Therapists in Denver, CO and Nearby Locations

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

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Littleton, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Jana Briggs Counseling LLC & Associates is located in Littleton, Colorado. Jana & the Associate Team partner with individuals, couples and families who are experiencing difficulty resolving interpersonal and personal problems, making decisions...
Davis Falcon
LPCC 15
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Broomfield, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Davis received a Bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland – Baltimore County in Psychology and Philosophy. During this coursework, Davis found that psychology and philosophy, particularly metaphysics and philosophy of mind, paired perfectly...
Laura Garrett
LPC, NCC, CAC III
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado, Washington

Laura Garrett is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado and Washington, a National Certified Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor in Fort Collins Colorado. She has over 20 years of experience working with individuals,...
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Boulder, Colorado

If you have trouble launching into something, keeping up momentum, or just need some support getting places or being in social situations, I got you covered! As a Certified Life Coach and Recreational Therapist, I strive to meet my clients where...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Christine has worked in the fields of crisis counseling, trauma, grief and loss for the past 19 years. She earned a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University in 2000 and has since worked for...
Jeff Howard
LPC 172, MA
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Boulder, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

The way to ourselves is not, in my experience, a straight line. What I've seen--more than anything--is that the way to ourselves is as wild & unpredictable as a sudden Colorado thunderstorm; as deep & strong as the currents in the ocean 80...
Dr. Jenni Skyler
LMFT, Sex Therapist
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Boulder, Colorado

The Intimacy Institute for sex and relationship therapy helps couples and individuals better their lives sexually and emotionally. We offer Clinical Sex therapy - a specialized area of professional psychotherapy, with a team of therapists that all...
Maren McDonnell
LMFTC, MS
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Boulder, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Maren absolutely loves that moment when a couple or family looks at each other like they are actually seeing and understanding the other for the first time. The vulnerability and love that can be expressed towards a partner, family member, or...
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Aurora, Colorado

Hello, and thank you for considering me as your therapist. I've been on the "other side of the couch", and I know how delicate searching for the right provider can be. I am committed to building a strong rapport with clients as I believe the...
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Lakewood, Colorado

My professional story began after I graduated from college. Even after spending four years in school, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to “be when I grew up.” I began working at a school for at-risk teens helping out in the office...
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Longmont , Colorado

Therapy provides the ability to talk with someone who is nonjudgemental and who will offer options and alternative perspectives rather than advice. I take the time to listen to my clients and to provide them the support, encouragement and insights...
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Denver, Colorado

I am passionate about creating a safe space to connect authentically. I am here to empower you and to walk alongside you compassionately through whatever it is you may be facing at this time. I want to support you in accessing the abundant resources...
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Colorado, California

Leandra provides psychotherapy to individuals, children, couples, and families in a private practice setting. She received her Masters degree in Marital and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego, California. She received her BA from Point...
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Arvada, Colorado

Everyone's journey towards healing and wholeness is different. I view the body, emotions and thoughts/beliefs as a whole to address trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and life transitions. I will help you to resolve trauma and free up...
Georginia Weygand
E.D.S., NCSP, RP
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Aurora, Colorado

I work with individuals from birth to adulthood for evaluations for special education, gifted education, dyslexia, learning disabilities/differences, Autism, ADHD, anxiety, Section 504 accommodations, or for entrance into private schools....
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Boulder, Colorado

I am passionate about helping individuals, families, young adults, and adolescents regain a sense of empowerment and hope that their circumstances can be improved. The Journey of Life is an Adventure I am currently drawn to the metaphor of life as...
Katie Yavuz
BA, RScP, NLC, ACA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Rev. Katie is an Interfaith Minister beginning in 2014; she holds a BA in Religious Studies, has completed ¼ units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). She's ministered large and small events from wedding to memorials of 300+ down to two (just a...
Danielle Schlagel
LPC, LAC, RPT-S
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Longmont, Colorado

I fell in love with psychology at an early age. I always knew I wanted to be in a helping profession, but was unsure which path to follow until an AP Psych class in high school. It was instant: I was hooked. It wasn't just Mrs. Young's amazing...
Carol O’Dowd
MPA, M.Div., RP
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Arvada, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Carol O’Dowd, MPA, M.Div., RP, Prajna Healing Arts President, Colorado Association of Psychotherapists Carol uses western and eastern approaches to support adults on their journey through transitions and to ‘restory’ their trauma, anxiety and...
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Boulder, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

I believe challenges and crises are opportunities for deep self-expansion. I utilize a fusion of modalities including psycho-spiritual & somatic healing practices, trauma-informed care, psycho-education. I work with clients who want to fully...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

I recieved my MA from the University of the Rockies in March, 2017. I have been in private practice since I graduated. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC), waiting on my LPC License. I am a compassionate counselor who...
Karen Midyet
Psy.D., MA
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Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

I work with individuals with multiple medical problems, aging, relationship issues try to help them re-create their life as they get older. Stress, depression, and reducing stress is my specialty. I help future retirees find purpose and clarity in...
In-Person Sessions:

Boulder, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

*I have immediate openings for telehealth sessions due to provide you with support in navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Connection, understanding, growth, empowerment and fulfillment are basic human needs. We are naturally hardwired to relate. When...
Chuck DeShazer
LMFT, LAC
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Brighton, Colorado

Chuck is licensed as a marriage and family therapist and as addiction counselor. He began practice is 2009 and opened Bridge Street Counseling in 2010. He is a long time resident of the Brighton area and founded Bridge Street Counseling as a means...

An Overview of Mental Health in Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado–known for its breathtaking landscape views and a number of natural parks from which to savor them–is considered the third best place to live in the United States, based on metrics concerning career prospects, quality of life, and government census data. With clear, moderately sunny weather and a municipal ambition to establish depression-stifling park spaces within a 10-minute walk from all residents, it is unsurprising that the city has consistently ranked as a desirable region for families to establish their lives. However, lending credibility to the idea that factors related to financial wellness and typically perceived indicators of high life quality do not necessarily equate to happiness, Denver does not maintain this impressive ranking in terms of emotional wellness.

The State of Mental Wellness in Denver

A 2018 WalletHub study that drew upon data concerning depression rates and other factors scientifically linked to happiness ranked Denver 32 in emotional and physical wellness out of 180 American cities. Some expert opinions predict that depression will become the second leading cause of disability in the world in the upcoming years, and Denver’s depression and suicide rates give credence to this prediction. The state has carried a high suicide rate over the past decade and struggled to address its high depression prevalence through government efforts with subjective degrees of success. A 2018 publication considering both federal data on Colorado behavioral health and regional resources estimated that anywhere from 7-17% of Colorado residents suffer from depression with woman and minority demographics  likely experiencing the condition at a higher rate.

Increased rates of mental illness in Denver minority communities parallels national trends and may partially root from higher poverty rates among minority households in Denver County. 14% of Denver lives at or below the federal threshold for poverty, and about one-third of Latino and African-American children live in poverty, reflecting racial disparity in income that may reflect overall patterns in the region. Furthermore, Denver females aged 18-44, (an age range associated with high suicide rates in Denver),experience higher levels of poverty. A recent study suggests that poverty in Denver, which has typically been concentrated in its most urban, densely packed neighborhoods, is slowly permeating Denver County’s suburbs, taking with it the mental hardships associated with financial hardship.

The delicate physiology of developing brains makes teenagers particularly susceptible to depressive disorders, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported that approximately 12% of Colorado adolescents reported experiencing a major depressive episode within the last year, a percentage point above the national average. In Denver, approximately 7% of adolescents have been formally diagnosed with depressive disorders. Though these rates do not notably differ from national averages, Colorado’s completed suicide rate is significantly higher than other states. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Colorado has the 9th highest suicide rate  in the country, with approximately 20 deaths for every 100,000 residents. These rates in Colorado have been steadily increasing since 2009, with 2016 seeing 1,156 deaths due to suicide, and though suicide is the third leading cause of death among younger age groups nationwide, it is the number one cause of death for similar demographics in Colorado. Denver County itself, however, appears to contribute far less to this these statistics than counties south and west of it.

Mental Health Treatments Availability in Denver

The Colorado Department of Health shows a high concentration of mental care facilities in the Denver metropolitan area relative to the state as a whole, but an overall shortage and lack of access to quality health insurance prevents many from accessing the care they need. Approximately 30% of Coloradans–over 1 million people–require mental health and substance abuse services, yet only 15% of psychiatrists are available for every 100,000 residents. This reflects progress since 2003, which saw the state’s mental health needs met by only 10,564 providers. This number climbed to 14,217 by 2011, and continues to do so, yet the region still struggles to meet its mental health needs in the face of rising opioid use and cultural acknowledgement of mental disorders. For those with severe mental difficulties, the circumstances are dire. As psychiatric conditions are typically viewed as less pressing through a traditional medical lens, hospitals in Colorado spend less resources to accommodate those with mental illnesses. One of Colorado’s primary hospitals, University Hospital, closed its psychiatric unit several years ago, although 10% of patients arriving to its emergency room were admitted on grounds of mental illness. However, the health department’s site lists three government-affiliated mental health community centers in Denver, (Charge Resource Center, the Mental Health Center of Denver, and Servicios De La Raza), but a total of 17 can be found throughout the city. The last of these is Denver’s largest state-funded facility, featuring an emergency walk-in crisis center that served over 4,000 patients with urgent needs in 2017.

Local nonprofits seek to bolster the city’s efforts in furthering their options for mental health treatment. The newly opened Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic provides specialized services for veterans and their families, while the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless has long sought to address disproportionate inadequacies in mental treatment for the city’s increasing homeless population. As there are over 30,000 veterans residing in Denver County and at least 5,116 homeless individuals in the region, such organizations help minimize a crucial need in populations with more unique needs.