Thornton, 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

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...
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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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...
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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Boulder, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

We are living in an unprecedented time, one of uncertainty. My clients find themselves feeling anxious, fearful of sharing their feelings with trusted people in their life. They have a lot of feelings about the losses they have experienced and are...
Suzanne Carter
LPC 172, MA
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Littleton, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Castle Rock, Colorado

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Colorado, California

I provide a supportive and nonjudgmental environment. I believe in empowering the client and I will assist you in developing your own goals for therapy. We will work together to harness your strengths and create meaningful change. I specialize in...
Davis Falcon
LPCC 15
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Broomfield, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Fort Collins, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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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...
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...
Meghan Rich
MA, LPCC
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Denver, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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Denver, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Are you left overwhelmed, hopeless and exhausted? Will it ever get better? Yes, it can. Living with past trauma, grief or loss is not easy when we feel alone and stuck; When it feels that your story is already written in stone. This is not the case....
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Katie Yavuz
BA, RScP, NLC, ACA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

Rev. Katie is an Interfaith Minister beginning in 2014; she holds a BA in Religious Studies, has completed ¼ units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). She's ministered large and small events from wedding to memorials of 300+ down to two (just a...
Vinny Perrone
LPCC, Sex-Therapy Associate
In-Person Sessions:

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

Through my practice at Inner Rhythm Counseling, I will work to inspire you to befriend yourself and empower you to change by helping you understand your deepest truths and strengths. As a somatic and trauma based therapist, our work will go beyond...
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Boulder, Colorado

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and have been practicing counseling for 9+ years in the field. I practice in Boulder, CO, and my office is approximately a 10 minute drive from the University of Colorado (Boulder location) and 10 minutes...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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,...
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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,...
Misha Grodt
LPC, MA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado

I view therapy as sacred work in which the therapeutic relationship is one of mutual respect and collaboration. I hold a BA in Anthropology from the University of Washington (1997) and a Master’s degree (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling...
Cathy Wilson
LPC, ACS
In-Person Sessions:

Littleton, Colorado

Evidence based therapies

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.