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,...
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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...
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Colorado

My passion is to help you become deeply intimate with yourself and access the flow of creative potential within you. ​Since 2008, when I was introduced to meditation and the work of Chögyam Trungpa, I have been deeply committed to a path of...
Ellie Kraus
MSW, Registered Psychotherapy
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Boulder, Colorado

There are so many challenges in life; difficult life transitions, traumatic events, relationship issues, and instability that can negatively impact one's mental, emotional, and physical health. You do not have to be alone and often times, the help...
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Colorado

Wendy Gossett, M. Ed. is a Parenting and Relationship Specialist based in Denver, Colorado. She helps parents understand their children at a deeper level by using temperament psychology and neuroscience. She has been featured as an expert on...
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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...
Shari Johansson
L.P.C, MA, NCC, BCN
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Lakewood, Colorado

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Colorado

Shari Y. Johansson (MA, LPC, NCC, BCN, QEEG-D) is a licensed professional counselor. Since 1993, Shari has been involved in counseling dedicated to encouraging women and men to live fully by design in deep relationship with God and others. Areas of...
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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...
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...
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Colorado

I have been a licensed clinical social worker since 2009 and a health coach since 2011. I work with clients who want a holistic, integrative approach to brain health and overall wellness. I incorporate neuroscience, spirituality, mindfulness,...
Ethan Bratt
LMFT, MS, CST
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Greeley, Colorado

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Colorado, Wyoming

If you feel as though your or your partner's sexuality is out of control, overwhelming, missing, or broken, I can help. As an AASECT certified sex therapist, I have the knowledge and experience to help you discover and claim (or rediscover and...
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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...
Nina Hausfeld
LPC, MA, Sex Therapy 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...
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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...
Meghan Rich
MA, LPCC
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Denver, Colorado

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Colorado

Engaging in counseling can be hard work, yet deeply fulfilling. Thus a safe, affirming, collaborative, and experience is what I strive to provide. My approach has been described as warm, compassionate, holistic, and intuitive—infused with...
Daniel Lebowitz
MA, LMFT, Sex Therapist
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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...
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Windsor, Colorado

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Colorado

If you've found yourself here, it's likely you're struggling to navigate where you're at in life right now. Whether you're questioning your identity, struggling to feel comfortable in your own skin, trudging through the days despite anxiety looming...
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Colorado, Texas

Hello, I'm Keli. I've spent the majority of my adult life serving in the health care field. Thirteen years in Emergency Medical Services as an EMT and Paramedic. The past 10 years, I've completed or obtained three degrees: Bachelor of Science in...
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Commerce City, Colorado

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Colorado

Are you tired of feeling this way? Ready to make a change? Sometimes you want someone to really listen, to help you find hope and a new perspective. Sometimes it takes more, a helping hand, the skills to cope, or the knowledge of how to quiet...
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Lakewood, Colorado

My professional story began after I graduated from college. Even after spending four years in school, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to “be when I grew up.” I began working at a school for at-risk teens helping out in the office...
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...
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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Colorado

Do you need the pain of yesterday to stop interfering with your aliveness and pleasure today? Is there a part of you that's says, "it's too much to look at all the crap I've been though. Just make it go away"? It's so disheartening to try and find a...
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Colorado

My name is Jenna Rosenfeld and I am a Licensed Psychotherapist in the state of Florida & Colorado. I went to the University of Central Florida for undergraduate and have a double Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. I have...

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.