In life, it always feels like a commute. Just when you're settled down, you're going somewhere else. It can be difficult to be able to stop and figure out where you’re going. Especially if you have depression, anxiety, or feel mentally unwell. This is where a counselor comes in. An Arvada-based counselor can help by giving you the advice and guidance you need. 

Arvada is a commuter town. If you live here, you're probably traveling. However, do you know your destination? If not, a counselor can help. They can improve your confidence, life direction, and any other problems you're facing. Just speak to one today and see how they can help.

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Lisa La Rose

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Thank you for visiting my profile page! I’d like to share a little bit about myself, and I know that selecting a counselor is an important decision. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2001, and I have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds with many different challenges and concerns. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from the University of Colorado. I'm also working on a PhD in Psychology at Northcentral University. In addition to my clinical work, I also enjoy teaching psychology classes at our Community College. Personally, I'm a native of Colorado, and I absolutely love the outdoors and nature. I enjoy hiking, reading, painting and playing with our dog, Luna. Perhaps you can meet her online! I also love to travel with my husband. My philosophy in counseling is to meet my clients where they are and discover the strengths they have to help them make the changes they want to make. In my experience, people come to counseling because something needs to change, and maybe they're feeling stuck. They may want to change how they feel, how they behave, or how they think about things. I take a compassionate and practical approach to counseling, which enables clients to see results quickly. I believe that what happens between sessions is as important as what happens in sessions, and I give clients tools to put into practice right away. I view the counseling relationship as a collaboration with you, and YOU are the expert in your life. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves”. Viktor Frankl My specialties and experience include work with clients on decreasing depression and anxiety, overcoming trauma, and improving self-esteem and confidence. I have also worked successfully with many clients to change habits and behaviors that are not serving them. This includes substance use disorders and other addictions (e.g. gambling, eating, shopping, etc.). I also have experience working with first responders (law enforcement, fire, and paramedics) and their families. Often, relationships are also part of the reason for seeking counseling, and I have specialized training and experience in helping people communicate more effectively, resolve conflicts, and become more assertive, personally, and professionally. Finally, my work with clients is often during times of grief and loss or transition in their lives, and I help people see the opportunities in change, even when the change is unwelcome or even scary. My Approach: I have training and experience in a variety of approaches to work with clients. I believe that counseling interventions should be solidly grounded in research. I like to use these approaches: * Cognitive -Behavioral Therapy * Dialectical Behavior Therapy * Solution Focused Therapy * Meaningful Life Therapy * Existential Psychology * Mindfulness-Based Interventions * Acceptance & Commitment Therapy * Japanese/Eastern Approaches to wellness (e.g. Morita Therapy) Seeking help takes courage and I commend you for taking this step! I would be honored to work with you as you take the next steps in your journey! -Lisa

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Joel Karr

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW,RRT
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesAnger management
33 years of experience

I am very interested in helping you find relief. Whether it is a feeling of powerlessness, or feeling stuck I am interested in getting it resolved painlessly and easily. When previous disturbing experiences continue to cause problematic sensations and thoughts, I can resolve that as well without re-living it. To this end, I am certified and use Rapid Resolution Therapy (R) Created by Dr. Jon Connelly. As a parenting expert, I can help parents feel unstuck, empowered, and effective very quickly. I am effective with children of any age. As an expert in resolving the effects of past disturbing and traumatic experiences, I take responsibility in causing resolution eliminating problematic sensations, feelings, and thoughts. Consider allowing me an opportunity to help in a comfortable non-judgmental environment.

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Vladimira Lumley

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience

I am a Marriage Family and Child Therapist licensed in California and Colorado with over 25 years of experience working in this field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, life challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is eclectic, warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Elsa Atcherley

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

I am an individual therapist licensed in Colorado with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. . I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm, and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I believe in individualism, meaning each person is unique with unique needs. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person centered, problem solving therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs, as well as specific approach. It takes courage and strength 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!

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David Ramstad

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience

I’m a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) with 20 years of professional work experience. I believe there’s always a way to achieve a goal, to overcome a problem, to make lasting changes. We will work together to identify your specific goals and create a plan to meet them. I will meet you exactly where you are at and we take steps towards change at a pace that is comfortable for you. I am experienced helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. Life can be challenging, and seeking professional help to address your concerns is a major step forward. Taking that first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Mitchell Vance

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Megan Cortez

Offering therapy in CO
LGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCompassion fatigueADHD
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with over 10 years of professional work experience in mental health and crisis intervention. I have experience in helping clients with stress and depressive symptoms, anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, life changes along with in the moment crisis intervention. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Kate Taylor

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesCareer difficultiesDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Adriana Tschampl

Offering therapy in CO
Trauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
13 years of experience

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Colorado with over 13 years of experience working as a mental health counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, substance abuse, trauma, personality disorders, and psychosis. Many of my clients have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and narrative therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique 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 listen to you. I look forward to meeting you!

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Paulina Gutierrez

Offering therapy in CO
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Arvada

Finding the best therapist close by in Arvada can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Arvada. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Arvada, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Arvada or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Arvada area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Arvada, elsewhere in Jefferson, or in the greater state of Colorado.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Arvada area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Arvada therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Arvada due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Arvada may not take health insurance, some in the state of Colorado may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Colorado you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Arvada, Colorado working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Arvada above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Arvada helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Arvada therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Arvada therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Arvada therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in CO, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 80403 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Arvada counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Arvada licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Arvada, Colorado can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Arvada has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Arvada:

80001, 80002, 80003, 80004, 80005, 80006, 80007, 80403

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