Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Find a therapist in Albuquerque, New Mexico that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Albuquerque to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

Victor Nelson

Victor Nelson, LMFT

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in New Mexico and have been providing marriage and family therapy for more than 30 years. I am also a pastoral counselor and have worked with clients from a range of spiritual/religious traditions including Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, and some Native American traditions. I have specialized in relationship counseling, family therapy, issues related to aging, parenting, divorce adjustment issues (including co-parenting), family violence, and anger management. I am Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 32 years


Dr. Merranda Marin

Dr. Merranda Marin, Ph.D., LMFT

My name is Dr. Marin and I am a licensed psychologist and a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), particularly within the context of the family system. I earned her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from New Mexico State University in 2007 and I also hold a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Previous experiences include the oversight of the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


Leslie  Harvey

Leslie Harvey , LPCC

My belief is that everyone has the capacity to change, confront challenges and grow each day. Therapy is a tool that can help people find their capacity to change. My counseling practice respects that power to change in each person. My counseling approach is rather eclectic involving both client centered and existential theory. I utilize a personalized approach combining interventions from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, motivational interviewing Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years


Louise Long

Louise Long, MS, LMFT, LADAC

Hello, I’m Louise Long, and I’m here to help no matter what you are going through. As a therapist, I have more than 25 years of experience, and have worked with clients with many, many different problems. I believe that respect and building and maintaining trust are very important in therapy. My counseling style is empathic and solution-focused, and I believe strongly that you are a unique individual, and your treatment should be as unique Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years


Jill Koehn

Jill Koehn,

Hello and Welcome! I am licensed as a professional counselor Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico, and a licensed addictions counselor in both Colorado and Wyoming. I have a Masters Degree from the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado and a Bachelors degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara. I have been in the field for over 30 years and gradually gained experience with a wide range of issues including but not limited to Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years


Alisha O'Donovan

Alisha O'Donovan, MS, LMHC

Hi! My name is Alisha O’Donovan. I have a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of New Mexico. As a therapist, my approach to psychotherapy is grounded in a unified approach to the science of clinical psychology that assimilates and integrates key insights from the major approaches (e.g., CBT, humanistic, integrative) into a more coherent whole. My clinical focus is underpinned by the principles of Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


Dr. Samuel Abbott

Dr. Samuel Abbott, PhD, LCPC

Hello, I am Dr. Samuel (Andy) Abbott, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maine and also a Licensed Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC) in the state of New Mexico. I am also a National Certified Counselor. I have studied in Paris, France to gain a further, in-depth insight into existential psychotherapy, which is my passion. I earned my graduate degree in counseling in Arizona and went on to study Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years


Terri  Sawyer

Terri Sawyer, LSCW

Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile page. Being a supportive clinical social worker is one of the greatest joys in my life. I enjoy listening to others and helping them to find a way through tough times. My experience includes a Master's Degree of Social Work from the University of Utah and for almost 20 years, I have worked in child and family services. Currently, I counsel the chronically ill Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years


Dr. SUSAN BYERS

Dr. SUSAN BYERS, PhD, LPC, ACS

Life transitions and struggles offer the opportunity to find greater clarity of purpose, more meaningful relationships, increased confidence, and personal satisfaction. To be human is to feel emotion, both the highs and the lows. We are all connected through not only these experiences, but through the relationships with those around us. Therapy is a unique and personal journey built on mutual trust and respect. My perspective is strengths-based, LGBTQIA-affirmative, and integrative. I work with individuals Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years


Sandi Grabasch

Sandi Grabasch, MS, LMFT

Hello, my name is Sandi, I practice therapy with individuals, couples and families who are motivated to learn new skills which may lead to more joy filled lives. I enjoy seeing people grow towards their ultimate potential while practicing self-compassion and self-love. I believe problems are holistic and so are the solutions, understanding the connections of our mental health and everyday lives can be the key to improved relationships and life satisfaction. I am a licensed Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Overview of Mental Health Resources in Albuquerque, New Mexico

When we think of Albuquerque, New Mexico, we tend to think of dry, desert heat. And, for the most part this is true. But Albuquerque is also the biggest city in New Mexico. It is a thriving metropolis full of the same stresses all major cities have.

A lot of people don’t realize that mental disorders make up the greatest burden of disease in the United States. Because mental health has an impact on physical health, it is important that we seek treatment for mental health issues.

New Mexico does have initiatives to help prevent mental illness in teens and adults. New Mexico administration has recently undergone improvements in their health system to help increase mental health services. However, like any other city, there is no way the government can reach everyone who needs help.

Mental Health Statistics for Albuquerque

The depression rate in New Mexico is high – it averages about 10% across the state. And this figure is only for those officially diagnosed. When asked about their own feelings on depression, this average increases to approximately 17%. This is in line with the national average. However, it does show that assumptions about life being easy in the southwest are wrong. Even in New Mexico, especially Albuquerque, mental health issues are prevalent.

On a positive note, drug related overdoses are much lower in New Mexico than in the rest of the country. The number of drug related deaths in New Mexico is about half that of most other states. The same cannot be said of alcoholism. Although Albuquerque is on par with the rest of the country as far as alcohol related issues, this wasn’t always the case. The incidence of alcohol related mental health issues in New Mexico has almost doubled since 2010.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The reason New Mexico has created initiatives to identify and offer help to those prone to mental illness is because they understand that this is an issue. There are too many residents in New Mexico who don’t have access to proper mental health care. This is for several reasons:

  • Lack of health insurance
  • Lack of information
  • Difficulty navigating the mental health care system
  • Fear of stigma
  • Education level
  • Cost of treatment

Unfortunately, lack of proper mental health treatment can lead to many problems, such as:

  • Domestic violence
  • Higher crime rates
  • Institutionalization
  • Unemployment
  • Homelessness
  • Suicide
  • Drug and alcohol related deaths

This is why it’s so important that people have access to mental health counseling. There needs to one central place where people can get information. They need to be able to get the name and numbers of available counselors who can provide help quickly. The longer it takes to see a counselor, the greater the chances are that the person will continue to suffer.

What Makes Albuquerque Unique When it Comes to Mental Health?

No city is immune to mental health issues. Regardless of what part of the country you are in, you are going to deal with stress. There are genetic and chemical mental disorders that require treatment. Albuquerque is unique in the following respects:

  • Climate: Albuquerque is located in the southwest part of the US. Believe it or not, it has some very seasonable weather despite being located so far south. There is a hug range in temperatures though, and this can have an effect on people.
  • Unhappy State: Studies have shown that New Mexico is one of the unhappiest states in the United States. They have the fourth highest suicide rate in the country. They also have the fifth highest divorce rate in the country. Out of all the states, New Mexico ranks 40 on the happiness scale.
  • Unemployment Rate: Albuquerque has a relatively low unemployment rate, at 4.4%. Although it is on par with the national average, it is low compared to many other cities in the US.
  • Socioeconomic Factors: Albuquerque has a median household income of almost double the rest of the country. The national average is $28,555. In Albuquerque, this number increases to $47,413. Although this sounds like a reason why mental health issues would be lower, that is not always the case. With greater income comes greater responsibilities. We also know that mental illness does not discriminate by income. It affects all socioeconomic groups equally.

Divorce Rate in Albuquerque

Albuquerque’s divorce rate is very high. In fact, it is the fifth highest in the country. A lot of this can be contributed to the fact that very few people in Albuquerque are happy in their work. They report being miserable at work and this carries over into the home.

People in New Mexico simply aren’t very happy. They have one of the lowest self-reported emotional well-being rates in the country. This could be because they don’t have access to services such as couples counseling.

Couples counseling and therapy is known to boost self-esteem and emotional well-being. If the residents of Albuquerque knew how to find this sort of help, they would have more successful and happy relationships.

Mental Health Resources in Albuquerque

Albuquerque is suffering from a shortage of mental health professionals. They were already short on resources. Then, a few years ago, a large Medicaid fraud scheme shut down many, much needed offices. Now a state that was already plagued with very high substance abuse issues and depression is in worse shape than ever before.

E-Counseling Solves the Challenge of Finding a Therapist in Albuquerque

E-Counseling is an avenue for people in need of a mental health professional. It makes information available in a convenient and user-friendly way. It is the goal of E-counseling to help provide fast and reliable mental health counseling.

Everyone should know how to find a good mental health professional. E-counseling makes that possible.