Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Denver, Colorado

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.


Carolyn Jones

LPC, RN, CEDS
27 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 27 years

Dr. Anna Jetton

PsyD
17 years experience
Hi! My name is Anna and I am so glad you are here. I have been in the counseling field for 17 years, and in that time I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including hospitals, prisons and various community agencies. Each experience not only helped me develop my expertise and skill set, but more importantly, I realized how much I love helping people achieve their desired personal growth. I am... Read More
Hi! My name is Anna and I am so glad you are here. I have been in the counseling field for 17 years, and in that time I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Shelley Brannon

LMFT
6 years experience
Hello, My name is Shelley and I'd like to acknowledge you for taking the step to ask for support. It takes strength and courage to get this far and you already display these qualities. People from all walks of life and at all different times in their life can benefit from the right person listening to and supporting them. Having an objective person can be exactly what you need to move forward in a positive direction. ... Read More
Hello, My name is Shelley and I'd like to acknowledge you for taking the step to ask for support. It takes strength and courage to get this far and you already display these qualities. People from all walks of life and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Dana Krumholz

MA, LPC, LAC
7 years experience
I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling from University of Northern Colorado. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Addictions Counselor. Since 2011, I have worked in community mental health providing treatment for clients who are facing issues with depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, and relationship problems. I teach people skills that can assist in managing intrusive thoughts that can lead to depression and anxiety. I enjoy helping clients... Read More
I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling from University of Northern Colorado. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Addictions Counselor. Since 2011, I have worked in community mental health providing treatment for clients who are... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Jane Ambro

MSW, LCSW
15 years experience
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
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Christopher Akins

PhD, LPC
10 years experience
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
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Deedra Ivie

LPC
6 years experience
Hi, I’m Deedra Ivie. My goal is to help you find the strength that is already inside of you and bring that to light. Each client is different and has needs unique to their upbringing and life circumstances. I enjoy learning about your past circumstances, ways of thinking and current situation to find the best way to move forward to achieve progress and find peace. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with most clients suffering from depression... Read More
Hi, I’m Deedra Ivie. My goal is to help you find the strength that is already inside of you and bring that to light. Each client is different and has needs unique to their upbringing and life circumstances. I enjoy... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Steffany (Steffi) Joslin

MA, LPC, CAC, II
7 years experience
Your story matters, and I'm committed to helping you grow through your experience. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, and have 7 years of experience participating with individuals and families in reaching their goals. As a counselor, I work compassionately and collaboratively with my clients. My hope is that you feel known, accepted, and supported in reaching your goals during our time together. I specialize in helping individuals resolve past trauma and... Read More
Your story matters, and I'm committed to helping you grow through your experience. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, and have 7 years of experience participating with individuals and families in reaching their goals. As a counselor,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Wendy Benedict

LCSW
12 years experience
My name is Wendy Benedict, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in family theories, from Newman University in 2007. I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD/trauma/abuse, addiction, family and relationship issues, and so much more. Over the past 11 years as a clinician, I... Read More
My name is Wendy Benedict, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in family theories, from Newman University in 2007. I've worked in many different settings... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Steve Garufi

MA, LPC
16 years experience
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
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Brigid Mooney

LCSW
12 years experience
Some areas special interest include anxiety, depression, reproductive mental health, concerns of pregnancy and parenthood, relationship problems, grief and loss, trauma, stress-reduction, and navigating life transitions. I am Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained. Learn more at www.brigidmooney.com. Read More
Some areas special interest include anxiety, depression, reproductive mental health, concerns of pregnancy and parenthood, relationship problems, grief and loss, trauma, stress-reduction, and navigating life transitions. I am Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained. Learn more at www.brigidmooney.com. Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 12 years

Eric Blommel

MFTC
3 years experience
My practice specializes in treating couples, partners, families, and individuals, and through years of training, I’m confident that no problem is too great to overcome. Through therapy, there is always a way to address the issues you face and learn coping strategies to help you both right now and in the future. Read More
My practice specializes in treating couples, partners, families, and individuals, and through years of training, I’m confident that no problem is too great to overcome. Through therapy, there is always a way to address the issues you face and learn coping strategies to help you both right now and in the future. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Megan Rogers

LCSW
12 years experience
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, nutrition, and lifestyle medicine to support radical self-care, self-compassion, and self-acceptance. I meet with clients in person in Denver, and virtually with clients living in MD and NY. Read More
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, nutrition, and lifestyle medicine to support radical self-care, self-compassion, and self-acceptance. I meet with clients in person in Denver, and virtually with clients living in MD and NY. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Heather Fralick, CCHT

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
13 years experience
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 panelist for the Colorado State Association of Health Underwriters Health and Wellness Conference. Heather graduated with her degree in Psychology and went on to receive the highest level of training for clinical hypnotherapy. Read More
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 panelist for the Colorado State Association of Health Underwriters Health and Wellness Conference. Heather graduated with her degree in Psychology and went on to receive the highest level of training for clinical hypnotherapy. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Joanna Ioannides

LCSW
22 years experience
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 suffered a good amount of trauma. Read More
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 suffered a good amount of trauma. Read More
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  • Languages: English and Greek
  • Experience: 22 years

Eric Eichler

LCSW
9 years experience
Are you struggling with aligning your daily activities with your values and goals? Do you find yourself feeling stuck in unfulfilling relationships? We'll begin by talking about your goals for psychotherapy, and we'll collaborate on a plan for our work together. You can expect to develop more perspective and self-compassion, find a new capacity to navigate difficult feelings, and uncover and work towards freedom from habitual thought patterns. Read More
Are you struggling with aligning your daily activities with your values and goals? Do you find yourself feeling stuck in unfulfilling relationships? We'll begin by talking about your goals for psychotherapy, and we'll collaborate on a plan for our work together. You can expect to develop more perspective and self-compassion, find a new capacity to navigate difficult feelings, and uncover and work towards freedom from habitual thought patterns. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Regina Kearney

LCSW
9+ years experience
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 important it is to be heard, accepted, and to feel safe in order to be able to open up to a counselor and begin working on the challenges you are facing. I am compassionate and honest in my approach. Read More
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 important it is to be heard, accepted, and to feel safe in order to be able to open up to a counselor and begin working on the challenges you are facing. I am compassionate and honest in my approach. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9+ years

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   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, (Charg 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.