Carlsbad is in southeastern New Mexico bordered by the Guadalupe Mountains and Pecos River. It is the hub for petroleum, potash, and tourism. The famous Guadalupe Mountains National Park in the Lincoln National Forest brings in a lot of tourists each year, helping to boost the economy. 

The weather here is usually mild but can be hot sometimes, getting cooler in the evenings. Because of the abundance of natural areas and mild temperatures, Carlsbad is not just a great place to visit but a great place to live. They even have the best mental health professionals around so if you or someone you love is having emotional or behavioral issues, reach out to one of our best. 

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Carlsbad, New Mexico (Carlsbad, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

My life has been forever altered by engaging in therapy as a client and continues to be shaped by helping others engage in their own therapeutic process. I was one of those people who did not believe that life had anything to offer me and that I simply had to accept and suffer with the difficult hand I had been dealt…. How wrong I was! It was a lot of work and it took a long time, but a little bit at a time I started to overcome my past and was shocked to realize it was actually possible to feel genuinely happy, good, positive… not that every moment is bliss. I un...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Carlsbad, New Mexico (Carlsbad, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 35

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 coac...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Carlsbad, New Mexico (Carlsbad, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Hello My name is Janita Randolph. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I received my Bachelor's degree from New Mexico State University in the field of Sociology. Having a true devotion to learning, I went on to obtain a Master's Degree in the field of Education, in addition to a second Master's degree in Family and Consumer Science with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Life can be very challenging for most individuals. As time goes on, it can become difficult to find meaning and purpose in your everyday life. It is my goal to aid you in y...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Carlsbad, New Mexico (Carlsbad, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 44

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 approach...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Carlsbad, New Mexico (Carlsbad, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hello. My name is Stephanie. I have been in healthcare and mental health for almost 30 years, 10 years in nursing, and 20 in counseling and therapy. I have been a high-risk labor and delivery nurse, a school district health director, an at-risk program developer, and a mental health counselor/therapist for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, and special needs and their parents in diverse communities. Although much of my experience has been working with young people and their families it has given me a broad understanding of people dealing wit...

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

Hello, My Name is Edward I am a fully licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 10 Years of experience working with individuals that are or have been suffering from Mental Health or Substance issues. Issues ranging from I also have experience in Grief and Loss. I am called to serve, empower, and help people heal to become their best selves. I have followed my passion to assist people in thriving using Evidence-based modalities and techniques proven to be effective. I have worked various human service capabilities such as Acute Behavioral Case Ma...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Carlsbad, New Mexico (Carlsbad, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

You are endowed with the power and energy to overcome any obstacle in life but sometimes when overwhelmed with life's challenges, you lose contact with your own power. I can help you regain balance in life and regain forward momentum to living the life you are destined to live. I am particularly interested in working with individuals and couples struggling with life transitions, those who are walking through loss, those who are struggling with PTSD or other trauma-related issues, and those struggling with addictions and/or substance abuse.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Carlsbad, New Mexico (Carlsbad, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Come as you are. I will meet you where you’re at in life and we’ll figure out the next steps together. I’m Rachel, a fully-licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who has been working with individuals since 2013. I am here to offer a listening ear for whatever is on your mind. I take confidentiality seriously and aim to provide a safe and supportive space for you. My approach to therapy is collaborative and empowerment focused. Together we will come up with a plan that is tailored to you based on your needs and preferences. I use a variety of evidence-based ther...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Carlsbad, New Mexico (Carlsbad, 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Carlsbad, New Mexico (Carlsbad, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 30

Dr. Keith Crownover, PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor: has been working with those beset by addictions and those who suffered loss over the course of the past thirty years. Dr. Keith earned an under graduate degree in Criminal Justice and spent a couple of years working with Inmates at one of Oklahoma's Medium/Maximum security penitentiaries. During his tenure, he was the facility Mental Health Authority, later being promoted to the Administrator of Healthcare within the facility. Keith, also has a graduate degree in Professional Counseling (MS) and is licens...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Carlsbad, New Mexico (Carlsbad, NM)
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in New Mexico and Arkansas for Independent Private Practice with 28 years of professional experience and a doctorate specializing in public health. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I am specially trained and sensitive to issues experienced by the LGBTQIA+ community. 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Carlsbad, New Mexico (Carlsbad, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in New Mexico with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Carlsbad, New Mexico (Carlsbad, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

I am licensed in New Mexico with 18 years of professional work experience. Feeling anxiety, depression, or having relationship problems is completely normal for everyone. Sometimes, we need a little guidance on how to manage these things. I like to provide guidance and solutions to life's struggles so that you can start feeling better as soon as possible. The vast majority of my clients show significant improvement in a short time.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Carlsbad, New Mexico (Carlsbad, 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Carlsbad, New Mexico (Carlsbad, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC,LPA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 50

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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Carlsbad, New Mexico (Carlsbad, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in New Mexico with 3 years of professional counseling experience, after a career in nonprofit management. I have experience in helping clients with diverse backgrounds, orientations, and identities. I help people dealing with depression and anxiety, trauma recovery, relationship issues, chronic illness, life transitions, and more. 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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Carlsbad, New Mexico (Carlsbad, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in New Mexico with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. There can be many goals for the counseling relationship. Some of these will be long term goals such as improving the quality of your life, learning to live with mindfulness and self-actualization. Other goals may be more immediate such as working on strategies to decrease anxiety and/or depression symptoms, and developing healthy relationships, Wha...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Carlsbad, New Mexico (Carlsbad, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

My name is Sam and I am an LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor) in New Mexico with 4 years of counseling experience. I provide individual sessions to support adults (18+) experiencing depression, grief/loss, stress and anxiety, life changes/adjustment (loss, job change, divorce, moving, graduation), boundary/communication issues in relationships & self-esteem issues. My therapy style is warm and goal-oriented. You will have access to a non-judgmental, safe space where you are treated with respect, compassion & kindness. My therapy approach is primaril...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Carlsbad, New Mexico (Carlsbad, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I am licensed in New Mexico with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues,parenting,sexuality, depression, religious addiction & 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. My therapeutic orientation is CBT,and Behavioral Therapy,DBT, Solution Focus Therapy, Positive Psychology. I have some Jungian Training. Taking the first step to ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Carlsbad, New Mexico (Carlsbad, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: ADHD
Years of Experience: 12

I get that sometimes life just sucks and when it happens we can feel alone, misunderstood, and stuck. It's easy to feel embarrassed by the circumstances we find ourselves in which make it even more difficult to reach out and ask for help. Kudos to you for starting out on this journey! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in providing both inpatient and outpatient mental health services. I enjoy helping people overcome personal challenges and to improve their quality of life. I believe people are the expert of their own lives and the role of ...

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

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 Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad or elsewhere in Eddy 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 Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad, 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 Carlsbad, 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 88221 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 Carlsbad:

88220, 88221

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.