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Lisa Anderson

Offering therapy in NM
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
12 years of experience

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Helena Hawley Grano

Offering therapy in NM
License: MA LPCC,MA LPCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
34 years of experience

Hello! My name is Sande' and I have 34 years of experience working with individuals 18 years and older with most any problem they may be having. I have a Master's Degree in Agency Counseling and have worked several settings including inpatient treatment center, a psychiatric inpatient unit, outpatient agency and as private practitioner. I have taught clinical classes for graduate students and have developed integrated programs to meet clients needs. My treatment approach begins with support and providing a solid relationships with my clients so that they can trust me. With this trusting foundation, I can help with depression, anxiety and other problems using cognitive behavioral therapy (a basic skill to teach to my clients). From here, I can help an individual cope with different problems by learning to accept and/or change the situation.

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Tebarge Ward

Offering therapy in NM
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAnger management
5 years of experience

Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker in New Mexico with experience working as a psychotherapist. I earned my Bachelors and Masters degree from the Alabama A&M University in Normal, Alabama. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, substance use, and post traumatic stress disorder. I believe in meeting the clients where they are and working from strengths perspective. My approach combines client centered, cognitive-behavioral, and motivational interviewing. I will tailor our sessions to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek help and break the stigma surrounding mental health. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” - Carl Rogers

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Cody Hedrick

Offering therapy in NM
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
11 years of experience

Hi My name is Cody Hedrick, I have been a therapist for 6 years and worked in other therapeutic rolls since 2011. For the last 6 years I have been working with Families and Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder. I have also provided therapy to individual adults over the last 9.5 years and worked with CYFD in order to help teach parenting skills, and resolved struggles in adulthood. I have worked with a wide variety of life struggles including LGBTQ+, self-esteem, self-love, anxiety, depression, suicide, long term/declining health struggles, Chronic Illness, Cancer, and attachment issues. I have a background in existential therapy, attachment therapy, strengths-based therapy, person-centered therapy, as well as some Narrative Therapy. I also incorporate mindfulness, meditation, improved techniques for self-care and other holistic methods. This can provide a sense of internalized strength and improve one's ability to gain resilience to different emotional states. This can result in ones ability to feel more in control and reduce emotional distress while dealing with any of these problems. I also help guide clients to their own personal goals and solutions in order to create sustainable and lasting change.

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Ellen Durant

Offering therapy in NM
License: LMFT
AddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
7 years of experience

A graduate of Texas Tech University, Ellen has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, specializing in addiction. In her work, she takes a holistic approach, focusing not on just the problem, but the whole system. She’s experienced working with adolescents, families, and people struggling with addictions. She is also experienced with leadership coaching and working through career issues. She believes the most important factor in successful therapy is collaboration and relationships. Ellen works to meet the client where they are to develop an individualized treatment plan to reach their goals.

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Ona Ramsey

Offering therapy in NM
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger management
15 years of experience

Hello, thank you for considering me to assist you in whatever journey life has brought you. Yes, a journey. Challenges are experiences that get us to the next stage of our personal development. However we should never feel like we have to go there alone. I completed the Master's in Social Work program with a minor in Alcohol and Other Drugs. Within about two years of graduating, I became clinically licensed in New Mexico and the next year in Texas. I have 15 years of experience in individual, marital, family, and group therapy. Much of my work time has been with military personnel and their families. This clinical experience exposed me to working with many people from all over the world and with a variety of cultural backgrounds. Approaches in treatment are a combination of strengths-based, cognitive behavioral therapy, relationship dynamic approaches, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, addiction issues, and more. Applying a variety of approaches in treatment are necessary because no therapy is suitable for how dynamic we are as human beings. I apply a holistic approach with cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and person in environment approaches. The goal of treatment is to show clients they had the skills and internal resources to meet their personal goals. It is just at times we need to do it in a non-judgmental environment.

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Carolina Ortega

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
7 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, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, & depression. I work with my clients of all ages ranging from infants, teens, and adults. I aim 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 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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Dr. Michaela Hammer

Offering therapy in NM
License: LCSW, PsyD
Relationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
30 years of experience

My specialty & love are helping individuals at transition points of their lives, with a focus from Adolescence to Mid-life and beyond. These are times of dealing with many changes in one's life. These changes may include family, friends, and your role in community. This is also a time when we are surrounded with "Transition Myths" ie; How we SHOULD be feeling, acting and thinking. Some of these are Memory Loss, Depression, Physical Fitness, Sexuality. My goals are to educate and separate myth from fact while helping YOU ease life's transitions so YOU can continue YOUR life with new hopes and dreams, respect and dignity. Each person is UNIQUE! Issues are NOT AGE SPECIFIC and can impact ANYONE at ANY age! With advanced education & experience, I offer Memory Loss & Cognitive functioning assessments. Not all memory loss is permanent. I offer counseling for Pet Grief & Loss. Some individuals have family members with 4 legs vs 2. Those losses are devastating as well and rarely understood by the general public. I have been providing counseling to individuals from many races, religions, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds for over 30 years. I work with preteens to those over 100 years young. I have provided therapy in my office, in individual homes, in schools and in retirement communities, nursing homes and hospitals. I have provided instructional in-services on cultural awareness and aging issues. I have set up memory clinics and performed routine depression and anxiety assessments. One of my newer areas of focus, which was a great unmet need has been providing counseling for those who have lost a "4-legged" family member. This is an area that I receive referrals not only from veterinarians but also family doctors and OB/GYNs, "I am referring Mrs. Smith as she recently lost her only child..."

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Amanda De La Cruz

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

Thank you for taking this step to begin therapy! My name is Amanda De La Cruz and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Mexico. I have been practicing social work for over 14 years with a specialty in medical social work, crisis intervention, and geriatric group therapy. My therapy approach is an integrative manner utilizing various theories, methods, and techniques from different evidence-based psychotherapy approaches such as psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, humanistic, and systemic theories that are unique to the client. The most common forms of therapy used are Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Therapy (TF-CBT), Mindfulness Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), with a motivational interviewing style. I have experience working with clients from a wide range of concerns including anxiety, stress, suicidal thoughts, ADHD and autism, depression, relationship issues, parenting struggles, family dynamic concerns, addictions, trauma, and chronic health problems. 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 take this brave step towards empowerment! I look forward to working with you.

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Erin Montgomery

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

I am licensed in New Mexico with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ 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. 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.

How to find counseling in Mesilla

Finding the best therapist close by in Mesilla 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 Mesilla. 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 Mesilla, 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 Mesilla 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 Mesilla 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 Mesilla, 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 Mesilla area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Mesilla 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 Mesilla 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 Mesilla 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 Mesilla, 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 Mesilla 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 Mesilla 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 Mesilla 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 Mesilla 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 Mesilla 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 88046 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 Mesilla 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 Mesilla 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 Mesilla, 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.

Mesilla 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Mesilla:

88005, 88046

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