Cornerstone Christian

Isaiah 9:6 “….And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

Areas of Focus

Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health, Individual and Group Parent Education, and Emotion Focused Therapy.

Available Therapies

Children, Adults, Couples, and Family Therapy, addressinga variety of concerns including: Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Depression, Relationship Conflicts, Trauma, Grief and Loss.

Christian Counseling

As a Christian counseling agency, Cornerstone Christian Counseling therapists are experienced in and committed to integrating evidence-based methods with Christian/Biblical truths.


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About Cornerstone

Cornerstone Christian Counseling is a division of Amistad Family Services, Inc. which was founded in July of 2011. Amistad’s legacy was built largely on our faithfulness to the importance and power of relationships; specifically, the security found in safe, stable, loving interactions. This can be conceptualized as a rock; steady and stable, helping our clients and children weather the storms of life. The bible says Christ Jesus himself is our Corner Stone, and he who believes in Him will not be disappointed. (Eph. 2:20-22, 1 Peter 2:4-8, and Isaiah 19-13). Cornerstone Christian Counseling will strive to minister to those who are seeking the safety, security and unconditional love that comes when we allow Christ to be our foundation. He is the rock to help us weather the storm and the firm foundation to stand on as we set off to explore on our own.

Our Management Team

Deryl W. Palmer

- LCSW, IMH-E III / Executive Director -

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Hanii Ziehl

- Billing/Insurance Specialist -

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Kim Frost

- Office Manager -

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We Welcome All

All individuals are welcome at Cornerstone Christian Counseling, regardless of faith or religious beliefs. Therapists at Cornerstone Christian Counseling will respect the spiritual beliefs of others and will not attempt to force their faith or personal/spiritual beliefs on clients. However, as a Christian counseling agency, Cornerstone Christian Counseling therapists are experienced in and committed to integrating evidence-based methods with Christian/Biblical truths.

Our Team

Evelyn Anderson-Martin

Clinical Director, LCSW

Evelyn Anderson-Martin is the Clinical Director at Cornerstone Christian Counseling.  Evelyn received her Bachelor of Psychology degree from New Mexico State University (2005), Master of Social Work degree from New Mexico State University (2009) and Master of Criminal Justice degree from New Mexico State University (2011) Evelyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is endorsed as a Category III Infant Mental Health Specialist by the New Mexico Association of Infant Mental Health. Evelyn’s clinical practice is trauma informed and includes providing outpatient psychotherapy services to infants, children, adolescents, adults and families.  She is trained and specializes in Faith Based Counseling, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Circle of Security™ Parenting. With benevolence, grace and understanding, Evelyn offers a highly personalized therapeutic approach using complementary evidence-based methodologies and techniques with each individual or family.

Janice Alvillar


Janice Alvillar is a native of New Mexico and was born and raised in Albuquerque. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New Mexico. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Social Work from New Mexico State University. Janice has been a practicing social worker in Dona Ana County for over 28 years. Her practice includes adults, families, and couples dealing with a variety of issues including, trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, grief, adjustment to life stressors and major medical conditions. Janice also works with delayed adults and adults suffering from traumatic brain injury. She has training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Triggers Treatment (ETT), Circle of Security Parenting (COSP), Sand Tray and Play Therapy. Janice serves as Treasure on the board of Prison Family Services. This organization provides services to the families of those incarcerated at Southern New Mexico Correction Facility. Janice considers it an honor to work at Cornerstone, which is a faith-based agency. She encourages her client’s to use their faith as a resource in the healing process. In her spare time Janice likes serving in her church and spending time with her family, her grandchildren and her most precious great-grandson, James.



Carly Marketto is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who utilizes systems theory to work with all age groups in individual, couple, and family settings. Using theories such as Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems, Polyvagal Theory, Mindfulness, and Attachment Theory each client she meets will have therapy tailored to their needs and preferences to help them feel understood and accepted. Focus areas include anxiety, depression, relationship issues/communication, trauma, attachment, grief, and family dynamics. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Circle of Security Parenting Program (COS), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Gottman Method, Prepare/Enrich, and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT).  In her spare time, Carly enjoys hiking with her husband and dogs or rewatching The Office for the hundredth time.

Lillian (Lilly) Jimenez


Lillian Jimenez is an independently licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) here at Cornerstone Cristian Counseling.

She is trained in effective trauma therapies and treatments such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Emotional Triggers Treatment (ETT), parenting and early development programs and approaches including Infant Mental Health (IMH), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and Circle of Security (COS).

Lillian provides services to individuals, caregiver-child dyads, couples, and families to treat a variety of concerns such as adjustment, anxiety / stress, behavioral / mood changes (depression), grief and loss, relationship conflicts, spirituality, parenting / co-parenting, family of origin issues, and trauma.  Lillian uses treatment and techniques from different therapeutic methods that best suits a client’s particular concern or issue.   Lillian is bilingual, providing services in both English and Spanish.

If you wish to incorporate or integrate your faith into the counseling process, Lillian uses evidence based therapeutic practices along with Christian, Biblical principles in a thoughtful, appropriate, and ethical manner.

Yvonne Lemons


Yvonne Lemons is a Licensed Master Social Worker, she received her Bachelor of Community Health at New Mexico State University, then pursued a Masters in Social Work from Western New Mexico University. She is trained as a Circle of Security™ Parenting Program facilitator (COS), Infant Message, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and will be trained in Child-Parent Psychotherapy. Her clinical practice includes working with infants, children, adults, and families who have experienced abuse, neglect, adoption, attachment difficulties, anxiety, depression, post-partum depression, behavioral concerns with children, parenting difficulties, divorce, domestic violence, and trauma.

Katie Leonard


Katie Leonard is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and has been with Cornerstone since July of 2021. Katie specializes in guiding clients as they make sense of their stories (Allender Center Level I and Level II NFTC Certification) in order to untangle the past from the present, while building hope for the future. Katie is a Making Sense of Your Worth (MSOYW) facilitator and an EMDR therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and has completed the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) externship. She works with adolescents and adults (including couples), and has experience in treating anxiety, depression, grief, issues of self-worth, and trauma.

Before her time as a therapist, Katie worked with orphans and vulnerable families internationally and continues to be involved in that arena. She loves getting to know new people, playing games with new and old friends (especially if belly laughs are involved), traveling and learning about other cultures, and going on long walks in the desert. Katie’s faith in God is what grounds her – and what sets her free.

Jessica Jameson


Jessica Jameson was born and raised in Las Cruces and is in love with all things to do with the Organ Mountains. She recently graduated with her bachelor’s and Master of Social Work from New Mexico State University. She is currently in the process of becoming certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Circle of Security (COS), and Infant Mental Health. She loves working with women and children to help them find connection, support, understanding, and healing through the numerous challenges in life presents. Jessica particularly loves to look into situations through the lens of God’s faithfulness and how it walks hand-in-hand with evidenced-based therapies.

In her free time, Jessica loves to spend time with friends and family, hike, read, serve her church, and play with her dog. Her favorite food is popcorn, which she will eat for any meal of the day!

Jami Myles-Wells


Jami Myles-Wells is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska in Criminal Justice. This degree helped her to accomplish her dreams of working in the criminal justice world. She was trained as a crisis negotiator for the state of NE, department of correctional services. Her work in the criminal justice realm helped here to learn how to help juveniles, adults and the family unit. After years of being a stay-at-home mom, she decided to become a mental health clinician. She will be trained in Circle of Security (COS) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) this fall. In her free time, she loves to help animal rescues, she can generally be found to have a puppy or nine at her home where she is nursing them back to life so they can go on to live happy lives!

Katrinka D. Espinosa


Katrinka is a native New Mexican and resides in Las Cruces where she was born and raised. She holds a Masters degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling from Walden University.  Katrinka also has a Masters degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from New Mexico State University.

Katrinka served in the United States Air Force and has experience and is familiar with the challenges that military families face while serving in the armed forces. She is married, has three adult children and four grandchildren.

Katrinka enjoys working with and serving individuals, couples, and families of all ages and backgrounds.

Erika Ramos

Intake Coordinator

Born and raised in Las Cruces, NM, Erika has always had a passion for helping and supporting others. She is a compassionate individual who values family, faith, creativity, and connection. Erika has worked as a mental health intake coordinator at Cornerstone Christian Counseling for over four years. In addition to her career, Erika is also a licensed nail technician and enjoys beautifying nails on the side. Outside of work she enjoys family outings and outdoor adventures with her husband and children. Faith holds a significant place in her life as she finds strength and purpose in God’s word.

Marlene Negrete

Intake Coordinator

Marlene, a California native, has dedicated her career to caring for others, serving as a Head Start Teacher for 10 years, a certified Phlebotomist and caregiver. Outside of work, she channels her creativity into making jewelry, painting, and DIY crafts, all the while cherishing time with her grandchildren, family and friends. She has a profound love for God and continues to walk on her spiritual journey. Her journey exemplifies resilience, passion, and a commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.

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