Alyssa  Butler

Alyssa Butler

She/They

Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New Mexico, Colorado Waitlist Online
Los Ojos Waitlist In-person

I offer intensive day retreats for individuals, couples and groups on weekends. These can be booked privately or you can find groups on my website.

Updated January 16, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Women's issues
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)

Professional statement

Alyssa Butler (she/they) MA LPCC is an independently licensed mental health counselor specializing in Art therapy and Nature Based Therapy. They are passionate about utilizing nature and art to promote healing and a deeper connection with self.

Alyssa Butler looks at each client as an individual; they do not take a "one size fits all" approach. She believes clients have the answers they need, and supports clients in self exploration to identify their needs starting within themselves. Alyssa's goal with clients is to help them work through past occurrences that are impacting their present life, and support clients in feeling empowered to live their lives without carrying the baggage from the past. They know it is possible to move through challenging moments to achieve overall wellness.

Alyssa has extensive training and experience working with trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD, depression, anxiety, and more. They have supported clients from ages 4-65+ work through challenging and traumatic situations.

Alyssa offers in person and Telehealth services for individuals and couples. She offers intensive day retreats for individuals, couples and groups. Please contact them if you have questions and want more information.

I currently accept some insurances through Headway.


Message to clients

Hello wonderful human! I am honored for an opportunity to walk along side you on your journey towards wellness. I know you're probably feeling so many different emotions, and have multiple thoughts about the journey ahead. You are here for a reason (I could guess, but there's a million different reasons someone begins the search for support from a professional). I won't guess the reason, but I do know when people get to this point they're ready for a change. You're ready to make changes in your life; you're probably sick and tired of how you've been feeling, the thoughts you've been thinking, and maybe even over some behaviors you have. If this is you, you're in the right place.

Together we can navigate your journey ahead. I let you lead the way, and will be by your side to provide guidance as needed. A mentor once shared this metaphor with me that I summarizes my role as a counselor: "I hold a clients light for them until they are ready to carry it themselves." This light is hope. I have so much hope for you and I know you are capable of creating the life you want and deserve.

Although, I am not the perfect counselor for everyone if you think we are a good fit and want a chance to talk to explore your options more, please contact me to schedule a free 15 minute consultation call.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in NM, CO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in NM, CO)
  • Cigna (in-network in NM, CO)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in NM)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $50 - $120
  • Couples sessions: $125 (60min)
  • Individual : $125 (90min)
  • Intensive Day Retreat- Individual: $300 (300min)
  • Intensive Day Retreat- Couples: $500 (300min)
  • Intensive Day Retreat- Group: $250 (300min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I offer sliding scale for all appointment types. Superbills will only be provided to clients paying full amount. I bill for appointments on the same day of services, unless otherwise discussed. Sliding scale is not available for clients utilizing their health insurance.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (New Mexico)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am-7pm
  • Thu 10am-7pm
  • Fri 10am-5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Los Ojos practice
14 Peninsula Drive, Los Ojos, New Mexico 87551
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am-7pm
  • Thu 10am-7pm
  • Fri 10am-5pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10-7pm
  • Wed 10-7pm
  • Thu 10-7pm
  • Fri 10-6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

GD Psych Services, Mental Health Counselor, 2021 - 2023
Open Skies Healthcare, Treatment Foster Care Counselor, 2020 - 2021
Desert View Family Counseling, Mental Health Counselor, 2019 - 2020
Open Skies Healthcare, Treatment Foster Care Counselor, 2018 - 2019
Santa Fe Recovery Center, Counseling Intern, 2017 - 2018

Masters of Art Therapy and Counseling, MA, 2018
Bachelors of Fine Art, BA, 2015


Licensure

New Mexico: CCMH0217651

Colorado: LPC.0019688


Languages

English