Denver, Colorado Therapists

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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...
In-Person Sessions:

Denver, Colorado

I am passionate about the work I do and truly enjoy helping people cope with, and move forward from, the issues that lead them to counseling. I provide a comfortable, empathetic and empowering environment for those I work with. I understand how...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Parenting issues, mood, life adjustment, coaching, trauma. I work from a strength- based, Cognitive Behavioral approach, with psychoanalytical and biopsychosocial assessment and support. I use aspects of both EMDR and DBT with folks who have...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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,...
In-Person Sessions:

Denver, Colorado

As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Relationship Coach with more than 35 years experience, I help people achieve extraordinary results in their personal and professional lives. Together, we build on your strengths to achieve more...
In-Person Sessions:

Denver, Colorado

Shawn Trueman, M.A., LPCC, NCC I am a Board Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC.0015911) as well as a former pastor with over 20 years of ministry and counseling experience. I received a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental...
In-Person Sessions:

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...
In-Person Sessions:

Denver, Colorado

Hello! My name is Chelsea but I often go by Chase. As you can probably tell, I'm not your traditional therapist. I not only work with the queer and LGBTQ community, I am part of the queer community. Therefore I am able to offer a safe and...
In-Person Sessions:

Denver, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

I approach my work through the lens of an integrative and holistic therapist. Our work begins with building a collaborative relationship to instill trust, compassion, and safety. My background is grounded in Psychodynamic and Interpersonal...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Thank you for your interest in my work. I am a licensed psychotherapist with 10 years of experience helping people suffering from conditions like depression, anxiety, loss/grief and PTSD/trauma so that they can live happier, more balanced lives. My...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Heather Fralick is a certified clinical hypnotherapist and a co-founder of Denver Hypnotherapy & Energy Medicine. She has been interviewed on CBS explaining the benefits of hypnotherapy for stress relief and anxiety. She was also a featured...
Amanda Earle
LPC, LAC
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Denver, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

My pronouns are She/Her/Hers. As a trauma-informed Narrative therapist, I hold a belief that “we live our lives through the stories we tell about ourselves, and others tell about us.” My intention in the counseling room is to help clients...
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Denver, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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....
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

As a therapist, I am dedicated to building therapeutic connections with each of my clients in hopes of empowering them to embrace their best self. I have worked in the social services field for nearly ten years; instilling passion and dedication...
Charity Grimsley-Hinkley
LPC, MA, LAC, MAC, SAP
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Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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...
Meghan Rich
MA, LPCC
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Denver, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Engaging in counseling can be hard work, yet deeply fulfilling. Thus a safe, affirming, collaborative, and healing journey is what I strive to provide clients. My approach has been described as warm, compassionate, holistic, and...
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Lakewood, Colorado

Have you found yourself in the grips of addiction? Are you unsure if you can ever find freedom? Having a substance control your life can feel isolating and debilitating, but you have found the courage to take the first step towards relief. I have...
Anjela Sargent
MA, LPC, LAC
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Anjela works with others to reignite their lost sense of connection, joy, and passion for life. She is committed to helping them make sense of their past, notice how this past is impacting them in the present, and use their strengths to make...
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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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Colorado

Since becoming a mom of twins (2 years ago now!), I have found new passion for supporting parents of multiples and have gotten training in postpartum mental health issues. Parenting stress can strain relationships, and so I have become passionate...
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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...
Ramona C Soriano
MAMDiv, O.C., CLC, CACI, Psychotherapist
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Lakewood, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

During the current COVID-19 outbreak and mandated lock down in many areas of our country, new therapy clients cannot be accepted at this time. This is due to the requirement for 3 in-person sessions prior to providing services online. I am currently...
Shari Johansson
L.P.C, MA, NCC, BCN
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Lakewood, Colorado

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Colorado

Shari Y. Johansson (MA, LPC, NCC, BCN, QEEG-D) is a licensed professional counselor. Since 1993, Shari has been involved in counseling dedicated to encouraging women and men to live fully by design in deep relationship with God and others. Areas of...

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.