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Charles "Chuck" Noon

Offering therapy in NM
License: MBA, LPC, LPCC
Relationship issuesFamily conflicts
8 years of experience

Chuck specializes in working with relationships and family conflict, including blended family, money, intimacy, and communication issues. He finds working with distressed couples especially rewarding. As a veteran of the United States Air Force, Chuck understands the stressors military and dependents face. He is also familiar with the law enforcement community. In addition to a Master’s in Marriage, Family & Child Counseling, Chuck holds a Master’s in Business Administration, which helps when working with the “business side” of marriage & family. Chuck uses a curriculum that he developed over time designed to facilitate communication (exchanging listening and respect), understand differences, meet needs, identify strengths, define roles, build intimacy, resolve conflict, and set boundaries with internal and external threats to the relationship(s). Given the stressors couples face today (technology, social media, etc.) as never before, managing these threats has become essential to “tipping the scale” in favor of marriage. He will almost always assign homework. Chuck requires that at least the first session be conducted via videoconferencing, and may want to continue that modality until the “therapist-client relationship” has been established, per telehealth best practices. As a family-systems therapist, Chuck enjoys having the whole family present for the first session whenever possible. He likes to learn all the members, their roles in the family system and the family story. He has found that generational legacies can be very powerful. Chuck believes that we must be the authors of our own stories and choose our paths. Many people instinctively know the path that they want to be on, but are stuck in maladaptive patterns rooted in the past. As a counselor, Chuck is more directive than most and uses Milan Systemic theory as a framework. As a first step he will ask you to fill in the blank “The problem that I’m having in my (family, life, relationship, etc.) is…” The more brief and specific you can be in this “problem statement” the more likely you and Chuck will be to resolve that problem. Next, you and Chuck will write a “better statement.” Again filling in the blank “The problem will be better when…” As with the problem statement, the more brief and specific you can be, the more likely you will be to resolve the problem. As insight is gained and progress made toward the “better,” the problem and better statements are refined as a work-in-progress. Chuck incorporates “mindfulness” from Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and lessons learned from practicing yoga into his work. Mindfulness teaches observing emotions as a scientist observes phenomena in nature without judgment, and living in the moment. Chuck was married for 29 years, divorced, and is now engaged to the woman of his dreams. So, he can probably relate to whatever you (and your family) are going through. As a blended family-to-be, they have a 28 year-old son who served in the United States Navy, and is currently living on the east coast. Chuck has a four year-old son in heaven, giving him the empathy for those who have suffered a loss, which can only come from personal experience. Chuck holds a Master’s degree in Marriage, Family & Child Counseling from the University of San Diego, and is independently licensed as an LPC in Colorado (2400), and in Texas (77267). He is also licensed as an LPCC in New Mexico (0734). Currently, Chuck’s “office” day for Telehealth Video sessions is on Tuesdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, only. He can respond to Messaging on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, only. Chuck does not use Chat or Phone.

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Michael Richards

Offering therapy in NM
License: MDiv.,CCMH (LPCC),MBA
AddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefEating disordersSleeping disorders
20 years of experience

Hello. I'm Michael Richards, a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMH, same as a LPCC- the highest level of counseling license) licensed in New Mexico. I have had my license for 24 years, with 20 years experience on staff of several hospitals, providing assessment, crisis management, and general clinical mental health care. In hospitals, I also worked as a chaplain, and a social worker. I've worked as a counselor and case manager for a non-profit agency, at a private mental health hospital, and in private practice too. So I use medicine and evidence-based treatment as my main way of looking at how to do counseling. I also use client centered care, as well as psychodynamic, Jungian, and somatic techniques where appropriate. I've had a long recovery from Covid-19, and I know how many people are being impacted by this natural disaster, even traumatized or get PTSD- and I'm ready to help. As a social worker, I was a patient advocate, also bereavement, rape crisis, and domestic violence counselor. Probably half of my work has been with people struggling with addictions, including eating disorders, and process addictions, like codependency and financial recovery. Another big influence on my work is my training- I have a Masters in Divinity, and came into mental health counseling through hospital chaplaincy and social services- I see my work as service, and my own spiritual and healing path led me to world travels, and ecumenical and interfaith practice, and I can offer counseling on spiritual and religious issues, as well as spiritual direction. Finally, I have an MBA in healthcare administration, and worked for 10 years as a foreign service officer and consular officer, so I am comfortable doing financial counseling, business coaching, and immigration counseling. It is truly an honor to have you consider me for your healing team, and let's see what we can do together.

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Dr. Melissa Moyer

Offering therapy in NM
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I have practiced in social work since 2007. I hold a clinical license as well as a doctorate--with an emphasis on child and family interventions. During this time I have had the opportunity to work with people from very diverse backgrounds and a vast array of life challenges. Within my time in practice, I have come to appreciate the importance of a good connection from client to therapist. With this in mind, let me tell you a little about my therapeutic approach. Through my professional experience and within organizations, I have found my passion in interpersonal relationships; whether they be familial, work-oriented, or romantic. I am strength-based and solution-focused with my client's personal goals in mind. My objective is to support my clients with open, direct communication, and challenging thoughts. I believe in personal growth and forward progression. I am comfortable in all communication platforms, whether it be texts, phone calls, or video conferencing. You can review my availability, but if you would prefer a different time please reach out to me to schedule. I really enjoy helping people embrace the beautiful dynamics life presents and I look forward to working with you, should you believe we would be a fit. Melissa

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Jacqueline Rivers

Offering therapy in NM
License: MS,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am here to serve as a guide to help you on your journey to discovering your best self. I believe each person has it within them to bring about the change they need and I can offer tools, outside perspective and insight to help you reach your goals. I take a client centered, systems perspective approach that is guided and informed by systems theory, attachment theory, and neurobiology principles. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New Mexico. I received my Masters of Science in Family and Child Science, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from New Mexico State University and I received my Bachelor of Science in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University. I have been providing therapy for over 9 years to individuals, couples and families. I have most often helped people with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship conflict (romantic, family, peers), and cancer. I have additional training in attachment, self harm, suicide prevention, neurobiology and trauma. I am also EMDRIA trained in EMDR.

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Nancy Peacock

Offering therapy in NM
License: LPCC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

I am licensed in New Mexico as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) since 2000. I graduated from University of the Southwest with a Master’s Degree in Psychology. I have worked in the school system, hospitals/ER, school base clinic, outpatient mental health clinic, private practice, as well as detention facilities, Children’s Youth & Family Department (CYFD), and with local law enforcement. I am excited to be a part of the new approach of telehealth counseling to reach people who may be hesitant to seek out the power of therapy! My primary therapy orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, poor emotional regulation, anxiety, parental difficulties, PTSD, substance abuse, grief, stress, anger, and domestic violence. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is interactive and focused. CBT entails that people experience psychological and emotional difficulties when thinking is distorted and the result leads to faulty solutions. I will challenge your thinking patterns so you are able to create a solution that will allow you to address the current problems that are causing you distress. Self-awareness is the first step to change and I will work with you to accomplish that. Sessions will evolve at your pace, but with my gentle guidance to help you obtain your goals. CBT allows for using multiple strategies and interventions that can be tailored to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out guidance and help for inner, personal feelings. Life can be fulfilling and happy. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! Years of Experience: 21 SERVICES OFFERED: MESSAGING LIVE CHAT PHONE VIDEO LICENSING: LPPC #CCMH0094461 (Expires: 9/30/2023).

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David Martinez

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
16 years of experience

I am licensed in New Mexico with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & bipolar disorder. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I have worked hand in hand with children and adults with serious mental health and problematic drug use. I have worked extensively with individuals with severe trauma and abuse. I have also run several domestic violence programs and am very familiar with the struggles that interpersonal family violence brings to the family. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Deborah DuPriest

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
15 years of experience

I am licensed in New Mexico with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Michelle Welch

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in New Mexico with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. 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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Juliet-Danielle Lane

Offering therapy in NM
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in New Mexico with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relational problems, burnout, existential dread, feeling lost, lacking self-esteem/confidence. I serve many different demographics but specialize in trauma, ADHD, depression, anxiety and personality disorders. I also love helping clients navigate boundaries, healthy relationships, communication and helpful coping skills. Beyond any expertise I may have, I really just love therapy. I know what a profound impact it can make in a persons life. Being a deeply feeling person in a messy world is a beautiful thing, but sometimes it can also be isolating, confusing and painful. I am here to help you navigate that and figure out how to “hold both.” I will hold you accountable and be real with you, but also remind you to practice lots of gentleness & compassion towards yourself as we go on this journey together.

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Nicholas Polk

Offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in New Mexico with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 Tularosa

Finding the best therapist close by in Tularosa 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 Tularosa. 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 Tularosa, 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 Tularosa 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 Tularosa 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 Tularosa, elsewhere in Otero, 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 Tularosa area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Tularosa 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 Tularosa 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 Tularosa 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 Tularosa, 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 Tularosa 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 Tularosa 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 Tularosa 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 Tularosa 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 Tularosa 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 88352 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 Tularosa 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 Tularosa 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 Tularosa, 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.

Tularosa 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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