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.

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

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

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

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

Cherie Trentini

LMFT
4 years experience
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, who has experience working with both individuals and couples. I utilize an integrative approach to therapy by drawing on training and clinical experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, communication, affairs, pornography, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual trauma and pregnancy related issues. I am passionate about working with... Read More
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, who has experience working with both individuals and couples. I utilize an integrative approach to therapy by drawing on training and clinical experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory and Emotionally... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Mari Flatt

M.A., LPC
5 years experience
My name is Mari Flatt and I have been working in mental health counseling for about five years. I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from North Dakota State University and I received my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Dakota. I am currently licensed in Colorado, North Carolina, and Tennessee. During my time in this profession, I have worked with many individuals struggling with a wide... Read More
My name is Mari Flatt and I have been working in mental health counseling for about five years. I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from North Dakota State University and I received my Master's degree... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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.