Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Grand Junction, Colorado

Find a therapist in Grand Junction, Colorado that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Grand Junction, 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

Kim Rasmussen

LCSW
32 years experience
Hello. If you’ve landed here, you are most likely struggling with something. I’m grateful you’ve found me. Because relationship is key to therapeutic progress, finding the right person to journey through these struggles with you is really important. Here is some information about me to help you decide if my counseling style and experience is the right fit for you. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for more than 30 years and have worked... Read More
Hello. If you’ve landed here, you are most likely struggling with something. I’m grateful you’ve found me. Because relationship is key to therapeutic progress, finding the right person to journey through these struggles with you is really important. Here is... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:32 years

Sonny Saunders

MSE,LPC,CCMHC,NCC
14 years experience
I am actively engaged in Behavioral Health, Mental Health Counseling, and Education to be of service to people, Integrated Care, Autonomous, Team-player, Hardworking, Excellent customer service/rapport/relationship building skills, Enjoy working with people, Dedicated, Solution-Focused, Goal Oriented, Assertive, Collaborative, Creative, Outgoing, Personable, Leader I have 14 years experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Provide consultative, psychosocial education, diagnostic assessment, and treatment services to patients with physical and/or mental health, substance abuse diagnoses, and co-morbid conditions. Certified Clinical... Read More
I am actively engaged in Behavioral Health, Mental Health Counseling, and Education to be of service to people, Integrated Care, Autonomous, Team-player, Hardworking, Excellent customer service/rapport/relationship building skills, Enjoy working with people, Dedicated, Solution-Focused, Goal Oriented, Assertive, Collaborative, Creative, Outgoing,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:14 years

Jamie Burke

LCSW
8 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker providing trauma-informed therapy services. I provide a safe and inviting presence that allows clients to work through a wide range of issues including with grief, depression, anxiety, anger, stress, relationship issues, and struggles with identify and self-esteem. Together we will focus on your natural strengths and interests to help you to cope and feel better. I very much understand the importance of building a trusting and safe... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker providing trauma-informed therapy services. I provide a safe and inviting presence that allows clients to work through a wide range of issues including with grief, depression, anxiety, anger, stress, relationship issues, and struggles... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Dana Storey

MA,LPC,NCC
3 years experience
With a Master's degree in clinical counseling, I have a bachelor's in exercise science/holistic health. As a yoga/fitness instructor and personal trainer of 40+ years, holistic health, somatic feedback and mindfulness are core components in my therapeutic approach to healing. I believe in tending to the health of our mind, body, and spirit rather than treating them as separate. I believe the are each sources of information and healing and each impact the other; I... Read More
With a Master's degree in clinical counseling, I have a bachelor's in exercise science/holistic health. As a yoga/fitness instructor and personal trainer of 40+ years, holistic health, somatic feedback and mindfulness are core components in my therapeutic approach to healing.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Rachael Meir

PsyD
15 years experience
I am a licensed clinical and health psychologist with more than 15 years of experience working with a wide variety of clients and presenting issues. I believe that people generally want to be happy, effective and successful in their lives and that they already have within themselves the capacity and potential for change. People possess substantial personal expertise and wisdom regarding themselves and already “know” what they need to do. Yet, as we all can... Read More
I am a licensed clinical and health psychologist with more than 15 years of experience working with a wide variety of clients and presenting issues. I believe that people generally want to be happy, effective and successful in their lives... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Mary Cahilly

MA,LPC,CCTP
21 years experience
Hello! I’m very happy that you reached out. It takes courage to acknowledge pain, ask for help, and hope for change. My name is Mary Cahilly and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), licensed in Arizona, Colorado and Pennsylvania, with over 20 years experience. After earning a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, I pursued additional training in mindfulness, trauma treatment, chemical and process addictions, emotionally focused... Read More
Hello! I’m very happy that you reached out. It takes courage to acknowledge pain, ask for help, and hope for change. My name is Mary Cahilly and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), licensed in Arizona,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:21 years

Candice Rodriguez

MA,LPC
9 years experience
I am passionate about the work that I do and as a result, my greatest reward as a therapist is being able to empower my clients to help them explore the ways that they can promote their own growth, achieve goals and live a healthier and happier life. My approach or style to therapy is tailored to each of my clients in order to meet their individual needs throughout the therapeutic process. My goal is... Read More
I am passionate about the work that I do and as a result, my greatest reward as a therapist is being able to empower my clients to help them explore the ways that they can promote their own growth, achieve... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Dr. Noelani Rodrigues

PhD,LMFT
21 years experience
Aloha & welcome to my page. Do you feel like you have lost your way – that nothing feels quite right – or that the past seems to be repeating itself? My view is that we all begin from a place of wholeness, but we sometimes lose belief in ourselves along the way. I have the depth of professional and life experience to see and work with you as a unique individual. Let me be a... Read More
Aloha & welcome to my page. Do you feel like you have lost your way – that nothing feels quite right – or that the past seems to be repeating itself? My view is that we all begin from a place... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:21 years

Dr. Donna Bliss

PhD,LCSW
29 years experience
Ready to work with a compassionate, engaging, and solution-focused counselor who has decades of clinical experience? Today is a great day to start changing your life and realizing your dreams. Whether you want to address issues that have been holding you back or move forward in embracing a new and better lifestyle, today is a great day to start. My name is Dr. Donna Leigh Bliss and I welcome the opportunity to learn... Read More
Ready to work with a compassionate, engaging, and solution-focused counselor who has decades of clinical experience? Today is a great day to start changing your life and realizing your dreams. Whether you want to address issues that have been... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:29 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Grand Junction, Colorado

Grand Junction, located in the high desert along the western Colorado River, is the largest city in Mesa County. Affectionately called “Junctown” and “The Western Slope”, Grand Junction is a world-class mountain biker destination. Riders in the western states travel from as far as California to ride a multitude of single-track trail systems. Mountain climbers also find much to love about the Grand Junction area.

The beauty and amenities of Grand Junction place the city on many of America’s top-ten lists for hunting and fishing, favorable small-business development and other unique attractions. Tourists visit Grand Junction for its excellent skiing. Powderhorn Mountain Resort is a well-known destination among the area’s popular ski resorts.

Additional Mental Health Providers Are Needed

Although Grand Junction excels in many areas, mental health issues are still a major concern. Residents have a tough streak of independence and self-reliance. There is a strong stigma attached to seeking help. Many Westerners view the need for mental health treatment as a character weakness.

The National Alliance of Mental Illness reports that over 200,000 residents in Colorado live with untreated severe mental illness that can sometimes lead to desperation. Unfortunately, those who commit suicide often do not seek treatment. Individuals with suicidal depression who do seek help often go to primary care doctors instead of mental health professionals.

The lack of health care professionals is a significant problem in rural areas. Mentally ill individuals travel to Grand Junction for help, but there are not enough licensed providers in the city to prescribe psychiatric medication. The availability of psychological counseling and therapy is also inadequate.

Grand Junction Population Demographics

Grand Junction’s population is 62,475. The city has shown significant growth between each ten-year census interval. The city’s economic strength predicts that the population growth trend will continue throughout the coming decade.

White residents in Grand Junction account for 92.6 percent of the population. Of that number, almost 11 percent are Hispanic or Latino. Those who identify as Mixed or Other represent 4.3 percent, followed by Black at 1.1 percent, Asian at 1.1 percent, Native American at 0.7 percent and Pacific Islander at 0.3 percent.

Education levels show 9.26 percent of residents attended some High School while 25.16 percent achieved High School graduation. 24.08 percent attended some college, and 8.62 percent completed an Associates Degree. Those who received a Bachelors Degree or higher represent 32.88 percent. Education level correlated with earning power. Those with the highest levels of education earned more than twice the amount of those who did not complete High School.

When comparing Grand Junction citizens who achieved graduate or post-graduate college education, females outnumbered males by 7 percent. When comparing their earnings, however, females earned 20 percent less income than males.

Barriers to Mental Health Services in Grand Junction

The overall poverty rate for Grand Junction is 18.29 percent, exceeding the Colorado State poverty rate of 11 percent.

The overall divorce rate is 14.6 percent while those who are separated account for 1.8 percent. Native Americans represented over 58 percent of the overall divorce rate while Hispanic / Latinos represented the lowest divorce rate at 8.5 percent.

Grand Junction is less safe than 95 percent of the cities in the United States, one of the worst crime statistics in the country. Citizens who live in Grand Junction’s chance of becoming a victim of property crime is 1 out of every 22 citizens, and the chance of being a victim of violent crime is 1 in every 173 citizens.

Poverty and crime correlate with low access levels to mental health providers. The high divorce rate causes broken families; better availability of marital and family counselors could prevent broken families. Significant barriers to mental health services in Grand Junction include:

  • Low mental health provider ratios
  • High rate of poverty
  • Stigma of seeking help for mental illness
  • Fear of deportation by non-citizens
  • Lack of insurance
  • High rate of divorce
  • Extremely high crime rate

Mental Health Services Are Available

Grand Junction residents deserve to achieve a better life by taking the first step on the road to recovery. Successful treatment of mental illness is still possible for the citizens of Grand Junction. E-Counseling’s directory can effectively link those who are suffering from mental illness with certified therapists who can help improve lives.