Denver, Colorado Therapists

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Brighton, Colorado

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Colorado

Hello, My name is Angela Clemons. I have been a counselor since 2008, in Arkansas and in Colorado. I have experience working with a variety of families and areas of focus. Some of these include relationships, grief, trauma recovery, families,...
Jesse Bean
LPCC 15, MA
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Lakewood, Colorado

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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...
Danielle Schlagel
LPC, LAC, RPT-S
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Longmont, Colorado

I fell in love with psychology at an early age. I always knew I wanted to be in a helping profession, but was unsure which path to follow until an AP Psych class in high school. It was instant: I was hooked. It wasn't just Mrs. Young's amazing...
Amanda Earle
LPC, LAC
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Denver, Colorado

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Colorado

My pronouns are She/Her/Hers. As a trauma-informed Narrative therapist, I hold a belief that “we live our lives through the stories we tell about ourselves, and others tell about us.” My intention in the counseling room is to help clients...
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...
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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Golden, Colorado

I often hear people talk about bad counseling experiences, or not being able to find the "right" therapist. I too have had negative counseling experiences that made it difficult for me to want to try again. However, several years ago I experienced...
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Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Colorado

Life’s hardships can make us feel stuck, hindering our here and now, but there is hope. Whether it be anxiety, depression, trauma, or interpersonal struggles, together we can make moves toward emotional growth and well-being. I enjoy working with...
Hannah Root
NCC, MA, LPCC
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Colorado

Hannah has her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Hannah is also registered with the state of Colorado as an LPCC (Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate), an NCC (Nationally...
Ryan O’Millian
LPCC 15, MA
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Boulder, Colorado

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Colorado

I am committed to working with people who want to get at the root of their emotional distress and personal suffering. In-depth psychotherapy will help you grow into your capacity to engage courageously with your life as it is. Exploring distressing...
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Boulder, Colorado

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Colorado

I enjoy supporting adults and young people to achieve their goals, to have a joyful life. Helping find out what would be their ideal life situation. If you are dealing with difficulties, whether is Transitions, Relationships, Family - Couple...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Longmont , Colorado

Therapy provides the ability to talk with someone who is nonjudgemental and who will offer options and alternative perspectives rather than advice. I take the time to listen to my clients and to provide them the support, encouragement and insights...
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Aurora, Colorado

Hello, and thank you for considering me as your therapist. I've been on the "other side of the couch", and I know how delicate searching for the right provider can be. I am committed to building a strong rapport with clients as I believe the...
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Boulder, Colorado

I am passionate about helping individuals, families, young adults, and adolescents regain a sense of empowerment and hope that their circumstances can be improved. The Journey of Life is an Adventure I am currently drawn to the metaphor of life as...
Laura Garrett
LPC, NCC, CAC III
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Colorado, Washington

Laura Garrett is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado and Washington, a National Certified Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor in Fort Collins Colorado. She has over 20 years of experience working with individuals,...
Charlotte McKernan
MS, MFT-C, PACT II, Gottman 2
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Colorado, Colorado

Life and relationships can be difficult to navigate, worsened by the pressures we and others put on ourselves to achieve and be perfect. Often, anxiety, depression, and external demands create roadbloacks to our happiness and success and even create...
Cathy Wilson
LPC, ACS
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Littleton, Colorado

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Boulder, Colorado

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Colorado

Hello, my name is Lindsey Randol, PsychD. I serve adults and couples who are seeking support and greater wellbeing. As your therapist, I will meet you where you are and create a collaborative space where we can explore your inner world and what...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Since becoming a mom of twins (2 years ago now!), I have found new passion for supporting parents of multiples and have gotten training in postpartum mental health issues. Parenting stress can strain relationships, and so I have become passionate...
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Boulder, Colorado

If you have trouble launching into something, keeping up momentum, or just need some support getting places or being in social situations, I got you covered! As a Certified Life Coach and Recreational Therapist, I strive to meet my clients where...

An Overview of Mental Health in Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado–known for its breathtaking landscape views and a number of natural parks from which to savor them–is considered the third best place to live in the United States, based on metrics concerning career prospects, quality of life, and government census data. With clear, moderately sunny weather and a municipal ambition to establish depression-stifling park spaces within a 10-minute walk from all residents, it is unsurprising that the city has consistently ranked as a desirable region for families to establish their lives. However, lending credibility to the idea that factors related to financial wellness and typically perceived indicators of high life quality do not necessarily equate to happiness, Denver does not maintain this impressive ranking in terms of emotional wellness.

The State of Mental Wellness in Denver

A 2018 WalletHub study that drew upon data concerning depression rates and other factors scientifically linked to happiness ranked Denver 32 in emotional and physical wellness out of 180 American cities. Some expert opinions predict that depression will become the second leading cause of disability in the world in the upcoming years, and Denver’s depression and suicide rates give credence to this prediction. The state has carried a high suicide rate over the past decade and struggled to address its high depression prevalence through government efforts with subjective degrees of success. A 2018 publication considering both federal data on Colorado behavioral health and regional resources estimated that anywhere from 7-17% of Colorado residents suffer from depression with woman and minority demographics  likely experiencing the condition at a higher rate.

Increased rates of mental illness in Denver minority communities parallels national trends and may partially root from higher poverty rates among minority households in Denver County. 14% of Denver lives at or below the federal threshold for poverty, and about one-third of Latino and African-American children live in poverty, reflecting racial disparity in income that may reflect overall patterns in the region. Furthermore, Denver females aged 18-44, (an age range associated with high suicide rates in Denver),experience higher levels of poverty. A recent study suggests that poverty in Denver, which has typically been concentrated in its most urban, densely packed neighborhoods, is slowly permeating Denver County’s suburbs, taking with it the mental hardships associated with financial hardship.

The delicate physiology of developing brains makes teenagers particularly susceptible to depressive disorders, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported that approximately 12% of Colorado adolescents reported experiencing a major depressive episode within the last year, a percentage point above the national average. In Denver, approximately 7% of adolescents have been formally diagnosed with depressive disorders. Though these rates do not notably differ from national averages, Colorado’s completed suicide rate is significantly higher than other states. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Colorado has the 9th highest suicide rate  in the country, with approximately 20 deaths for every 100,000 residents. These rates in Colorado have been steadily increasing since 2009, with 2016 seeing 1,156 deaths due to suicide, and though suicide is the third leading cause of death among younger age groups nationwide, it is the number one cause of death for similar demographics in Colorado. Denver County itself, however, appears to contribute far less to this these statistics than counties south and west of it.

Mental Health Treatments Availability in Denver

The Colorado Department of Health shows a high concentration of mental care facilities in the Denver metropolitan area relative to the state as a whole, but an overall shortage and lack of access to quality health insurance prevents many from accessing the care they need. Approximately 30% of Coloradans–over 1 million people–require mental health and substance abuse services, yet only 15% of psychiatrists are available for every 100,000 residents. This reflects progress since 2003, which saw the state’s mental health needs met by only 10,564 providers.This number climbed to 14,217 by 2011, and continues to do so, yet the region still struggles to meet its mental health needs in the face of rising opioid use and cultural acknowledgement of mental disorders. For those with severe mental difficulties, the circumstances are dire. As psychiatric conditions are typically viewed as less pressing through a traditional medical lens, hospitals in Colorado spend less resources to accommodate those with mental illnesses. One of Colorado’s primary hospitals, University Hospital, closed its psychiatric unit several years ago, although 10% of patients arriving to its emergency room were admitted on grounds of mental illness. However, the health department’s site lists three government-affiliated mental health community centers in Denver, (Charge Resource Center, the Mental Health Center of Denver, and Servicios De La Raza), but a total of 17 can be found throughout the city. The last of these is Denver’s largest state-funded facility, featuring an emergency walk-in crisis center that served over 4,000 patients with urgent needs in 2017.

Local nonprofits seek to bolster the city’s efforts in furthering their options for mental health treatment. The newly opened Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic provides specialized services for veterans and their families, while the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless has long sought to address disproportionate inadequacies in mental treatment for the city’s increasing homeless population. As there are over 30,000 veterans residing in Denver County and at least 5,116 homeless individuals in the region, such organizations help minimize a crucial need in populations with more unique needs.

Connect with Quality Professionals In Denver

The psychiatric health worker shortage in Denver has resulted  in long wait times for those seeking professional opinions and counseling from therapists, wait times that often leave residents waiting months before they see a therapist apropos to their condition. E-Counseling helps link Denver County residents with trained professionals to help them better understand their issues and providing guidance, allowing you to make educated decisions in restoring your mental well-being.