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Amy Bates

Offering therapy in NM
License: MA,LPCC,ATR-BC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am an Art Therapist and Counselor experienced in working with individuals and families in a community mental health agency and private practice. I am also an adjunct professor teaching graduate level Art Therapy and Counseling. I am currently licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and New Mexico as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Nationally Board Certified, Registered Art Therapist. From a holistic perspective, I honor your unique life journey while helping you find deeper meaning and greater balance in your life. I utilize traditional solution focused, evidence-based practices with a warm, positive, strength-based approach. While teaching practical skills for managing your immediate symptoms, I integrate the creative process, mindfulness and somatic-awareness to support you and help you gain insight and guide you toward the life you want to live. I can help you clarify your goals, build on your strengths, recognize your obstacles, and find practical solutions for moving toward greater peace and happiness. I look forward to joining you on this journey.

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Dr. Katherine Souza

Offering therapy in NM
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
26 years of experience

I bring 23 years of experience as a therapist and 16 of these years in behavioral health leadership. I have taught at several university and trained new therapists. I work with adults, adolescents, couples and families. I am energized by this profession and look forward to many more years. My treatment philosophy is holistic, systemic and client centered. I utilize a holistic picture including consideration of mind, body and spirit. I involve clients in their treatment planning. I am responsive to individual needs respecting preferences and life experience. Along with my client, I address the current issues and look at how to resolve these.

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Danielle Guerrero

Offering therapy in NM
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hello! My name is Danielle Guerrero and I am a licensed clinical social worker in New Mexico. I am a life long New Mexico resident, and attended New Mexico State University for both my bachelors and masters in social work. I have several years of experience working with a wide variety of clients to include both individuals and families . I have experience working with individuals who have experienced domestic violence, families and individuals who are involved with CPS, as well as specializing in foster care/adoption and attachment therapy. I also work with individuals who need assistance with stress management, depression, anxiety, parenting support, PTSD, adjustment/life changes, interpersonal conflicts, grief and loss, and trauma. I have a warm, collaborative, and eclectic approach to therapy that includes different evidence based therapeutic frameworks to include attachment theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, strengths based therapy, and person centered therapy. I focus on helping people learn positive coping and communication skills to overcome barriers they face in daily life. I believe that the therapeutic alliance is the most important part of therapy, and that the most healing comes from work that is collaborative. I enjoy helping people learn how to harness their inner strength to build resiliency. The journey to self discovery starts with a single step. I look forward to working with you!

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Mary Short

Offering therapy in NM
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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Katherine (Katie) Ssejjemba

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hello, my name is Katie! I enjoy spending time with my family and dogs! I currently have more dogs then the typical family but I love the unconditional love they share! I am currently working from home and always have my Boston Terrier by my side. I graduated from East Tennessee State University. I am licensed in New Mexico and Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Caitlin DiFiore

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Hi! My name is Caitlin and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 7 years of professional experience working with individuals, couples and families seeking counseling and clinical case management. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. My professional practice areas have included working with individuals and families, often with court- related, criminal justice and/or child welfare involvement. I have experience working with clients who are navigating thoughts and feelings of depression, anxiety, shame, anger, and grief. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming life challenges. My practice philosophy is rooted in meeting a person where they are at and empowering them to make changes in their life at a pace that is comfortable for them. Through a Person-In-Environment approach, with a short-term, integrated use of Client Centered, Solution Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy modalities, I hope to support you in creating that path to the life experience you want. I look forward to working with you! Caitlin DiFiore She/Her/Hers

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Kerri Payne

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuse
8 years of experience

I am licensed in New Mexico with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbt-related issues, & relationship issues. 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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Donald Oldfield

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
40 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas and New Mexico with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I work with teens, couples, individual adults, and those who seek faithful Christian counseling. 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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Amanda Nelsen

Offering therapy in NM
License: CMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Hi, I am a licensed therapist in Utah, Oregon, and New Mexico. I have over 15 years of experience, and I LOVE being a therapist! It's amazing to be a part of others changing and improving their lives. Of course I work with a wide range of clients – depression, anxiety, addiction, and grief/loss are primary emphases. I also have extensive experience with relationship issues and parenting problems. I focus on person-centered therapy – using unconditional positive regard, emotional support, and a variety of specialized therapeutic techniques. I want to give you a place where you feel safe and understood, so we can focus on setting goals, improving, and healing. I provide live CHAT sessions only - if you are looking for phone/video sessions, I am not the therapist for you. You can also send me messages as often as you want! I have session availability on Wednesdays and occasionally on Fridays. If it seems like we'd be a good fit, send me a message and we can get started right away!

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Jessica Montoya

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience

I am licensed in New Mexico with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with 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!

How to find counseling in Hatch

Finding the best therapist close by in Hatch 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 Hatch. 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 Hatch, 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 Hatch 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 Hatch 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 Hatch, elsewhere in Doña Ana, 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 Hatch area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Hatch 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 Hatch 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 Hatch 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 Hatch, 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 Hatch 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 Hatch 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 Hatch 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 Hatch 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 Hatch 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 87937 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 Hatch 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 Hatch 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 Hatch, 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.

Hatch 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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