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Mandy Lopez Azimy

Offering therapy in NM
License: LCSW,MSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Welcome to online therapy! *Please note: At this time, I am offering asynchronous communication via text messaging and live chat services only. If you’d prefer other modalities (live phone and/or video call), that is understandable. I encourage you to explore BetterHelp's network of available licensed counselors that will match your preference. I honor you for taking the time to be here! I know that you are brave because you’re willing to look more closely at yourself. I’m here to be with you through life’s challenges AND successes. If you're looking to find meaning, joy and peace in the present and develop strength-based strategies for the future, look no further! My name is Mandy Lopez Azimy. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New Mexico. I specialize in parenting issues, attachment disruptions, life transitions, healthy boundaries, relationship issues, self esteem, depression and anxiety. I believe that in order to show up for life and all it's challenges, we must be able to regulate our nervous system, calm our mind, and trust our inner wisdom to give us clear direction. My approach to treatment is to help you witness yourself through the lens of love, acceptance, and compassion. Seeing yourself in this new way will offer huge relief and the opportunity to go deeper in your healing. Interventions are focused in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Attachment-Based Therapy, and Internal Family Systems (IFS) techniques. I bring a clarifying, energizing, and intuitive presence to my sessions. I hold a safe space through non-judgment in order to encourage self-expression. We will work together to illuminate and resolve any stories, beliefs, thoughts, and unresolved emotions that may unconsciously hinder personal growth. Whether you're having a moment of minor overwhelm or find yourself in a state of panic, you can turn to this platform for solutions and support. "You are the guru, learn to trust the guidance within you." -Gabrielle Bernstein

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Edward Davidson

Offering therapy in NM
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
17 years of experience

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 Manager Therapist, Medical/Hospital Social Worker, Family Consultant, Hospice and Bereavement Grief Specialist Social Worker. Responsibilities included conducting psychosocial assessments, coordinating care, providing counseling and psychotherapy, intervening in client crisis situations, and educating patients and families about their treatment plan and the resources and support systems that are available to them. Implementing interventions and counseling practices using patient-centered, strengths-based strategies with empathetic care and compassion. SPECIALTIES Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Self-esteem Depression Coping with life changes Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy Also experienced in: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency SERVICES OFFERED MESSAGING LIVE CHAT PHONE VIDEO LICENSING LCSW # C 12082 (Expires: 2023-07-01) Years of Experience: 10 Years of Experience: 10

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Tammy White

Offering therapy in NM
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

I am licensed in New Mexico with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, and substance use and abuse concerns. I have a history of working with individuals, families, and groups. I work with my clients to create therapeutic rapport in an open, safe, and supportive 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 happy that you have decided to reach out for help.

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Traci Laney

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in New Mexico with over 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & intimacy related 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Please message me for my scheduling information.

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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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Samantha Nelums

Offering therapy in NM
LGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in California and New Mexico with over 12 years of professional social work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, family conflicts, 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.

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Michelle Fischer

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
21 years of experience

I am licensed/ board certified in New Mexico with over 21 years of mental health experience. I have expertise in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, addictions: (screens, sex, shopping, chemicals etc...) and anger management. I will treat you with respect, sensitivity, and judgement-free compassion. I will customize our discussions to meet your personal goals. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage--Good Job! —Michelle

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Jacqueline Schnedler

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Arkansas and New Mexico with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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. 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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Angela Porter

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in New Mexico with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & intimacy related issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Julie Robinson

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Nevada, New Mexico and Utah with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LBTQ+ related issues, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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 Lake Arthur

Finding the best therapist close by in Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur. 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 Lake Arthur, 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 Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur, elsewhere in Chaves, 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 Lake Arthur area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur, 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 Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur 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 88253 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 Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur, 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.

Lake Arthur 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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