Our Staff

Staff

Cathy Gaytan, LCSW received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She has worked in various mental health settings including inpatient, outpatient, in-home and community mental health.  Prior to moving to El Paso, she worked in Atlanta at the Georgia Center for Children, a children’s advocacy center for child victims of sexual abuse, as both a therapist and forensic evaluator.  After moving to El Paso in 2007, she joined the El Paso Child Guidance Center as a therapist treating children and families.  Starting in 2009 she served as Director of Clinical Services for five years and was promoted to Executive Director in July 2014.  Her areas of clinical interest include treatment of child and adolescent exposure to traumatic stress and child abuse and neglect.  She serves on numerous local advisory boards and is a member of the El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium’s Child and Adolescent Leadership Council.  She is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and is trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).

 Kathy Revtyak, LCSW-S
Trauma-Informed Care Manager.
Janine Gallinar, LCSW-S.
Clinical Director.


Jaime Monardes
Director of Operations.



Cecilia De Vargas is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist.  Doctor De Vargas is the Medical Director and Psychiatrist of El Paso Child Guidance Center since July of 1978.  She is currently an Associate Professor and the program director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program at the TTUHSC and Director for the Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit at the El Paso Psychiatric Center in El Paso. 

Education

  • MD, Doctor of Medicine, Universidad Del Valle, Cali, Valle, Colombia, Medicine, 1st (1966).
  • Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, Residency in General Psychiatry. (1973).
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. (1974).
  • Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, Residency in General Psychiatry. (1976).
Guadalupe Gonzalez Quezada received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2009 with a Major in Metalsmithing Fabrication and Design and a minor in Ceramic Arts.    Her areas of concentration are jewelry fabrication, textile and ceramic/polyclay arts. In 2010 she started a small business named Dora’s Boutique which allows her to practice and showcase her craft. The business name is an homage to her maternal grandmother Dorotea whom had always supported and fueled her creativity. Since the fall season of 2015 she has been part of the Downtown Art and Farmer’s Market which is sponsored in part by the Museum and Cultural Affairs Department and is held every Saturday in the El Paso Downtown Arts District. She began working with the El Paso Child Guidance Center in January of 2016 and holds the position of Ysleta Branch Receptionist as part of the Support Staff Team.
Angela Barraza, M ed. Counseling
Trauma Informed Care Specialist.



Fabby Nevarez provides administrative support to the El Paso Child Guidance Center as the Office Coordinator for the Yandell and Ysleta locations. She is a native El Pasoan and has worked with non-profits in the El Paso community for 3 years. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Promotion with a minor in Community Health from the University of Texas at El Paso. Fabby has found a strong sense of devotion for her community while working with non-profits, and has a deep appreciation for what they do for our region. She has found it to be a humbling experience and looks forward to making a difference with the EL Paso Child Guidance Center movement.
Luz Rivas is part of the El Paso Child Guidance Center support staff as the Billing and Credentialing Coordinator.  She graduated as a Medical Office Specialist from Career Centers of Texas at El Paso in 1999.  She started working shortly after graduation at an occupational medical center from the year 2000 to 2008.  She joined the El Paso Child Guidance Center family in June of 2008 and feels honored to be part of such an amazing group of professionals.  She appreciates and admires what this organization is about and how the community can benefit from the services provided.
Cynthia Henry joined our team July 2016 and is the receptionist at our Yandell clinic. She has worked for non-profit organizations with 3 years’ experience.  Cynthia enjoys greeting clients and likes to make everyone feel welcomed. She has taken trainings in customer service and dealing with difficult people which have helped her be more efficient in her job.
Estefania Gonzalez-Vlasich.
Financial Coordinator.
Lucy Dominguez. 
Receptionist.
Cristal M. Acosta, LPC-S, NCC.
Therapist.

Rebecca Wilson, LMSW, is originally from Minnesota and moved to the southwest in 2007 to work at a children’s home in Juarez, Mexico. It was through her work with the children at the home that led her to pursue her Masters of Social Work at New Mexico State University. While in school, she was a Hispanic Child Welfare Stipend recipient, and also worked with the Southwest Region National Child Protection Training Center, helping organize child welfare trainings and conferences across New Mexico. After graduating in 2014, she began working part-time at Family Service of El Paso giving psychotherapy while continuing to work at the children’s home as Dance Program Director, Media Designer, and facilitating therapy groups. Last August, she concluded her time at the children’s home and began working full-time at the Guidance Center.

Manuel Arriaga, LPC, CI. 

Therapist

 


Alejandra Dozal, LPC, Registered Play Therapist.

Therapist.

Andrea Rios, LPC.

Therapist.

Beatriz Hernandez, LPC-I.

Therapist.

Abril Padron, LPC.

Therapist.

Adrian Chavira, LPC-I. Therapist.

Therapist.

Monica Alper

Receptionist

Liz Anchondo

Receptionist