Therapists in Ruidoso, NM

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Alisha Edmiston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ruidoso, NM 88345  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you looking for support in dealing with life's difficulties? If you are in a tough place due to experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, burnout, grief, trauma, lack of self-esteem, or find yourself stuck in emotions I want you to know there is help available. It's hard to know how to manage the things life can throw our way. No matter how difficult, there is a unique and authentic path you can discover with guidance and support. All it takes is an open mind and a willingness to take action to make intentional changes in your life.
Are you looking for support in dealing with life's difficulties? If you are in a tough place due to experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, burnout, grief, trauma, lack of self-esteem, or find yourself stuck in emotions I want you to know there is help available. It's hard to know how to manage the things life can throw our way. No matter how difficult, there is a unique and authentic path you can discover with guidance and support. All it takes is an open mind and a willingness to take action to make intentional changes in your life.
(575) 221-1076 View (575) 221-1076
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The Mental Health Stop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Ruidoso, NM 88345
Our mission is to inspire healthier communities by normalizing the treatment of our most sensitive needs. Let us begin a journey of discovery and self-exploration toward the transformative power of your brain. Together we will work to challenge the cognitive, emotional and behavioral patterns that keep you from moving forward. Let us support you as you discover your innate capacity for healing, insight and transformation.
Our mission is to inspire healthier communities by normalizing the treatment of our most sensitive needs. Let us begin a journey of discovery and self-exploration toward the transformative power of your brain. Together we will work to challenge the cognitive, emotional and behavioral patterns that keep you from moving forward. Let us support you as you discover your innate capacity for healing, insight and transformation.
(575) 214-7384 View (575) 214-7384
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TeleCounseling New Mexico
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LADAC
Verified Verified
Ruidoso, NM 88345  (Online Only)
These are trying times, aren’t they? Struggling in a relationship in the middle of a global pandemic—magnifing the overwhelm! Relationships and homelife feel overwhelming. You’re numb and exasperated. You’re feeling hopeless and taken advantage of. Your partner trash talks you—taking another vital part of your self-esteem. You may feel used and disrespected—even victimized. Brain fog is a ‘constant’ as you feel life passing you by. I feel you. There is a scientific system for recovery. My speciality is providing that system for your recovery: a step-by-step system leading out of the hopelessness and into a healthy relationship.
These are trying times, aren’t they? Struggling in a relationship in the middle of a global pandemic—magnifing the overwhelm! Relationships and homelife feel overwhelming. You’re numb and exasperated. You’re feeling hopeless and taken advantage of. Your partner trash talks you—taking another vital part of your self-esteem. You may feel used and disrespected—even victimized. Brain fog is a ‘constant’ as you feel life passing you by. I feel you. There is a scientific system for recovery. My speciality is providing that system for your recovery: a step-by-step system leading out of the hopelessness and into a healthy relationship.
(575) 218-7671 View (575) 218-7671
The Evolution Group, Inc
Counselor, LPCC, LMFT, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ruidoso, NM 88345
We all know what anxiety feels like. We get butterflies in our stomachs, our hearts pound; we worry and fret, or feel jittery. This can happen when we are alone, in social contexts, elevators, in the car, or even just thinking about it. If worries and fears, anxiety, panic, or insomnia related to anxiety are preventing you from living your life the way you’d like, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure. In short it is our body’s response to a perceived threat.
We all know what anxiety feels like. We get butterflies in our stomachs, our hearts pound; we worry and fret, or feel jittery. This can happen when we are alone, in social contexts, elevators, in the car, or even just thinking about it. If worries and fears, anxiety, panic, or insomnia related to anxiety are preventing you from living your life the way you’d like, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure. In short it is our body’s response to a perceived threat.
(505) 591-3570 View (505) 591-3570
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The Evolution Group, Inc
Counselor, LPCC, LMHC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ruidoso, NM 88345
Problem gambling is one of the most hidden addictions in the U.S. due to the shame and stigma associated with gambling problems. Many people still mistake problem gambling for a moral problem or simply see it as poor choice making, rather than understanding the complex brain hijacking that problem gambling is for some people who can’t quit. Several neurotransmitters including dopamine, serotonin, glutamate, opioids, to name a few, are acting simultaneously on the brain during problem gambling.
Problem gambling is one of the most hidden addictions in the U.S. due to the shame and stigma associated with gambling problems. Many people still mistake problem gambling for a moral problem or simply see it as poor choice making, rather than understanding the complex brain hijacking that problem gambling is for some people who can’t quit. Several neurotransmitters including dopamine, serotonin, glutamate, opioids, to name a few, are acting simultaneously on the brain during problem gambling.
(505) 605-5123 View (505) 605-5123
The Evolution Group, Inc
Counselor, LPCC, LMFT, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ruidoso, NM 88345
Couples Counseling with a therapist who “gets it” is often just what is needed for a relationship that is struggling, in conflict, on its last legs, or when it is going through transition. Sometimes relationships are in crisis due to infidelity or the discovery of pornography use. Couples counseling is proven to be very helpful in these situations, resolving relationship conflicts such as sexual problems, financial conflict, disagreements over parenting issues, or communication problems among other issues that arise in relationships.
Couples Counseling with a therapist who “gets it” is often just what is needed for a relationship that is struggling, in conflict, on its last legs, or when it is going through transition. Sometimes relationships are in crisis due to infidelity or the discovery of pornography use. Couples counseling is proven to be very helpful in these situations, resolving relationship conflicts such as sexual problems, financial conflict, disagreements over parenting issues, or communication problems among other issues that arise in relationships.
(505) 657-3605 View (505) 657-3605
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Mary E Sawyers
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LADAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ruidoso, NM 88345
Every individual and family has unique strengths. We want to help individuals and families nurture creativity, change and development and to build a foundation in which they do not hold themselves hostage to past mistakes or ways of understanding.
Every individual and family has unique strengths. We want to help individuals and families nurture creativity, change and development and to build a foundation in which they do not hold themselves hostage to past mistakes or ways of understanding.
(575) 214-7142 View (575) 214-7142
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Shiela Kay Weehunt
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Ruidoso, NM 88345
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel lost and stuck like your life is out of control, too many days just filled with overwhelming sadness, depression, and anxiety? Feeling exhausted like you are just running in circles going through the motions and trying to make things better for everyone? Want a greater sense of renewed refreshed energy, better equipped to choose to let life circumstances drive you to create the life you want instead of letting it define your life. I believe that each one of us has the potential to change our attitudes to change our life!
Do you feel lost and stuck like your life is out of control, too many days just filled with overwhelming sadness, depression, and anxiety? Feeling exhausted like you are just running in circles going through the motions and trying to make things better for everyone? Want a greater sense of renewed refreshed energy, better equipped to choose to let life circumstances drive you to create the life you want instead of letting it define your life. I believe that each one of us has the potential to change our attitudes to change our life!
(575) 214-8907 View (575) 214-8907
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Open Access Video Counseling
Counselor, LPCC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ruidoso, NM 88345  (Online Only)
In session, we will look at what you are hoping to get from the counseling experience and collaboratively discover what will work for your situation toward getting unstuck from emotional, behavioral and relationship issues. I commonly see people with concerns such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, financial difficulties, anger management, addictions, and grief. I also specialize in couples counseling issues such as communication, trust, and infidelity, and guide you through turbulent times. I have been in practice for over 25 years.
In session, we will look at what you are hoping to get from the counseling experience and collaboratively discover what will work for your situation toward getting unstuck from emotional, behavioral and relationship issues. I commonly see people with concerns such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, financial difficulties, anger management, addictions, and grief. I also specialize in couples counseling issues such as communication, trust, and infidelity, and guide you through turbulent times. I have been in practice for over 25 years.
(575) 222-8651 View (575) 222-8651

Online Therapists

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Donna 5756364070 Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Choosing to go to therapy can be an overwhelming decision, and finding a therapist that you can feel comfortable to open up to about the deeper things can be daunting. Don't over think it, just be proud that, in this moment, you have become self aware enough to want to take the time to work on yourself and become a person with the capacity to heal and grow.
Choosing to go to therapy can be an overwhelming decision, and finding a therapist that you can feel comfortable to open up to about the deeper things can be daunting. Don't over think it, just be proud that, in this moment, you have become self aware enough to want to take the time to work on yourself and become a person with the capacity to heal and grow.
(575) 255-1942 View (575) 255-1942
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Kimberly Byrne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LCSW, LADAC
Verified Verified
Roswell, NM 88201
I use my skills and knowledge to empower clients so that they will be able to make the necessary changes in their lives, to better their current situation. Specializing in medical, clinical and community social work focusing on the following therapeutic approaches: Solution-focused therapy • Cognitive behavioral therapy • Mindfulness
I use my skills and knowledge to empower clients so that they will be able to make the necessary changes in their lives, to better their current situation. Specializing in medical, clinical and community social work focusing on the following therapeutic approaches: Solution-focused therapy • Cognitive behavioral therapy • Mindfulness
(575) 420-7336 View (575) 420-7336
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Chelsea M. Stockert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alamogordo, NM 88310  (Online Only)
By utilizing a trauma informed & holistic approach, I am able to address the diverse needs & experiences of each client. If you're looking to explore mind + body + spirit healing, learn healthy & effective coping skills, create a more balanced & harmonious life, while feeling empowered throughout the process, you're in the right place. Life can be so hard sometimes & you don't have to go through it alone. As your therapist, I will ensure that you feel seen, heard & supported!
By utilizing a trauma informed & holistic approach, I am able to address the diverse needs & experiences of each client. If you're looking to explore mind + body + spirit healing, learn healthy & effective coping skills, create a more balanced & harmonious life, while feeling empowered throughout the process, you're in the right place. Life can be so hard sometimes & you don't have to go through it alone. As your therapist, I will ensure that you feel seen, heard & supported!
(575) 214-8320 View (575) 214-8320
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Jennifer Welsh
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Life often creates challenges that affect our overall wellbeing. One way to navigate through those challenges is seeking counseling services. I understand that it can be difficult. Therefore, I focus on making the process as easy as possible. I work with clients who have a large range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral issues, and so much more. I want to be able to create a supportive environment so that we can work together on getting to the root of the problem and how to overcome it. I want to be able to help support and facilitate the journey to a greater wellbeing.
Life often creates challenges that affect our overall wellbeing. One way to navigate through those challenges is seeking counseling services. I understand that it can be difficult. Therefore, I focus on making the process as easy as possible. I work with clients who have a large range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral issues, and so much more. I want to be able to create a supportive environment so that we can work together on getting to the root of the problem and how to overcome it. I want to be able to help support and facilitate the journey to a greater wellbeing.
(575) 577-3479 View (575) 577-3479
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Herron Solutions, LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADAC, CHW, CCSS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Socorro, NM 87801
We currently only have Medicaid Slots Available-Coming Soon: We will soon have (IOP) Intensive Outpatient Program in Rio Rancho and Belen, NM and have begun our waitlist. We will have both day and night IOP in Rio Rancho. Herron Solutions is currently open for therapy and support services in Socorro, Belen, Albuquerque and through Telehealth. We offer comprehensive community support services (CCSS), GED support, Peer Support, and various trainings/classes to assist our community. Our therapists and workers have many years of experience and a many areas. You can find more information on herronsolutionsllc.com
We currently only have Medicaid Slots Available-Coming Soon: We will soon have (IOP) Intensive Outpatient Program in Rio Rancho and Belen, NM and have begun our waitlist. We will have both day and night IOP in Rio Rancho. Herron Solutions is currently open for therapy and support services in Socorro, Belen, Albuquerque and through Telehealth. We offer comprehensive community support services (CCSS), GED support, Peer Support, and various trainings/classes to assist our community. Our therapists and workers have many years of experience and a many areas. You can find more information on herronsolutionsllc.com
(505) 405-8922 View (505) 405-8922
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A Bridge to Healing Counseling Services Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, CATP
Verified Verified
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Let me help you build the bridges to reach your goals Whatever your reason for seeking out Psychotherapy, I’m dedicated to helping you find your way to better mental health. Book your first appointment to get started on your journey towards the life you deserve.
Let me help you build the bridges to reach your goals Whatever your reason for seeking out Psychotherapy, I’m dedicated to helping you find your way to better mental health. Book your first appointment to get started on your journey towards the life you deserve.
(575) 205-4823 View (575) 205-4823
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LaRocque Counseling Associates, LLC
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome and thank you for visiting my page. It can be a daunting process connecting with a counselor you're comfortable with; however, I'll strive to be that person for you. Combined, I have over 34 years of experience in the military and in private practice working with ages 9+ for a variety of experiences that cause anxiety, trauma, and negative beliefs often resulting in self-sabotaging behaviors. I focus on personal development by helping you develop the skills needed to deal with the inevitable struggles we all face in our lives.
Welcome and thank you for visiting my page. It can be a daunting process connecting with a counselor you're comfortable with; however, I'll strive to be that person for you. Combined, I have over 34 years of experience in the military and in private practice working with ages 9+ for a variety of experiences that cause anxiety, trauma, and negative beliefs often resulting in self-sabotaging behaviors. I focus on personal development by helping you develop the skills needed to deal with the inevitable struggles we all face in our lives.
(575) 214-3839 View (575) 214-3839
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Paul Bossart
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CDC
Verified Verified
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Are you struggling with PTSD, past trauma, anxiety or depression? Are addictions problematic for you? Are you looking for someone who will respect your religious/spiritual beliefs? Then give me a call. I can help with all of these concerns.
Are you struggling with PTSD, past trauma, anxiety or depression? Are addictions problematic for you? Are you looking for someone who will respect your religious/spiritual beliefs? Then give me a call. I can help with all of these concerns.
(907) 331-0943 View (907) 331-0943
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Celina Jo Holguin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Las Cruces, NM 88012  (Online Only)
Lighthouse Therapies, LLC is a place where healing happens. By using evidence-based practices such as EMDR, TF-CBT and CBT, we work together to find your peace and stability. I have experience in trauma including childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect. I also specialize in children that have experienced these types of traumas as well. I am also experienced in anxiety, depression, grief, children that have caused sexual harm and anger management. Together we work by using your individual strengths to find healing and well-being.
Lighthouse Therapies, LLC is a place where healing happens. By using evidence-based practices such as EMDR, TF-CBT and CBT, we work together to find your peace and stability. I have experience in trauma including childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect. I also specialize in children that have experienced these types of traumas as well. I am also experienced in anxiety, depression, grief, children that have caused sexual harm and anger management. Together we work by using your individual strengths to find healing and well-being.
(575) 216-5805 View (575) 216-5805
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Dr. Mark White
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-S, CSAT-S, CMAT-S, CPTT-S, LSOTP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Roswell, NM 88201
Searching for hope and healing from experiencing the trauma of betrayal, infidelity, compulsive sexual behavior, or relationship distress? Lasting, long-term recovery requires expert guidance. Individually, are you experiencing anxiety or depression? With a focus on your context, experience, and emotion, I specialize in deconstructing your presenting issues to clarify specific problems that you desire to change or respond to. I offer services by video conferencing, phone, and in-person. With similarly qualified colleagues, we offer collaborating therapists for each partner and for the relationship.
Searching for hope and healing from experiencing the trauma of betrayal, infidelity, compulsive sexual behavior, or relationship distress? Lasting, long-term recovery requires expert guidance. Individually, are you experiencing anxiety or depression? With a focus on your context, experience, and emotion, I specialize in deconstructing your presenting issues to clarify specific problems that you desire to change or respond to. I offer services by video conferencing, phone, and in-person. With similarly qualified colleagues, we offer collaborating therapists for each partner and for the relationship.
(806) 553-2618 View (806) 553-2618
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New Mexico Family Services
Counselor, MSc, LMHC
Verified Verified
Las Cruces, NM 88012
Waitlist for new clients
The uncertainty of healing from within can be challenging due to feeling stuck triggered by fear and loss of control. Struggling with the stressors of life often leads to anxiety, depression, grief, and addiction. With compassion and empathy, vulnerability can be empowering when you feel safe and secure enough to regulate negative thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Collaborating together to prioritize your genuine mental and emotional needs is the main approach in which to foster personal growth.
The uncertainty of healing from within can be challenging due to feeling stuck triggered by fear and loss of control. Struggling with the stressors of life often leads to anxiety, depression, grief, and addiction. With compassion and empathy, vulnerability can be empowering when you feel safe and secure enough to regulate negative thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Collaborating together to prioritize your genuine mental and emotional needs is the main approach in which to foster personal growth.
(575) 483-7508 View (575) 483-7508

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Number of Therapists in Ruidoso, NM

< 10

Therapists in Ruidoso, NM who prioritize treating:

78% Relationship Issues
78% Depression
78% Trauma and PTSD
78% Coping Skills
78% Self Esteem
67% Anxiety
67% Stress

Average years in practice

27 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Medicaid
100% Presbyterian

How Therapists in Ruidoso, NM see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

43% Female
43% Male
14% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ruidoso?

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.