Therapists in Los Alamos County, NM

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Community Psychological Consultants
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP
Verified
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Mary L. Sanders, Ph.D., HSPP, has been in private practice since 1981, and currently has offices in Los Alamos, NM and Carmel, IN. She earned her A.B. degree at Washington University, St. Louis, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at University of California, Riverside. Dr. Sanders works both with children and adults, providing evaluations, individual, and family therapy, and consultations to schools and other organizations. She serves as a mental health neutral and family specialist with collaborative law matters. Dr. Sanders has a special interest and experience in working with gifted learners.
Mary L. Sanders, Ph.D., HSPP, has been in private practice since 1981, and currently has offices in Los Alamos, NM and Carmel, IN. She earned her A.B. degree at Washington University, St. Louis, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at University of California, Riverside. Dr. Sanders works both with children and adults, providing evaluations, individual, and family therapy, and consultations to schools and other organizations. She serves as a mental health neutral and family specialist with collaborative law matters. Dr. Sanders has a special interest and experience in working with gifted learners.
(317) 574-1785 View (317) 574-1785
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Dawn Barr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Life throws us some very difficult situations. I am here to help people find a path forward. We would join together and create a more peaceful, calm approach to life. I enjoy working with children, teens, parents, families and senior citizens. My 30 years of experience include ADHD, behavioral problems, family issues, depression, anxiety and autism issues.
Life throws us some very difficult situations. I am here to help people find a path forward. We would join together and create a more peaceful, calm approach to life. I enjoy working with children, teens, parents, families and senior citizens. My 30 years of experience include ADHD, behavioral problems, family issues, depression, anxiety and autism issues.
(505) 832-3402 View (505) 832-3402
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Laura Lockwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Alamos, NM 87544
It can sometimes be intimidating to seek help for mental health. You deserve to find someone who will listen to learn and understand. Feeling overwhelmed with school, work, family relationships, or low self-esteem? You have come to the right place to be heard and to get the guidance and support you are seeking.
It can sometimes be intimidating to seek help for mental health. You deserve to find someone who will listen to learn and understand. Feeling overwhelmed with school, work, family relationships, or low self-esteem? You have come to the right place to be heard and to get the guidance and support you are seeking.
(505) 257-6511 View (505) 257-6511
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Michelle Wilde
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LMT
Verified
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Do you sometimes wonder if past incidents like sexual assault/abuse, dysfunctional family, accident/illness or chronic stress are impacting your current life, emotions and relationships, even if you've already worked through the shock of it? Are you seeking to become more connected with your body in a healthy way? My focus is on releasing trauma, depression, anxiety and the emotional components of chronic conditions from the mind and body to facilitate healing using a holistic and integrative approach.
Do you sometimes wonder if past incidents like sexual assault/abuse, dysfunctional family, accident/illness or chronic stress are impacting your current life, emotions and relationships, even if you've already worked through the shock of it? Are you seeking to become more connected with your body in a healthy way? My focus is on releasing trauma, depression, anxiety and the emotional components of chronic conditions from the mind and body to facilitate healing using a holistic and integrative approach.
(505) 431-6659 View (505) 431-6659
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Michael Wallington
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Los Alamos, NM 87544  (Online Only)
Life brings us experiences which cause us stress, stretch our capacity to cope. We respond with depression and anxiety. We resort to ineffective behaviors such as substance use, attempting to maintain our stability. The impact on us can be devastating and we can spiral out of control, often resulting in a disruption in our relationships, ability to work, ability to manage tasks and affairs and our ability to find satisfaction or meaning in our lives. Using mindfulness based approaches and Internal Family Systems to remove blocking emotions and beliefs can help find balance and promote healing.
Life brings us experiences which cause us stress, stretch our capacity to cope. We respond with depression and anxiety. We resort to ineffective behaviors such as substance use, attempting to maintain our stability. The impact on us can be devastating and we can spiral out of control, often resulting in a disruption in our relationships, ability to work, ability to manage tasks and affairs and our ability to find satisfaction or meaning in our lives. Using mindfulness based approaches and Internal Family Systems to remove blocking emotions and beliefs can help find balance and promote healing.
(505) 407-0997 View (505) 407-0997
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Lori Padilla
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Addictions and trauma can have negative impacts on individuals and families. They can also be opportunities for growth and healing. In a safe environment, I work with clients to identify their inherent ability to heal and grow from the impact of addiction and trauma in their life.
Addictions and trauma can have negative impacts on individuals and families. They can also be opportunities for growth and healing. In a safe environment, I work with clients to identify their inherent ability to heal and grow from the impact of addiction and trauma in their life.
(505) 395-5362 View (505) 395-5362
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Desert Sky Therapy Services, LLC-Paige Pierson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Not accepting new clients
Hello! Thank you for reaching out and taking the first step. It’s my goal to assist my clients while they're working toward a healthier, happier life. I work with my clients to find a mindful approach through the acceptance of patterns of thoughts and beliefs. I feel it's important to provide support while trying to answer life's big questions. A person's thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes can directly affect their feelings and behaviors whether that be a result of learned responses or a trauma response. I'm happy you've decided to reach out!
Hello! Thank you for reaching out and taking the first step. It’s my goal to assist my clients while they're working toward a healthier, happier life. I work with my clients to find a mindful approach through the acceptance of patterns of thoughts and beliefs. I feel it's important to provide support while trying to answer life's big questions. A person's thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes can directly affect their feelings and behaviors whether that be a result of learned responses or a trauma response. I'm happy you've decided to reach out!
(505) 309-3266 View (505) 309-3266
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Erin James
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Not accepting new clients
Congratulations on deciding to talk to someone! It's a hard step to take. We can start with a fifteen-minute video consultation, free of charge, and you can see whether therapy with me seems right for you. Therapy isn't an instant fix, but many people feel a little lighter even after a session or two. We can meet in my office or you can meet me from the privacy of your own home via telehealth.
Congratulations on deciding to talk to someone! It's a hard step to take. We can start with a fifteen-minute video consultation, free of charge, and you can see whether therapy with me seems right for you. Therapy isn't an instant fix, but many people feel a little lighter even after a session or two. We can meet in my office or you can meet me from the privacy of your own home via telehealth.
(505) 209-8946 View (505) 209-8946
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Teisha K. Caldwell, LPCC
Counselor, NCC, LPCC
Verified
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Do you want to try something different to turn your life around? Do the words 'I'm Stuck' keep playing over and over again inside your mind? As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, previously, I have worked in a community mental health setting for many years. I am skilled to handle any situation which may come my way; however, I would have to say that I am most skilled at working with clients who suffer from Anxiety Disorders and Trauma.
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Do you want to try something different to turn your life around? Do the words 'I'm Stuck' keep playing over and over again inside your mind? As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, previously, I have worked in a community mental health setting for many years. I am skilled to handle any situation which may come my way; however, I would have to say that I am most skilled at working with clients who suffer from Anxiety Disorders and Trauma.
(505) 386-4162 View (505) 386-4162
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Karen M Doyle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Los Alamos, NM 87544  (Online Only)
I have over 30 years of experience as a Licensed Independent Social Worker in private practice. I specialize in treating Adults who struggle with anxiety, impulse control, trauma, personality disorders, OCD, depression, and mood disorders. My approach is solution-focused with an emphasis on behavioral effectiveness. I am experienced and interested in evidence-based practice, The "life skills" I teach are based on Mindfulness and designed to increase emotional stability, as well as improve and deepen relationships with peers, family, and oneself. Free 15 min. phone consultation. I am Certified as both an EMDR and DBT Therapist.
I have over 30 years of experience as a Licensed Independent Social Worker in private practice. I specialize in treating Adults who struggle with anxiety, impulse control, trauma, personality disorders, OCD, depression, and mood disorders. My approach is solution-focused with an emphasis on behavioral effectiveness. I am experienced and interested in evidence-based practice, The "life skills" I teach are based on Mindfulness and designed to increase emotional stability, as well as improve and deepen relationships with peers, family, and oneself. Free 15 min. phone consultation. I am Certified as both an EMDR and DBT Therapist.
(505) 398-2075 View (505) 398-2075
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Jennifer Rabinowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Thank you for your interest. People come to therapy to address a variety of issues and needs. Therapy helps people to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, the issues impacting their lives and barriers to personal change. Therapy helps to take down those walls and aids the building of a more satisfying and authentically lived life.
Thank you for your interest. People come to therapy to address a variety of issues and needs. Therapy helps people to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, the issues impacting their lives and barriers to personal change. Therapy helps to take down those walls and aids the building of a more satisfying and authentically lived life.
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Casey Dexter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Alamos, NM 87544
It takes courage to make change in life. If you are searching for that change and trying to find the path to do so I can help. If you are an adolescent, a family, a man, someone in the midst of addiction, a veteran or someone of indigenous roots I can help. If you are dealing with stress, anxiety, shame and guilt, addiction, as well as trauma, I have a range of skills which can assist with this. Please reach out.
It takes courage to make change in life. If you are searching for that change and trying to find the path to do so I can help. If you are an adolescent, a family, a man, someone in the midst of addiction, a veteran or someone of indigenous roots I can help. If you are dealing with stress, anxiety, shame and guilt, addiction, as well as trauma, I have a range of skills which can assist with this. Please reach out.
(505) 557-1482 View (505) 557-1482
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Louis Bernstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Your intimate relationship can be one of the most important sources of joy, satisfaction and fulfillment in your life. However, issues may arise which upset that original harmony, and if left unaddressed, lead to a negative pattern of quarreling, difficult communication, and a loss of connection, trust and intimacy. In some cases, this negative spiral can further lead to depression, substance/behavioral addictions, or even an affair. I can provide you with the effective tools for identifying, addressing and resolving those challenging issues, and help you co-create a renewed sense of connection, intimacy and sacred partnership.
Your intimate relationship can be one of the most important sources of joy, satisfaction and fulfillment in your life. However, issues may arise which upset that original harmony, and if left unaddressed, lead to a negative pattern of quarreling, difficult communication, and a loss of connection, trust and intimacy. In some cases, this negative spiral can further lead to depression, substance/behavioral addictions, or even an affair. I can provide you with the effective tools for identifying, addressing and resolving those challenging issues, and help you co-create a renewed sense of connection, intimacy and sacred partnership.
(925) 202-2982 View (925) 202-2982
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Santa Fe Center For Relationship Wellbeing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, MS, SpEd, IMHIII
1 Endorsed
Los Alamos, NM 87544
I help couples regain love, find shared meaning and improve ability to listen and be heard. Additionally, the transition to parenthood, while longed for, can place huge strains on relationships. Being a parent brings up unresolved feelings of all kinds from one's own childhood that may interfere with being the parent you want to be. I help parents and children feel good about their families. My goal is to help parents find greater competence and confidence to recognize and respond to their children's fundamental needs.
I help couples regain love, find shared meaning and improve ability to listen and be heard. Additionally, the transition to parenthood, while longed for, can place huge strains on relationships. Being a parent brings up unresolved feelings of all kinds from one's own childhood that may interfere with being the parent you want to be. I help parents and children feel good about their families. My goal is to help parents find greater competence and confidence to recognize and respond to their children's fundamental needs.
(575) 218-7764 View (575) 218-7764
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Keadron Friar
Counselor, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC
Verified
Los Alamos, NM 87544
At different parts of our journey we will all encounter challenges - relationship problems, life transitions, grief. Sometimes you need a new perspective and tools to work through the current situation and get you to a new chapter. Having a relationship focused completely on your needs and goals can be invaluable. By working with a counselor you can connect with, you can turn hard times into growth opportunities that help strengthen and make you more into the person you were created to be. This allows you to move forward with wisdom, joy, purpose, and self compassion, affecting your quality of life and the world around you.
At different parts of our journey we will all encounter challenges - relationship problems, life transitions, grief. Sometimes you need a new perspective and tools to work through the current situation and get you to a new chapter. Having a relationship focused completely on your needs and goals can be invaluable. By working with a counselor you can connect with, you can turn hard times into growth opportunities that help strengthen and make you more into the person you were created to be. This allows you to move forward with wisdom, joy, purpose, and self compassion, affecting your quality of life and the world around you.
(505) 591-9433 View (505) 591-9433
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Sally Hunter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Not accepting new clients
Need someone to talk to? Sometimes it helps to talk things through, to get in touch with what's really going on, inside and out. Meeting you where you are, we will work on your goals and dreams for a happier life. This may include learning new skills, clarifying your choices, or making a journey inward to better understand what your needs and dreams are. We may discuss the major stresses in your life, your belief system, health history, your childhood, your relationships, and other issues that have an influence on your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.
Need someone to talk to? Sometimes it helps to talk things through, to get in touch with what's really going on, inside and out. Meeting you where you are, we will work on your goals and dreams for a happier life. This may include learning new skills, clarifying your choices, or making a journey inward to better understand what your needs and dreams are. We may discuss the major stresses in your life, your belief system, health history, your childhood, your relationships, and other issues that have an influence on your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.
(505) 300-2976 View (505) 300-2976
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Patricia A. Velazquez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Sooner or later life brings us challenges that feel overwhelming. And yet, many of us find it difficult to seek support. If this is you, I can help. My clinical approach is grounded in a commitment to help you to reduce the suffering you are experiencing. Adult life can be very stressful and finding a way to balance work, money, children, relationships, and past trauma without a loss of physical and emotional well-being is not easy. I work holistically to help you to restore the mind, body, and spirit connection.
Sooner or later life brings us challenges that feel overwhelming. And yet, many of us find it difficult to seek support. If this is you, I can help. My clinical approach is grounded in a commitment to help you to reduce the suffering you are experiencing. Adult life can be very stressful and finding a way to balance work, money, children, relationships, and past trauma without a loss of physical and emotional well-being is not easy. I work holistically to help you to restore the mind, body, and spirit connection.
(505) 427-3951 View (505) 427-3951
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Joe Ferguson
Psychologist, PhD, MBA
Verified
Los Alamos, NM 87544
I love working through challenging situations with people and I have found that most issues can be resolved over the course of a few weeks or months. My sessions are usually about 70 minutes because that's how long a complete and satisfying discussion takes. I don't intend to see you for nearly as long or as often as you think, and you might be surprised at the range of things I want to talk about. Your life is a lot more than your presenting complaint.
I love working through challenging situations with people and I have found that most issues can be resolved over the course of a few weeks or months. My sessions are usually about 70 minutes because that's how long a complete and satisfying discussion takes. I don't intend to see you for nearly as long or as often as you think, and you might be surprised at the range of things I want to talk about. Your life is a lot more than your presenting complaint.
(505) 322-6127 View (505) 322-6127
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Melanie Harth
Counselor, PhD, MA, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Alamos, NM 87544  (Online Only)
Are you a strong, successful woman who’s struggling on the inside, no matter how together you look on the outside? Life feels so hard; it’s all getting to be too much. You hate feeling like you’re not in control, but you also doubt your decisions. You feel worthless, taking the blame when things go wrong. Nothing stops the pain, no matter how busy you stay at work or how much you pretend that living like this is good enough. I’m Melanie. I'll help you overcome fears, frustrations, and loneliness, no matter how accomplished you are. You'll learn how to trust yourself again, to feel more alive, and fall in love with your future.
Are you a strong, successful woman who’s struggling on the inside, no matter how together you look on the outside? Life feels so hard; it’s all getting to be too much. You hate feeling like you’re not in control, but you also doubt your decisions. You feel worthless, taking the blame when things go wrong. Nothing stops the pain, no matter how busy you stay at work or how much you pretend that living like this is good enough. I’m Melanie. I'll help you overcome fears, frustrations, and loneliness, no matter how accomplished you are. You'll learn how to trust yourself again, to feel more alive, and fall in love with your future.
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Melinda L. Walker
Counselor, MA, LPCC, CRS, BCPC
Verified
Los Alamos, NM 87544
I am a Solution Focused Therapist working with individuals and couples. I have been in practice for 28 years. In my Solution Focused approach, a person looks at the issues/areas of life that need to be changed, and what habits, behaviors, actions and choices keep perpetuating these issues in your life or relationships. We look at when these issues are resolved, what will be different? What will you notice now that these issues are no longer on the emotional property of your life? What will others notice? What has stopped you in the past?
I am a Solution Focused Therapist working with individuals and couples. I have been in practice for 28 years. In my Solution Focused approach, a person looks at the issues/areas of life that need to be changed, and what habits, behaviors, actions and choices keep perpetuating these issues in your life or relationships. We look at when these issues are resolved, what will be different? What will you notice now that these issues are no longer on the emotional property of your life? What will others notice? What has stopped you in the past?
(505) 819-3294 View (505) 819-3294

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Number of Therapists in Los Alamos County, NM

100+

Average cost per session

$132

Therapists in Los Alamos County, NM who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
88% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
76% Trauma and PTSD
75% Grief
71% Self Esteem
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% BlueCross and BlueShield
83% Presbyterian
72% Medicaid

How Therapists in Los Alamos County, NM see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Los Alamos County?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.