Our Team

Our Team

Clinical Staff

Michelle Ault, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Co-founder

Michelle is a veteran of active duty Air Force service, where she served as a staff therapist, the Officer in Charge (OIC) of Disaster Mental Health (i.e., crisis response team), the OIC for clearances of special needs military families, and a team chief for outreach to high risk military units. Michelle has significant experience working with PTSD, C-PTSD, MST, grief, and the psychological consequences of serious and chronic medical conditions. Michelle is a psychodynamic therapist.

For more information about Michelle, visit: www.CrosswindAssociates.com

Joye Henrie, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Co-founder

Dr. Henrie is a veteran of active duty Air Force service, where she served as a staff therapist, the installation Suicide Prevention Program Manager, the OIC of outreach to high risk military units, and the author of psych-related clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for primary care. Dr. Henrie has significant experience working with PTSD, C-PTSD, MST, grief, and the combat rescue/special operations communities. Dr. Henrie is a psychodynamic therapist.

For more information about Dr. Henrie, visit: www.DesertWise.com

Jemia Warner, LCSW
Masters of Social Work
Contractor

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
Pursuing LCSW
Intern

Sujana is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Social Work at New Mexico State University, which she will complete by May 2021. After graduation, she will pursue her Licensed Clinical Social Worker credentialing and serve 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. Therefore, Sujana’s core focus during her internship at Spire Group is acquiring the skills necessary to be a culturally competent civilian provider for military veterans and military personnel.

Administrative Staff

Russell Henrie
Business Manager

Russ has spent most of his career in the private and government construction industries. He joined Desert Wise full-time as the Business Manager in 2019 and was key in the development of Spire Group. Russ has been both a military spouse (Air Force) and a military dad (Army).