Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Castle Rock, Colorado

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


Melissa Slusher

MSW,LCSW
11 years experience
Hello, my name is Melissa and I am an MSW and LCSW, with more than 15 years in the mental health field. I graduated with honors in 2005 from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. In 2009, I obtained a master's degree in social work from Indiana-Purdue University. I received my clinical social work license from the state of Indiana in 2011 and then from the state of... Read More
Hello, my name is Melissa and I am an MSW and LCSW, with more than 15 years in the mental health field. I graduated with honors in 2005 from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Dr. Carrie DuPont

PhD,LPC,LMFT
9 years experience
I have been a counselor for about 9 years. During this time, I have assisted people from diverse backgrounds conquer many different challenges. I have extensive training in addictions and training in family therapy. I am also experienced working with past trauma, anxiety, and life adjustment issues. I believe that my diverse education and training allows me to work with clients holistically, considering the many unique and different aspects of the individual and their situation.... Read More
I have been a counselor for about 9 years. During this time, I have assisted people from diverse backgrounds conquer many different challenges. I have extensive training in addictions and training in family therapy. I am also experienced working with... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 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

Cathleen Owens

MA,LPC,CACIII
12 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC) in Colorado with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with a wide variety clients throughout my career to include those struggling with parenting concerns, those diagnosed with a mental illness, those struggling with a substance addiction and those facing incarceration. I believe that you are the expert on you. I will walk alongside you as you embark on this journey of... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC) in Colorado with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with a wide variety clients throughout my career to include those struggling with parenting concerns, those... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:12 years

Dr. Donna Bliss

PhD,LCSW
29 years experience
Ready to work with a compassionate, engaging, and solution-focused counselor who has decades of clinical experience? Today is a great day to start changing your life and realizing your dreams. Whether you want to address issues that have been holding you back or move forward in embracing a new and better lifestyle, today is a great day to start. My name is Dr. Donna Leigh Bliss and I welcome the opportunity to learn... Read More
Ready to work with a compassionate, engaging, and solution-focused counselor who has decades of clinical experience? Today is a great day to start changing your life and realizing your dreams. Whether you want to address issues that have been... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:29 years

Alex Young

MA,LPC
4 years experience
My name is Alex, I am an LPC in the state of Texas. I have worked with a variety of clients in my time as an LPC. I greatly enjoy working with clients from all walks of life as they navigate therapy. The wonderful experiences I have had working with others has allowed me to truly understand where a lot of people are coming from. I enjoy working with clients in a collaborative manner and... Read More
My name is Alex, I am an LPC in the state of Texas. I have worked with a variety of clients in my time as an LPC. I greatly enjoy working with clients from all walks of life as they... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Patty Linville

25 years experience
I am a Licensed Addiction Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor with 25 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, addictions and military soldiers and veterans. I believe in meeting clients where they are to guide them through their journey in life. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, DBT and motivational interviewing. I will be supportive and be... Read More
I am a Licensed Addiction Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor with 25 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, addictions and military soldiers and veterans.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

Virginia Leon

MA,LPC,NCC
7 years experience
Hello! I'm so glad you're here. My name is Virginia Leon, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado. I have over 15 years experience in the mental health field including as a Child and Family Therapist, Behavioral Health Professional in a pediatric clinic, an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, and an Intake Clinician in an adolescent residential facility. I have a Master's in Clinical Counseling and a Bachelor's in Psychology and Spanish. I... Read More
Hello! I'm so glad you're here. My name is Virginia Leon, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado. I have over 15 years experience in the mental health field including as a Child and Family Therapist, Behavioral Health... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Castle Rock, Colorado

Mental health issues can strike anyone, anywhere, despite their social status, age or financial standing. Depression, addictive behaviors, anxiety and other disorders are becoming more common in the United States as people try to juggle mounting social pressures with their financial responsibilities and the unstable sociopolitical climate. Even people in the affluent neighborhood of Castle Rock, Colorado, are not immune to such issues; however, before the residents of this area can begin to treat their mental health problems, it is important that they first understand what might be causing them and what steps they can take to find treatment.

The Challenges of Finding a Therapist in Castle Rock

Castle Rock, Colorado is home to 55,747 individuals, with over four percent of the population living in outlying rural areas. This may make it difficult for people in these locales to get into the city to find the mental health treatment they need. Public transportation also may not be available for these residents, despite the city’s rapid growth.

Financial barriers might be an issue for some of the city’s residents as well. The cost of living in Castle Rock is 13 percent higher than in other parts of Colorado and 22 percent higher than the national average, which is a considerable gap. Despite a relatively low unemployment rate of 3.4 percent when compared to the country’s rate of 5.2 percent and a growing job market, the high cost of living may make mental health treatment a luxury many cannot afford.

Mental Health Challenges in Castle Rock

While Castle Rock’s job market may be booming, it could also be partly to blame for some of the mental health challenges people there are facing. Demands from clients and managers, the pressure to perform and be productive daily and the headaches that face those who commute into Colorado Springs five days a week may cause or trigger a variety of mental and emotional issues that include:

  • Anxiety disorder
  • Chronic Depression
  • Substance Abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Mood disorders

Each of these problems could grow worse if left untreated and may lead to self-harm and suicidal thoughts and actions.

Castle Rock’s environment and climate make it a haven for winter tourists who enjoy skiing, snowboarding and other cold-weather activities. However, some of the city’s residents may be affected by the long winters and heavy snowfall, which averages 71 percent annually. Being forced to stay indoors for days at a time during bad weather can lead to feelings of anxiety and depression or make the symptoms of these mental health issues worse.

Health care costs in Castle Rock may also be a challenge for those seeking treatment for their mental health problems. The health care index is 105, five percent greater than the national average, which means costs in the area for this kind of service may be elevated. While some clinics and other health services in the area may offer services on a sliding scale or depending on a patient’s financial status, not all individuals may have access to these discounts.

The Impact of Poverty on Mental Health in Castle Rock

Despite the overall affluence of the Castle Rock community, there are those who live in poverty within the community. Caucasians are most affected, with nearly 70 percent living under the poverty line, followed by Hispanics and Latinos. The Asian population seems the least affected by poverty and typically hold the highest-paying jobs in the city. However, there is still a small percentage of this demographic that lives in poverty. Individuals who cannot meet their cost of living are typically more likely to develop mental health issues, including depression and severe anxiety.

Poverty may be causing a connection between Castle Rock’s crime problems and a lack of mental health treatment. While the crime index itself is relatively low when compared to the national average, incidents of theft and property crimes are still common. While not all criminals who commit these acts suffer from a lack of mental health treatment, it may be a factor in other, more serious crimes, such as rape, violent crimes and assault.