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.


Ashley Benakis

MA, LPC
4 years experience
Hi, I am Ashley and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with over 4 years of counseling experience. My main goal is to help support you as you become the best version of yourself. I come from a humanistic school of thought, and work very hard to meet my clients where they are in their emotional and psychological journey. My most robust experience has been working with people struggling with addiction and... Read More
Hi, I am Ashley and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with over 4 years of counseling experience. My main goal is to help support you as you become the best version of yourself. I come from... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Sharla Macy

LMFT
30 years experience
Hello! I am glad you have chosen to check out my profile here at BetterHelp. Allow me to share about myself and my background. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an owner of a coaching company, Pursuits pursuitscoaching.com. I have over 30 years of experience working with individuals in all stages of growth and development, as well as personal and professional growth. I work with transition coaching, depression, anxiety and stress management.... Read More
Hello! I am glad you have chosen to check out my profile here at BetterHelp. Allow me to share about myself and my background. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an owner of a coaching company, Pursuits... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Joel Cutter

MA, LPC, NCC
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with over 3 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, LGBTQ+, crisis intervention, and addiction. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with over 3 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, LGBTQ+, crisis intervention, and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Heather Emerich

LCSW
3 years experience
You don't have to feel this way. It can get better. Are you experiencing thoughts that are interfering with the life you want to live? Difficultly with the past that is hard to let go? Are you experiencing problems with your child's/teen's behavior or are concerned with their well being? Feeling stuck where you are in life or your relationships? These are areas that I can help you with by using a variety of techniques... Read More
You don't have to feel this way. It can get better. Are you experiencing thoughts that are interfering with the life you want to live? Difficultly with the past that is hard to let go? Are you experiencing problems with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Kristen Hale

LCSW
18 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing for over 15 years. I hold independent clinical licenses in Hawaii, Colorado and New Mexico. My approach to therapy is to build trusting relationships that allow for honesty and authenticity. I strive to assist people of any age to recognize their natural potential and learn to move past unhealthy patterns and develop new narratives. I specialize in trauma related conditions, depression, anxiety, self-harm,... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing for over 15 years. I hold independent clinical licenses in Hawaii, Colorado and New Mexico. My approach to therapy is to build trusting relationships that allow for honesty... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Khem Shepsutera

LCSW, LAC, CIGT
12 years experience
I am a graduate of Hawaii Pacific University in which future clinicians were challenged to integrate knowledge gathered via family systems, individual and couples counseling into a comprehensive context; spanning micro, mezzo and macro levels of advocacy. My experience within the field spans a total of 15 years of care coordination, residential treatment (acute /sub-acute), and crises therapy in an outpatient or walk in clinic . My main focus as a clinician... Read More
I am a graduate of Hawaii Pacific University in which future clinicians were challenged to integrate knowledge gathered via family systems, individual and couples counseling into a comprehensive context; spanning micro, mezzo and macro levels of advocacy. My experience... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Micaela Wood

LPCC
5 years experience
I offer art therapy to any client who may be interested. The idea of art can be intimidating for people, but this a different kind of “art.” Art therapy is not about creating a beautiful picture- it is about self-expression. I invite you to consider this gentle process of deep healing. Read More
I offer art therapy to any client who may be interested. The idea of art can be intimidating for people, but this a different kind of “art.” Art therapy is not about creating a beautiful picture- it is about self-expression. I invite you to consider this gentle process of deep healing. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Shawn Trueman

LPCC
3 years experience
I am a LPCC and a former pastor with over 20 years of ministry and counseling experience. I hold a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I approach counseling from an integrative perspective which uses both Cognitive Behavior therapies and Biblical Counseling. I work from a strengths-based/fall-informed point of view. Read More
I am a LPCC and a former pastor with over 20 years of ministry and counseling experience. I hold a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I approach counseling from an integrative perspective which uses both Cognitive Behavior therapies and Biblical Counseling. I work from a strengths-based/fall-informed point of view. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Brigid Mooney

LCSW
12 years experience
From the time I was a child, I’ve felt drawn to helping others. I have a strong understanding of how difficult it is to face personal struggles and how challenging it can be to make a change. Reaching out for help is a sign of strength! And making a change, although difficult, can be liberating!... Read More
From the time I was a child, I’ve felt drawn to helping others. I have a strong understanding of how difficult it is to face personal struggles and how challenging it can be to make a change. Reaching out for help is a sign of strength! And making a change, although difficult, can be liberating!... 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,... 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,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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, Greek
  • Experience: 22 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... 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... 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.