shifts her focus to the realm of mental health for unserved and underserved community members.

Jennifer V. Nagorski, LPCC

The words Albuquerque Community Safety, City of Albuquerque circling a blue shield with the letters ACS.Jennifer is the Clinical Supervisor at Albuquerque’s Center for Healing and Trauma Recovery. As a therapist for over 13 years, she is a bilingual practitioner (Spanish-English) whose immigration experiences inspired her to become a counselor. In addition to dispelling stigma and negative perceptions about mental health treatment, she particularly enjoys working on trauma, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, family difficulties, and low self-esteem. With a Master’s in counseling from the University of New Mexico, she’s trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, EMDR, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and more.

Dulce A. Medina Bustillos, LCSW, MBA

Headshot of Jessica DuVerneayDulce is a native Spanish speaker who has dedicated her career to working with Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Communities. She has spent the last 13 years working as an Interpreter, Translator, and Promotora for Latino community members. After earning a double Masters in Social Work and Business Administration, she has played a part in several research projects. Over the past five years, she has worked to make health resources accessible, raise awareness, and help break down the stigma of mental health issues in the immigrant community.

Dawn Green-Vigil, CPSW, CCSS, COAPS 

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Dawn as worked over five years as a Certified Peer Support Worker. In working for the Albuquerque Community Safety department, she’s helped folks struggling with addiction, domestic violence, and with being unsheltered. Giving hope to community by sharing her own story and the possibility of change, she brings much-needed resources to help break cycles of pain and violence. A trauma-informed, strengths-based approach has Dawn meet people where they are and inspire them to action.