Therapists in Thornton, CO and Nearby Locations

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.

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Littleton, Colorado

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Colorado

Jana Briggs Counseling LLC & Associates is located in Littleton, Colorado. Jana & the Associate Team partner with individuals, couples and families who are experiencing difficulty resolving interpersonal and personal problems, making decisions...
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Colorado

Christine has worked in the fields of crisis counseling, trauma, grief and loss for the past 19 years. She earned a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University in 2000 and has since worked for...
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Boulder, Colorado

DO YOU FEEL UNSATISFIED WITH YOUR LIFE? Whether it's past traumas or other complex factors that impacted you, most people looking for a therapist are seeking relief from the struggle and want to wake up to more joy, ease and self-acceptance. If...
Scott Olds
Registered psychotherapist
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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...
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Centennial, Colorado

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Colorado

Do you feel like the baggage from your past is creeping up on you? It is very common to feel like you are responding to present day triggers linked with past yuck. I will sit with you and support you in order to foster acceptance, understanding of...
Krista Day-Gloe
LCSW, EMDR
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Englewood, Colorado

I want to help you learn how to create new pathways to your more authentic and joyful self, by learning how to carve space in your life to learn and implement more desirable habits. I am dedicated to helping you find more success, passion and health...
Dr. Chelsea Holland
DHS, MS, Sex Therapist Associate
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Boulder, Colorado

The Intimacy Institute for sex and relationship therapy helps couples and individuals better their lives sexually and emotionally. We offer Clinical Sex therapy - a specialized area of professional psychotherapy, with a team of therapists that all...
Georginia Weygand
E.D.S., NCSP, RP
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Aurora, Colorado

I work with individuals from birth to adulthood for evaluations for special education, gifted education, dyslexia, learning disabilities/differences, Autism, ADHD, anxiety, Section 504 accommodations, or for entrance into private schools....
Jeff Howard
LPC 172, MA
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Boulder, Colorado

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Colorado

The way to ourselves is not, in my experience, a straight line. What I've seen--more than anything--is that the way to ourselves is as wild & unpredictable as a sudden Colorado thunderstorm; as deep & strong as the currents in the ocean 80...
Jessica Baker
MA, LPCC
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Boulder, Colorado

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Colorado

I spent 3 years working toward a Master's degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology. My training for becoming a psychotherapist was rooted in the practice of present mindfulness. I have blended my trauma training (EMDR), grief...
Suzanne Carter
LPC 172, MA
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Littleton, Colorado

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Colorado

Suzanne Carter has been working in the field of healing and wholeness since she was 16; she was inspired to make a commitment to help people heal their lives and live their dreams. She has been fulfilling this mission in her own life since then and...
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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...
Tommy Adanalian
LCSW, LAC
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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...
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Colorado

As a therapist, I am dedicated to building therapeutic connections with each of my clients in hopes of empowering them to embrace their best self. I have worked in the social services field for nearly ten years; instilling passion and dedication...
Melanie Morris
LAC, LPCC
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Littleton, Colorado

Finding someone to assist you on your journey to peace and happiness can be challenging. I am here to help. I have training in addictions and professional counseling. I have experience working with co-occurring disorders. I've work with individuals,...
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Littleton, Colorado

Counseling, whether individual or marriage, is a professional relationship. It's one where you get all of me - my training, skill and knowledge, as well as who I am as a person - present with you. The therapeutic relationship requires a good fit...
Brett Morley
LPCC 15
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Berthoud, Colorado

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Colorado

Welcome! I established Playful Healing in 2019 so that I could provide individualized counseling services for the community in which I live. My passion for working in the mental health field started in the Berthoud High school counseling office...
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Louisville, Colorado

I have a Master’s degree in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Oregon and have worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups in community mental health, eating disorder treatment, and private practice settings. My...
Davis Falcon
LPCC 15
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Broomfield, Colorado

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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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Littleton, Colorado

Greetings! My name is Eric. I originally come from the Chicago area but I moved to Denver back in 1993. I currently reside in Englewood. I share custody of a smart, brave, beautiful and silly little girl. That’s right, it turns out that therapists...
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Denver, Colorado

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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...
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Littleton, Colorado

Lacie has found her niche and passion in helping children, teens, individuals, couples, and families using system-based approaches, expressive arts, and group therapy in the treatment of behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, substance abuse,...
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Fort Collins, Colorado

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Colorado

Welcome and thank you for your interest in learning more about my practice. I believe in continuous improvement and growth personally and as a therapist. I love to learn, grow, and know about things (see below, I am always in trainings!). I love...
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Colorado

Steven Fisher, L.P.C., earned a Masters degree in Counseling in 1992. He has over 25 years of experience with individual, family and group counseling with parents, families, adolescents and children. He also has training and experience in Montessori...

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.

  • In a 2017 report from Mental Health America ranking states from best to worst in terms of the prevalence of mental health problems, Colorado came in at number 44.
  • In 2016, the suicide rate in Colorado was approximately 20 per 100,000 individuals. This is much higher than the national average of approximately 13 per 100,000.
  • Suicide was the seventh leading cause of death in the state overall in 2014. In the 10 to 24-year-old age group, it was the second most common cause.

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 are 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 concerns 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.