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Beth O'Rourke, LISW, Executive Director

  • Intensive Training DBT completed in 2004.  Linehan Board Certified DBT October 2016
  • Training Functional Analytical Psychotherapy 2011, University of Washington, Mavis Tsai, Ph. D, Robert Kohlberg, Ph.D
  • Training Prolonged Exposure for PTSD 2011 University of Pennsylvania Center for Anxiety.  Edna Foa, Ph..  Certified in Prolonged Exposure August 2015 
  • Exp: Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD
  • Exp: severe psychiatric disorders in inpatient, outpatient and community settings.
  • Exp: Developmental Disabilities and Brain Injuries.
  • Exp: Social Work Neurology
  • Exp: Vocational rehabilitation with special populations to include traumatic brain injury, mental illness.

Publications:  Dialectical Behavior Therapy Adapted for The Vocational Rehabilitation for Severely Disabled Mentally Ill Adults.  Koons, Chapman, Betts, O'Rourke, Morse.  2005

Negotiating for Improved Reimbursement for Dialectical Behavior Therapy:  A Successful Project.  Koons, O'Rourke, Carter, Erhardt, 2013 

Currently the Executive Director of Albuquerque Collaborative Therapeutics.

Free time activities include meditation, yoga, kayaking and cooking and golf. 


Lydia Fabbroni LISW


Lydia J Fabbroni is a licensed independent social worker with a private practice within ACT for the past four years in addition to her full-time work as the lead social worker on an inpatient acute psychiatric unit for children and adolescents. She is a graduate of New York University in journalism and political science and gravitated to social work due to its emphasis on advocacy, social awareness, policy development and the focus on assisting individuals, families and communities in developing the skills to live a fuller life.


Her past experience includes working with families experiencing violence, incarcerated women and those who wind up in a hospital environment due to severe crisis.  In her current private practice she in an individual DBT therapist as well as a group facilitator for adults, adolescents and parents of adolescents. This work has given her the privilege to work with individuals and families of all ages with mood dependent behaviors and mental illness, as well as those who support these individuals and seek a better understanding of what their loved ones are experiencing.


Her DBT training includes the following though she continues to enhance her skills and knowledge by sitting on DBT consultation Team with other intensively trained and experienced DBT therapists:


Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Individuals with Eating Disorders

March 2009


Individual Psychotherapy in Dialectical Behavior Therapy

March 2008


Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Multi-Problem Suicidal Adults

December 2007


Skills Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy

March 2007


Foundational Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Intensive)

October 2006


Completed training in Prolonged Exposure University of Pennsylvania.  Edna Foa. 2016


In her spare time, Lydia practices mindfulness through yoga and African dance and the daily challenges of motherhood.




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Kneelynn Gray, LISW


Kneelynn Gray is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, receiving her Master's Degree from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work.  Kneelynn has been part of the ACT team for approximately ten years.  Her current clinical practice includes working with adults providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Behavioral Consultation services for adults who have developmental disabilities.  Kneelynn's practice involves working with adults in individual therapy and co-facilitating a DBT Skills group.


Her professional clinical background includes working with children, adolescents and adults.  She is able to provide a wide range of services including: case management, advocacy, child welfare, crisis intervention, evaluation and assessment, case planning, and supportive psychotherapy.


Kneelyn completed the DBT Intensive Training Course in 2003 and continues to receive advanced training in DBT.  She is committed to helping adults who struggle with issues related to long term chronic mental illness, mood dependent behavior, and encouraging individuals working on making positive life changes.


Kneelynn has a keen interest in science fiction and physics.  In her free time, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, walking her two miniature dachshunds: Oki and Chorei, exercising, and remaining healthy.

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Jennifer McCash LISW


Jennifer McCash is a licensed independent social worker who has had a private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the past nine years. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelors in Psychology and earned a Masters degree (with honors) in Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University. Prior to coming into private practice, she worked with the Rape Crisis Center, Domestic Violence Shelter, Allfaiths. ARCA, and Children, Youth and Family’s Department with the State of New Mexico. She is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and has practiced as part of a DBT team for seven years. She has advanced training in EMDR and is a certified mediator. She has extensive training in parenting and developed the treatment foster care training for ARCA when she worked there as the adoption consultant. She taught Common Sense Parenting through Allfaiths and was a facilitator of the Parent Education and Support Program.


In her current practice she is an individual therapist for DBT and a group facilitator. She also works on the DD Waiver as a Behavior Support Consultant. She is committed to working with adults who struggle with mood dependent behaviors and mental illness. She also specializes in working with individuals and families regarding issues of trauma, abuse and neglect, parenting, and developmental disabilities. She also conducts self-defense workshops.


In her spare time Jennifer enjoys staying active: working out, being with family, meditating and doing construction projects. She has both coached and played soccer for most of her life.


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Sharon Bernstein LISW

Sharon Bernstein is a Licensed, Independent Social Worker who has lived in New Mexico since 1964.  She has been serving the mental health needs of the community for sixteen years.  Sharon is a graduate of New Mexico Highlands University, achieving her Master of Social Work in 1998.

Sharon is intensively trained in applying Dialectical Behavior Therapy to individuals with mood disorders.  She has employed DBT skills at ACT providing individual therapy, teaching group skills and providing phone coaching.  

Sharon has served severely mentally ill individuals in need of permanent housing, individuals suffering from brain injuries, intellectually challenged persons.  Most recently, she has worked in the abuse and neglect field.  

Sharon enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, reading and playing.  She has two dogs:  Trusty and Anika and a cat named Pico.  They all play well together.  

Attended DBT Trainings

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training                  

Ten-day Intensive Training Course in Dialectical Behavior Therapy-Pt I & II   

Treating the Multiple-Disordered, Suicidal Patient (2 day workshop)  

  • EMDR Part I                                                                     
  • Americans with Disabilities Act    (Course) 
  • Children's Law Institute 
  • Situational Frontline Leadership
  • Social Work Field Instructor NM Highlands University                                                                            



Sandy Orne Adams LPCC

Sandy has a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a MA in Counseling from Webster University.  She is currently certified as an LPCC, National Board Certified Counselor and Level II K-12 School Counselor.  She has worked for ACT since 2004 and also works full time as an elementary school counselor for the Moriarty Edgewood School District.  Through her work at the school district she is a trainer for the Crisis Prevention Institute Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention program utilized to keep staff and students safe in case a student becomes verbally or physically aggressive.   Past experience includes many years of working with people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities as well as advocating for their families.  Currently she sees a number of different people through ACT including those on the DD Waiver, teenagers and adults. 

During her free time Sandy enjoys spending time with her two teenage daughters, hiking, working out and reading.


Clare Jensen LMHC


Clare Jensen, LMHC, Behavior Support Consultant (BSC)

  • Working toward LPCC

  •  Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Colorado State University – Fort Collins, CO, 2006 

  •  Masters in Counseling, Regis University – Denver, CO, 2013 


Practicum/Internship at Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center – Golden, CO, 2013

  •  LMYSC is a secure treatment facility that provides treatment and services to male juvenile offenders, committed by the District Court to the custody of the Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Youth Corrections.

  •  Mission statement includes recidivism reduction through individual counseling, group counseling, skill development, and restorative justice.


Started training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with Albuquerque Collaborative Therapeutics.  Joined the DBT team in June 2015 and attended DBT foundational Training in August 2015. 


Other interests include hanging with my twin nieces and nephew, spending time with family, playing drums, listening to music, cooking, reading, camping, snowboarding, traveling, my new German Shepherd, Kizzy, and watching Northern Exposure.