There are so many different circumstances that lead to seeking counseling. Most of the time, it comes down to the fact that we know something has to change and we don't know what (or how) to do this alone. That is where I come in. I am here to listen...to support and encourage. I am also here to help you sort through your thoughts and feelings so that you can begin to see some positive movement again.
I am a licensed professional counselor in Colorado with over 10 years professional experience helping people. I have successfully worked with Clients to address: Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Grief and Loss, Divorce, Parenting Challenges, Physical and Emotional Trauma, Family Conflict and Communication, Substance Use, etc. I also have a lot of experience working with individuals, couples, and families.
My counseling style is supportive and goal oriented. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. Depending on my clients’ needs, I draw from diverse counseling techniques that can include: Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI), as well as psychodynamic therapy techniques. Every client is unique, so all counseling is individualized to meet their individual strengths and challenges.
At times, we all can find ourselves feeling isolated...alone...without understanding. It can be hard to reach out to someone and seek the support you need. There is hope, though. The support is there for you when you are ready.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Intimacy-related issues
- Self esteem
Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Post-traumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CO LPC LPC.0006499
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Donald (Don) Maestas. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.
Don is wonderful!! I would not be as mentally sound without him. I am forever grateful!
Don is an extremely effective, understanding counselor. He has helped me confront issues with stress, anxiety and anger. He is the best therapist I have had.
Provides great insight and is very understanding. Great soothing tone never sounds condescending.
Don is the best
Don is a wonderful counselor who has helped me navigate an extremely tough couple of years. I appreciate how great of a listener he is, along with the actionable solutions he offers to help me improve my mindset and wellbeing. I always feel heard and seen in our sessions.
Don is great!
Don has been an absolute pleasure to work with. I am fairly sporadic but he is ‘right there’ whenever I need him. Complete confidence in his skills.
Don has been supportive and responsive at every opportunity. Whatever comes up that seems like a big deal to me turns out, after a short conversation, to be an opportunity for a manageable and actionable course adjustment. He helps me to take life’s twists in stride, making meaningful changes that are not overwhelming. The trajectory my life has taken since I began working with Don is entirely positive, though also challenging enough to be rewarding. Thanks, Don!
Don is great support. Talking on and off for the last couple of years, he's helped me deal with anxieties from a few different career transitions, complete change in vision for future paths, intricate relationship issues and worries, and other various issues. He's a rock that reminds me where I am and is easy to open up to.
Don is great at listening your concerns and resolve issues. He guided me on my personal issues. He is definitely knowledgeable.
Don Maestas is very patient, non-judgmental, and resourceful. He took the time to learn my preferred way of learning and infused that into my therapy, which helped me address issues thoroughly and in a timely manner. Don Maestas worked with me and not for me, and I appreciate that distinction. He is by far the best Therapist I have worked with.
Don is great! I agree with some of the other reviews saying he allows you to feel comfortable opening up about anything, right from the start. The very first session even made me feel better about myself
Understanding and respectful of where I am while motivating me to change at the same time.
Don is great!
I cannot say enough how much I appreciate Don's expertise and perspective. He has a wonderful balance of being able to meet me where I'm at and validate my experiences while also gently challenging me to do things differently. I always walk away from our sessions feeling better and feeling like I have a plan. Especially now, living through the stress of a pandemic, I am grateful that he is in my life.
Don is a great listener, a patient coach, highly practical and tactical in his advice, consistent, and professional. Great, non-threatening demeanor, no BS, right to the point and develops a relationship over time that allows him to press on behavioral patterns that might need addressing with elegance and effectiveness.
Patient. He is patient with me. Very understandung. Sheds light in my datkness.
Don is an excellent therapist. Truly helpful. He shares his experience, wisdom and compassion easily. I am grateful beyond measure.
My sessions with Don have really helped me find focus and perspective. Right from the start, I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable he made me feel speaking about subjects that were not always easy to open up about. He is friendly and funny, but always attentive and trying to understand. I get the impression that he genuinely cares and is invested in helping me to create real change.
This has changed my life. I couldn’t even function and after gaining some tools and speaking to my counselor everything is not so bad. I was getting ready to destroy my life again and I feel this has helped more than I can explain. Thank you!!!
Working with Don has been wonderful! He's helped me work on a variety of issues and always brings a new perspective I need to hear.
Don is great! Extremely insightful and kind. I have really enjoyed working with Don during my sessions.
I actually referred a friend tonight saying hey instead of you trying to work it out on your own you really should get a membership with BetterHelp.
Having worked with many therapists over the years I still felt at a loss and unheard. In the short weeks I have been working with Don I have gained traction on my mental health and recovery which has felt like a hamster wheel for the past 10 years. The skills Don is helping me build and recognize have had an insightful impact providing glimpses of hope within myself. Thank you for working and believing in me Don.
Don is such an excellent listener and so insightful that it feels as though he's reading my mind. His feedback is incredibly compassionate and constructive. He provides excellent reading material as well!
I love how scientific his approach is. Don is very open minded. It's very refreshing!
Dan's a great listener. He has a lot of wisdom and compassion.
Don is amazing.
I would defenitely recommend Don Maestas! He's been really reliable, offered me a tailored program for my anxiety and it's been working so well. I think he's an amazing counselor, really funny and very easy to talk to.
He is so patient kind and offers lots of tools to help my process and I am very thankful.
Don is great! He is very knowledgeable and can help you within a variety of setting and situations. He has been with me through some tough times in my life. I appreciate you, Don!
Don listens and seems to actually care about getting me through my issues.
Don does a great job of speaking rationally through things while empathizing in a really genuine way. He’s provided great actionable ways to work through things, and seems to have a sincere investment in my wellbeing. I’ve been blown away by the connection that can be built over an online chat, and I’m so grateful!
I've only had a few short sessions with Don, but I can tell you his care and compassion are already apparent! He takes the time to really listen and has been sending tips, articles and other tools that are appropriate to my specific situation. I couldn't be more pleased to have been paired with him and hope to continue to gain insights and tools to better my life and improve my mental health for a long time!!
Don was very helpful and engaging. I felt that he was thorough and a great listener. He was kind and compassionate and really helped me work through my issues. Highly recommend.
When talking to Mr. Don Maestas I don't feel at all that I'm talking to a stranger but yet I feel more if I am speaking to someone that I trust not just only as a therapist but mostly a friend. I would highly recommend a friend or family member to work with Mr. Don Maestas.
I have participated in traditional counseling in the past. I was apprehensive about this format in the beginning. However, Don was a great fit/match, I’ve become comfortable with the format and would recommend Better Help and Don to others.
It’s not often in life that people really listen. It may be his job, but he really does and without judgement. He not only completely understands my point of view, but he strives to also make me understand all of the facets involved in my thinking, whilst developing strategies to resolve my inner conflicts and negative thinking.
Importantly, he appears a friendly and very amiable guy who is genuinely interested in my problems and wants to help me overcome them. A top guy and top counsellor.
Don is a professional counselor, yet it feels like you’re speaking to a friend.
His expertise comes through with the deep questions he asks, the exercises he shares, and the regular check-ins.
I believe the counseling sessions I’ve had with Don have helped me focus on what truly matters, and continuously allow me to take a step back and observe the bigger picture, and reflect on how I can take control towards shaping my life how I want it, and most importantly learning for myself what that is and would be for me (to find true happiness).