Mental health only by
I have had nothing but wonderful experiences with this clinc. I have not gone fo any medical issues, but their mental health team is fantastic!
Guidance are you Kidding! by
Escape lady -
The Guidance Center is about the only resource in Santa Fe for the poor. They supposedly offer services for the "Mentally Ill". People who's only crime is poverty will be labeled and pathologised! In my case a spinal chord issue was misdiagnosed as a mental health problem. I was actually dissuaded from getting Medical help for a crippling physical injury. I was told it was all in my head! The psychological damage they did was at the time unbearable! The Psychiatrist Dr. Barbara Lampert at the time could not tell I had a physical problem! They jerked me around for years, their Doctor ignoring the pain and nerve damage, all attributed to a nebulous Mental disorder. I was given medications ofr every conceivable condition, and when they made me sick I was ignored! The damage they did to me is incalculable! I am now permanently physically disabled because my attempts to get medical help were ignored! I was threatened with jail at the ER at ST Vincent's, when I was in so much pain I could not stand up. If only I had been given an X-ray! Dr. Lieberman refused to even take it seriously because of the CGC, the false allegations of MI! Dr Lieberman was the ER director! He was later busted in ALBQ with a hooker and cocaine! He might have been on a bender at the time!I advise anybody to stay away! The only Mental Health issue I have now is PTSD from this treatment! The staff are unprofessional, and lack any empathy or understanding for their clients! They receive a lot of funding and grants for helping people, but the wake of tragedy they leave in this community is astounding! Healthy people with a situational problem diagnosed with permanent stigma and hopelessness!They give out dangerous Psych meds like candy! One of their favorites lately is Seroquel! A dangerous anti -psychotic drug! This is for any alleged condition. There is no oversight whatsoever! Their psychiatrist is Russian so I doubt she has any insight into actual problems! She merely writes lots of scripts! It is likely their funding is based on Diagnosing clients with billable illnesses. I was shocked to find out about a so called "Peer Counselor" who had substance abuse problems Partying with clients! I have yet to hear one good outcome from CGC. I know people who have been damaged! Their Therapists actually make people worse! They undermine them and ruin any chance for recovery. They can't even diagnose properly! The medical and Psychiatric community in NM have no real oversight! The people's lives they have ruined have no recourse! They made me doubt myself! which should be a crime! there have been a number of suicides connected to this place, yet no one has looked into it! Because their clients are poor, they are believe they are powerless! Once the stigma is attached to their lives it becomes a burden one can't escape! I can only describe some of the people that run the place as sociopaths, lacking empathy and only concerned with making money off of the misery of others. Their former Clinical Director Betty Betts, is a miserable failure as a therapist or human being. She tried to set up a "Faith based" MH service with unqualified people and bill the State! She was never arrested or punished, in fact she was rewarded with a job at Aging and Long Term Services! She has her own "Counseling Service" on the side. She likely diverts people with money to this "Service" on State time. These are the kind of services offered in NM! PMS was never investigated during the Governors shut down of MH facilities, because the millionaire CEO of Presbyterian is well connected! Run Don't walk! Stay away from this morass of Pseudo help! If you are low income use your insurance to find a real Doctor or Psychiatrist unconnected to this place! do not trust their Case Workers or anyone there to be looking out for your best interest! their only interest is billable Hours!
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