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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Colorado, California

Are you struggling with panic attacks? Intrusive thoughts that get stuck in your head? Are you feeling more stressed in relationships, work or school? Are you someone that has always been a worrier and would like to change? I can help! Anxiety and...
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...
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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,...
Becky Howie
L.P.C, MA
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Boulder, Colorado

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Colorado

Becky believes that all humans are works in progress, and as such, we sometimes get lost or detoured along the way. Whether you are trying to numb pain, recover from a sudden unexpected change, or actively pursue personal transformation, seeking...
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Aurora, Colorado

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Colorado

Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or the after-effects of trauma?  I provide compassionate, effective, affordable counseling in a supportive and non-judgmental setting. I offer tools for resolving issues, overcoming...
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...
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...
Paul Chubbuck
S.E.P. ; Registered Psychotherapist
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Fort Collins, Colorado

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Releasing the Past Psychotherapy I have a Masters in Counseling and am a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (S.E.P), with additional certification to teach Somatic Trauma Resolution (STR), both powerfully...
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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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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...
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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...
Heather Gomez
LMFT, MA
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Broomfield, Colorado

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Colorado

I have had a variety of experiences which have helped me grow personally and professionally to be the therapist I am today. I am grateful for the privilege to work with all of the people who have touched my heart. I specialize in attachment and...
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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...
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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...
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, California

Leandra provides psychotherapy to individuals, children, couples, and families in a private practice setting. She received her Masters degree in Marital and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego, California. She received her BA from Point...
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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...
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,...
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,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Thank you for your interest in my work. I am a licensed psychotherapist with 10 years of experience helping people suffering from conditions like depression, anxiety, loss/grief and PTSD/trauma so that they can live happier, more balanced lives. My...
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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

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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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.