Donald (Don) Maestas

LPC

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 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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

CO LPC LPC.0006499


Reviews

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.

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

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

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 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

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

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 the best

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

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 Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 7 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and grief

Don is great!

Written on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on Apr 14, 2021 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Fantastic support.

Written on Feb 25, 2021 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues

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!

Written on Jan 13, 2021 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

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.

Written on Sep 23, 2020 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Don is great at listening your concerns and resolve issues. He guided me on my personal issues. He is definitely knowledgeable.

Written on Sep 23, 2020 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written on Aug 17, 2020 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

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

Written on Jul 27, 2020 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Understanding and respectful of where I am while motivating me to change at the same time.

Written on May 27, 2020 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Don is great!

Written on May 20, 2020 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on May 19, 2020 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

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.

Written on May 04, 2020 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Patient. He is patient with me. Very understandung. Sheds light in my datkness.

Written on Apr 16, 2020 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, anger management, and adhd

Don is an excellent therapist. Truly helpful. He shares his experience, wisdom and compassion easily. I am grateful beyond measure.

Written on Apr 07, 2020 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 10 months on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

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.

Written on Mar 10, 2020 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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!!!

Written on Feb 16, 2020 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 3 months on issues concerning adhd

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.

Written on Jan 24, 2020 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Don is great! Extremely insightful and kind. I have really enjoyed working with Don during my sessions.

Written on Dec 05, 2019 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

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.

Written on Nov 04, 2019 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

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.

Written on Sep 27, 2019 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

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!

Written on Sep 03, 2019 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

I love how scientific his approach is. Don is very open minded. It's very refreshing!

Written on Aug 20, 2019 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Dan's a great listener. He has a lot of wisdom and compassion.

Written on Jun 16, 2019 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Don is amazing.

Written on Jun 01, 2019 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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.

Written on May 14, 2019 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and adhd

He is so patient kind and offers lots of tools to help my process and I am very thankful.

Written on May 13, 2019 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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!

Written on Apr 24, 2019 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Don listens and seems to actually care about getting me through my issues.

Written on Apr 23, 2019 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

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!

Written on Apr 10, 2019 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and career difficulties

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!!

Written on Mar 29, 2019 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 1 week on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on Feb 03, 2019 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 3 weeks

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.

Written on Jan 22, 2019 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

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.

Written on Jan 13, 2019 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

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.

Written on Jan 04, 2019 after therapy with Donald (Don) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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).

Work with me!