I. Therapists in Albuquerque, NM

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There are no therapists currently located in Albuquerque, NM. The following therapists are located in NM.

Linda Oberle

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes

Carlton Lewis

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD

Lisa Jackson

  • 14 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Coaching, Eclectic, Existential, Transpersonal, Person-Centered Therapy

State License: New Mexico

Gilles Marchal

  • 25 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Albuquerque, NM
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Areas of focus: Domestic Violence, Education/Personal Development, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse, Traumatic Brain Injury

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Behavioral Medicine, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Intervention, Mediation, Meditation/Relaxation, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Parent Guidance, Psychodynamic, Sex Therapy, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Somatic, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

State License: New Mexico

A. Harriette Bugel

  • 27 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Albuquerque, NM
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Areas of focus: Abuse and/or Neglect, Addiction, Aging, Anger Management, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Behavior Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Marital / Premarital, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Education/Personal Development, Factitious Disorders (Munchausen Syndrome), Family Conflict, Forensic, Gender Identity, Grief, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, OCD, Pain Management, Parenting, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Postpartum, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Psychosomatic, Self Abuse, Sensory Processing Disorder, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality Issues, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Thoughts, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), Behavioral, Case Management, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Dance/Movement Therapy, Dialectical (DBT), Forensic Psychology, Geriatric Consultation, Gestalt, Information and Referral, Jungian, Long-Term, Mediation, Meditation/Relaxation, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Narrative, Pastoral Therapy, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Somatic, Spiritual Counseling, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

State Licenses: Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina and South Carolina

Sandy Skaar

  • 1 year of Experience
  • United States
  • Albuquerque, NM
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Areas of focus: Anxiety, Dual Diagnosis, Family Conflict, Learning Disabilities, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Advocacy, Behavioral, Case Management, Coaching, Education Consultation, Geriatric Consultation, Information and Referral, Long-Term, Narrative, Outreach, Psycho-Educational, Social Support

Cathy Schueler

  • 30 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Albuquerque, NM
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Areas of focus: Adoption, Anger Management, Asperger's, Bullying/Harassment, Dissociative Disorders, Dual Diagnosis, Elder Abuse, OCD, Pain Management, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Self Abuse, Sensory Processing Disorder, Spirituality, Suicidal Thoughts, Workplace Stress

Languages: English, Spanish

Treatment Approaches: Advocacy, Art Therapy, Behavioral, Body Centered Psychotherapy, Case Management, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Contemplative, Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Dialectical (DBT), Education Consultation, Eidetic Image Therapy, EMDR, Emotionally Focused, Ericksonian, Evaluation/Diagnostic, Existential Psychotherapy, Expressive Therapy, Family-Based Treatment (FBT), Feminist, Focusing, Genetic Counseling, Gestalt, Gottman Method, Holistic, Humanistic, Information and Referral, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Long-Term, Mediation, Meditation/Relaxation, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Parent Guidance, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Pastoral Therapy, Person-Centered (Rogerian), Play Therapy, Prevention, Psycho-Educational, Psychodynamic, Relational, Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), Sand Play, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Social Support, Somatic, Systemic, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation

State License: New Mexico

II. The Best Therapists in Albuquerque, NM

The 15 mental health professionals on this list were evaluated on eight key factors, including credentials, cost, specializations, availability, and other features, and all of them scored highly in each category. These criteria were chosen to ensure the providers offer a high level of support at a reasonable price and that they’re easy to work with.

Choosing the Best Albuquerque, NM Therapists

Credentials

It’s vital to select someone with the right qualifications, and New Mexico has thorough licensing requirements for marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, clinical social workers and clinical psychologists. Each one requires a master’s degree, supervised post-graduate work, and two years of counseling experience. The therapists below have exceeded New Mexico’s minimum requirements.

Accessibility

The availability of counseling is another factor to consider when choosing the best therapist in Albuquerque for your needs. Some practices have extended and/or weekend hours, and many offer secure, remote sessions.

Cost

Cost was one of the key factors considered for inclusion on this list. The rate charged for each session was one factor considered, along with whether a therapist offers a sliding fee scale and accepts insurance.

Kristin Wallin: LMFT | Best for infertility counseling

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505-821-5894
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Kristin Wallin has 10 years of experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist. She works with couples and families, focusing on women’s health, infertility issues, anxiety, stress, and depression, using a mind/body approach to help individuals deal with mental and physical issues. Wallin is also experienced in grief counseling and has worked with clients who have substance abuse issues.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Infertility
Trauma and PTSD
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Aetna
ProNet/Aetna
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of NM
Blue Cross & Blue Shield FEP/PPO
BlueCross & Blue Shield PAR
Cristus St.Vincent
Humana (LifeSynch)
Magellan
Friday Health Plans
True Health New Mexico
Presbyterian Health Plan
Three Rivers
HealthSmart
Americas Choice
Cost per Session: $110 – $150 Yes Yes

Antonia Montoya: LMSW, CHES | Best for LGBTQ issues

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505-391-4296
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Focusing on grief, anxiety, and trauma counseling, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Antonia Montoya helps clients create positive change in their lives. For over 20 years, she has worked with people of color, including Native American, Black, and Hispanic individuals. As a queer woman of color, she uses her abundant insight to help queer, transgender and nonbinary clients embrace their authentic selves.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Grief
Trauma and PTSD
Molina
True Health New Mexico
Cost per Session: $85 – $135 Yes Yes

Sterling Brown: D.B.H., LCSW | Best for relationship counseling

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505-373-1191
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Sterling Brown has experience with a full spectrum of client needs. He currently focuses on counseling teens, adults, and couples using a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness and other, complementary therapeutic techniques. For over 10 years, he has assisted clients in discovering the tools they need to cope with emotional problems and relationship issues. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Brown also provides mental health services to Asian members of the community at the New Mexico Asian Family Center.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Grief
Depression
Self Esteem
Aetna
Cigna
MHN
Magellan
Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
Presbyterian
UnitedHealthcare
Out of Network
Cost per Session: $75 – $150 Yes Yes

Ina Krieble: M.A., LPCC | Best for trauma recovery

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505-450-9271
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With a concentration on eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and sand tray therapies, Ina Krieble helps patients use symbolism and imagery to discover and process the thoughts and events behind their negative feelings. These techniques can help clients recover from traumatic events, deal with night terrors, and alleviate PTSD symptoms. Krieble also helps individuals with developmental disabilities enjoy a better quality of life through behavioral support consultation.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Child or Adolescent
Relationship Issues
Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Magellan Behavioral Health, Molina, OptumHealth New Mexico, Presbyterian Health Plan, and United Behavioral Health. Cost per Session: $70 – $90 Yes Yes

Dana Darrow: LCSW | Best for individual counseling

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505-692-3327
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Through art therapy, journaling, and discussion, Dana Darrow helps clients discover and heal their psychic wounds. She’s been a psychotherapist since 1992 and is experienced in CBT and Jungian analysis. Darrow chooses counseling techniques according to the needs of each person, and her holistic approach may include astrology and dream analysis. Her specialties include counseling for grief, trauma, PTSD, and life transitions.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Life Transitions
Trauma and PTSD
Grief
Magellan
MultiPlan
NM Medical Insurance Pool
Presbyterian
Presbyterian Medicaid
Presbyterian Medicare
Out of Network
Cost per Session: $125 – $175 Yes Yes

Jill Ryan: Ph.D., M.P.H. | Best for clients with neurological disabilities

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505-345-9288
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As a neuropsychologist, Jill Ryan focuses on clients who are experiencing changes in cognition and behavior patterns. Learning difficulties, memory problems, and mood disorders can sometimes be caused by illness or injury to the brain, and Ryan is adept at finding and treating both physiological and emotional issues. As a health psychologist, she can also suggest ways for patients to enhance their emotional health by improving their overall health.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Testing and Evaluation
Alzheimer’s
Intellectual Disability
BlueCross and BlueShield
Magellan
Medicaid
Medicare
Molina
Presbyterian
Cost per Session: $80 – $150 Yes Yes

Desiree Garcia: LPCC | Best for adolescents and young adults

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505-633-5539
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In her practice, Desiree Garcia gives clients and their families a safe space to work on issues together. Many of her patients are young people suffering from depression and anxiety. Using CBT, she helps them learn how to change negative thought processes and find constructive ways to deal with uncomfortable emotions. Garcia also has experience treating clients who are dealing with trauma, PTSD, and suicidal thoughts.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Suicidal Ideation
Depression
Anxiety
Lyra
Magellan
Medicaid
Presbyterian
UnitedHealthcare
Western Sky Community Care
Cost per Session: $130 – $150 Yes Yes

Monique Rodriguez: Ph.D., NCC, LPC-S | Best for adult survivors of childhood trauma

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512-902-4357
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Monique Rodriguez has experience helping individuals who come from dysfunctional families, and she also works with clients suffering from addiction, trauma, and childhood abuse. Rodriguez practices Gestalt therapy, a holistic approach that allows clients to gain greater self-awareness and focus on the present. This technique gently leads people to a recognition that, while life experiences provide a context for their issues, they have the power to define their present situation.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Addiction
Substance Use
BlueCross and BlueShield
TRICARE
Cost per Session: $125 – $150 Yes Yes

Sally von Erffa: M.A., MFT, CcHt | Best for anxiety

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505-356-2200
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Describing her counseling technique as holistic and eclectic, Sally von Erffa closely tailors treatments to the needs of each client. She teaches mindfulness and body-oriented practices that use breathing, posture, and body awareness to impact mood positively. Meditation and hypnotherapy are other tools she uses to help those dealing with trauma, anxiety, phobias, codependency, and other disorders.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Women’s Issues
Trauma and PTSD
Codependency
America’s Choice
Christus Health Plan
Health Scope
Magellan
Medicaid
Molina
Optum
PNOA
Presbyterian
Prime Health
Three Rivers
UnitedHealthcare
Out of Network
Cost per Session: $90 – $140 Yes Yes

Louise Miller: M.A., LPCC, NCC | Best for life transitions

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505-385-0562
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Individuals, couples, and families have benefitted from Louise Miller’s wide range of counseling expertise. She has worked in the addiction field, counseled people going through grief and loss, and gained expertise in LGBTQ issues. Miller employs several complementary styles of therapy, including Jungian psychotherapy and humanistic techniques, all meant to show clients how to actively improve their lives and increase their happiness.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Substance Use
Grief
Relationship Issues
“Centennial Care”–NM’s Medicaid
Aetna
BlueCross and BlueShield
Great-West Life
Magellan
Presbyterian
Out of Network
Not provided Yes Yes

Tom Quinn: LPCC, NCC | Best for ADHD treatment

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505-302-8799
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Tom Quinn has experience in treating a range of emotional disorders, such as anxiety, depression, and the lingering effects of childhood trauma. He focuses on men’s issues and all forms of ADHD. Quinn opened his practice after serving as a clinical director of addiction services and clinical supervisor at counseling centers in Albuquerque. For over 30 years, he has used CBT, motivational interviewing, and other techniques to help clients work through their issues.

What Patients Say: “He is great at making you feel comfortable and helping you make connections from your past to your present.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
ADHD
Men’s Issues
Trauma and PTSD
Out of Network Cost per Session: $115 No Yes

Jesse Tatum: M.M., M.S.W., LCSW| Best for performance anxiety

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505-407-8979
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Jesse Tatum follows a holistic approach to counseling that includes the psychological, environmental, and biological factors that make up a client’s experience. Her background in the arts as a teacher and performer gives her insight into issues relevant to artists. She holds a master’s degree in music and is experienced in helping clients overcome performance issues such as stage fright. She uses interpersonal psychotherapy, EMDR, motivational interviewing, and other techniques in her practice.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Coping Skills
Anxiety
Grief
Not provided Cost per Session: $70 – $90 No Yes

Marji Prefontaine: Ph.D. | Best for addiction issues

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505-821-1948
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An integral part of Marji Prefontaine’s counseling strategy is identifying contributing factors for psychological issues. She helps clients understand how relationship and job problems, family stresses, and life transitions can intensify anxiety, depression, and addiction. Her technique centers around helping clients identify and change negative behavior patterns. She has helped clients overcome addiction issues, including eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.

What Patients Say: “Dr. Prefontaine has been a great help to me. She has taught me how to have healthy relationships and identify when I may be headed down an unhealthy path with a partner.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Obesity
Self Esteem
BlueCross and BlueShield
Molina SIC
Presbyterian
Presbyterian SIC
Cost per Session: $100 Yes Yes

Mitch Marzec: M.A., LPCC | Best for sexual addiction

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505-463-2646
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Specializing in porn addiction and sex addiction, Mitch Marzec helps clients gain control of destructive behaviors using acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a technique that involves recognizing these behaviors and thoughts and making a commitment to change them. He’s also experienced in treating co-occurring mental health disorders that involve couples and families. Marzec works with clients to treat the underlying factors that lead to obsessive sexual behavior and also counsels spouses and partners of the sexually addicted.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Sexual Addiction
Internet Addiction
Relationship Issues
BlueCross and BlueShield
Magellan
New Mexico Health Connections
Presbyterian
True Health New Mexico
Out of Network
Cost per Session: $120 No Yes

Linda Sanderville: M.S.W., LCSW, RYT-200 | Best for transformative growth

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505-317-7444
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Linda Sanderville combines the scientific techniques of psychotherapy with mindfulness training and yoga to give clients the tools to overcome stress and trauma. A 200-hour registered yoga teacher, she employs yoga and trauma-focused CBT to help patients heal. Using compassion and gentle confrontation, Sanderville helps clients recognize and change destructive thought patterns to free themselves from the effects of past trauma. Therapy sessions are conducted remotely.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Life Transitions
Relationship Issues
Trauma and PTSD
Out of Network Individual Online Counseling Sessions: $210/60-minute sessions No Yes

III. What You Should Know About Albuquerque Therapy

How are Albuquerque therapists licensed?

In New Mexico, therapists must complete a number of steps to obtain a license to practice as a licensed professional clinical mental health counselor (LPCMHC). Completion of a master’s degree is required, as well as 3,000 hours of supervised post-graduate work and two years of counseling experience. Two national board-certified examinations must also be taken and passed for licensure.

How much does therapy cost in Austin?

The cost for a one-hour therapy session in Albuquerque varies greatly, but it’s generally around $80 to $135 per session. Your actual cost will depend on whether your health insurance covers part of the bill and if a therapist offers a sliding fee scale. Some therapists offer a free initial session.

 

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