Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Aurora, Colorado

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


Jamie Finkelstein

LPC
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with 7 years of experience working with a diverse population in both individual and group settings. My experience includes working with depression, anxiety, LGBT related concerns, and trauma. I have also worked with individuals struggling with relationship concerns as well as individuals dealing with emotional distress. My counseling style is open and affirming. I believe that everyone deserves the right to be heard and given the... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with 7 years of experience working with a diverse population in both individual and group settings. My experience includes working with depression, anxiety, LGBT related concerns, and trauma. I have also... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Sonny Saunders

MSE,LPC,CCMHC,NCC
14 years experience
I am actively engaged in Behavioral Health, Mental Health Counseling, and Education to be of service to people, Integrated Care, Autonomous, Team-player, Hardworking, Excellent customer service/rapport/relationship building skills, Enjoy working with people, Dedicated, Solution-Focused, Goal Oriented, Assertive, Collaborative, Creative, Outgoing, Personable, Leader I have 14 years experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Provide consultative, psychosocial education, diagnostic assessment, and treatment services to patients with physical and/or mental health, substance abuse diagnoses, and co-morbid conditions. Certified Clinical... Read More
I am actively engaged in Behavioral Health, Mental Health Counseling, and Education to be of service to people, Integrated Care, Autonomous, Team-player, Hardworking, Excellent customer service/rapport/relationship building skills, Enjoy working with people, Dedicated, Solution-Focused, Goal Oriented, Assertive, Collaborative, Creative, Outgoing,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:14 years

Timothy Gartz

Timothy,Gartz,LCSW
3 years experience
Timothy Gartz, MSW LCSW I have been in clinical practice for over twenty years. I have degrees from Brigham Young University Hawaii and Washington University St. Louis (George Warren Brown School of Social Work) having graduated in 2002. After several years in clinical practice as a bilingual marriage and family therapist in Northern Colorado I ventured overseas where I worked in clinical counseling at St. John's Counseling Center in Hong Kong and the Community Center of... Read More
Timothy Gartz, MSW LCSW I have been in clinical practice for over twenty years. I have degrees from Brigham Young University Hawaii and Washington University St. Louis (George Warren Brown School of Social Work) having graduated in 2002. After several years... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:3 years

Jamie Burke

LCSW
8 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker providing trauma-informed therapy services. I provide a safe and inviting presence that allows clients to work through a wide range of issues including with grief, depression, anxiety, anger, stress, relationship issues, and struggles with identify and self-esteem. Together we will focus on your natural strengths and interests to help you to cope and feel better. I very much understand the importance of building a trusting and safe... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker providing trauma-informed therapy services. I provide a safe and inviting presence that allows clients to work through a wide range of issues including with grief, depression, anxiety, anger, stress, relationship issues, and struggles... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Lisa Pringle

LPC,LCADC,NCAC,II
10 years experience
Hello, Welcome to therapy! I am a Professional Mental Health and Licensed Addiction Counselor with 13 years of counseling experience working with people from diverse populations. I believe that people can use the safe space of therapy to generate and cultivate ideas, learn new concepts and decide how they want to incorporate something different into their life. My academic and professional career have trained me to understand The Addictive... Read More
Hello, Welcome to therapy! I am a Professional Mental Health and Licensed Addiction Counselor with 13 years of counseling experience working with people from diverse populations. I believe that people can use the safe space of therapy... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Emily Kahn

LPC,LAC
4 years experience
Hi, I’m Emily! I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with years of experience in schools, residential care, community mental health, and outpatient settings. My goal as a counselor is to hear your story, come along side of you, and help sort things out, whatever those 'things' are. I believe that nothing in this life is meant to be done alone and have based my counseling philosophy off of this idea. I believe support... Read More
Hi, I’m Emily! I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with years of experience in schools, residential care, community mental health, and outpatient settings. My goal as a counselor is to hear your story, come along side of you,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Barbara Mutagamba

3 years experience
Hello, my name is Barbara and welcome. If you are experiencing tension, stress, depression, anxiety, self-image issues, co-dependency issues, other effects of trauma, or trouble in your relationship or relationships, or feeling rejection, abandoned, disappointed, hopeless, shame, breach of trust and many other feelings, or you are looking for perspective, a good listener, and/or a nonjudgmental, approachable atmosphere to share your pain and gain some insight into your story, you are not alone. Over... Read More
Hello, my name is Barbara and welcome. If you are experiencing tension, stress, depression, anxiety, self-image issues, co-dependency issues, other effects of trauma, or trouble in your relationship or relationships, or feeling rejection, abandoned, disappointed, hopeless, shame, breach of trust... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Evelyn Barton

RP, CNC
13 years experience
My passion, goal, and commitment are to help others with their struggles, offer tools to resolve issues, rise above challenges, push through the obstacles, and build healthy self-esteem. My own personal experiences have enabled me to cultivate an empathic, caring, and non-judgmental approach, and to be able to relate to my clients. Read More
My passion, goal, and commitment are to help others with their struggles, offer tools to resolve issues, rise above challenges, push through the obstacles, and build healthy self-esteem. My own personal experiences have enabled me to cultivate an empathic, caring, and non-judgmental approach, and to be able to relate to my clients. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Georginia Weygand

E.D.S., NCSP, RP
11 years experience
I am Certified School Psychologist and Registered Psychotherapist (working on obtaining LPC) working with children and adults for psychoeducational evaluations, as well as psychotherapy for children ages 4 – 16. Read More
I am Certified School Psychologist and Registered Psychotherapist (working on obtaining LPC) working with children and adults for psychoeducational evaluations, as well as psychotherapy for children ages 4 – 16. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Anthony Cataldi

LPC, MA
8 years experience
Therapy should respond to your needs, change with you, and challenge you to grow. I utilize a dynamic approach which combines traditional talk therapy strategies, evidence-based practices, and new modalities such as Roleplaying Game Therapy and Wildnerness Therapy to help you meet your goals and live your best life. Read More
Therapy should respond to your needs, change with you, and challenge you to grow. I utilize a dynamic approach which combines traditional talk therapy strategies, evidence-based practices, and new modalities such as Roleplaying Game Therapy and Wildnerness Therapy to help you meet your goals and live your best life. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

David Veach

LPC, Licensed Addiction Counselor
13 years experience
The value of a life lived fully is priceless! Welcome to a life full of meaning & purpose! Call me if you struggle with depression, anxiety, and/or substance abuse issues. Read More
The value of a life lived fully is priceless! Welcome to a life full of meaning & purpose! Call me if you struggle with depression, anxiety, and/or substance abuse issues. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Mental Health Care in Aurora, Colorado

Aurora, Colorado is a city that stretches across both Arapahoe and Adams counties. There’s also a small part of the city that’s in Douglas County. Aurora is considered part of the Denver metro area, which also includes Lakewood. Aurora has the third highest population of any city in Colorado. Top private employers in the area include the Raytheon Company, Kaiser Permanente, Northrop Grumman, and the Lockheed Martin Corporation.

As with so many cities in Colorado, there is a significant focus on outdoor recreation in Aurora. There are more than 6,000 acres of open space and natural areas, more than 100 parks, and many public and private golf courses. The city is also home to the Aurora Cultural Arts District, the Aurora History Museum and similar attractions and venues.

Despite all that Aurora has to offer, there are underlying issues that some people who live there deal with. These include mental health and substance abuse issues in particular.

An Overview of Mental Health in Aurora

For 20 years, the suicide rate in the U.S. has continued to increase. In fact, according to research from the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rate across the United States went up 25 percent in the nearly two decades leading up to 2016. Colorado saw one of the highest increases compared to other states. The report showed that Colorado had an increase in suicides of 30 percent over this period.

The same research looked at some of the reasons for these increases. Researchers felt that the loss of relationships or problems in relationships were one of the factors leading to suicides in people without mental health conditions. There is also some information indicating increases in western states like Colorado could be due, at least in part, to more rural areas and the feeling of having less access to certain services, including mental health care.

Information cited by The Denver Post recently showed that in Colorado every year around 260,000 people including adults and children require treatment for severe mental illnesses. These mental illnesses include schizophrenia, major depression, and bipolar disorder. Unfortunately, even though hundreds of thousands are believed to need care, only around one-third of people actually get that treatment.

A study from the Colorado Health Institute showed that in the metro Denver area, which includes Aurora, anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of the population reported experiencing poor mental health.

Substance abuse is an issue as well. One study indicated Colorado has the third-worst drug problem of any other state, and the highest percentage of teenage and adult drug users in the U.S. Colorado is often ranked as the number one state for deaths related to overdose, primarily because of prescription pain medications. Other substances frequently abused in the state include heroin, cocaine, and meth.

In Aurora, 17 percent of residents had income levels below the poverty level in 2016, as compared to a rate of 15 percent for the entire state of Colorado. Nearly 19 percent of children in Aurora were living below the poverty level in 2016, compared to a rate of around 13 percent for the state.

Not just Aurora, but the state of Colorado ranks among the top ten states in the country for the highest divorce rates. The number of divorces per 1,000 residents is 4.4.

Mental Health Resources in Aurora

Many people who need mental health care seek treatment at the local emergency room. The state of Colorado only has 15 psychiatrists per 100,000 people, but there are options available to people. One example is the Aurora Mental Health Center.

The Aurora Mental Health Center has what is called Connect to Care treatment centers, where people can go for immediate treatment. The Aurora Mental Health Center is a nonprofit, private community health center. The organization can respond to crises anytime, and they have mobile crises response centers set up in various communities.

The Medical Center of Aurora also offers behavioral health services and treatment. Colorado Crisis Services is an organization serving communities in and around Aurora. People can call the center to receive counseling and help related to a variety of situations including suicidal thoughts, depression, substance abuse, anxiety, relationship problems, and family issues.

Connecting with an Aurora Therapist

There are many psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists and other qualified mental health care providers throughout Aurora and surrounding communities. Sometimes the hardest part of mental health care is knowing where to turn, however.

That’s why we created the above therapist directory. The professionals from Aurora and nearby areas are highly qualified, and many specialize in certain areas of treatment and care. You can use the above therapist guide as a helpful resource as you connect with a mental health care provider who meets your needs and can provide you with compassionate expertise.