With such a long name, it probably comes as no surprise that Los Ranchos de Albuquerque has a couple of nicknames. In fact, the locals call it The Village or Los Ranchos. Human activity in Los Ranchos dates back to 10,000 B.C. and it seems the inhabitants started cultivating maize from Mexico in 1000 B.C. The community still insists on keeping it an agricultural area with a small-town charm.

The town of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque also has some great mental health counselors who can help when you find yourself needing that extra support. No matter what you need, you can find a mental health expert who can help in the Los Ranchos de Albuquerque area.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC, LCPC,LCPP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 25

My name is Karen F Armstrong. I am licensed in three states as a behavioral health and relationship therapist along with certification in two states as an addiction professional. I am also a certified employee assistance professional/career coach. I have worked for over twenty years in the field of behavioral health/relationships/addictions. In each area I counsel I provide good listening skills, I am nonjudgmental, insightful and supportive. Through the years I have provided support and to help modify problem behaviors to those that suffer from anxiety, de...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Tina Sanchez, MSW, LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Mexico who has offered direct care for about 15 years. I have worked with clients with a variety of backgrounds and experiences including complex trauma, mental health concerns, life adjustments, coping disorders and / or substance abuse. My approach is client centered and insight driven. Using a blend of techniques that suit your interests, I may offer cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, psycho- educational, mindfulness, self- compassion, and or somatic therapies to explore belief systems and resolve presenting con...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working in Texas and New Mexico with over 11 years of professional experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anger management, emotional regulation, anxiety, workplace stressors, blended families, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, communication improvement, body image and self esteem work, just to name a few. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe i...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

My name is Veronica Jaramillo. I am a LCSW licensed social worker in New Mexico with over 10 years of experience and 5 years' experience working as a social worker. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including homelessness, anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem, relationship issues, parenting problems, foster care, adoption, ADHD, life stressors, and trauma. I also have experience of working with individuals, children, teens, and families who struggle with mental health or need assistance with navigating their life stressors and life t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 40

If you are dealing with issues related to your present life, and/or working through issues from the past; relationship concerns, self-esteem issues, blocked creativity, trauma, depression, anxiety; we can work on that stuff. In 4 decades of practice I've seen people work through many major life challenges. I work with individuals and couples. I've been a therapist since the early 1980s when I was in my early 20s. I was trained by a group of therapists who were drawing from a variety of approaches. That means I am trained to work with people using a variety ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

I am a clinical counselor, specializing in trauma and addiction. I have 25 years of experience working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, verbal/emotional/physical/sexual abuse, and psychotic disorders. My approach mirrors that of Thomas Szasz, MD, as he wrote in The Healing Word: Its Past, Present, and Future: "Mental illness and psychotherapy are fictions. Neither exists. Only the patient, the therapist, and a particular relationship between them exist. Both participants are responsible moral agents. Each is existe...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

My name is Katie Potts, LMSW. I have a Masters degree in Social Work from Wayne State University, in Detroit. I got my MSW in 2004. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational interviewing in my therapy practice. I have experience working with individuals and couples struggling with negative self-talk, low self-esteem, mood instability, substance use, challenging irrational beliefs and paranoia, anxiety, history of trauma, eating disorders, addiction and codependency in family systems and individuals that identify as Adul...

This is Teresa Allen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I have been practicing in the field of social work for over 35 years. During that time, I have worked in hospital settings, assisting clients adjusting to what services and help they need to be able to go home, and dealing with changes that a change in health can result in. I like providing insight and assist you in becoming more of the person you want to be! Whether you suffer from depression, health issues, anxiety, I'm here for you. We will work together and I will assist you in putting more tools in your tool box so you can feel like the person you want to be....

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and able to practice in Utah, Texas and New Mexico. I have been a LCSW for 5 years with over 10 year of experience working with individuals that have experienced trauma, intimate partner violence/domestic violence, sexual abuse/assault and struggle with depression, anxiety and PTSD symptoms/diagnosis. It is my goal to provide a safe, respectful and empathic environment for all individuals. I have experience in providing solution focused therapy, client centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and cognitive proc...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, Ph. M., LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I enjoy working with individuals of all ages experiencing challenges with mood, depression, and anxiety. I have a particular interest in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, micro-traumas, aging, grief and loss, and depression. I typically use the person-centered approach. I have also used CBT, mindfulness, art, and play therapy techniques. I have training in Sand Tray, Nutritional and Integrated Therapies and tapping techniques. I have a Master of Art degree in Community Counseling and a Master of Philosophy in Health Psychology. I have held my indep...

This is Chelsea Roberts's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,PIP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, my name is Chelsea and I am a mental health counselor licensed in Alabama with over 5 years of experience working as a licensed social worker. While I currently reside in Alabama, I obtained my Mater's Degree from New Mexico Highlands University in New Mexico in 2014. I have worked as a licensed social worker in the hospital setting, hospice care, and now as a mental health counselor in private practice. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem issues, and LGBTQ+ issues. My ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello, I am a Licensed Psychologist in the state of New Mexico. I have worked as a therapist for approximately 8 years with children, adolescents, and adults. I truly enjoy therapy, it is my passion, and I have spent a great deal of time and energy studying and practicing therapy. I utilize an integrated, non-judgmental approach to therapy, and I strive to fully understand the individuals I am working with. Due to the nature of therapy I believe it is most important for individuals to feel comfortable with their therapist. As a result, I am attuned to the comfort ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Arizona, Indiana, and New Mexico as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. I also have experience working with executive and professional coaching. 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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in New Mexico with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with grief and loss. I use an integrative approach, exploring the interaction between your thoughts, feelings and actions. We can explore both external and internal influences on your current functioning. 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 - Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 38

I am licensed in New Mexico with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem & coping with grief and loss. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is David Martinez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

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 v...

This is Amy Williams's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I am licensed in New Mexico with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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 so glad that you reached out. I look forward to meeting with you.

This is Lorena Griese's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in New Mexico with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I also have experience working with 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!

This is Lewis Galway's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 26

I am licensed as a professional counselor in both Utah and New Mexico with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (ADHD). 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

Counseling provides a safe space for you to explore and address your life at your pace. Success depends on having a good rapport with a counselor you trust, and I would like to provide that for you. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas and have provided counseling services for eight years in agencies primarily serving clients of domestic violence and sexual assault. Therapeutic approaches include trauma-informed, client-centered, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for those who have experienced abuse, trauma, depression, post-traumatic st...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Los Ranchos de Albuquerque?

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 Los Ranchos de Albuquerque 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 Los Ranchos de Albuquerque 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 Los Ranchos de Albuquerque or elsewhere in Bernalillo 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 Los Ranchos de Albuquerque 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 Los Ranchos de Albuquerque 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 Los Ranchos de Albuquerque 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 Los Ranchos de Albuquerque 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 Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, 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 Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, 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 87107 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 Los Ranchos de Albuquerque:

87107, 87114

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.