Denver, Colorado Therapists

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Brighton, Colorado

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Colorado

Hello, My name is Angela Clemons. I have been a counselor since 2008, in Arkansas and in Colorado. I have experience working with a variety of families and areas of focus. Some of these include relationships, grief, trauma recovery, families,...
Jesse Bean
LPCC 15, MA
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Lakewood, Colorado

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Colorado

Your life is a unique and beautiful story. Each aspect of your journey, both good and bad, has shaped you into the person you are today. No matter what you are facing, I believe there is a way out. There is hope for your life. I invite you to come...
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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...
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Centennial, Colorado

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Colorado

Do you feel like the baggage from your past is creeping up on you? It is very common to feel like you are responding to present day triggers linked with past yuck. I will sit with you and support you in order to foster acceptance, understanding of...
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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...
Heather Frostman
LPCC 15, MA
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Broomfield, Colorado

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Colorado

Welcome to my practice - where you are seen, heard, and valued all for being uniquely you! The Tattooed Therapist CO, LLC is a caring, professional, mental health practice dedicated to providing compassionate counseling services for individuals,...
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Colorado

Steven Fisher, L.P.C., earned a Masters degree in Counseling in 1992. He has over 25 years of experience with individual, family and group counseling with parents, families, adolescents and children. He also has training and experience in Montessori...
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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...
Meghan Rich
MA, LPCC
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Denver, Colorado

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Colorado

Engaging in counseling can be hard work, yet deeply fulfilling. Thus a safe, affirming, collaborative, and experience is what I strive to provide. My approach has been described as warm, compassionate, holistic, and intuitive—infused with...
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Boulder, Colorado

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Colorado

Hello, my name is Lindsey Randol, PsychD. I serve adults and couples who are seeking support and greater wellbeing. As your therapist, I will meet you where you are and create a collaborative space where we can explore your inner world and what...
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Golden, Colorado

I often hear people talk about bad counseling experiences, or not being able to find the "right" therapist. I too have had negative counseling experiences that made it difficult for me to want to try again. However, several years ago I experienced...
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Littleton, Colorado

Counseling, whether individual or marriage, is a professional relationship. It's one where you get all of me - my training, skill and knowledge, as well as who I am as a person - present with you. The therapeutic relationship requires a good fit...
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Littleton, Colorado

Lacie has found her niche and passion in helping children, teens, individuals, couples, and families using system-based approaches, expressive arts, and group therapy in the treatment of behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, substance abuse,...
Paul Chubbuck
S.E.P. ; Registered Psychotherapist
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Fort Collins, Colorado

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Releasing the Past Psychotherapy I have a Masters in Counseling and am a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (S.E.P), with additional certification to teach Somatic Trauma Resolution (STR), both powerfully...
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Denver, Colorado

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Colorado

Are you left overwhelmed, hopeless and exhausted? Will it ever get better? Yes, it can. Living with past trauma, grief or loss is not easy when we feel alone and stuck; When it feels that your story is already written in stone. This is not the case....
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Boulder, Colorado

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and have been practicing counseling for 9+ years in the field. I practice in Boulder, CO, and my office is approximately a 10 minute drive from the University of Colorado (Boulder location) and 10 minutes...
Charity Grimsley-Hinkley
LPC, MA, LAC, MAC, SAP
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Wheat Ridge, Colorado

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Colorado

ViRTUAL ASSESSMENTS provides Mental Health Evaluations & Individual Therapy and Alcohol/Drug Assessments & Individual Therapy. We accept Medicaid, private insurance, and self-pay clients. Services are provided in the comfort of your own home...
Lee Land
Ph.D.
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Fort Collins, Colorado

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Colorado

Born and raised in New Jersey, I received my undergraduate degree in psychology from Cornell University. After working as a teacher and case manager with adolescents and young adults with psychiatric and developmental disabilities for several years...
Karen Midyet
Psy.D., MA
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Wheat Ridge, Colorado

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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...
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Colorado

As a therapist in practice for twenty-five years, I have developed specialties that include working with people at risk of suicide, survivors of suicide loss, and individuals struggling with self-injury. I have worked extensively with both...
Carol O’Dowd
Mindfulness Instruction, Japanese Methods of Psychology, Applied Existential Psychotherapy
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Arvada, Colorado

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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...
Scott Olds
Registered psychotherapist
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Colorado

Scott provides couples counseling and individual counseling in Arvada (West Denver) and Boulder, Colorado. Specialties include couple's communication skills and work with anxiety, depression, illness, and grief. He also enjoys working with Highly...
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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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Colorado

I have been a licensed clinical social worker since 2009 and a health coach since 2011. I work with clients who want a holistic, integrative approach to brain health and overall wellness. I incorporate neuroscience, spirituality, mindfulness,...

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.

Connect with Quality Professionals In Denver

The psychiatric health worker shortage in Denver has resulted  in long wait times for those seeking professional opinions and counseling from therapists, wait times that often leave residents waiting months before they see a therapist apropos to their condition. E-Counseling helps link Denver County residents with trained professionals to help them better understand their issues and providing guidance, allowing you to make educated decisions in restoring your mental well-being.