Socorro Mental Health Welcomes Ivonne Riley, MHT

July 18, 2018

PMS – Socorro Mental Health (SMH) welcomes Ivonne Riley to its provider team. Ms. Riley is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist who joins John Courtney, Prescribing Psychologist, in delivering accessible care to residents of Socorro County. Her Master of Social Work was completed with New Mexico Highlands University in Albuquerque as well as her Bachelor of Social Work degree. Ms. Riley holds an Associate of Arts – Child, Youth and Family Degree from Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, as well.

“I am looking forward to serving the people of my new community,” Ms. Riley said on arrival to SMH, demonstrating patient-center enthusiasm. “Every single client I have seen throughout the years has been a highlight in my career. The amount of resiliency and determination these individuals have shown me has made me a better person and a better counselor.”

Ms. Riley said she is glad to be affiliated with a health care organization that provides services in as many locations as PMS as “the need is great.” She is bilingual (Spanish) and enjoys working with diverse populations.

Originally from El Paso, Ms. Riley married a Native New Mexican, Runnel Riley, who was born in the Northern enclave of Mountainair. The couple has three grown children who serve their country and communities in the National Guard, U.S. Army, and as a Social Worker, respectively. The couple is raising a 10 year old, Lillian, attending 5th grade.

Socorro Mental Health is a not-for-profit, federally qualified health center which is accredited by The Joint Commission. Patients are not turned away due to inability to pay. Payment options include Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance. For those who are uninsured, payment is on a sliding fee scale based on income. Socorro Mental Health is located at 1200 Highway 60 West in Socorro, NM. Appointments are accepted at 575-835-2444.

Presbyterian Medical Services has been designing and delivering quality accessible integrated health, education, and human services in response to identified community needs since 1969. The organization largely serves rural and multi-cultural populations.

For more information about Presbyterian Medical Services, please visit or call 800-477-7633.