Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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

Dr. Jim Nolan

Dr. Jim Nolan, Ph.D.

Congratulations on taking this step toward feeling better, and making your life better. You deserve that. We all experience challenges, uncertainties, relationship issues, career and work issues, mood stuff, family stuff, or anxiety. It's part of being human during these really chaotic times. I am supportive, non-judgmental, have good advice when advice is appropriate. I have traveled a lot, and it helps me understand where many people are coming from. My clients are from Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 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


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


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


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


Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown, LCPC

Greetings and welcome. My name is Kevin Brown and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Montana. If you're reading this, it tells me you are at a point in your life path that you are recognizing that something needs to change. Maybe life is confusing, challenging, you're experiencing personal hardship and struggle, or relationships, work or other areas of your life Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


Menzo Faassen

Menzo Faassen, LPC-MHSP

Hi, my name is Menzo Faassen. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Tennessee and Kentucky. I received my B.S. in Psychology in 1999 from Middle Tennessee State University and I received my M.S. in Community Counseling from Austin Peay State University in 2009. I work full time as a Military Family Life Counselor at Ft. Campbell, KY and I have private practice (Nashville Center for Psychodrama). I have worked in community Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong, LMHC, LCPC, LCPP

My name is Karen F Armstrong. I am licensed in three states as a behavioral health and relationship therapist along with certification in two states as an addiction professional. I am also a certified employee assistance professional/career coach. I have worked for over twenty years in the field of behavioral health/relationships/addictions. In each area I counsel I provide good listening skills, I am nonjudgmental, insightful and supportive. Through the years I have Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years


An Overview of Mental Health in Santa Fe, New Mexico

A rich Native American, Spanish and European history flows throughout the beautiful city of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Tourists and the year-round 83,776 residents enjoy breathtaking scenic mountain, forest and desert views. The capital city is home to a diverse group, including 54.7 percent of people from Hispanic or Latino descent. In addition to historical sites, the area boasts abundant art, cultural, and dining amenities.

Currently, an estimated 18.3 percent of adults in the United States suffer from some form of mental illness. Unfortunately, adolescents fare worse with a prevalence of approximately 49.5 percent across the nation. Those living in Santa Fe are not immune from mental health issues. Factors such as finances and relationship concerns may negatively impact the emotional well-being of the inhabitants. Fortunately, local counseling services are available to support the residents of this picturesque town.

Mental Health Statistics for New Mexico

The state rate for mental illness in the adult population is slightly higher than the 18.3 percent national average, at 19.19 percent. The adolescent trend for depressive episodes in New Mexico is commensurate with the US rate of just under 13 percent. However, substance abuse is a relative problem for both adults and teens. According to data from Mental Health America, the state is above the national rate for adults (9.09 compared to 7.93 percent) and adolescents (7.15 in comparison to 4.61 percent). There are a variety of therapeutic interventions available for people prepared to face their addictions and enact change.

Another pressing mental health issue for the state is the overall suicide rate. Nationally, 13.42 per 100,000 people commit suicide. In New Mexico, that number rises to a staggering 22.49 per 100,000, placing it fourth in the US for prevalence. This statistic is especially heartbreaking because suicide can be prevented. Professional counseling support is crucial for anyone experiencing extreme sadness or suicidal ideation.

Economy and Cost of Living in Santa Fe

Universally, issues related to money are common stressors. Those living in Santa Fe are generally comfortable financially. The median household income, local job growth and unemployment rates are like other areas around the United States. However, the Santa Fe Cost of Living Index of 121 is higher than the set US index of 100. This is primarily due to the price of housing. The median home cost of $332,900 is significantly higher than both state ($187,100) and national ($216,200) values.

In addition to anxiety surrounding home prices, a percentage of the Santa Fe population has more severe financial concerns. The United States Census Bureau reports that 15.1 percent of the city’s residents live at or below the poverty level. This is higher than the official 12.3 percent average for the nation in 2017.

Oftentimes finance struggles impact other aspects of life, such as self-esteem and relationships. In New Mexico, approximately 10.4 percent of people are divorced by the age of 30. In Santa Fe, the divorce rate climbs to 17.7 percent. Approximately 20 percent of residents are single parents. Single income households with children face an additional fiscal burden. Marriage counseling helps partners navigate the storms together to build a stronger union. If the coupling does not work out, individual counseling bolsters self-esteem and develops coping methods to move forward.

The Challenge of Finding a Therapist in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Just over 56 percent of people with mental illness in New Mexico do not receive treatment, corresponding to the 56.4 national percentage. Those who do not seek help may perceive that lacking health insurance precludes them from accessing support. Others may feel stigmatized or overwhelmed at the process of finding therapeutic services that are a good fit for their needs.

In Santa Fe County, there are approximately 638 providers of mental health services per 100,000 people. Counselors have a variety of specialties for individual hardships. Some areas of expertise for local therapists include substance abuse, relationship matters, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and grief. Counseling is structured in a multitude of formats, such as individual, group, couples, family and even through online support.

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