This is Dr. Warren Steinman'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): Ph.D
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 35

I have had a licensed private practice as a psychologist for more than 35 years. In my practice, I have focused on issues of stress, anxiety, avoidance, self-control, relationship problems, and life restructuring. Before my full-time private practice, I was a tenured professor of clinical psychology at two major universities. I was the director of clinical training at one university and the chairman of the Psychology Department at the other. I also have experience working as a divorce mediator, a parenting consultant, a psychological evaluator, and a life coac...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, ADHD
Years of Experience: 28

Working with a therapist should be one of the best hardest things we ever do for ourselves. We can only get to the best of who we would like to be if we can trust the person helping us get through those hardest things. This is what I have to offer towards establishing and building that trust. I am and open and accepting person and I will listen to you without judgment so that you will feel fully heard and understood. With over thirty years of experience, I have found both that we are not alone in what we are experiencing--others feel as we do--and that we are all...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

There are times when life's challenges can become overwhelming, hope wavers and confidence suffers, and I am here to help work with you through some of life's more difficult times. I work collaboratively with you as my client toward empowerment in order to find clarity, set goals, and take action. I work from a client-centered approach utilizing a combination of solution-focused and cognitive-behavioral strategies to address issues, identify and challenge negative thinking patterns, identify strengths and develop lifelong skills. I have almost 10 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): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am a client-centered therapist with over 15 plus years experience in the field of individual counseling with a focus on women's issues, life adjustment issues, grief, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, career challenges, self-esteem issues, and other issues related to achieving your best self. I have worked with clients within the context of private practice as well as treatment facilities and hospital settings. This provides me with a certain scope of understanding and experience. I am licensed in both New Mexico and Florida. Both professionally an...

This is Louis Wilson'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): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 35

I have over 35 years of experience; in a variety of treatment settings. I have worked with individuals, couples and families. There is no circumstance I have not attempted to help my clients work through. I have specialized in trauma work, addictions and recovery, and other emotional and behavioral issues. I offer respect and care, support and encouragement to help each of my clients find the peace and purpose they are looking for.

This is Mandy Lopez Azimy'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): LCSW,MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Welcome to online therapy! *Please note: At this time, I am offering asynchronous communication (via text messaging or audio/video recording) and live chat services only. If you’d prefer other modalities (live phone and/or video call), that is understandable. I encourage you to explore BetterHelp's network of available licensed counselors that will match your preference. I honor you for taking the time to be here! I know that you are brave because you’re willing to look more closely at yourself. I’m here to be with you through life’s challenges AND successes. ...

This is Teresa Allen'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): 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 - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

My name is Dr Trevor Gates-Crandall, and I have worked in the human services field since 2001. I have experience working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer+ issues, and have worked with a variety of issues, including depression and anxiety. I am solution-focused and person centered, and specialize in working with people who are looking for short-term support. I believe that every person is on their own journey and I am here to support you in meeting the goals that you want to meet.

This is Edward Davidson'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): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello, My Name is Edward I am a fully licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 10 Years of experience working with individuals that are or have been suffering from Mental Health or Substance issues. Issues ranging from I also have experience in Grief and Loss. I am called to serve, empower, and help people heal to become their best selves. I have followed my passion to assist people in thriving using Evidence-based modalities and techniques proven to be effective. I have worked various human service capabilities such as Acute Behavioral Case Ma...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

Hello and welcome to the introduction of myself. My name is April Casuse, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in New Mexico. I have been working in the counseling field for 14 years. I have found one of my passions is to work with "helpers" and assisting them on identifying compassion fatigue and ways to work through it. I also have experience working with families, high-risk behaviors in adolescents, couples, and marriage counseling. I work from a systematic perspective. I believe for one person to grow in a healthier way that person will have to have ...

This is Jesseca Berryman'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): LPC-S,LCPC-S,MS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Hi! My name is Kate. My preferred pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of Missouri, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Counselor Supervisor (LCPC-S ) in Kansas and I have been working in the counseling field since 2011. I have worked with clients in a variety of settings including: residential, outpatient, incarceration, government, through telehealth (online) and in private practice. Trauma, life transitions, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, domestic viole...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in New Mexico and Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBT-related issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 27

I am licensed in New Mexico with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, self esteem and making changes in your life. I enjoy working with all ages, genders and people from different backgrounds. 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 be the beginning of a journey of a broadening self-awareness that can serve you well....

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 42

I am licensed in New Mexico with 42 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 8

I am a psychologist licensed in New Mexico with 8 years of experience working as a mental health provider. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, complex grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem, identity development, trauma and abuse. For two years at a community clinic in Minneapolis I specifically worked with indigenous communities with concerns related to complex trauma, historical and intergenerational trauma, sociocultural stressors, removal from primary caretaker homes, and adjustment diff...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a licensed clinical social worker in both New Mexico and Texas with 5 years of professional work experience in community mental health, non-profit work, and private practice. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, identity issues/confusion, & career difficulties. I practice from the point of view that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will guide your therapy to finding the answers you are looking for. I believe in you and look forward to empowe...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

I am licensed in New Mexico with over 20 years as a professional psychotherapist. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, parenting and co-parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming obstacles. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety
Years of Experience: 9

I am a licensed Counselor & Art Therapist in New Mexico with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression and traumatic histories. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will work to create a space free of judgement, and tailor our sessions 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. I pri...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

I am licensed in various states with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. There isn't much I have not seen and helped folks through. My professional background has included working within criminal justice settings, psychiatric settings, community mental health, with high-wealth clients, everyday folks, and folks from all walks of life. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico (Ruidoso Downs, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Education and Training: Licensed Professional Counselor Board Approved LPC Supervisor Master of Arts in Professional Counseling – Ottawa University (Phoenix Campus) Bachelor of Arts in Family Resources and Human Development – Arizona State University (Tempe) Profile: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 14 years of experience in providing counseling in an outpatient setting. I approach my clients from an open and client-directed approach. From this trauma-informed prospective, I am able to teach new coping ski...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Ruidoso Downs?

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 Ruidoso Downs 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 Ruidoso Downs 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 Ruidoso Downs or elsewhere in Lincoln 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 Ruidoso Downs 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 Ruidoso Downs 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 Ruidoso Downs 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 Ruidoso Downs 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 Ruidoso Downs, 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 Ruidoso Downs, 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 88346 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 Ruidoso Downs:

88346

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.