Behavioral Health Manager, Lioudmila Reinikainen, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), oversees the Behavioral Health Program (BHP). BHP staff consists of a manager, substance abuse counselor, social worker and contract staff, including clinical psychologists, adult neurological psychologists and a pediatric neurological psychologist. The BHP aims to provide counseling and social services with respect for human individuality and dignity, which promote growth and well-being to improve the quality of life for the Pueblo of Sandia community members. For both individuals and families, we offer various expert services that can help you through difficult times due to mental health, substance use and related disorders.
Services include individual and couple counseling, crisis management, zero suicide prevention, telehealth services, services for depression, anxiety, and grief, among other mental health needs. In addition, BHP works with the Tribal Court to provide Child Protective and Family Preservation Services to support families, children and elderly members who experience any form of abuse or mental health crisis. BHP strives to improve the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of community members to the highest level in a way that is sensitive to culture and protects their privacy and confidentiality.