Jodi Ahrend, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Mexico

Jodi Ahrend, LCSW

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I am an experienced clinical social worker/therapist devoted to helping adults and adolescents maneuver through their lives and relationships while managing their emotions/feelings in appropriate and healthy ways.

I am a therapist who is driven by empathy, a passion for helping people, a wide variety of social work training and work experiences, and a remarkably diverse background.
My treatment often focuses on families, recovery from substances, grief & loss therapy, parent coaching, guidance through the criminal justice system, and dealing with changes at any age or stage of life.
Often drawing on all of my prior experience working in the legal system, my own history of substance abuse and recovery, as well as being a mom and grandmother, I most often use a solution-focused model which includes Acceptance Commitment Therapy, CRAFT (Community Reinforcement Approach Family Therapy), and Life Management Skill Building.
"I truly want to help people figure out their own path, and navigate the complexities and hazards of modern day life."
After years of helping people while working for agencies, in 2022 I opened my own private practice and work directly with adolescents, adults and seniors who want to better manage their lives, and to learn how to thrive and enjoy life.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Criminal Justice Involvement
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Check, Paypal, Venmo
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
,
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
,
Cigna
,
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services
,
Medicaid
,
Medicare
,
Optum
,
Presbyterian
,
United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
6
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
C-11029
New Mexico
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
New Mexico State University
Masters of Social Work
2016