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.

Dana Moore

Dana Moore, MAR, MA, LPCC

I am a native of the Land of Enchantment, where I grew up nourished by the distinctive cultural, natural and spiritual resources of New Mexico. As a longtime student of spirituality and health with graduate degrees in Theology from Yale University and Psychology from Boston College, I provide my clients with a powerful and unique integration of contemporary health science and traditional spiritual wisdom. I have expertise in supporting people experiencing relationship challenges, divorce, infidelity, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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


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


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


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


Amy Bates

Amy Bates, MA, LPCC, ATR-BC

I am an Art Therapist and Counselor experienced in working with individuals and families in a community mental health agency and private practice. I am also an adjunct professor teaching graduate level Art Therapy and Counseling. I am currently licensed in New Mexico as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Nationally Board Certified, Registered Art Therapist. From a holistic perspective, I honor your unique life journey while helping you find deeper meaning and greater balance Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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


Celeste Campos

Celeste Campos, LMFT

Hi there, my name is Celeste Campos, I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan . Throughout my childhood and early adulthood, I moved several times between Mexico and the United States. With each move I encountered a different challenge. As a result I developed an interest in how individuals adjust and develop resiliency vs resisting change (which I encountered several times). With this Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 3 years


Tania Valente

Tania Valente, LMFT

Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with the State of New Mexico (LIC# CMF0200391). If you decide to work with me please know that I take an interpersonal, systemic, and supportive approach. Simply, I believe that people can be healed through compassionate relationships with others. I am here to work with you on any goals you may have for yourself – with empathy and open-mindedness. I have over Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Experience: 11 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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