If you’re looking for a therapist in Las Cruces, NM, you have some options. There may be some community-based clinics in your area, and if you are a college student, you may have school-based clinics on campus. You can also get treatment in other outpatient settings, but barriers like transportation issues or scheduling challenges can make finding an in-person provider difficult. 

Online treatment can be a convenient alternative to going to a community clinic or trying to find an independent provider. When you use an online platform like BetterHelp, you can connect with more than 30,000 therapists who can provide psychotherapy online in the comfort of your own home. You can attend sessions at a time that works for your schedule, which can make attending sessions more convenient if you’re a busy professional, graduate school student, or parent.

Working with a qualified mental health provider gives you a non-judgmental space to set personal growth goals and learn more about your true self. Whether you need support through substance abuse treatment or counseling services to help you manage stress and anxiety, connect with a Las Cruces-based provider below to learn more.

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Lidia Atencio

Offering therapy in NM
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am a counselor licensed in New Mexico with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including family issues, parenting, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is based on ‘Unconditional Positive Regard.’ This style focuses on accepting and supporting people exactly as they are, without evaluating or judging them. I believe that people should be treated with respect and compassion without being judged. I will help you create goals to meet your unique and specific needs. You have shown courage by taking this first step towards change. I am here and ready to help you. I look forward to working with you!

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Carlton Lewis

Offering therapy in NM
Counselor License Type(s): M.A. LPCC LADAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
17 years of experience as a therapist

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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Karen Gano

Offering therapy in NM
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
33 years of experience as a therapist

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." ~ Anais Nin Hello. My name is Karen Gano, and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in New Mexico, Colorado, Maine, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Australia. I received my Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, and I have over 30 years of clinical counseling experience. My specialty is what I call Empowerment Counseling. I have a Motivational Interviewing style, and I use Compassion-Focused, Client-Centered, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Mindfulness, and Strength Based therapies to assist clients in improving their outlook and life. I have a holistic and goal oriented practice, working primarily with women who are going through some type of life transition whether it be separation, divorce, career changes, relocation, empty nest, illness, etc. I also provide counseling to healthcare workers as I have been a practicing medical social worker throughout my career, and I have worked in trauma, emergency medicine, critical care, oncology, palliative care, and domestic abuse. We can all benefit from talking to someone now and again. It is my primary goal to empower clients so that they can build and expand their "team," discover their voice, increase self-awareness and esteem, and make wanted changes in their life. My professional and personal mantra is "Self-Care + Time = Healing." I can help you with healthy coping strategies and tools to guide you from surviving to thriving. I very much look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Sally Brown

Offering therapy in NM
Counselor License Type(s): PhD, DSW, LCSW
AddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
31 years of experience as a therapist

ABOUT ME My name is Sally Brown. I graduated with a Masters degree is Social Work from the University of Houston and a doctorate in Clinical Social Work from Walden University. I also have a PhD in Holistic Health. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy, EMDR and motivational interviewing. My focus is on improving an individual's quality of life and helping them find balance. SPECIALTIES Trauma Addictions Relationship issues Stress, Anxiety Depression Also experienced in: LGBT , trauma and abuse , grief , intimacy-related issues , anger management , self esteem ,bipolar disorder , coping with life changes , compassion fatigue, gender identity, Abandonment , coping with disability. Clinical approaches: Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR),Cognitive Processing Therapy , Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, New Decision Therapy Years of Experience: 31 SERVICES OFFERED MESSAGING LIVE CHAT PHONE VIDEO LANGUAGES English Spanish LICENSING LCSW - AZ #16760 LCSW-NM 06170 LCSW-CO00992910 LCSW-HI 4144 NM LADAC 0114001

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David Martinez

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
16 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in New Mexico with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & bipolar disorder. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I have worked hand in hand with children and adults with serious mental health and problematic drug use. I have worked extensively with individuals with severe trauma and abuse. I have also run several domestic violence programs and am very familiar with the struggles that interpersonal family violence brings to the family. 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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Dr. Lakshmi Frigo

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

I believe that every person holds the power and resources necessary to find happiness. As a trans woman I understand both the external and the internal forces that create self-doubt and spike fear—the loneliness, the separateness, and the tailspin of uncertainty. I know, too, from professional and personal experience that self-acceptance and happiness are within everyone. Science upholds this belief, telling us that those who seek help benefit from it. For me this is not a theory, but the product of experience. I favor mindful-based approaches, but I also have practice experience with cognitive behavioral therapy and other evidenced-based methods. I work well with people challenged not only by anxiety, depression, trauma (PTSD), but also with those in challenging relationships, gender issues, especially those from LGBTQ and military veteran populations. I welcome all those who seek an empathic, supportive, and nonjudgmental collaborator to a better, more fulfilling and satisfying life.

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Edward Lyell

Offering therapy in NM
AddictionsGriefSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
25 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in New Mexico with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with compassion fatigue. 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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Victoria Halbert

Offering therapy in NM
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
24 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in New Mexico with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anxiety, anger, grief, self-esteem, & depression. 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.

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Tommy Fletcher

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Washington (currently inactive and renewing my license) and currently licensed in New Mexico with 10 + years of professional work experience in counseling adult and teen individuals, groups and couples. I have been in multiple social work positions dating back to 1987. Past experience includes many years in the legal system. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy related 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 beliefs, thoughts and prior actions 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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Julie Robinson

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

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 Las Cruces

Finding the best therapist close by in Las Cruces 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 in Las Cruces that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Las Cruces. 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 Las Cruces, 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 in the Las Cruces region and in the state of New Mexico. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Las Cruces or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Las Cruces 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 Las Cruces, 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 Las Cruces area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Las Cruces 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 Las Cruces 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 Las Cruces 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Las Cruces, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Las Cruces 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 Las Cruces helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Las Cruces 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 Las Cruces 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 Las Cruces 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.

Las Cruces therapists 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 Las Cruces 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 Las Cruces 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in NM, therapists 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 88012 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Las Cruces 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Las Cruces.

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 from a therapist. A Las Cruces 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Las Cruces, 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.

Las Cruces 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.

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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 to customer service 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Las Cruces:

88001, 88005, 88006, 88007, 88011, 88012, 88013

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