Susan Brumbaugh, MA, LMHC, Mental Health Counseling in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87110

Susan Brumbaugh, MA, LMHC

Susan Brumbaugh, MA, LMHC
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Susan Brumbaugh, MA, LMHC

Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 41439
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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Office 1
2626 Arizona St. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
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Accessibility
  • Accessible Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible Building
  • Wheelchair Accessible Restroom

Billing and Insurance

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: Unless otherwise arranged, my fee is $80 for a 50-minute session.

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Evening Availability

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Are you feeling stuck? Desperate? Alone? I would be honored to work with you on finding a way out of the muck. For most of my life, I've been that person friends go to when they need to talk something through, and nothing makes me feel more fulfilled than to be able to listen with my whole heart and offer another perspective to help people find their own strengths and solutions. I have worked for more than twenty years as a criminal justice researcher, and I went back to school for a master's in counseling to fulfill this calling I have always sensed. My vision for counseling is: Transforming lives by connecting people to their own strengths and futures through an environment of caring and trust.

Email or Call Susan Brumbaugh, MA, LMHC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 41439

More Info About My Practice

My office is located in a church, which I know may be a comfort to some people and a concern for others. Please know that you don't have to be a member of the church, a Christian, or believe anything in particular to work with me. If spirituality is important to you and you want to include that in counseling, I'm open to that, but it's certainly not required.

I also offer distance counseling using a secure video platform for clients located within the state of New Mexico.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

In my training, there were always long forms for clients to fill out with all kinds of background information. Now that I'm running my own practice, as I thought about what my background form might look like, I realized that it would feel overwhelming to answer so many questions (some of which are pretty sensitive). So I prefer to have you tell me what brings you to counseling, what's going well (or has gone well in the past), and what kind of support you have. Lots of background details tend to come out in the telling of your story, and I can ask other questions along the way, depending on what's relevant. I'll also ask questions to make sure you and your loved ones are safe.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

Although every struggle is different, and I wouldn't presume to know what you're going through, I've dealt with issues of my own that counseling helped with. An analogy I have found helpful is that you are over there climbing your mountain, and I'm over here climbing mine, but from where I am, I can see things that you can't. And that difference in perspective can be helpful. I'm not an expert in your problems, but I can offer empathy, a listening ear, and strategies to try out based on my personal experience, professional experience, and education.

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Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Forgiveness
  • Inadequacy
  • Isolation
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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