As a Patient Services Coordinator at EDTC, I strive to make sure that all voices are heard. I work closely with the clinical team to create the best treatment possible for each patient and their individual circumstances. Starting therapy can be intimidating, so I aim to radiate a comforting environment while smoothly transitioning patients into our higher level of care programs. Finding meaningful care includes communication and coordination, which is why I emphasize connection with each patient’s outside treatment teams such as physicians, therapists, psychiatrists, educators, and other supports. I take pride in my role at EDTC, and I hope to provide the best services possible to those who are courageously reaching out and seeking care.
Elianna, who prefers to be called Ellie, graduated Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico in 2020 with a double major in Psychology and Criminology. She has interned at the Thirteenth Judicial District Court in Sandoval County as a group therapy facilitator for adult offenders in the criminal justice system. Ellie has also worked as a Behavior Management Specialist for severe emotionally disturbed youth, utilizing therapeutic interventions and helping children to develop coping mechanisms in the community. In 2021, she provided care as a Registered Behavior Technician, applying evidence-based techniques to young learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. Now, Ellie is working on her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at New Mexico Highlands University with aspirations of becoming a child psychologist in the future.
Ellie loves spending time with her family, whether it’s staying home playing video games or going out into the beautiful New Mexico landscapes. She enjoys being with her dogs and exploring new hobbies. Ellie has played soccer with her twin sister since they were 5 years old, and they continue to play together every Sunday. She strives to spread positivity and motivation wherever she goes.