Therapists in Aurora, CO and Nearby Locations

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.

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Littleton, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Jana Briggs Counseling LLC & Associates is located in Littleton, Colorado. Jana & the Associate Team partner with individuals, couples and families who are experiencing difficulty resolving interpersonal and personal problems, making decisions...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Since becoming a mom of twins (2 years ago now!), I have found new passion for supporting parents of multiples and have gotten training in postpartum mental health issues. Parenting stress can strain relationships, and so I have become passionate...
In-Person Sessions:

Longmont , Colorado

Therapy provides the ability to talk with someone who is nonjudgemental and who will offer options and alternative perspectives rather than advice. I take the time to listen to my clients and to provide them the support, encouragement and insights...
Mindy Berry
MA, NCC
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Are you feeling alone, stuck, or overwhelmed trying to figure out what to do next? During these difficult times, I provide a safe and comfortable space for you to talk openly. Everyone has the ability to facilitate change from within, and I can help...
Danielle Schlagel
LPC, LAC, RPT-S
In-Person Sessions:

Longmont, Colorado

I fell in love with psychology at an early age. I always knew I wanted to be in a helping profession, but was unsure which path to follow until an AP Psych class in high school. It was instant: I was hooked. It wasn't just Mrs. Young's amazing...
Vinny Perrone
LPCC, Sex-Therapy Associate
In-Person Sessions:

Boulder, Colorado

The Intimacy Institute for sex and relationship therapy helps couples and individuals better their lives sexually and emotionally. We offer Clinical Sex therapy - a specialized area of professional psychotherapy, with a team of therapists that all...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Steven Fisher, L.P.C., earned a Masters degree in Counseling in 1992. He has over 25 years of experience with individual, family and group counseling with parents, families, adolescents and children. He also has training and experience in Montessori...
Marian Salley
LCSW, MSW, LAC
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Boulder, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Many of us feel caged and confused in this world. We don't know who we are or how we want to be. We feel insecure and lost. We feel alone and scared in rooms full of people. Disliking our bodies and minds, we chase after relief that leads to...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

I recieved my MA from the University of the Rockies in March, 2017. I have been in private practice since I graduated. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC), waiting on my LPC License. I am a compassionate counselor who...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

As a therapist in practice for twenty-five years, I have developed specialties that include working with people at risk of suicide, survivors of suicide loss, and individuals struggling with self-injury. I have worked extensively with both...
Carol O’Dowd
MPA, M.Div., RP
In-Person Sessions:

Arvada, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Carol O’Dowd, MPA, M.Div., RP, Prajna Healing Arts President, Colorado Association of Psychotherapists Carol uses western and eastern approaches to support adults on their journey through transitions and to ‘restory’ their trauma, anxiety and...
In-Person Sessions:

Arvada, Colorado

Congratulations on taking steps in your journey of self-discovery and healing. Psychotherapy can provide a rich and supportive experience that allows one to grow and heal. It also provides a safe, nurturing environment to talk through confidential...
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Castle Rock, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado, California

I provide a supportive and nonjudgmental environment. I believe in empowering the client and I will assist you in developing your own goals for therapy. We will work together to harness your strengths and create meaningful change. I specialize in...
Anna Mayer
MA, R-DMT
In-Person Sessions:

Westminster, Colorado

Hi, I’m Anna. I'm very glad you're here. I'm a body-based counselor and a dance/movement therapist, but you might also call me a relational problem-solver, sacred witness, and believer-in-you. I help people who know – deep down – that there is...
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Lakewood, Colorado

Have you found yourself in the grips of addiction? Are you unsure if you can ever find freedom? Having a substance control your life can feel isolating and debilitating, but you have found the courage to take the first step towards relief. I have...
In-Person Sessions:

Arvada, Colorado

Everyone's journey towards healing and wholeness is different. I view the body, emotions and thoughts/beliefs as a whole to address trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and life transitions. I will help you to resolve trauma and free up...
Cathy Wilson
LPC, ACS
In-Person Sessions:

Littleton, Colorado

Evidence based therapies
In-Person Sessions:

Boulder, Colorado

DO YOU FEEL UNSATISFIED WITH YOUR LIFE? Whether it's past traumas or other complex factors that impacted you, most people looking for a therapist are seeking relief from the struggle and want to wake up to more joy, ease and self-acceptance. If...
Jessi Wheatley
LPCC, EdS
In-Person Sessions:

Littleton , Colorado

Hi. I’m a trained school psychologist with 14 years experience in the schools. I have opened my own practice to work with children 4-14 on issues such as emotional regulation, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I use play and books to work with...
In-Person Sessions:

Littleton, Colorado

Counseling, whether individual or marriage, is a professional relationship. It's one where you get all of me - my training, skill and knowledge, as well as who I am as a person - present with you. The therapeutic relationship requires a good fit...
David Veach
LPC, Licensed Addiction Counselor
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Aurora, Colorado

I understand and I have experienced depression and anxiety and what it's like to be addicted to alcohol and drugs. I have 22 years of recovery and I couldn't have done this without the help of those who would listen. My practice is person centered...
Maren McDonnell
LMFTC, MS
In-Person Sessions:

Boulder, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Maren absolutely loves that moment when a couple or family looks at each other like they are actually seeing and understanding the other for the first time. The vulnerability and love that can be expressed towards a partner, family member, or...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado, California

Are you struggling with panic attacks? Intrusive thoughts that get stuck in your head? Are you feeling more stressed in relationships, work or school? Are you someone that has always been a worrier and would like to change? I can help! Anxiety and...
In-Person Sessions:

Boulder, Colorado

If you have trouble launching into something, keeping up momentum, or just need some support getting places or being in social situations, I got you covered! As a Certified Life Coach and Recreational Therapist, I strive to meet my clients where...

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.

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. Colorado is the third highest state with adults of unmet drug treatment.  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.