Sometimes, navigating life's difficulties requires the help of a professional. No matter what your life experience, working with a therapist can be a step toward growth. Barriers to treatment, like a lack of available providers or transportation concerns, can make it challenging to find an in-person provider. An online platform like BetterHelp can make treatment more flexible and convenient.

With BetterHelp, you can work with a clinical psychologist, licensed professional counselor, or clinical mental health counselor from the comfort of your home at a time that works for you. Plus, you can change providers anytime until you find one with whom you have a good therapeutic relationship.

Therapists on the platform are experienced in counseling psychology and familiar with a broad range of treatment modalities. Whether you’re experiencing the stress of navigating the criminal justice system or dealing with life challenges like domestic violence, abuse, or other types of trauma, a therapist will work with you to understand your personal experience and help you learn coping skills for daily life.

If you’re looking for an online therapist, NM has many options. The psychologists, counselors, and social workers listed below are licensed to provide online treatment across New Mexico.

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Gayle Porter

Offering therapy in New Mexico
License: LPCC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am a Professional Clinical Counselor independently licensed in New Mexico with 8 years of experience. I work with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and PTSD. I’ve also helped coach people on how to reach goals, make important life decisions, and create a deeper sense of meaning and purpose in their life. My counseling style is client-centered, collaborative, and solution-focused. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, Dialectical behavioral and Internal Family Systems. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Some of the techniques I’ve used in the past are journaling, dream analysis, mindfulness practices, phototherapy, stoicism, and logotherapy. I look forward to getting to know you better and helping you on your journey in self-discovery!

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Megan Rafferty

Offering therapy in New Mexico
License: M.Ed, LPCC, LMT
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

Warm Greeting from the beautiful state of New Mexico, where I am licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor for the last 20 years. My name is Megan Rafferty and I have been enjoying doing counseling for a total of 30 years. I look forward to meeting you. Is there something in your life you are struggling with ? Is there some part of you that is in pain emotionally? Maybe you would like to learn how to better handle a situation? Together we can build emotional safety for you to explore and discover what you wish to. Using a non judgmental, client centered , holistic approach, we can build on your strengths and explore the areas that of interest and concern to you. Together we can find meaning and depth in what you walking through, and also help you find balance and awareness for your whole being (mind/body/spirit/emotions/behavior). We can approach life's challenges and stay curious to see if there may be any thoughts or emotions that may be holding you back from your potential and your power to positively change your life. Throughout the years , I have been a counselor/trainer/mediator/professor and worked with adults, teens, children, families, parents, couples, and groups in issues of grief and loss, moving through life changes, stress management, communication, family systems, divorce and separation, marriage therapy, art therapy, parenting, workplace conflict, LGBTQQIP2SAA +, caregiving a loved one, and finding your life's meaning and purpose. If we stay open minded and attuned to supporting your whole being and your goals, it is amazing what positive internal and external changes may occur. People make wonderful changes and heal on a really regular basis, and you can too become more of your authentic beautiful self. Please note: If in the last few months you have been feeling suicidal or having thoughts of wanting to hurt yourself, I would not be able to work with you because I am working part-time only, and availability would be limited. It would be better to chose a counselor who is working full-time for BetterHelp. BetterHelp is not an emergency service, please contact 911 or 988, or please call 1-800-273-8285 if feeling like you want to hurt yourself. or others. This is not intended for court ordered therapy. And I do not send out any forms or contact any other providers on your behalf because the work you do here is confidential. Thank you, Megan Rafferty, M.Ed, LPCC, LMT

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Michael (Mike) Wallington

Offering therapy in New Mexico
License: MA,LPCC
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
44 years of experience

Life brings us experiences which cause us stress, stretch our capacity to cope. We respond with depression and anxiety often resort to ineffective behaviors, such as substance use, attempting to maintain our stability. The impact on us can be devastating and we can spiral out of control, often resulting in a disruption in our relationships, ability to work, ability to manage tasks and affairs and our ability to find satisfaction or meaning in our lives. I use Internal Family Systems, cognitive behavioral, humanistic, client centered, and mindfulness based approaches to remove blocking emotions and beliefs can help find balance and promote healing. I offer a nurturing and non-judgmental approach to therapy, encouraging a holistic approach to healing and life. I believe that each person has the inner capacity and resources to find a path to inner balance and harmony, and success and effectiveness in meeting the demands of life.

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Mary Short

Offering therapy in New Mexico
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience

I am a Social Worker licensed in New Mexico with over 10 years of experience working within homelessness, addictions and violence. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I most frequently use Dialectical Behavioral therapy and am happy to work with people experiencing difficulties with emotion regulation and with interaction with others. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Sibella Salazar

Offering therapy in New Mexico
Trauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
8 years of experience

I am a psychologist licensed in New Mexico with 8 years of experience working as a mental health provider. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, complex grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem, identity development, trauma and abuse. For two years at a community clinic in Minneapolis I specifically worked with indigenous communities with concerns related to complex trauma, historical and intergenerational trauma, sociocultural stressors, removal from primary caretaker homes, and adjustment difficulties inside and outside the home. I utilize a warm, interactive, and relational approach to my therapy style. I believe that respect, sensitivity, compassion, and knowledge of historical and systemic influences are important for working with members from historically marginalized communities. I practice from an integrative approach in therapy, with narrative therapy as the foundation. Indigenous Ways of Knowing (IWOK) is a paradigm of indigenous epistemologies of holistic being. Therefore, I rely a great deal on IWOK to inform my strategy for utilizing interventions from an array of theoretical orientation (e.g., cognitive-behavioral therapy, person-centered, mindfulness) to best meet the client’s needs. Everyone has stories for how they came to be where they are today. Stories have the power to create. I believe my role is to empower my clients, wherever they are in their particular story, and aide in creating a story of resilience, healing and change.

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Dr. Maria Sanchez

Offering therapy in New Mexico
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersSelf esteem
24 years of experience

I am licensed in New Mexico with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Hal Agler

Offering therapy in New Mexico
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementDepression
23 years of experience

I am licensed in New Mexico with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & anger management. I also have experience working with depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Mary Ringer

Offering therapy in New Mexico
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesGriefDepression
25 years of experience

I am licensed in New Mexico with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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John Buchanan

Offering therapy in New Mexico
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in New Mexico with 25 years of professional work experience. I am a military veteran and have worked with both male and female clients. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Elizabeth King

Offering therapy in New Mexico
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
15 years of experience

I am licensed in New Mexico with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How can therapists in New Mexico support you?

Therapists in New Mexico can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 1,388,663 people live in New Mexico, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for licensed professionals in New Mexico may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why are many residents in the state of New Mexico working with a licensed counselor?

People reach out for mental health support for a variety of reasons. Many individuals work with a counselor for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a smaller county in New Mexico, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed professional tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

Mental health counselors in New Mexico support clients with varying issues, which can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp has over 35,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency services

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How much does a therapist cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How do I know if I should get a therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. You do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy; You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A counselor may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many professionals provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in New Mexico can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to an office.

Does insurance cover therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is online therapy safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.

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