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Counseling

Seniors and juniors, sign up here for college visits in the Counseling office!
  • Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ: Feb. 20 @ 1 PM through lunch
  • Texas A & M University, College Station, TX: Wed., Feb. 21 @ lunch
  • Eastern New Mexico University: Fri., Feb. 23 @ lunch
  • UNM College of Education: March 5 @ lunch
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX: Thurs., April 11 @ 1 - 2 PM (includes lunch)
More coming soon!

Contact us! If you are worried about your safety or the safety of a peer, come see your counselor right away. No appointment is needed in a crisis situation.

To contact your counselor - see below for our contact information - or request a meeting (non-urgent issues only!) through our Request to See a Counselor form, scan the QR code, or email us. 

To contact Ms. Velhagen (College & Career) or Mr. Huggins (Substance Use/Crossroads - office in Academy Building), email us or stop by our offices. To make an appointment with Mr. Beecher (Family Therapist), please contact your counselor first for a referral.

Contact Information

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Ms. Kelsea Martinez-Eggleston, Counselor
Last Names A - E
kelsea.martinezeggleston@aps.edu
Phone: (505) 296-4871 ext. 35038

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Mrs. Kim McClintic 
Counselor, Last Names Hen - N
mcclintic@aps.edu
Phone: (505) 296-4871 ext. 35010

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Mr. Caleb Bia
Counselor, Last Names F - Hef & O - Roj
caleb.bia@aps.edu
Phone: (505) 296-4871 ext. 35044

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Dr. Lori Montoya
Counselor, Last Names Rok-Z
loriann.montoya@aps.edu
Phone: (505) 296-4871 ext. 35009

Velhagen

Valerie Velhagen
College & Career Counselor, all grades
velhagen@aps.edu
(505) 296-4871 x35013

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Mr. Timothy Huggins
Crossroads Counselor (All Grades)
timothy.huggins@aps.edu
Phone: (505) 296-4871 ext. 35176

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James Beecher
Family Therapist (all grades; please speak to counselor for referral)
james.beecher@aps.edu
(505) 296-4871 x35005

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Kathleen Blythe
Counseling Secretary
kathleen.blythe@aps.edu
(505) 296-4871 x35024

Crisis Lines/Resources

It's okay to ask for help! You're not alone! For a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  Phone: 988
  • NM Crisis & Access Line: Phone: 1-855-NMCRISIS (622-7474) - Toll-free anytime 24/7/365
  • NM Peer-to-Peer Warmline (talk to someone your age): Phone: 1-855-466-7100 - toll-free
    Hours: 3:30 - 11:30 PM daily or text 6 - 11 PM daily
  • Crisis Text Line: text Home to 741741
  • APS School-Based UNM Health Centers (PDF) - free & open to all APS students
  • UNM Youth Clinic Flyer - teen support, sliding payment scale

Resources

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Sign up for Free or Reduced Lunch! Benefits include free or discounted meals at school, as well as discounts on AP tests, ACT, SAT, PSAT, APS Summer School, and college application fees!

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