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.


Ashley Benakis

MA, LPC
4 years experience
Hi, I am Ashley and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with over 4 years of counseling experience. My main goal is to help support you as you become the best version of yourself. I come from a humanistic school of thought, and work very hard to meet my clients where they are in their emotional and psychological journey. My most robust experience has been working with people struggling with addiction and... Read More
Hi, I am Ashley and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with over 4 years of counseling experience. My main goal is to help support you as you become the best version of yourself. I come from... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Sharla Macy

LMFT
30 years experience
Hello! I am glad you have chosen to check out my profile here at BetterHelp. Allow me to share about myself and my background. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an owner of a coaching company, Pursuits pursuitscoaching.com. I have over 30 years of experience working with individuals in all stages of growth and development, as well as personal and professional growth. I work with transition coaching, depression, anxiety and stress management.... Read More
Hello! I am glad you have chosen to check out my profile here at BetterHelp. Allow me to share about myself and my background. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an owner of a coaching company, Pursuits... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Joel Cutter

MA, LPC, NCC
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with over 3 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, LGBTQ+, crisis intervention, and addiction. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with over 3 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, LGBTQ+, crisis intervention, and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Heather Emerich

LCSW
3 years experience
You don't have to feel this way. It can get better. Are you experiencing thoughts that are interfering with the life you want to live? Difficultly with the past that is hard to let go? Are you experiencing problems with your child's/teen's behavior or are concerned with their well being? Feeling stuck where you are in life or your relationships? These are areas that I can help you with by using a variety of techniques... Read More
You don't have to feel this way. It can get better. Are you experiencing thoughts that are interfering with the life you want to live? Difficultly with the past that is hard to let go? Are you experiencing problems with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Kristen Hale

LCSW
18 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing for over 15 years. I hold independent clinical licenses in Hawaii, Colorado and New Mexico. My approach to therapy is to build trusting relationships that allow for honesty and authenticity. I strive to assist people of any age to recognize their natural potential and learn to move past unhealthy patterns and develop new narratives. I specialize in trauma related conditions, depression, anxiety, self-harm,... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing for over 15 years. I hold independent clinical licenses in Hawaii, Colorado and New Mexico. My approach to therapy is to build trusting relationships that allow for honesty... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Khem Shepsutera

LCSW, LAC, CIGT
12 years experience
I am a graduate of Hawaii Pacific University in which future clinicians were challenged to integrate knowledge gathered via family systems, individual and couples counseling into a comprehensive context; spanning micro, mezzo and macro levels of advocacy. My experience within the field spans a total of 15 years of care coordination, residential treatment (acute /sub-acute), and crises therapy in an outpatient or walk in clinic . My main focus as a clinician... Read More
I am a graduate of Hawaii Pacific University in which future clinicians were challenged to integrate knowledge gathered via family systems, individual and couples counseling into a comprehensive context; spanning micro, mezzo and macro levels of advocacy. My experience... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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.