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,...
Lisa Nelson
LCSW, MSW, Approved Clinical Supervisor
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Denver, Colorado

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Colorado

Problems with your relationship with money? Anxiety and worry holding you back from your potential? Feel like you are stuck in the same pattern with no way out? Time to break the cycle. Let’s talk about getting you the resources and tools you...
Anna Mayer
MA, R-DMT
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Westminster, Colorado

Hi, I’m Anna. I'm very glad you're here. I'm a body-based counselor and a dance/movement therapist, but you might also call me a relational problem-solver, sacred witness, and believer-in-you. I help people who know – deep down – that there is...
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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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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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Lakewood, Colorado

Have you found yourself in the grips of addiction? Are you unsure if you can ever find freedom? Having a substance control your life can feel isolating and debilitating, but you have found the courage to take the first step towards relief. I have...
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...
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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Boulder, Colorado

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Colorado

*I have immediate openings for telehealth sessions due to provide you with support in navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Connection, understanding, growth, empowerment and fulfillment are basic human needs. We are naturally hardwired to relate. When...
Ramona C Soriano
MDiv, CBP, CAT Holistic Psychotherapist, Biofeedback Practitioner
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Lakewood, Colorado

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Colorado

My name is Ramona Christine. I am an Ordained Minister and currently a full-time student working towards a dual doctorate in natural and sacred medicine (DNM/DSM) respectively. I provide a range of services ranging from Holistic Psychotherapy 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...
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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

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...
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Denver, Colorado

Hello! My name is Chelsea but I often go by Chase. As you can probably tell, I'm not your traditional therapist. I not only work with the queer and LGBTQ community, I am part of the queer community. Therefore I am able to offer a safe and...
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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...
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...
Jessi Wheatley
LPCC, EdS
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Littleton , Colorado

Hi. I’m a trained school psychologist with 14 years experience in the schools. I have opened my own practice to work with children 4-14 on issues such as emotional regulation, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I use play and books to work with...
Jillian Blueford
LPCC 15, Ph.D.
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Aurora, Colorado

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Colorado

I view our life journey as a collection of experiences that influence who we are and how we see the world. We often experience (and can expect) to deal with hurdles and roadblocks that can make some days unbearable. This is where counseling comes...
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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...
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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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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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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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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....
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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...

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.