Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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


Carolyn Jones

LPC, RN, CEDS
27 years experience
Hello! My name is Carolyn Jones and I have worked in the mental health field in Colorado for the past 27 years - both as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Registered Nurse (RN). I received my Bachelor's in Nursing in 1978 from the University of Nebraska and my Master's Degree in Counselor Education in 1994 from the University of Wyoming. I have had the opportunity to work with older adolescents and... Read More
Hello! My name is Carolyn Jones and I have worked in the mental health field in Colorado for the past 27 years - both as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Registered Nurse (RN). I received my Bachelor's... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 27 years

Dr. Anna Jetton

PsyD
17 years experience
Hi! My name is Anna and I am so glad you are here. I have been in the counseling field for 17 years, and in that time I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including hospitals, prisons and various community agencies. Each experience not only helped me develop my expertise and skill set, but more importantly, I realized how much I love helping people achieve their desired personal growth. I am... Read More
Hi! My name is Anna and I am so glad you are here. I have been in the counseling field for 17 years, and in that time I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Shelley Brannon

LMFT
6 years experience
Hello, My name is Shelley and I'd like to acknowledge you for taking the step to ask for support. It takes strength and courage to get this far and you already display these qualities. People from all walks of life and at all different times in their life can benefit from the right person listening to and supporting them. Having an objective person can be exactly what you need to move forward in a positive direction. ... Read More
Hello, My name is Shelley and I'd like to acknowledge you for taking the step to ask for support. It takes strength and courage to get this far and you already display these qualities. People from all walks of life and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Dana Krumholz

MA, LPC, LAC
7 years experience
I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling from University of Northern Colorado. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Addictions Counselor. Since 2011, I have worked in community mental health providing treatment for clients who are facing issues with depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, and relationship problems. I teach people skills that can assist in managing intrusive thoughts that can lead to depression and anxiety. I enjoy helping clients... Read More
I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling from University of Northern Colorado. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Addictions Counselor. Since 2011, I have worked in community mental health providing treatment for clients who are... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Jane Ambro

MSW, LCSW
15 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado with over 15 years counseling experience working with a wide range of clientele aging from 1-99. I have worked in the fields of medical social work, hospice, social services, and chronic illness. My experience include issues relating to grief and loss, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, anger management, and familial conflict. I believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect,... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado with over 15 years counseling experience working with a wide range of clientele aging from 1-99. I have worked in the fields of medical... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Christopher Akins

PhD, LPC
10 years experience
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
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.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Deedra Ivie

LPC
6 years experience
Hi, I’m Deedra Ivie. My goal is to help you find the strength that is already inside of you and bring that to light. Each client is different and has needs unique to their upbringing and life circumstances. I enjoy learning about your past circumstances, ways of thinking and current situation to find the best way to move forward to achieve progress and find peace. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with most clients suffering from depression... Read More
Hi, I’m Deedra Ivie. My goal is to help you find the strength that is already inside of you and bring that to light. Each client is different and has needs unique to their upbringing and life circumstances. I enjoy... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Steffany (Steffi) Joslin

MA, LPC, CAC, II
7 years experience
Your story matters, and I'm committed to helping you grow through your experience. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, and have 7 years of experience participating with individuals and families in reaching their goals. As a counselor, I work compassionately and collaboratively with my clients. My hope is that you feel known, accepted, and supported in reaching your goals during our time together. I specialize in helping individuals resolve past trauma and... Read More
Your story matters, and I'm committed to helping you grow through your experience. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, and have 7 years of experience participating with individuals and families in reaching their goals. As a counselor,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Wendy Benedict

LCSW
12 years experience
My name is Wendy Benedict, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in family theories, from Newman University in 2007. I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD/trauma/abuse, addiction, family and relationship issues, and so much more. Over the past 11 years as a clinician, I... Read More
My name is Wendy Benedict, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in family theories, from Newman University in 2007. I've worked in many different settings... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Steve Garufi

MA, LPC
16 years experience
With 15 years of experience, my areas of interest include depression, anxiety, self-image, healing from trauma and abuse, divorce recovery, overcoming shame, life transitional issues, matters of loneliness, and empowering others to pursue their dreams and career aspirations. I earned my B.A. in Political Science at Montclair State University in New Jersey in 1994 and gained my Masters in Counseling at Denver Seminary in 2002. I've been a Licensed Professional Counselor (#4201) in Colorado since... Read More
With 15 years of experience, my areas of interest include depression, anxiety, self-image, healing from trauma and abuse, divorce recovery, overcoming shame, life transitional issues, matters of loneliness, and empowering others to pursue their dreams and career aspirations. I earned... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Janice Black

LCSW, Masters in Social Work, BA in Human Development, Teaching Credential
30+ years experience
If you want to improve your relationships, or the mental health of your family, or to deal with particular private issues, I may be able to help you. I will listen actively and with compassion and respect to your unique story as a Counselor and Licensed Psychotherapist, a Mental Health Professional. Read More
If you want to improve your relationships, or the mental health of your family, or to deal with particular private issues, I may be able to help you. I will listen actively and with compassion and respect to your unique story as a Counselor and Licensed Psychotherapist, a Mental Health Professional. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30+ years

Dr. Dana C. Avey

LMFT (licensed in Colorado and Georgia) Board Certified Telemental Health Provider, AcuDetox Specialist
10 years experience
​Established in 2015 and located in southwest Colorado Springs, Colorado, Fulfillment Counseling & Life Coaching PLLC offers both in-person and online therapy sessions for individuals, couples, and families, 18 or older. Therapy is offered online and in-person for Colorado and Georgia residents are served online only. Considering that not every therapist is the right fit, free 15-minute phone consultations are provided to ensure the connection feels right. Read More
​Established in 2015 and located in southwest Colorado Springs, Colorado, Fulfillment Counseling & Life Coaching PLLC offers both in-person and online therapy sessions for individuals, couples, and families, 18 or older. Therapy is offered online and in-person for Colorado and Georgia residents are served online only. Considering that not every therapist is the right fit, free 15-minute phone consultations are provided to ensure the connection feels right. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs has become an attractive city for new residents as it has ample amounts of sunshine most of the year, popular tourist sites, and plenty of employment.  This influx of new people puts a strain on the city and it can be challenging to find the right mental health services.

Colorado Springs rests on the high desert.  It covers 6,035 feet (1,839 m), making it the largest city in Colorado by area.  The 2017 Census reports that the city has approximately 465,000 people and is the second largest populated city in Colorado.  Since the 1950’s, when the Ent Air Force Base was chosen as the headquarters for the Air Defense Command (ADC), the city began to have a continued expansion of military presence.   This sector is what mostly fuels the economy followed by technology and tourism.  The median household income reported in 2017 was $56,227.  Approximately 71% are white collar workers and 29% are blue collar workers.  The unemployment rate was at 3.9% in 2015 compared to 5% for the nation.  Almost 13% the area’s population is in poverty.  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported that there were over 21,000 divorces in 2013.  This is the lowest rate in almost 10 years, which is in alignment with the national divorce statistics.

The city has an abundance of green open spaces in urban settings, parks, bike trails, and site-seeing locations.  These are some of the reasons that inspired nonresidents to relocate to the city.  However, an inpouring of new residents within the past 20 years has caused major issues with overcrowding.  There are government budget concerns, traffic problems, and the crime rate is higher than 88% than all of the state’s cities.

Mental Health Concerns

Colorado is ranked 43 out of the 51 states in terms of mental health considerations.  (District of Columbia is added to the list as a state.)  This means that it has a higher frequency of mental health issues and a lower ratio of access to mental health treatment.  It is rated 48th for youth mental health prevalence.      Many people know Colorado Springs as the “nonprofit capital of Colorado”, because there are about 2,000 nonprofits in the Pikes Peak area.  However, most of them are small with budgets under $100,000.

Youth suicide is a major concern in the area.  It was the number one cause of death of children in Colorado between the ages of 10 and 17 from years 2010 – 2014.  In 2016, Colorado Springs experienced what they termed as a suicide cluster when 29 children committed suicide.  The Colorado Behavioral Health Council reports that there is not enough screening and preventative services, a lack of mental health support in schools, and not enough psychiatrists and psychologists in the area.  At a sample meeting, the Council found that two-thirds of children experiencing mental health issues were not getting the treatment that they needed.  Seventy-five percent of the parents shared that they did not know how or where to find treatment for their children.

The Mental Health America of Colorado reports that the state has a behavioral health crisis in that there is not enough follow-up care.  Treatment is often prescribed after an individual’s crisis.  This is why it is so important to seek care when you are initially experiencing mental health symptoms.  Listed below are resources that can help you find support, preventative treatment, and start your path to mental and emotional wellness.

How We Can Help

Residents in Colorado Springs find that it is confusing and overwhelming to find treatment when necessary for mental health concerns.  This website is designed to help you find reputable resources quickly.  If you are in crisis, please call the crisis center listed below immediately.  For others, consider the following questions prior to contacting a professional:

What are your symptoms and concerns?

Do you have an alcohol and / or substance abuse problem?

Are your relationships in trouble?  Should your family members attend treatment with you?

Do you have any preferences regarding who provides the treatment?

Crisis Support

The Colorado Crisis Services offers in-person crisis support and most of their centers are open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.  They will provide immediate, confidential crisis support.  They offer information and referrals for follow-up treatment.  Translation services are available for non-English-speaking people.

Mental Health Non-Profit Organizations and Clinics

NAMI Colorado Springs is one of the largest grassroots mental health organizations committed to helping millions of Americans who suffer from mental illness. NAMI provides an advocacy role in raising awareness for mental illness and providing a community of support.  They offer support groups, resources, classes, and outreach programs.

Willow Creek Wellness provides a holistic approach.  Kate Kelly, MSW, LCSW is a skilled trauma recovery therapist.  She specializes in the treatment of grief, loss, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and mood disorders in adolescents, teenagers, and adults.

The Mission Medical Clinic is a non-profit, faith-based organization.  They provide free mental health and relationship counseling free of charge to anyone in the Pikes Peak Region who is uninsured, underinsured, and with a low income.  There is a psychologist and marital therapist on staff.  The psychiatrist is there once a month.

The Empowerment Therapy Center offers individual and group therapy utilizing a holistic, multisystemic approach by combining services.  They specialize in trauma, grief, domestic abuse, substance abuse, and child abuse.  They offer life skills parenting training, parenting classes, and seminars.  There is a sliding scale fee program for those who qualify.

Rocky Mountain Behavioral Health provides inpatient, outpatient, and crisis treatments at affordable prices.  They specialize in substance abuse, domestic violence, individual issues, and family issues.  They are located approximately 45 minutes from Colorado Springs.

Hospitals

Peak View Behavioral Health Hospital offers a free consultation.  They provide inpatient and outpatient services for the youth, adults, and the senior community. In addition, they have a detoxification and substance abuse treatment.

Cedar Springs Hospital provides outpatient and inpatient care for children, adolescents, and adults.  They have a Friends and Family Program to assist in creating positive, healthy relationships.  Their Military Services are for Service Members experiencing substance abuse issues, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), including emotional, cognitive, and behavioral issues.  The hospital offers financial assistance to those in need.

How can we help?

We offer this website as a resource and an advocate as you address your concerns and find your way to better health.

We hope this directory is a valuable resource for you as you continue your journey to good health and peace.  We welcome you to visit the page for any new updates and to read through our website to find helpful articles.