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Craig Hutton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NM
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, my name is Craig. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of New Mexico with over five years of experience working as social worker in the medical field and in my private practice. My community is tri-ethnic and I have worked with many people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, including, but not limited to, persons from Indigenous and Hispanic heritages. My work in the medical field has also brought me experience working with others who have a wide range of concerns including chronic illness, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and financial concerns. My counseling style is open, warm, and inviting. My goal is to work in tandem with clients and provide a safe and non-judgmental environment. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, understanding, and patience. I believe that everyone possesses the answers that they seek within in, but sometimes they need some gentle assistance to lead them to those answers that they seek. I am a practitioner and strong believer in using solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic, and psychodynamic therapy to address your specific and unique needs. I also believe that therapy is not cookie cutter or one size fits all, and I will ensure that you receive a treatment plan and dialogue which is directly catered for you. It takes courage to seek treatment and I commend you for taking action and self-care, so that you may live a more fulfilling and happier life filled with growth and positive change. I am here for you, ready to be of service, support, and empowerment. I look forward to working with you!

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Mark Silla

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NM
Counselor License Type(s): LPCC. LMHC.
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am rather eclectic in my approach to counseling and therapy and keep the needs of the individual foremost in mind. I have worked with a wide variety of clients, demographics and issues. I believe in the identity of the individual over any diagnoses or problem and will work with you on the journey of self discovery to find out what the true source of the presenting problems are and to work on changing thoughts and behaviors to help you reach your life goals.

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Nancy Tabet

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NM
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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 and personally, I strive to understand each client's own unique cultural and personal experience. My clarity of understanding comes from being highly engaging, inquisitive, and interactive while being respectful, warm and accepting. By working together, we derive a workable and achievable treatment plan which prioritizes your most meaningful therapy outcome. I invite you to take that remarkable step of engaging in therapy. To do so is to be brave and self-questioning. And I will do everything I can to empower you and further your journey to self-awareness and action. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your journey.

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Kurt Johnson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NM
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I will always strive to provide an open listening environment, showing compassion and encouragement through out our work together. I have quite a varied provider experience that I hope may enhance my work with you. I started my therapy career holding anger mgt. and domestic violence groups for both men and women under the auspices of a local county government. This led to my working with both abused women and children on a personal basis. I have worked with veterans issues, family and relational issues and the LGBQ community. I feel confident I can help my clients overcome depression,, anxiety and panic challenges.

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Shelley Stisser

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Whether you are new to therapy or returning, we all encounter speed bumps in life when we may find a need for support to work through and resolve past or current issues. For over 20 years I have worked with adults in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. I will encourage you to share your strengths and barriers to develop a deeper understanding of yourself. This may involve cognitive processing to help uncover contributing factors to anxiety, depression, mood dysregulation, unsatisfying relationships, unmet goals and communication breakdowns. I incorporate appropriate skills and ways to help you to recognize and respond to your feelings.

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Yolanda Fajardo-Vela

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas and New Mexico with 25 years of professional work experience in the mental health industry. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, confidence, depression, trauma & coping with life changes. A therapist can be a facilitator to help us navigate the path of healing that can often get overwhelming and emotional safety is key in your healing on your counseling journey. You will find that the answers lie inside of you, and a counselor can help you find those answers, hone in on your strengths, set realistic goals for yourself and excavate thoughts that no longer serve you. It takes work, but I believe you can do this, and we get back the work that we invest in ourselves. Taking the first step takes courage, let’s walk on your new journey together as you embark on becoming your best self, your highest version of you. I am proud of you for moving forward!

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Dr. Andrew Mendonsa

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefSelf esteemDepression
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in various states with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, 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. Besides my clinical psychology doctorate and master degrees, I also went to business school and earned an MBA which allows me to bring perspectives and interventions that other therapists might be missing. I have owned, managed and sold businesses and bring that experience to those who need it. 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. If you are looking to be in therapy your whole life with me, I am not your match. I believe in getting goals developed, getting folks some solid progress, and then, when ready, using therapy as needed. Like a car, folks should take themselves into the shop for tune-ups throughout their life. No car stays in the shop the entire time you own it? Why should you stay in therapy your whole life? Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! Feel free to learn more about me at www.AndrewMendonsa.com.

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Juliet-Danielle Lane

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NM
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Tracie Carmichael

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NM
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New Mexico with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, parenting issues, & depression. 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.

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Tiffany Lemery

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NM
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW, CATP, CDC II
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesCoaching
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I enjoy working with many types of people and assisting them in the challenges they are facing. My specialties are the areas of trauma and interpersonal violence, including the secondary effects, such as anxiety, depression, anger, relationship/trust issues, self-medicating, and stagnation. I use a wide range of approaches in working with my clients, meaning that I like to employ many different therapeutic styles in sessions. I approach issues honestly, openly, and directly. I have been described as warm, genuine, easy to talk to, and dedicated. I holistically view every client. Rather than asking, "what's wrong with you?" I ask, "what have you been through?" The effects of trauma and grief/loss can wreak havoc on lives and often cause anxiety, depression, mood dysregulation, relationship/Intimacy issues, and many other problems. The good news is there is hope, and I am delighted that you are ready to take the journey towards healing. I use multiple evidence-based treatments, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); Brainspotting, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness/Zen, TBRI and other modalities to best suit each client and their individual needs. Together we will tailor a plan that works for you.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Willard

Finding the best therapist close by in Willard 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 in Willard that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Willard. 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 Willard, 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 in the Willard region and in the state of New Mexico. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Willard or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Willard area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Willard 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 Willard, elsewhere in Torrance, or in the greater state of New Mexico.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Willard area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Willard 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 Willard 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 Willard 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Willard online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Willard, 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 Willard psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Willard 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 Willard helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Willard 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Willard 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 in Willard?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Willard 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.

Willard therapists 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 Willard 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 Willard 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in NM, therapists 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 87063 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Willard counselor?

Before seeing your Willard 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Willard.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Willard 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 with a Willard counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Willard, 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.

Willard 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 to customer service 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.

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