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, 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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Littleton, Colorado

From the time I was a child, I’ve felt drawn to helping others. I have a strong understanding of how difficult it is to face personal struggles and how challenging it can be to make a change. Reaching out for help is a sign of strength! And making...
Ted Wynfield
LPC, LPCC
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Boulder, Colorado

A few years ago, when I looked around at how couples/partners were being supported by folks in my area, I strongly felt that I could help people the most by starting a practice that's focused on relationships. With focus, Wynfield Counseling has now...
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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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Boulder, Colorado

Hello! Welcome to my profile. Glad you're here. I'm Gadi (pronounced Gah-dee) and I love working with people to help them feel better about themselves and their lives. In my work with individuals and couples, I usually use the IFS (Internal Family...
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Colorado

Christine has worked in the fields of crisis counseling, trauma, grief and loss for the past 19 years. She earned a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University in 2000 and has since worked for...
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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...
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Boulder, Colorado

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Colorado

I work with youth, adults, couples & families with Asperger's Syndrome & Autism Spectrum Disorder. Distinct specialties include ASD gender dysphoria, & neurodiverse+neurotypical "mixed" marriages. I also work with (neuro) typical clients with mental...
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Colorado

I recieved my MA from the University of the Rockies in March, 2017. I have been in private practice since I graduated. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC), waiting on my LPC License. I am a compassionate counselor who...
Karen Midyet
Psy.D., MA
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Wheat Ridge, Colorado

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Colorado

I work with individuals with multiple medical problems, aging, relationship issues try to help them re-create their life as they get older. Stress, depression, and reducing stress is my specialty. I help future retirees find purpose and clarity in...
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Denver, Colorado

As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Relationship Coach with more than 35 years experience, I help people achieve extraordinary results in their personal and professional lives. Together, we build on your strengths to achieve more...
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,...
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Colorado

Hello - I am accepting new referrals during the quarantine and offer online sessions. Please reach out for a free consultation. I specialize in couples counseling. Since 1999, I have helped couples resolve conflicts and create close and loving...
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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,...
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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...
Marian Salley
LCSW, MSW, LAC
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Boulder, Colorado

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Colorado

Many of us feel caged and confused in this world. We don't know who we are or how we want to be. We feel insecure and lost. We feel alone and scared in rooms full of people. Disliking our bodies and minds, we chase after relief that leads to...
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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Colorado

Heather Fralick is a certified clinical hypnotherapist and a co-founder of Denver Hypnotherapy & Energy Medicine. She has been interviewed on CBS explaining the benefits of hypnotherapy for stress relief and anxiety. She was also a featured...
Charity Grimsley-Hinkley
LPC, MA, LAC, MAC, SAP
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Wheat Ridge, Colorado

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Colorado

ViRTUAL ASSESSMENTS provides Mental Health Evaluations & Individual Therapy and Alcohol/Drug Assessments & Individual Therapy. We accept Medicaid, private insurance, and self-pay clients. Services are provided in the comfort of your own home...
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Denver, Colorado

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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....
David Veach
LPC, Licensed Addiction Counselor
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Aurora, Colorado

I understand and I have experienced depression and anxiety and what it's like to be addicted to alcohol and drugs. I have 22 years of recovery and I couldn't have done this without the help of those who would listen. My practice is person centered...
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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...
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...

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.