Living in a resort town like Ruidoso, New Mexico can be a blessing as well as a curse. While the vacationers bring in a lot of income and jobs for the town, the crowded streets and recreational areas can be hard on the residents. The town holds many amenities such as the Lincoln National Forest, several mountain ranges, ski resorts, as well as casinos and hotels.

The town of Ruidoso also has great health care including some of the top mental health care experts in the state. Whether you are suffering from an anxiety disorder, depression, or any other mental health concern, there are plenty of counselors in and around Ruidoso who can help.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso, New Mexico (Ruidoso, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I'm Mycca Montoya, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist). As a therapist, I enjoy helping clients develop resilience and build on their current strengths in order to decrease and ultimately eliminate emotional distress. I work with a wide variety of clients, working through varying issues. Some of the issues I specialize in are: - Depression - Anxiety - Trauma/Abuse - Grief and Loss - Addition issues - Family Conflict - Parenting Issues - Relational Issues (partner/familial) Through empathy, support and thoughtful insight, we will work to i...

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

Hi there, my name is Celeste Campos, I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan . Throughout my childhood and early adulthood, I moved several times between Mexico and the United States. With each move I encountered a different challenge. As a result I developed an interest in how individuals adjust and develop resiliency vs resisting change (which I encountered several times). With this said, I enjoy empowering individuals toward transforming their life challenges into personal growth. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso, New Mexico (Ruidoso, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MAR,MA,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a native of the Land of Enchantment, where I grew up nourished by the distinctive cultural, natural and spiritual resources of New Mexico. As a longtime student of spirituality and health with graduate degrees in Theology from Yale University and Psychology from Boston College, I provide my clients with a powerful and unique integration of contemporary health science and traditional spiritual wisdom. I have expertise in supporting people experiencing relationship challenges, divorce, infidelity, abuse, and general anxiety. For nearly ten years I co-taught t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso, New Mexico (Ruidoso, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am Kassandra Williams, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have experience working with a variety of client needs and find joy in helping clients work through barriers to their health and wholeness. My areas of interest include: -Attachment Disorders/Issues -Relationship Problems, including Interpersonal, Intimate, and Family Relationships -Mood Disorders such as Anxiety and Depression -Parenting Issues -Career Issues -Goal Setting -Feeling Lost -Managing Stress -Self-Esteem As a therapist I work from a non-judgmental and relatio...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso, New Mexico (Ruidoso, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LPC,ACS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

Life transitions and struggles offer the opportunity to find greater clarity of purpose, more meaningful relationships, increased confidence, and personal satisfaction. To be human is to feel emotion, both the highs and the lows. We are all connected through not only these experiences, but through the relationships with those around us. Therapy is a unique and personal journey built on mutual trust and respect. My perspective is strengths-based, LGBTQIA-affirmative, and integrative. I work with individuals of all backgrounds, bodies, and beliefs. My approach i...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso, New Mexico (Ruidoso, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LPCC-S,CLS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! My name is Dr Doris Atanmo-Strempek. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio, a Clinical Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Georgia, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New Mexico. Being licensed in three states has exposed me to diverse populations and the specific issues particular to that region. I am a member of the American Counseling Association and several of the divisions within the association. I earned my Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of Akron. I am a clinical res...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso, New Mexico (Ruidoso, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 19

Hello, my name is Thomas Hall and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Colorado and New Mexico. I have approximately 20 years of experience in mental health related work. I started off working with teens in the wilderness therapy field in the beautiful southwest United States. I have since worked in community mental health with youth, families and adults and more recently veterans. I also served youth from age 5-19 in the public education setting as a special education social worker. I have enjoyed working with various backgrounds and ethnicitie...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso, New Mexico (Ruidoso, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hi there! My name is Melissa. I am a licensed counselor in New Mexico with over 6 years of experience working primarily as a Multisystemic Therapist. In doing Multisystemic Therapy, I worked with teens and their families performing the highest level of outpatient therapy and was the lead clinician in outpatient settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, domestic violence, and behavioral problems including physical and verbal aggression, substance use, runaway proble...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso, New Mexico (Ruidoso, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCHMC (VT), AAP (VT), LPCC(NM)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Whether you are a teenager, an adult, a family or a couple, life in general can become overwhelming and confusing. It can be helpful to work with someone on difficult and vulnerable issues you are experiencing. I support people with complicated life situations, substance use concerns, and those with family and romantic relationships that are experiencing hardship. I support people in healing, growing and developing the skills, motivation, and capacity to overcome their obstacles. I offer an engaging, active, and creative therapy approach to your individual, fam...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso, New Mexico (Ruidoso, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello and welcome! My name is Lisa Williams. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in New Mexico. I completed my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at the University of Colorado at Denver. I have over 22 years of experience in a variety of settings helping people with various issues, such as depression and anxiety, post-traumatic stress, trauma/abuse, life changes/transitions, relationship difficulty, and other issues. Everyone is different and has different needs at different times, so th...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso, New Mexico (Ruidoso, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, JD, LLM
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am experienced in working with couples, families and children, working through emotional challenges such as anxiety, depression, marital issues, parenting arrangement and custody disputes. Through the person-centered approach to therapy, I work with my clients to find the most effective means for developing the insight they need to overcome their current obstacles, which includes the use of art therapy. Given my extensive experience with the legal profession, I have been able to help clients work through emotional challenges from divorce, custody battl...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso, New Mexico (Ruidoso, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,DMin,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management
Years of Experience: 5

I am an independently licensed counselor in Albuquerque, NM. At this writing, I am 67 years old and have done a lot of different things in my life. I spent many years in the military, first in the Marine Corps and later in the Air Force. I pastored for several years and spent some time in emergency services and disaster response. These roles have included involvement in numerous community issues such as domestic violence and addictions. As a therapist I have worked with various issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, and emotional trauma. I also provide rel...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso, New Mexico (Ruidoso, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPCC, LADAC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello and welcome to Betterhelp.com! It will be my honor and privilege to work with you. Your journey is unique and very important to me so let’s work together to begin a new journey. Your willingness to do the work is key to your growth. I will be a strong advocate for your growth, and I will be committed to you. My name is Cay McLane and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC). I have a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Family Studies and Master of Arts Degree (M.A.) in Counseling. I a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso, New Mexico (Ruidoso, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD, MPS,ATR-BC
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 22

As a compassionate and sensitive caring professional, I aim to help clients find, recognize, and develop their unique strengths to cope with life and heal from pain in a safe space free of judgment. I have been a therapist for over 20 years. I am credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC - Texas), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC - New Mexico), Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC - through the national Art Therapy Credentials Board), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC - through the National Board for Certified Counselors). I com...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso, New Mexico (Ruidoso, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Welcome! The decision to seek out support for a challenging issue in life isn’t always easy, and you’ve taken the first step in seeking out help. Here’s a little bit of information about me to help guide your decision if we are a good fit for one another. I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of experience providing therapy. I graduated from New Mexico State University and have worked in outpatient clinics, hospitals, and telehealth settings. I’ve worked with people struggling with severe trauma and PTSD as well as anxiety, depression, suicidal...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso, New Mexico (Ruidoso, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC,MS Counseling Psychology
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I believe that changes take place through healing relationships. My job as your counselor is to listen and understand what you are going through and what changes you are seeking. I offer to hold hope for you when times are dark or you feel lost or confused and to share in your progress too! I work from a person centered approach and use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Attachment Based Perspective to help you learn and grow and make the changes you want to make. I also work with people who have been through a traumatic event and help them go from feeling like a vi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso, New Mexico (Ruidoso, 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, New Mexico (Ruidoso, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

People usually contact me because they are suffering from some kind of loss, depression, anxiety, trauma, or crises of meaning. Something is holding them back. Something keeps them stuck in patterns and habits they no longer want or need, but they don't know how to change. Sometimes they don't know exactly what is missing from their lives or even what's wrong. If you have tried therapy before without the results you are looking for, it might be that you are a complex personality who needs a deeper approach that will help you change the way you see and see the ways...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso, New Mexico (Ruidoso, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

I am an independently licensed counselor heralding from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I have a broad theoretical and philosophical background and incorporate mindfulness and eastern philosophy in my psychotherapy practice. My primary background and expertise are in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), the first mindfulness-based modality to be empirically supported. To think dialectically is to embrace the notion that there is no singular truth in the universe and to search for synthesis in what seems to be polarized. In psychotherapy, there is an implicit dialectal bal...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ruidoso, New Mexico (Ruidoso, NM)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 32

Hello, Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Dr. Carrie L Willey, Ph.D., LPC. I am also a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (retirement status) in New Mexico. I have worked extensively with The Meadows treatment facility in Wickenburg, AZ. During my tenure there, I learned the Post-Induction-Therapy process from Pia Mellody who authored "Facing Codependence". I facilitated the intensive Survivor's Workshop that was designed to assist participants in moving past childhood and adult trauma. I have also worked extensively with Shades of Hope where ...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Ruidoso? (Here Is How Our Ruidoso Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Ruidoso area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Ruidoso therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Ruidoso, or elsewhere in the Lincoln county or state of New Mexico.


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, NM ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of New Mexico will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Ruidoso and elsewhere throughout the state of New Mexico, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Ruidoso offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via sms texting with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

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 therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 7770 people in the city of Ruidoso, 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 88345 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.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

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.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Ruidoso, couples counseling in Ruidoso, family conflict therapy in Ruidoso, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Ruidoso, 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.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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

88338, 88345, 88355