​Phone: 505-326-7878
Fax: 505-326-7879
Email: info@mydesertview.org

​​Our Clinicians


Linda Wiebe, NCC, LPCC, LMT, CNT
Clinical Supervisor/Therapist
Linda Wiebe has over 30 years experience working with families, 22 of those years working in the mental health field. She graduated from Fort Lewis College and Adams State College. She works with individuals, families and couples and has taught classes including parenting and massage techniques. She specializes in trauma and stress management. She looks at the whole person instead of just the mental, physical or emotional sectors and implements alternative methods in treatment like, essential oils, massage, nutrition, exercise and spirituality.

Shaula Begay, NCC, LPCC
Therapist

Shaula graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Fort Lewis College and a Master of Counseling degree from Arizona State University.  Shaula helps people understand how the body and the brain respond to traumatic experiences.  Trauma is experienced through the body, and memory of the trauma is often fragmented.  Shaula approaches trauma work by focusing on physical body sensations and using grounding/calming techniques.  She also works to bring a client’s awareness to their thinking patterns, which influence emotion, body sensations, and behavior.  Shaula also uses the sand tray to help clients of any age to process past experiences through physical/creative expression rather than talk therapy alone.  She likes to empower her clients to find the solutions that best fit their personal goals so they can make the necessary changes in order to live a happy and fulfilled life. Shaula graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Fort Lewis College and a Master of Counseling degree from Arizona State University.  Shaula helps people understand how the body and the brain respond to traumatic experiences.  Trauma is experienced through the body, and memory of the trauma is often fragmented.  Shaula approaches trauma work by focusing on physical body sensations and using grounding/calming techniques.  She also works to bring a client’s awareness to their thinking patterns, which influence emotion, body sensations, and behavior.  Shaula also uses the sand tray to help clients of any age to process past experiences through physical/creative expression rather than talk therapy alone.  She likes to empower her clients to find the solutions that best fit their personal goals so they can make the necessary changes in order to live a happy and fulfilled life. 

Michelle Pistole, LMSW 

Therapist

Michelle Pistol has worked in the mental health field for over 12 years. She graduated from New Mexico Highlands with a Masters Social Worker. Michelle has worked with diverse populations throughout juvenile justice, In-home therapy, Multi-systemic therapy, and crisis interventions at the Detention Center. Michelle has worked with children, adolescents, adults, groups and a wide diversity of people using her training in strengths based practice, systems theory, CBT, and solution focused therapy to help people. 


Cinda Valentine , LCSW

Therapist 

Cinda Valentine has worked in the mental health field since 2008. She graduated from New Mexico Highlands with a Masters in Social Work. Cinda has worked in various settings with diverse population in treatment foster care, schools, private practice, community outpatient clinics, at the juvenile detention center and providing in home services.  She has provided individual counseling for children, adolescents, and adults, family counseling ad couples counseling as well as facilitating women’s groups and parenting classes.  Cinda uses a strengths based approach.
 

Luis Morales , LHMC  (Bilingual) 

Therapist
Luis Morales graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix at Austin, TX in 2012 and graduated with 2 Master’s Degrees in Counseling from New Mexico Highlands University at Farmington, NM in 2015. He was also a Certified Peer Support Worker for the state of New Mexico from 2013 to 2015. Luis Morales has worked in the helping professions since high school. In his early years, he became a member of the National Peer Helpers Association. Later in life, he served as a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army and a Chaplin’s Assistant in the U.S. Army Reserves. Today, he is both a Professional and a Rehabilitation Counselor as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New Mexico with a focus on Choice Theory and Reality Therapy.


Erin Skyles , LMSW 

Therapist
Erin obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Fort Lewis College and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver.  Her experience includes working with people with developmental disabilities, advocating for and supporting survivors of domestic violence, working with youth in the juvenile justice system, advocating for and supporting low-income families, providing case management for high-risk foster youth and their foster families and advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ population.  Erin utilizes a strength-based approach to provide support, encouragement and feedback to her clients.  She enjoys working with a diverse population and is thankful to be a part of Desert View Family Counseling Center.

Angela Maes , LMSW

Therapist  

Angela Maes has over ten years experience working in the field of Social Work. She graduated with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver in July of 2016, and was inducted into Phi Alpha for graduating with Honors in the field of Social Work.  She also graduated from New Mexico Highland’s University in May of 2015, and graduated Cum Laude.  She has worked at the District Attorney’s Office as a Victim Advocate I in the Victim and Witness Division.  She has worked as a detox counselor’s aide at Four Winds Recovery, and also worked as an intern at Four Winds while working towards her Bachelor’s in Social Work on the treatment side, helping to co-facilitate groups, and teach various topics that relate to addiction/recovery on family days.  She has worked at the Farmington Municipal Schools for seven years in various capacities from: Title I (k-5th grade, to pushing into the Behavioral Disorder Classrooms and helping assist children with various exceptionalities), she taught social skills classes twice a week to children that were on varying degrees on the autism spectrum.  She enjoys working with diverse populations: individuals, couples, and families.  The theoretical (theories) orientations she uses are: strengths perspectives, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic/analytic, narrative interviewing (which is culturally sensitive), humanistic/experiential, and transpersonal therapy.  Basically, she explain the different orientations and tries to tailor it to the client’s needs (and solicit what they think will work best) the most important thing in therapy is building rapport, it is truly a partnership between the therapist and the client!  I look forward to our partnership in this exciting journey called life!


​Chris Stickler, LCSW

Therapist  ​​

​Chris Stickler graduated with a master’s degree in Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University in 2007. Chris’ clinical experience includes outpatient settings, substance abuse clinics, family services agencies and private practice. Specialties include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, group work, individual/personal coaching and life transitions. Chris facilitates Desert View's Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Like Skills and Parenting classes.