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Donald (Don) Maestas, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Intimacy Self esteem, Motivation
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About me

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 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!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Intimacy Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: 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

Clinical approaches: 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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

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.

Things are going pretty well for me these days. It’s still very valuable for me to do a brief check-in call with Don to review any small sticking points I might have encountered during the week.

Written on Oct 29, 2022 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 3 years and 10 months

Don is wonderful!! I would not be as mentally sound without him. I am forever grateful!

Written on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Provides great insight and is very understanding. Great soothing tone never sounds condescending.

Written on Dec 13, 2021 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Don is the best

Written on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written on Jul 08, 2021 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching