Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Thornton, Colorado

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

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:

E-Counseling is a great resource to utilize in finding the help you need. The site’s directory is built to match you with a therapist who fits your needs and can help you reach your goals. You can take the first step toward making a change in your life today.