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.

Malia  Mead

Malia Mead , MA, 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...
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 Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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...
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 Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


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...
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 Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Jane Ambro

Jane Ambro, MSW, LCSW

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...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 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...
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...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Lea Ayer

Lea Ayer, MA, LPC

You don’t recognize yourself anymore. You used to laugh. You used to be a fun person. You used to enjoy life. Now you don’t want to do the things you used to love, things that bring you joy. Hell, you have a hard time even leaving the house just to go to work or school. Maybe your friends and family have even noticed and are making comments (not always helpful ones, either). Something happened. Maybe Read More...
You don’t recognize yourself anymore. You used to laugh. You used to be a fun person. You used to enjoy life. Now you don’t want to do the things you used to love, things that bring you joy. Hell, you Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Mari Flatt

Mari Flatt, M.A., LPC

My name is Mari Flatt and I have been working in mental health counseling for about five years. I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from North Dakota State University and I received my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Dakota. I am currently licensed in Colorado, North Carolina, and Tennessee. During my time in this profession, I have worked with many individuals struggling with a wide Read More...
My name is Mari Flatt and I have been working in mental health counseling for about five years. I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from North Dakota State University and I received my Master's degree Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Laura Scales

Laura Scales, MA, LMFT

It is my sincere hope to bring genuine healing and wholeness to individuals, marriages and families. What is perhaps unique about me is that therapy is not my first career. I feel as though my other careers and life experiences have led me to this time in my life and my practice. I have learned first hand how unexpected life events can throw one off course and how going through change can be Read More...
It is my sincere hope to bring genuine healing and wholeness to individuals, marriages and families. What is perhaps unique about me is that therapy is not my first career. I feel as though my other careers and life Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Steve Garufi

Steve Garufi, MA, LPC

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...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years


Jodie Miller

Jodie Miller, MA, LPC

My name is Jodie Miller, and I’m licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado. I have been practicing mental health counseling for over 18 years, mostly in my home state of Louisiana. I specialize mainly in counseling clients with personality disorders, but I also have extensive experience with other issues, including: all types of emotional instabilities, grief and loss, psychosis, the journey through gender and sexual identity, and problems related to religion and/or Read More...
My name is Jodie Miller, and I’m licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado. I have been practicing mental health counseling for over 18 years, mostly in my home state of Louisiana. I specialize mainly in counseling clients Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years


janice

Janice Black , LCSW, Masters in Social Work, BA in Human Development, Teaching Credential

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.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30+ years

dana

Dr. Dana C. Avey , LMFT (licensed in Colorado and Georgia) Board Certified Telemental Health Provider, AcuDetox Specialist

​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.

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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.