Our Team

Clinical Personnel 

Joye L. Henrie, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Owner & Clinical Director

Dr. Henrie is clinical psychologist providing outpatient, individual psychotherapy to adults. She is a psychodynamic therapist specializing in treating individuals in high stakes occupations (e.g., those where a license, clearance, or position/reputation may make them reticent to go to therapy…such as military members, medical professionals, therapists, aviators, first responders, business owners, and executives). Dr. Henrie primarily treats trauma/PTSD, grief, stress, life transitions, and depression. She also provides expert consultation to legal professionals and clinical supervision to therapists in training. Dr. Henrie earned a double bachelor’s (i.e., psychology and sociology) at the University of Utah and her master’s and doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Arkansas. She completed an APA-accredited internship at Lackland Air Force Base’s (AFB) Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, after which she served as an active duty psychologist in the U.S. Air Force where she was also Kirtland AFB’s Suicide Prevention Program Manager.

Dr. Henrie’s Curriculum Vita can be viewed here.

 

Jemia Warner, LCSW (WI), LMSW (NM)
Licensed Master Social Worker

Jemia graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015 with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in mental health. Jemia works as the New Mexico Director of Healthcare Coordination Services for the Department of Veterans’ Services supporting the healthcare needs of veterans. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin and has experience working with diverse client backgrounds. Jemia has worked with adults, children, racial/ethnic populations, families, and veterans. Her clinical expertise has focused on working with individuals who experience grief, trauma, adjustment issues, and mood-related disorders. She is also a military spouse of an active duty officer who serves in the United States Air Force. Jemia’s diverse career path in the world of social work has given her a unique perspective on the needs of therapy, self-care, and behavioral health education. Jemia is passionate about creating change in various stages of life through the utilization of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and person-centered therapy.

Sujana Chowdhury, MSW
Provisional Masters Social Worker

Sujana earned her Master’s degree in Social Work at New Mexico State University in May 2021. She is now pursuing her Licensed Clinical Social Worker credentialing and serves as a psychodynamic therapist. Sujana has worked in a variety of Social Work roles – to include Service Coordinator for government funded agencies and an Intake Specialist at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. She has also interned at two other Albuquerque area clinics. Through collected experiences, she has discovered a passion for working with people who have experienced trauma. After increasingly learning about the distinct nature of military experiences, the major discrepancies between civilian and military life, and the shortage of qualified mental healthcare providers for military-connected individuals, Sujana was driven to dedicate her professional work to this population. Sujana aspires to be a connecting bridge between civilian and military worlds, and she takes seriously the responsibility of civilian providers to acquire the necessary education and training to effectively serve the military population.

KrynBeth McClain, MSW

KrynBeth is a military spouse and has served the military-connected population in various capacities for over 15 years, to include: FRG leader and key caller for the DFAC, mortar, sniper, and Cav Scout platoons, working for the DoD as an event planner, serving homeless veterans in the Housing First model, serving as a caregiver for veterans with TBI and PTSD, and speaking with caregivers about brain injury, PTSD, and self-care. For her dedication as a volunteer, KrynBeth received the Patriot of the Year Award from the Blackhawk Brigade. KrynBeth has 12 years of progressive experience in behavioral health that spans administration, direct care, grant writing, nonprofit organization management, case management, intensive outpatient substance use and trauma group work, and individual and family therapy. KrynBeth earned her Master’s from Boston University School of Social Work with a specialization in adult trauma. She is trained in cognitive processing and behavioral therapies, motivational interviewing, STAIR narrative, play and expressive art, somatic awareness, breath work, and mindfulness. KrynBeth’s practice is client-centered, and she views the therapy space as a collaborative atmosphere where clients can be themselves, voice concerns, and work through their individual mental struggles with curiosity and non-judgmental exploration. Her passion for her clients focuses on facilitating self-direction, empowerment, and a growth mindset – through the use of creativity, imagination, and humor.

Administrative Personnel 

Russell Henrie
Business Manager

Russ joined Desert Wise full-time in 2019 and serves as the Business Manager. Russ’ professional history spans the highway department and private construction industries. He served as a level-3 foster parent for several years and put in his time as a military spouse. Russ brings to Desert Wise a wealth of varied personal and professional experiences and an enthusiasm for supporting the best care for our nation’s military members and veterans.

Britton Scritchfield
IT Consultant

Britton is a US Army veteran, where he served as a tactical communications specialist and software developer. Britton currently works full-time for the Department of the Army as a Software Engineer and Knowledge Management Officer, while freelancing as a software/web developer and IT consultant on the side. At Desert Wise, Britton has been key in establishing and maintaining our web and network capabilities, as well as ensuring a seamless transition to virtual services during the public health emergency.

For more information about Britton, visit: www.x2labs.com

Kevin “Junior” Bowers
Research Specialist

Junior is a US Army veteran, where he served as a UH-60 helicopter mechanic and was recognized for revitalizing his installation’s BOSS program. He studied general avionics and professional piloting in college, and he has served as the lead armed security professional at the Overstock.com corporate headquarters. Currently, Junior works as full-time T-Mobile contractor assuring commercial power installation and battery back-up to cell towers. At Desert Wise, Junior leads ad hoc research projects focused on advocating for quality healthcare for veterans. He is being mentored to eventually assume business management tasks full-time. In addition to being a veteran himself, Junior has also been a military kid (Air Force).

Erin Maes
Administrative Assistant & Special Projects

Erin is an experienced mental health professional. She recently worked as a Milieu Supervisor at a Residential Treatment Center and currently works full-time as a Behavioral Health Technician in an in-patient unit at Presbyterian Hospital. She is also a student majoring in psychology, with a long-term goal of obtaining her LCSW. At Desert Wise, Erin manages a variety of administrative tasks and completes ad hoc special projects, with an emphasis on staff recruitment.

Roddy Henrie
Media Specialist

Roddy is an experienced mental health professional with a history of working as a mental health technician with high risk youth in secure facilities and serving as the Milieu Director at a Residential Treatment Center.  Currently, he works in a Residential Treatment setting with adults who have sustained traumatic brain injuries. He also has a robust history working in supervisory capacities as a security professional. Roddy is currently a student majoring in psychology, with a long-term goal of obtaining his LCSW. At Desert Wise, Roddy oversees media equipment, technology, and product delivery. He also provides ad hoc facilities and logistical support. Roddy been both a military kid (Air Force) and brother (Army).