Southwest Cares is comprised of a group of extremely talented and dedicated independently-licensed behavioral health clinicians. Read more about our clinicians below.
Dr. David B. Heard, Ph.D.
Dr. David Heard received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and then spent the next four years involved in post-doctoral training at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic in the field of Family Therapy.
He was a film maker and documented the clinical work of Salvador Minuchin M.D. In 1978 David moved to New Mexico and taught Family Therapy at the Department of Psychiatry at UNM and then he developed The Family Institute which offered post-graduate supervision and training and he contracted with many of the Youth Agencies including Hogares, Desert Hills, Juvenile Probation, Court Clinic, Reintegration Center, the Eight Northern Pueblos and the Five Sandoval Pueblos to provide Family Therapy training over a multi-year period of time. In 2005 David retired from private practice and he and his wife adopted five special needs boys who needed a home. For the last eight years David has worked at Rio Rancho Public Schools, Department of Special Education, and is currently assigned to Rio Rancho High School and Cleveland High School, Department of Special Education.