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
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Intimacy-related issues
I also have experience in Addictions, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
LPC #LPC.0006499 (Expires: 2019-08-31)
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 is great!
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.
We've only had two sessions, but Don is very good at getting to the heart of the matter and providing concrete, actionable advice. He is responsive, non-judgmental, and a good listener.
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).