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.

Malia Mead

MA, LMFT
8 years experience
Welcomes to BetterHelp! My name is Malia and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Colorado. I hold my Masters in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University (CA). I have been practicing therapy and counseling over 8 years. I am so glad that you made a decision to get support and guidance! Therapy can be a big decision and it requires a lot of trust and vulnerability which is why... Read More
Welcomes to BetterHelp! My name is Malia and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Colorado. I hold my Masters in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University (CA). I have been practicing therapy and counseling... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Lyndsey Klemme

MA, LPC, LAC
3 years experience
Greetings! My name is Lyndsey Klemme, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Addictions Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. With just over three years of extensive and diverse experience in this amazing field, I absolutely have a passion for what I do and the clientele I see. I'm honored to be your candidate clinician. I take my role and relationship with my clients seriously, and pride myself on creating a warm, safe, and... Read More
Greetings! My name is Lyndsey Klemme, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Addictions Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. With just over three years of extensive and diverse experience in this amazing field, I absolutely have a passion... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Rachel Hirning

MA, LPC
15 years experience
Hi! My name is Rachel. I live in Colorado, where I have been a licensed counselor and art therapist for the past fifteen years. I see people from all walks of life, with different backgrounds and experiences. Individuals are so unique, and every person has their own story to tell. Each person reminds me a colorful and vibrant square in a patchwork quilt. The thread that holds the quilt together is everyone's desire. The... Read More
Hi! My name is Rachel. I live in Colorado, where I have been a licensed counselor and art therapist for the past fifteen years. I see people from all walks of life, with different backgrounds and experiences. Individuals are so... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 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

Trista Sorenson

MA, LPC
7 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado. I have experience working mostly with adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar, relationship issues, trauma, confidence and self-esteem and career challenges. I am committed to helping people through a method specific to their needs. I’m here to counsel, and counseling isn’t a “one size fits all” when you have a lot... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado. I have experience working mostly with adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar, relationship issues, trauma, confidence and self-esteem... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Elisabeth Montgomery

LCSW
3 years experience
Welcome, I am so glad you are here. My name is Elisabeth and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado. I offer a very strengths-based, client centered approach to therapy and would be honored to be a part of your journey. My clinical experiences brought me to an inpatient psychiatric unit in Chicago, a fellowship in Psycho-Social Rehabilitation and Recovery at the VA in Little Rock, and to... Read More
Welcome, I am so glad you are here. My name is Elisabeth and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado. I offer a very strengths-based, client centered approach to therapy and would be honored... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 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

MS, MA, 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

Lindsay Foster

LPC, CAC, III
10 years experience
You have just taken the most difficult step in the counseling process! There IS hope for change and improvement can occur quickly. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor (Level III) in the state of Colorado that focuses on helping you recover your resilience needed for true happiness. I have been working in the Behavioral Health field since 2007 and use an integrated approach to help clients improve the... Read More
You have just taken the most difficult step in the counseling process! There IS hope for change and improvement can occur quickly. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor (Level III) in the state of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Dedra Chavis

MA, LPC
13 years experience
Hello, I'm Dedra Chavis and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) I hold a Master of Arts degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Mental Health. My work experience includes a broad range of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress management, family dynamics, self-esteem, health, and lifestyle. I also have a specialty in working with complex trauma. I am skilled in individual, family and group therapy, utilizing evidence and strength based treatment models including... Read More
Hello, I'm Dedra Chavis and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) I hold a Master of Arts degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Mental Health. My work experience includes a broad range of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress management,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 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.