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.

Rachel Hirning

Rachel Hirning, MA, LPC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


Malia  Mead

Malia Mead , MA, LMFT

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Tiffany Pallas

Tiffany Pallas, LCSW, LAC, EMDR, Trained

Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself. I am a licensed clinical social worker and licensed addictions counselor who has additional specialized training in integrated trauma treatment including an evidenced based practice called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I have been working with and supporting adults and adolescents in individual and group therapy for the last 15 years. I have extensive experience, expertise and training in trauma-informed evidence based practices. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


Beth Deja

Beth Deja, LCSW

People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Sometimes you are in crisis mode, and sometimes you just need someone to talk to for support. My goal is to help you manage distress, as well as help you determine where your issue comes from in the first place. Originally from Michigan, I gave up cold winters for the palm trees of sunny San Diego. I am empathetic, nonjudgmental, and authentic with a Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Dr. Ashley Streeter

Dr. Ashley Streeter, LPC, NCC

Dear Future Client, Welcome and make yourself at home. Though this is an online platform, our chat space is yours to make yourself comfortable and at home. I truly hope you feel hopeful, safe, and warm as I believe those feelings are needed to support change and healing. If I can do anything to help create such an environment for you, please let me know. I am a licensed professional counselor in the states of Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Dr. Michelle Rollins

Dr. Michelle Rollins, PhD, LPC

Has life worn you down? You’re not alone! Maybe you feel that despite all of your attempts to create the life you really want, you can’t quite get there. Perhaps you continue to struggle with feeling out of control and overwhelmed by your emotions. I’m here to help! I work to provide a safe, genuine, and non-judgmental space for you to heal hurts, build coping skills, make positive changes, and achieve goals. I’m passionate about Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


Trista Sorenson

Trista Sorenson, MA, LPC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle, MA, LPC

I have been called blunt and no nonsense by my clients. People also say I have a calm demeanor that provides a balance to this approach. One client described my therapy style as putting puzzle pieces together to help them gain a clear picture of their situation. Trusting a therapist with thoughts and emotions we aren't comfortable facing ourselves can seem embarrassing and perhaps even terrifying. Therapy is a difficult process and I work Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


 Christian Swan

Christian Swan, MA, LPC

I am a licensed therapist in the state of Colorado and possess a Master's Degree in clinical mental health counseling from Denver Seminary. I find that I am most sought out by clients who seek to navigate life transitions and spiritual concerns in light of a personal history of trauma. I have extensive experience working with survivors of sexual trauma, as well as individuals struggling with anxiety, spiritual concerns, or difficulty maintaining meaningful relationships. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years


Anna Kujawa

Anna Kujawa, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Colorado with over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have certifications as a Registered Play Therapist for children and parents, and a certification as an Imago Relationship Therapist working with couples and families. As a longtime provider for the Second Wind Fund, I have worked with suicidal teens for many years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 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:

  • 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.

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.