Thornton, Colorado Therapists

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Jesse Bean
LPCC 15, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Lakewood, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Jessica Waters
MA, NLC, ADDC, MAADC-II, MARS, MPS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

My practice is dedicated to serving those who have no insurance, low income or struggling financially and cannot afford regular priced therapy sessions. I provide strengths based, holistic, individualized treatment (Colorado only), substance abuse...
Tommy Adanalian
LCSW, LAC
In-Person Sessions:

Westminster, Colorado

Stepping out of your comfort zone can be a difficult experience. In order to grow we must take that leap. My role is to join individuals taking those risks and create a safe place to explore the possibilities. My approach can help people develop new...
Anna Mayer
MA, R-DMT
In-Person Sessions:

Westminster, Colorado

Hi, I’m Anna. I'm very glad you're here. I'm a body-based counselor and a dance/movement therapist, but you might also call me a relational problem-solver, sacred witness, and believer-in-you. I help people who know – deep down – that there is...
Heather Frostman
LPCC 15, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Broomfield, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Welcome to my practice - where you are seen, heard, and valued all for being uniquely you! The Tattooed Therapist CO, LLC is a caring, professional, mental health practice dedicated to providing compassionate counseling services for individuals,...
Davis Falcon
LPCC 15
In-Person Sessions:

Broomfield, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Davis received a Bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland – Baltimore County in Psychology and Philosophy. During this coursework, Davis found that psychology and philosophy, particularly metaphysics and philosophy of mind, paired perfectly...
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Arvada, Colorado

Congratulations on taking steps in your journey of self-discovery and healing. Psychotherapy can provide a rich and supportive experience that allows one to grow and heal. It also provides a safe, nurturing environment to talk through confidential...
In-Person Sessions:

Arvada, Colorado

Everyone's journey towards healing and wholeness is different. I view the body, emotions and thoughts/beliefs as a whole to address trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and life transitions. I will help you to resolve trauma and free up...
Scott Olds
Registered psychotherapist
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Scott provides couples counseling and individual counseling in Arvada (West Denver) and Boulder, Colorado. Specialties include couple's communication skills and work with anxiety, depression, illness, and grief. He also enjoys working with Highly...
Carol O’Dowd
Mindfulness Instruction, Japanese Methods of Psychology, Applied Existential Psychotherapy
In-Person Sessions:

Arvada, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Carol O’Dowd, MPA, M.Div., RP, Prajna Healing Arts President, Colorado Association of Psychotherapists Carol uses western and eastern approaches to support adults on their journey through transitions and to ‘restory’ their trauma, anxiety and...
Heather Gomez
LMFT, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Broomfield, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

I have had a variety of experiences which have helped me grow personally and professionally to be the therapist I am today. I am grateful for the privilege to work with all of the people who have touched my heart. I specialize in attachment and...
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Commerce City, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Are you tired of feeling this way? Ready to make a change? Sometimes you want someone to really listen, to help you find hope and a new perspective. Sometimes it takes more, a helping hand, the skills to cope, or the knowledge of how to quiet...
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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....
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...
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...

An Overview of Mental Health in Thornton, Colorado

Thornton, Colorado is a city in Adams County, located within the Denver metropolitan area. Having been formed in the early 1950s, it is a relatively young community. In the years since, it has quickly grown to become the sixth largest city in Colorado with a population of approximately 137,000 as of 2017.

Healthcare, retail and construction are some of its largest industries, and its unemployment rate of approximately 3% is just under the national average. Its average income level is also well above the national average.

On the other hand, Thornton is not experiencing that same success in terms of mental health care. Like the rest of the state, it is struggling with getting its residents the care they need. It is important to look at this issue closely, while also examining possible reasons for it.

Mental Health Statistics in Colorado

Mental illness and suicide are major problems across the US, but Colorado ranks particularly poorly compared to other states.

Mental Illness Risk Factors in Thornton

Why are Colorado’s mental health stats so poor? Many different factors can figure into the problem. However, there are a few factors local to Thornton and nearby Denver that may help explain the crisis at a more local level.

Thornton is home to a high percentage of minorities, particularly Hispanics, who alone constitute over 30% of the population. Let’s take a look at this specific demographic to demonstrate some of the problems they area experiencing.

  • Regardless of ethnicity, 16% of those without a high school degree are in poverty, but taking a closer look at the statistics on education, minorities come in disadvantaged again. While whites have a high school graduation rate of over 95%, Hispanics come in far behind at just under a 68% graduation rate.
  • A 2013 health report from the city of Denver revealed that Hispanics were far less likely to seek help than the rest of the population, disproportionately citing reasons such as lack of coverage by their insurance and stigma. However, all three groups reported high concern about the cost of treatment.

Although the passing of the Affordable Care Act helped get many more people covered by insurance, the percentage of people who need mental health treatment has not gone down much since then. Mental health professionals are becoming scarcer, meaning that patients often have long waiting periods to get the help they need. Many psychiatric facilities in the state have also shut down, due to the lack of profit with such high treatment costs.

Resources in Thornton

Even with these difficulties, however, there are still many resources available to you or your loved one:

  • Community Reach Center in Thornton offers a wide variety of resources from crisis services to outpatient counseling to therapy groups. The center is involved in the community and even provides an education program called Mental Health First Aid.
  • Mental Health Center of Denver provides many services for children and adults. It also offers support aimed especially at the Hispanic community at El Centro de las Familias.
  • Aurora Mental Health Center is another facility extending behavioral health services in the area.