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Holly Hemminger

Offering therapy in NM
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
6 years of experience

Hello! My name is Holly and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in New Mexico. I have been in the social work field for about 8 years now and have experience working in school-based, psychiatric in-patient, outpatient clinics, and home-based settings. In this experience, I have primarily worked with those experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship issues, parenting struggles, and issues with life changes/adjustment. In my approach to counseling, I start with where the client is. What are they satisfied or unsatisfied with currently? What does the client want to gain from working with me? Once desired outcomes are established, I utilize a combination of cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, narrative, and solution-focused therapies. I also explore and emphasize a client’s personal strengths in order to promote sustainability. I go into any new therapist/client relationship with the understanding that I am a stranger who may be asking very difficult questions. With this in mind, I encourage clients to take as much time as they need in our work together, moving at whatever pace they find comfortable. At the end of the day, I want this to be a good experience for you! My hope is to help others to find the peace that they are searching for to be able to lead fulfilling lives. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Warren Steinman

Offering therapy in NM
License: Ph.D
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
35 years of experience

I have had a licensed private practice as a psychologist for more than 35 years. In my practice, I have focused on issues of stress, anxiety, avoidance, self-control, relationship problems, and life restructuring. Before my full-time private practice, I was a tenured professor of clinical psychology at two major universities. I was the director of clinical training at one university and the chairman of the Psychology Department at the other. I also have experience working as a divorce mediator, a parenting consultant, a psychological evaluator, and a life coach. My approach to therapy is goal specific, action oriented, and solution oriented. It involves skill building and awareness and it focuses on empowering the client to develop the skills and control necessary for meaningful and lasting change. The client is helped to create specific, achievable, and realistic goals. The goals are refined and organized and are placed within a workable time-frame. Strategies to achieve the goals are developed, practiced, and revised. Personal awareness, effective choice, method, and skill-building are emphasized. Awareness and self-management methods are developed. The result is the acquisition of desired changes, restored feelings of well-being and self-confidence, and a renewed sense of self-control and independence. I appreciate how important the issues are to those who have entrusted me with their confidence. I look forward to helping my clients resolve those issues. I love what I do and have been gratified by my clients’ enthusiasm and success.

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Carlton Lewis

Offering therapy in NM
License: M.A. LPCC LADAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
17 years of experience

I am a licensed mental health counselor and life coach here in New Mexico with 16 years experience. I see myself as a "coach." Every client teaches me something! It is my desire to have a positive impact on clients, regardless of the life challenges they present with. While I may not have the answers to every life challenge presented at my fingertips, I am blessed to know where to find the answers! I have been through the pain of divorce, have been healed, and am aware of the scars left behind. I love it when people display the bright light of "insight" as the light bulb in their head goes off! I love the journey of discovery we go on together in search of the bright light! May I join you?

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Cheryl Blossom

Offering therapy in NM
License: MSW, LCSW, LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
35 years of experience

I remember that I was in the 8th grade when I became interested in human behavior. During the summer between 8th and 9th grade my father asked me if I wanted to start reading books which described varying diagnoses. Leave it up to A. Howard Bell, PhD to hand me the book SYBIL to read and discuss. That was all it took, I was hooked. All summer long I read other books which were fiction and non-fiction regarding varying diagnoses and how that person coped to social problems and the effects on one's individual psyche. As I was the daughter of a Clinical Psychologist, many other experiences were different from those who grow up in homes without a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the Helm. Not only did I read voraciously about Psychology, but I also learned information not normally given to a teen. My father was first and foremost a Rogerian Psychologist and as such decided that it would behoove me to have an understanding of Humanistic Psychotherapy before I went off to college; he was aware that Psychology had begun leaning from Psychoanalytic to Behaviorism and the " THIRD FORCE" or HUMANISM was not focused upon in the same way. My father's influence upon me gave me my beginnings as a clinician: THE RELATIONSHIP and HOW OTHERS CAN OR CANNOT RELATE TO THE THERAPIST dictated the rest of the healing process. Both Psychoanalytic and Behavioral schools at that time taught the need to stay more distanced from the Client than that of the Humanistic therapist. I even knew the why behind the therapist styles. I won't give you a lecture here as to the why of each; I would like you to read to the end of my introduction! Dad had hoped I would leave for college knowing information which might not be stressed in my college courses. As it turns out, he was correct, except for the class taught by Dr. Timmons, PSYCHOLOGY OF NORMAL BEHAVIOR. This was one of most popular classes on the LSU campus and Dr. Timmons was voted favorite "favorite professor" two out of the five years I attended classes there. I attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA because my father was conferred his doctorate there and my older brother had also chosen to attend school there. I studied what was studied then in Psychology: Emotion and Motivation, Sensation and Perception, Learning Theory, and Abnormal Psychology were a few of the courses I took. I was a research assistant for the Professor Emeritus, A.J. Riopelle, PhD; I worked in his lab studying social behavior of chimpanzees. At the time, I seemed less drawn to the Neurological basis of behavior as I was the Sociological. After receiving my BS in Psychology, I went on to graduate School at Tulane University School of Social Work In New Orleans, LA. I excelled there as I had found my niche. Understanding the person in their environment has been how I have conducted my Psychotherapy since Graduate School. I am very fortunate to have studied with those in the field of Trauma who have been on the cutting edge of research since I was in Graduate School. Trauma and Trauma therapy was just in its infancy at that time. I continued to study and plan to continue receiving certifications in my areas of interest. One of my characteristics as a clinician is that I have been a voracious reader. You may love or hate that about me. What I began learning was that traumatic experiences are processed in the brain differently than non-traumatic ones. As I grew more and more interested in Trauma treatment, I realized the invaluable information learned as an undergraduate student at LSU. Talk therapies assist in creating the relationship necessary to delve into the LIMBIC or Middle Brain; the LIMBIC BRAIN holds the trauma. “Does my situation count as a traumatic one?” you might ask. If it happened to you, you cannot let it go, and it has changed you forever, it can be seen as traumatic. There are questionnaires which assist me in quantifying the level of trauma to you, therefore helping us create the best treatment plan for you. The latest example I can think of is COVID. COVID has brought up direct and indirect loss for each person in the last 18 months. Other examples can include difficulties during childhood and adolescence with not only abuse and neglect but also friendships and other romantic and platonic relationships. Moving a lot can be hard on a child and one effect can be carried into adulthood as a generalized fear of change. Trauma can come in the form of dangerous weather creating a totally new life situation. Many today are concerned about our climate change and what that will mean for ourselves and for generations to come. It is quite traumatic for someone to grow up "different" from one's peer group. This "difference" can come in the form of race, religion, body type, intelligence level, personality style, etc. What I learned early on from Dad was that I did not have to be exactly like you or have had your particular circumstances in my life to be of service to you. This knowledge has assisted me when a therapist in Louisiana, Mississippi, and New Mexico. It is in the narrative of our lives that we can compare and contrast experiences. Finally, another characteristic about myself is that if you choose me as your therapist, you will also find that many of my experiences growing up did NOT match that of other children whose parents were in the helping professions and it was healing from those very experiences which have made me an exceptional clinician. I was not given a perfect childhood but I was given the tools early on in which what has become a life-long process of personal growth and change. What you are aware of as "the problem" and what might be an underlying problem is what we will discover during our walk together down this path called healing.

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Melissa Vazquez

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger management
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and able to practice in Utah, Texas and New Mexico. I have been a LCSW for 5 years with over 10 year of experience working with individuals that have experienced trauma, intimate partner violence/domestic violence, sexual abuse/assault and struggle with depression, anxiety and PTSD symptoms/diagnosis. It is my goal to provide a safe, respectful and empathic environment for all individuals. I have experience in providing solution focused therapy, client centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and cognitive processing therapy. I also have experience with couples counseling and utilization of the Gottman method. Deciding to take the first steps to reach out for counseling takes courage and can be scary or difficult for some, I want to assure you that therapy with me will be geared toward the issues that your experiencing and identifying your goals for therapy. When working with individuals I build rapport by using my excellent listening skills and "down to earth" personality, which develops a safe and caring environment for all. I am excited to meet and work with you!

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Lula Brown

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in New Mexico with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & anger management. 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. 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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Lauren Hunter

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am licensed in New Mexico with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & life changes. 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. 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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Myron Dianiska

Offering therapy in NM
License: MS,LPC,LPA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
50 years of experience

My name is Myron Dianiska, a Licensed Psychological Associate and Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey and Texas. I have over 50 years of experience in the mental health field, and currently operate a private practice in Sugar Land Tx. My primary work is with adults who are experiencing difficulties with habit disorders (smoking), anxiety, phobias and career choice difficulties. I also work with adolescents, athletes, particularly runners, who want to improve their performance and improve their mental toughness. My overall approach is a holistic one, as I believe good nutrition, sleep habits and exercise are fundamental to mental health. My approach is based on developing a strong therapeutic relationship, within a cognitive-behavioral model. More recently I have developed an expertise in virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET). This new, exciting technology, compared to traditional behavior therapy, has proved to be more effective, faster, practical and increases therapy privacy. VRET can be utilized to work with a variety of mental health issues, most notably anxiety, phobias, depression, trauma, stress, ADHD, OCD and PTSD. but also to train individuals in mindfulness and relaxation. Chronic pain sufferers experience relief by using the technology of virtual reality. The significant advantage of VRET is that it can be done remotely with the appropriate platform, using only a smart phone and a Google cardboard headset or equivalent. There is no need for office visits. I completed my MS in clinical psychology at Ohio University in 1972 and my MBA at the University of Houston in 1984. My professional experience includes working in the various sectors of the mental health field, including addiction rehabilitation, residential treatment, state mental hospital, private psychiatric hospitals, private practice, and in schools. I have experience with all ages and all levels of mental health severity. Specialties: Anxiety/stress Phobias/PTSD Addiction/smoking cessation Career Development/counseling Clinical Approach: Cognitive Behavior Therapy CBT Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy VRET

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Russell Smith

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesBipolar disorder
31 years of experience

I am licensed in New Mexico with 29 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence, bipolar disorder, & depression. I also have experience working with 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. In addition to these experiences I have significantly worked with people that may have severe and persistent psychiatric issues over time. Russ

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Brad Cherry

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania, Texas and New Mexico with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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.

How to find counseling in Capitan

Finding the best therapist close by in Capitan can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Capitan. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Capitan, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Capitan or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Capitan area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Capitan, elsewhere in Lincoln, or in the greater state of New Mexico.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Capitan area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Capitan therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Capitan due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Capitan may not take health insurance, some 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 or clinicians throughout the state of New Mexico you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Capitan, New Mexico working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Capitan above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Capitan helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Capitan therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Capitan therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

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 you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, 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 Capitan 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 may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in NM, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 88316 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Capitan counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. 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 learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists 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 feedback and advice. A Capitan licensed clinical social worker 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 mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Capitan, New Mexico can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Capitan has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

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:

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