Belen is a very active community, with many festivals and celebrations throughout the year to love and enjoy. Yet sometimes in life you might find that you no longer enjoy these activities as you once did, or you feel isolated from the community. These can be signs of depression or other mental illness.

If you are suffering from depression or you are concerned about thoughts and feelings you are having, it is a good idea to talk to a professional. Belen-area counselors are available now to offer this support. Contact a therapist today.

This is Karen Frontczak Armstrong's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belen, New Mexico (Belen, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC, LCPC,LCPP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 25

My name is Karen F Armstrong. I am licensed in three states as a behavioral health and relationship therapist along with certification in two states as an addiction professional. I am also a certified employee assistance professional/career coach. I have worked for over twenty years in the field of behavioral health/relationships/addictions. In each area I counsel I provide good listening skills, I am nonjudgmental, insightful and supportive. Through the years I have provided support and to help modify problem behaviors to those that suffer from anxiety, de...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belen, New Mexico (Belen, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I'm Mycca Montoya, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist). As a therapist, I enjoy helping clients develop resilience and build on their current strengths in order to decrease and ultimately eliminate emotional distress. I work with a wide variety of clients, working through varying issues. Some of the issues I specialize in are: - Depression - Anxiety - Trauma/Abuse - Grief and Loss - Addition issues - Family Conflict - Parenting Issues - Relational Issues (partner/familial) Through empathy, support and thoughtful insight, we will work to i...

This is Alisha Edmiston's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belen, New Mexico (Belen, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the State of New Mexico with 8 years of experience working with individuals and families. My areas of specialty are depression, stress and anxiety, trauma, and parenting issues. I also work with clients who have experienced: low motivation, low self-esteem, low confidence, addictions, grief and loss, anger, and family or relationship issues. My counseling style is client-centered utilizing evidenced-based interventions. I am a certified Multi-Systemic Therapist (MST), and I am trained in Acceptance and Commitment Thera...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belen, New Mexico (Belen, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Welcome. Hi, My name is Jeanne M. Wenzke, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience in both urban and rural communities. I provide culturally sensitive services to clients of all socioeconomic and abilities backgrounds in a respectful, safe, and supportive space. Beginning therapy can feel overwhelming, and the first step is often the most difficult. There may be many issues or one primary concern that you are struggling with and would like to gain insight into and resolve. Together, we will collaboratively identify goals de...

This is Beth Leary's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belen, New Mexico (Belen, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 22

Hi. My name is Beth and I have been a social worker for 20 years, primarily I have worked as a therapist. I have worked with persons who are dealing with life problems whether basic or complex. I am believer in the person. Help me help you to help yourself. Some times we can get so caught up in life that we forget we've got the strengths we do to pull ourselves out of bad situations--until someone comes along and reminds us, the answer was there all along. My focus is you. I want to go where you want to take me, I am a client centered therapist who utili...

This is Christin Barden's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belen, New Mexico (Belen, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I have been a licensed social worker since July 2017, but I have been helping New Mexico military families, Veterans, aging population and the homeless for over 15 years. As a military veteran, I understand the struggles with adapting to civilian life, and have experience working with substance abuse, trauma, traumatic brain injury, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, career-related issues and coping with stress. I love working with adults in all stages of life and I have experience in couples and family therapy. I strive to create a safe, comfortable environment, ...

This is Elizabeth Chavez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belen, New Mexico (Belen, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

My name is Jo and I appreciate you taking a look at my profile to consider if I might be a good match for what you need. MY EXPERIENCE: I am an independently licensed counselor (LPCC) with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. My career journey has placed me within: Intensive Psychiatric Hospital settings, Correctional settings, Substance Treatment Centers, and Community Counseling Centers. WHAT I’VE LEARNED: The common factor that everyone I have ever supported through my counseling services seems to have is that they just want to fe...

This is Tara Parent's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belen, New Mexico (Belen, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 11

I am a clinical social worker, currently licensed in New Mexico and Texas with over 10 years experience working as a behavioral health therapist. Being part of a military family has allowed me to work with diverse populations across the United States. I have worked with individuals that are seeking help with depression, addictions, career challenges, life transitions, family/relationship stress, and those who have experienced trauma or abuse. My therapy style is warm and relaxed. My approach includes a mix of cognitive-behavioral, client centered, and solution...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belen, New Mexico (Belen, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

My name is Dr Trevor Gates-Crandall, and I have worked in the human services field since 2001. I have experience working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer+ issues, and have worked with a variety of issues, including depression and anxiety. I am solution-focused and person centered, and specialize in working with people who are looking for short-term support. I believe that every person is on their own journey and I am here to support you in meeting the goals that you want to meet.

This is Chelsea Roberts's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belen, New Mexico (Belen, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,PIP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, my name is Chelsea and I am a mental health counselor licensed in Alabama with over 5 years of experience working as a licensed social worker. While I currently reside in Alabama, I obtained my Mater's Degree from New Mexico Highlands University in New Mexico in 2014. I have worked as a licensed social worker in the hospital setting, hospice care, and now as a mental health counselor in private practice. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem issues, and LGBTQ+ issues. My ...

This is Melissa Middleton's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belen, New Mexico (Belen, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,Melissa Lynn Middleton
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 20

I am clinical social worker licensed in the State of New Mexico with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with clients looking to improve relationships at home, performance at work, and work/life balance. I enjoy working with clients who are looking to improve self-esteem and motivation to live their best lives. My therapy style is to listen and learn from you on what is working and what you'd like to improve. I use EMDR to help you feel more comfortable and confident in situations where you struggle socially and/or at work; Motivational Interviewing ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belen, New Mexico (Belen, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

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 t...

This is Jesseca Berryman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belen, New Mexico (Belen, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-S,LCPC-S,MS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Hi! My name is Kate. My preferred pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of Missouri, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Counselor Supervisor (LCPC-S ) in Kansas and I have been working in the counseling field since 2011. I have worked with clients in a variety of settings including: residential, outpatient, incarceration, government, through telehealth (online) and in private practice. Trauma, life transitions, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, domestic viole...

This is Dr. Jared Gonzales's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belen, New Mexico (Belen, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello, I am a Licensed Psychologist in the state of New Mexico. I have worked as a therapist for approximately 8 years with children, adolescents, and adults. I truly enjoy therapy, it is my passion, and I have spent a great deal of time and energy studying and practicing therapy. I utilize an integrated, non-judgmental approach to therapy, and I strive to fully understand the individuals I am working with. Due to the nature of therapy I believe it is most important for individuals to feel comfortable with their therapist. As a result, I am attuned to the comfort ...

This is Kristen Zavala's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belen, New Mexico (Belen, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in New Mexico and Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBT-related issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Juanita Francisco-Yanc's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belen, New Mexico (Belen, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am a LPPC Native American Counselor in New Mexico with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, grief/loss, addictions, LGBT-related issues, trauma/abuse, and relationship issues. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Sarah Bentley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belen, New Mexico (Belen, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LMHP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Welcome to my bio, and thanks for taking the time to read it! I am a trauma therapist with 10 years clinical experience working with adults. I have worked as a helper in the non-profit, higher education, and government sectors for the 10 years prior to this. I am licensed in both Nebraska and New Mexico. As your therapist, I will work to deeply understand your circumstances, thoughts, and feelings regarding the past, present, and future. I use brain-based therapies of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Brainspotting to re-route wounded n...

This is Sabine LeBow's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belen, New Mexico (Belen, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 18

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with 18 years of professional work experience. Most of my experience has been with the NM Veterans Administration helping clients with PTSD, life challenges, stress, anxiety, depression, abuse, anger management, substance abuse and other challenges. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion in a nonjudgmental way. We will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs in a collaborative manner. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier ...

This is Amanda Barlow's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belen, New Mexico (Belen, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Education and Training: Licensed Professional Counselor Board Approved LPC Supervisor Master of Arts in Professional Counseling – Ottawa University (Phoenix Campus) Bachelor of Arts in Family Resources and Human Development – Arizona State University (Tempe) Profile: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 14 years of experience in providing counseling in an outpatient setting. I approach my clients from an open and client-directed approach. From this trauma-informed prospective, I am able to teach new coping ski...

This is Karen Valteau-Williams's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belen, New Mexico (Belen, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in Louisiana with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Belen?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Belen area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Belen and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Belen or elsewhere in Valencia or the state of New Mexico.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Belen therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Belen due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists in the state of New Mexico may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp therapists serving the city of Belen and elsewhere throughout the state of New Mexico you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Belen to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Belen, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A San Jose therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Belen, NM, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 87031 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Belen:

87002, 87031

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, 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 therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.