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.

Trista Sorenson

Trista Sorenson, MA, LPC

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado. I have experience working mostly with adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar, relationship issues, trauma, confidence and self-esteem and career challenges. I am committed to helping people through a method specific to their needs. I’m here to counsel, and counseling isn’t a “one size fits all” when you have a lot Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Dr. Michelle Rollins

Dr. Michelle Rollins, PhD, LPC

Has life worn you down? You’re not alone! Maybe you feel that despite all of your attempts to create the life you really want, you can’t quite get there. Perhaps you continue to struggle with feeling out of control and overwhelmed by your emotions. I’m here to help! I work to provide a safe, genuine, and non-judgmental space for you to heal hurts, build coping skills, make positive changes, and achieve goals. I’m passionate about Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


Malia  Mead

Malia Mead , LMFT

Welcomes to BetterHelp! My name is Malia and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Colorado. I hold my Masters in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University (CA). I have been practicing therapy and counseling over 8 years. I am so glad that you made a decision to get support and guidance! Therapy can be a big decision and it requires a lot of trust and vulnerability which is why Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Dedra Chavis

Dedra Chavis, MA, LPC

Hello, I'm Dedra Chavis and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) I hold a Master of Arts degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Mental Health. My work experience includes a broad range of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress management, family dynamics, self-esteem, health, and lifestyle. I also have a specialty in working with complex trauma. I am skilled in individual, family and group therapy, utilizing evidence and strength based treatment models including Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years


Christopher Akins

Christopher Akins, MS, MA, LPC

Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with 10+ years of counseling and mindset coaching experience. My practice focuses on helping clients overcome challenges with trauma, substance abuse, and difficulties managing emotions. I also help them develop a growth mindset that enables them to succeed in achieving their life and career goals. In our sessions together we will focus on self exploration, and developing Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Cherie Trentini

Cherie Trentini, LMFT

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, who has experience working with both individuals and couples. I utilize an integrative approach to therapy by drawing on training and clinical experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, communication, affairs, pornography, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual trauma and pregnancy related issues. I am passionate about working with Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years


Lea Ayer

Lea Ayer, MA, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and have been working in community mental health since 2015. I work closely with individuals who are currently going through major life changes (marriage, growing family, career changes, divorce, death, etc.). I also have experience in helping people struggling with grief and loss, chronic illness, facing terminal illnesses, or experiencing caregiver stress. I approach counseling by looking at all aspects of life; mind, body, environment, and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


Julie Anderson

Julie Anderson, MA, LPC

I am glad you are here. A little bit about myself- I have 8 years of direct clinical experience with people with a variety of needs and from a variety of backgrounds. I received my Master's in Mental Health Counseling from University of Pennsylvania and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor through the state of Colorado. I am trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Josh Flowers

Josh Flowers, MA, LPC, LAC

We all have the potential to create a meaningful life in the face of both joyful and painful circumstances. It is my hope that our time together will allow you to more fully embrace a sense of wonder about the possibilities for your own life as you discover new paths towards wholeness. In supporting individuals as they navigate life’s successes and challenges, I have come to realize the importance of authentic relationships. To this Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years


Sarah Boer

Sarah Boer, LCSW

Welcome! I'm glad you're here. I provide therapy in a welcoming, calming environment that allows my clients to feel safe and understood. I help my clients overcome their constant feelings of worry, fear, and uneasiness. If you're looking for some extra support, you've come to the right place. Throughout sessions with me, clients overcome their anxieties, feel empowered, and see overall improvement in their lives. I began my work in Denver as a Family Service Provider, which Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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.