• Thriving Kids
    Parenting Program

    A 16-week, intensive, trauma-informed parenting curriculum designed to improve overall family health and success.

  • Roots Of Empathy

    Evidence-based classroom program that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among schoolchildren by raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy.

  • Intensive Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP)

    A complete system, from clinical assessment to treatment plans tailored to the unique needs of the client struggling with substance use/abuse and their family.

  • Multisystemic Therapy

    An evidence-based treatment model that engages both the client directly and greater social systems they operate within: family, school, work, and community.

  • Problem Sexual Behavior

    An evidence-based MST adaption specifically designed for juveniles with problem sexual behavior.

  • School-Based Therapy

    We provide therapy services to students in the school setting as well as suicide and crisis assessments.

  • Individual + Family Therapy

    We have a clinical staff of licensed Masters- or Doctoral-level clinicians providing a variety of specialized therapies.

  • Healthy Transitions

    A Valencia Country program dedicated to helping high risk youth safely transition to productive adult roles and responsibilities.

  • Areas We Serve

    Southwest Family serves Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Corrales, Santa Fe, Española, Belen, Los Lunas & Las Cruces.

Promoting Inspiration For Healing & Transformation

Southwest Family Guidance Center is a trauma-informed agency that is committed to providing personalized behavioral health services. Our expert and compassionate staff of qualified therapists are practicing in six New Mexico counties, offering a wide variety of services and programs for youth, adolescents, and entire families. Evidence-based practices and trauma-informed care are emphasized throughout our clinical services.

Our Institute was created to provide ongoing professional development, training and education for community leaders, stakeholders and therapists, while actively producing and participating in community-wide initiatives and events.

Both components of our agency are successful as a result of our emphasis on hiring professionals who are not only educated and credentialed but also committed and passionate. We prioritize staff and clients with a high degree of respect and compassion. Our programs and modalities produce the high-quality results you would expect from a sound foundation in industry best-practices and a positive, professional culture.


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