505.863.7000

Behavioral Health Services

RMCHCS Behavioral Health Services (BHS) offers high quality, comprehensive behavioral health care to those in need. The individual needs of clients and their families are met with a spirit of dignity and confidentiality. BHS is a Joint Commission accredited program that includes outpatient mental health services and a residential program for addiction treatment. BHS provides a full range of care to all patients without regard to race, color, nationality, gender, age, religion, veteran status, handicap or economic status.

Mental Health Services

  • Counseling Services
  • Individual, family and couples counseling
  • Children ages six and up
  • Referrals for medication management
  • Treatment provided by licensed clinicians

Psychiatric Services

  • Adults and children ages six and up
  • Medication evaluations and monitoring
  • Treatment provided by licensed psychiatrists
  • On-call availability for behavioral health consultations in the RMCHCS emergency department.

Addiction Recovery Services

  • 30-day residential program
  • Individual, group, family and pastoral counseling
  • 12-step philosophy
  • Medication management
  • Treatment of co-occuring disorders
  • Nutritional and health counseling
Intensive Addiction Outpatient Services
  • Individual counseling
  • Intensive outpatient program
  • Aftercare groups

Traditional Program

In addition to the addiction recovery services, BHS also offers a unique blend of western medicine and Native American healing methods. The goal is to provide a culturally sensitive method of healing for patients through traditional ceremonies done in a Native American hogan. All ceremonies are performed by recognized Native American traditional counselors. The program is open to all patients regardless of race, color or creed.

Admissions, Cost and Insurance

BHS accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurance and health plans and also participates in special programs that assist uninsured patients. For questions regarding financial information and payment methods, call 505.726.6910.

Behaviorial Health Services
650 VandenBosch Parkway
Gallup, NM 87301
505.726.6910

If you are interested in our programs, please click here to download an application form.


Staff

Yvonne Mandagaran, LPCC, BHS Clinical Director, is a lifelong resident of New Mexico. She was born and raised in Grants, New Mexico, earned a Master’s Degree in counseling from Western New Mexico University and is a licensed therapist. Her previous experience includes a position as the Mental Health Manager for the New Mexico State Department of Correction as well as working in several counties within New Mexico.

Dr. Charles Hauser, MD, graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas. He completed a pediatric internship in Brooklyn, New York, a general psychiatry residency in Galveston, Texas and a child psychiatry fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. After years of private practice in child and adolescent psychiatry in Houston, Texas and, later, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, he moved to Fort Worth, Texas as director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Trinity Springs Hospital. Currently, Dr. Hauser is a community psychiatrist with Rio Rancho Family Health Center and practices in Gallup by providing child, adolescent and adult psychiatric services via RMCHCS' telemedicine program. He is a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Psychiatry, UNMHSC. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in general and in child psychiatry, and is a life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Gretchen Larson Woods, PMHCNS-BC, has been with RMCHCS for 10 years as a nurse manager and practitioner. She is a prescribing psychiatric nurse practitioner, providing psychotropic medication management and psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. Ms. Woods completed a Master of Nursing degree at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington in 1980. Her post graduate work was in the Nurse Practitioner program at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Ms. Woods served as a clinical faculty member at the University of Washington, University of Hawaii, and University of New Mexico School of Nursing. She also has years of private practice experience as a prescribing and counseling provider in collaboration with a psychiatrist.

Jeremy Lindsey, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing outpatient therapeutic counseling services to children, adolescents and adults. Mr. Lindsey received a Bachelor of Science degree in human development and family studies in 1997 from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. He went on to complete a Master's degree in marriage and family therapy at Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas in 1999. Mr. Lindey's areas of professional interest and specialty include marital and family problems, parenting issues, Christian counseling, and adolescent chemical dependency.

Dr. Jill Blacharsh, MD, serves as the medical director for BHS and has been practicing psychiatry for over 25 years. She earned her medical degree at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina and completed her psychiatry residency at North Carolina Memorial Hospital, University of North Carolina. Since moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1986, she has practiced at various clinics at the University of New Mexico, worked with Health Care for the Homeless in Albuquerque and provided psychiatric services for RMCHCS since 2000. Dr. Blacharsh is board eligible in psychiatry.


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