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Dr. Ralph Datema, LMFT

Relationships Family conflicts Grief Intimacy Self esteem, Motivation
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About me

I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in Colorado with over 40 years of experience working as Marriage and Family Therapist, mental health therapist and pastoral psychotherapist. I have worked with clients presenting a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, challenges of faith, and various levels of trauma.

My therapy style is supportive, invites personal reflection, focuses on relation to self, life, and others. I will work with individuals, couples, and families. I also work well with aging process issues -- especially senior couples and individuals. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational therapy. The foundation of my therapeutic approach is systemic based therapy which empowers separating self from the multitude of external historical influences that surround us. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

45yrs in practice
Relationships Family conflicts Grief Intimacy Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Prejudice and Discrimination

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

CO LMFT MFT.0000105


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Ralph Datema. 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.

Dr. D has helped me tremendously in the last six months. I look forward to meeting with him each week because I know I’m going to learn and understand something that is going to help me get through things I’m going through. I am getting better and to be working with him.

Written on Mar 03, 2024 after therapy with Ralph for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Datema has been absolutely excellent. He has helped me become more actualized and is helping me to build strategies to deal with depression and anxiety. What I love most is the scientific approach to understanding the mind and how these thoughts arise. I have an extremely erratic schedule in the Music Industry & Dr. Datema is always patient with accommodating my schedule & fitting me in days when things unexpectedly arise. Im am grateful for our continued work.

Written on Nov 09, 2023 after therapy with Ralph for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

Dr Datema has been wonderful to work with and has really held me accountable to self improvement

Written on Oct 03, 2023 after therapy with Ralph for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Professional and helpful

Written on Mar 26, 2023 after therapy with Ralph for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd