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.

Tiffany Pallas

Tiffany Pallas, LCSW, LAC, EMDR, Trained

Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself. I am a licensed clinical social worker and licensed addictions counselor who has additional specialized training in integrated trauma treatment including an evidenced based practice called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I have been working with and supporting adults and adolescents in individual and group therapy for the last 15 years. I have extensive experience, expertise and training in trauma-informed evidence based practices. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 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


Beth Deja

Beth Deja, LCSW

People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Sometimes you are in crisis mode, and sometimes you just need someone to talk to for support. My goal is to help you manage distress, as well as help you determine where your issue comes from in the first place. Originally from Michigan, I gave up cold winters for the palm trees of sunny San Diego. I am empathetic, nonjudgmental, and authentic with a Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Meghan Shoemaker

Meghan Shoemaker, LMFT

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in colorful Colorado. I have over 5 years of experience working with families, couples, and individuals of all ages. I was also an in-home intensive behavioral coach for a year and half focusing on maintaining children in their home whose families were involved with Child Protection. I have experience working with clients who are involved in the legal system, whether through probation or parole, around such topics Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones, LPC, RN, CEDS, CEDRN

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 27 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


Karri Nelson

Karri Nelson, LCSW

Hi, my name is Karri Nelson and I am currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado with over 13 years of behavioral health and human services experience. I received my Bachelors degree in Psychology in 2006 from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. After graduating with my undergraduate degree, I worked in Children Protective Services, foster care and adoption, case management, and crisis management services. While working full time, I began pursuing Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 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.