This is Karen House's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC,MSW, LMSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 22

Hi! I'm Karen and I'm so happy that you've gained the courage to ask for help! I've been a counselor for 18 years, and have worked with a broad range of clients. My style is casual, but I really like to focus on problem solving. My hope is that you'll come out of your first session with a couple of tools that, if you apply them, will help relieve the problem. During every session, we build onto the foundation we've laid, increasing your tools and addressing any new issues. I'm a great listener, and am able to tease out things that might guide you to relief. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LMFT,LADAC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief
Years of Experience: 14

Thank you for taking the time to read through my profile, I am glad that you are taking the step to reach out for help! To begin, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor, and a Life Coach in New Mexico. For the past 14 years I've worked with individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan to tackle challenges that they're facing in their lives. I have specialized training in family relationships, marriage/couples, substance abuse, sexuality, mindfulness, grief and loss, trauma, and military families. I engag...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

My name is Dr. Marin and I am a licensed psychologist and a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), particularly within the context of the family system. I earned her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from New Mexico State University in 2007 and I also hold a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Previous experiences include the oversight of the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team at the El Paso VA wherein she provided evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Pro...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 35

Just to be clear from the start, since the COVID-19 pandemic has hit us all, I've taken on a lot of extra clients in my small attempt to be helpful in this global horror. As of August, 2020, I will ONLY be working with new clients via the messaging system, and will not be available for live sessions with new clients. I've been writing letters, emails and text messages to clients for years, since first discovering Narrative Therapy as a wonderful model to work within in 1989. So, it will still be a valuable experience for you, if you're game for a "literary journey...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 6

Hello, my name is Sandi, I practice therapy with individuals, couples and families who are motivated to learn new skills which may lead to more joy filled lives. I enjoy seeing people grow towards their ultimate potential while practicing self-compassion and self-love. I believe problems are holistic and so are the solutions, understanding the connections of our mental health and everyday lives can be the key to improved relationships and life satisfaction. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of New Mexico where I have six years of experi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Mandy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Mexico with over 8 years of experience and over 12 years in the helping profession. Mandy has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Government and a Master’s degree in Social Work from New Mexico State University. I have helped a wide variety of individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, anger, trauma, PTSD, abuse, addictions, relationship and parenting issues, ADHD, low self-esteem, mood disorders, and career. My therapeutic style is very personable, interactive and engaged. I have always ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Hello! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (0137511) in the State of New Mexico and a National Certified Counselor (759654) certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. I specialize in Christian Counseling, family issues, eating disorders/issues, depression and anxiety-related issues. I was always in church as a young girl, but struggled with what I heard there. I came to Christ as an adult and was freed from years of addiction and eating issues. By the grace of my Lord Jesus Christ, I am grateful that I am a new creation. I met and married my h...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello, my name is Sarahi Hernandez and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of New Mexico. In the past ten years, I have worked with individuals, couples and families throughout the life span. My approach is very diverse and I tend to utilize different theories in order to accommodate you and meet you where you feel most comfortable. I am client centered, accepting that you are the expert of your life and I am here to find ways to help you help yourself. To name a few, I use interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solut...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hi, my name is Menzo Faassen. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Tennessee and New Mexico. I received my B.S. in Psychology in 1999 from Middle Tennessee State University and I received my M.S. in Community Counseling from Austin Peay State University in 2009. I work full time in Farmington, NM (where I moved to in January of 2019). I am working for a community mental health center as a clinical supervisor. I have worked in community mental health and addiction treatment centers since 2007. I have worked with adults and teenagers with traum...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D. (ABD), LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Career difficulties, Coaching
Years of Experience: 11

Hello there! Glad you have come to my page. It can be difficult to reach out let alone find the right counselor. I am sure you are curious to know how I can help. My goal is always to be a spring board towards understanding on the road of client discovery and resolution. Whatever the challenge may be, big or small. I don’t see my role as fixing anything or anyone. I am here to be a person who listens through a lens of psychological expertise to give you the best information for your situation. To listen in complete confidence to help you discover what b...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA ,LPCC,DCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

Welcome! Something in your life has initiated this search for support and you’ve come to the right place. I applaud you. It takes a courageous person to seek counseling support to create the life they want. I want to help you get there. Here is a little about me and how I plan to support you: I have a master’s degree in Counseling from Western New Mexico University (2008) and am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in New Mexico and Missouri and have extensive training in non-directive play therapy. Since becoming licensed, I’ve spent my career workin...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a clinical social worker licensed in New Mexico and have been working in the field for the past 3 years. A great deal of my experience comes from working with individuals on a variety of difficulties including stress management, depression, interpersonal communication, anxiety, grief/loss, and trauma. I have worked extensively with individuals dealing with poverty and discrimination including those among the immigrant and LGBTQIA+ communities. Though I am specifically trained in motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, SMART and as a sex educator;...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am a licensed clinical social worker in New Mexico with 6 years of experience working in a variety of settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief & loss, stress management, life transition, and low self-esteem/self-worth. I have also helped people who have experienced trauma. I’ve been told by clients that I am very down to earth, non-judgmental, and genuine, which allows for a safe environment and empowers clients to learn more about themselves. My counseling style is honest, compassionate, and empo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Clinical Social Worker Licensed in New Mexico. I have experience in working with young adults and families in various settings to include: corrections, adoption, disability advocacy, trauma and parenting. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting. I am also a Human Trafficking Victims Advocate and have worked extensively with individuals who have experienced homelessness. I also helped many people who have experienced various forms of trauma. My counseling style is based in...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Kori Connole, LMFT I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am licensed in the sate of New Mexico. I work hard to tailor each session based on the unique needs of each client. I work with individuals across the lifespan, couple and families. I have work with people after incarceration and working to rebuild a new life. I am certified in Mediation from UNM Law and Co-Parenting. I have worked with individuals battling depression and anxiety. I have been able to assist those struggling with deep routed trauma. I am committed to helping my cl...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,NCC,BC-TMH
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

If you are overwhelmed, feeling emotional or just can't seem to get your life back on track, I can help you to Live Life Well. My name is Ebonie and yes, I do believe that I can help you! I am a licensed therapist in Florida & Georgia and have worked with a wide variety of people providing therapy over the last 15 years. In addition to being licensed, I am a Board-Certified Tele Mental Health Provider - so interfacing with you using technology is my specialty. During our work together, you will develop the skills necessary to create positive and lasting change...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I have been a therapist since 2015. I earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. I currently hold the highest level of certification for social work offered by the state of New Mexico: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Before becoming a therapist I was a preschool teacher and a stay at home mom. While still in graduate school I did an internship with an agency focused on domestic violence. I worked with children, teens, and adults with a focus on education and healing. After I graduated I worked with an outpatient...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,MA,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

Hi there! If you are reading this then you have taken a positive step to help yourself develop into the person you want to be on a daily basis. This is a crazy and uncertain time right now for all of us. Seems like everything we are used to doing has changed and is uncertain. You've spend as long as you can remember trying to keep it together, but it's becoming more difficult and let's face it, you're feeling overwhelmed and perhaps experiencing feelings you have never had before. You are lonely and isolated; perhaps even feeling a loss of independence or contro...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Welcome. Hi, My name is Jeanne M. Wenzke, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience in both urban and rural communities. I provide culturally sensitive services to clients of all socioeconomic and abilities backgrounds in a respectful, safe, and supportive space. Beginning therapy can feel overwhelming, and the first step is often the most difficult. There may be many issues or one primary concern that you are struggling with and would like to gain insight into and resolve. Together, we will collaboratively identify goals de...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! You are welcome to Better Help. I am native of Peru who immigrated to the United States and has been living in northern New Mexico since 2004. I studied Psychology in Peru. Then, my undergraduate degree in psychology is from UNM in 2009, and my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is from Adams State University graduated in 2015. During all these years, I had been working with a wide population who basically are dealing with traumas, stress, anxiety, depression, anger, grief and loss, and family issues. I utilize approaches like EMDR (Eye Movement ...

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What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Ruidoso Downs, NM ranges from $85-$150.

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Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Ruidoso Downs therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 2576 people in the city of Ruidoso Downs, NM finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 88346 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

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Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Ruidoso Downs, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

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Other zip codes that therapists in or around Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico can serve:

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