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Trista Sorenson

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado. I have experience working mostly with adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar, relationship issues, trauma, confidence and self-esteem and career challenges. I am committed to helping people through a method specific to their needs. I’m here to counsel, and counseling isn’t a “one size fits all” when you have a lot of different people with different issues and different responses to those issues. When a person experiences a life stressor, life may seem like it is unraveling. It is my passion to prevent the fabric of one’s life from further unraveling. It is my intention to help that person sew the unraveled threads back together through therapy. We do it together in a way that is appropriate and in accordance with specific needs of that person. That is why I have been trained in a range of modalities: cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, gestalt therapy, person-centered therapy, and humanism. I counsel people from all backgrounds, including children, adults and families. It is my moral code that we don’t ever stop trying to be better people, to understand ourselves better, and to address concerns in our lives in a healthy manner so that we are whole, complete, and safe. 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!

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Nicole Cheleotis

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I work with adults who are having a difficult time dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, and major transitions within their day to day lives. Knowing how life is constantly throwing us curve balls, I look towards each issue with an evidence-based approach, and do my best to view it from all perspectives. My primary goal is to work with adults within the community to accompany them on their path of growth to better themselves and their skills. I know the importance of creating a safe and accepting place for someone to come and express their thoughts, as well as emotions. Developing strong trust, and working together as a team is my philosophy in order to truly gain the skills we need to get passed difficult times. I take a holistic approach to therapy, using strategies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, art therapy, as well as mindfulness.

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Greta Brooks

Offering therapy in CO
License: M.S., M.Ed., LPC, CRC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
20 years of experience

With over two decades of experience in the counseling field, I am a seasoned and devoted professional currently serving at Better Help. My diverse and comprehensive background includes roles such as a Special Education Teacher, Psychology Instructor, Executive Director, Lead Therapist at an outpatient drug treatment facility, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor managing a Transition Caseload, and a Disability Services Counselor, where I provided assistance with ADA Accommodations for students with impairments. My academic pursuit in the psychology and counseling sphere began with earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Tuskegee University. I then advanced to Troy University where I obtained a Master of Science degree in Counseling & Human Development. Further deepening my expertise, I completed a Master of Education in Rehabilitation Counseling from Auburn University. As a testament to my dedication and competence, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the states of Texas, Colorado, and Arizona, along with being a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) recognized across all 50 states. My counseling practice extends to a wide range of specialty areas such as ADD/ADHD, Anxiety and Panic disorders, Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bullying, Cultural and Ethical Issues, Depression, End of Life discussions, Isolation and Loneliness, Personality Disorders, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, counseling for survivors of Rape and Violent Crime, Trauma, and Workplace challenges. Over the years, I have honed my skills in several clinical approaches to therapy, including Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Therapy. My philosophy centers around meeting clients where they are in their journey. If you are serious, committed, and prepared to enact change, I extend my utmost readiness to walk this path alongside you. Together, let's embark on this transformative journey.

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Tracey Singer

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado with 15 years of experience in providing direct mental health and behavioral counseling. I have worked with a diverse population of clients with varying diagnoses ranging from mood disorders, personality disorders, and thought disorders with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career and life challenges, anger management, and ADHD. I also helped many people through crisis management and with everyday stressors. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach is goal directed and client-centered. I provide a hands-on practical approach to problem solving through combined modalities of cognitive-behavioral, positive psychology, solution-focused, and rational-emotive behavioral counseling. We start where you are and work towards the goals you want to achieve. I look forward to working with you and guiding you in meeting your therapeutic goals.

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Joe Bray

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC, MAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor LPC) in both Alaska and Colorado, and I hold a current Master Addiction Counselor national certification (MAC.) I have many years of mental health, emotional health, and addictive behavior counseling experience. I work with clients who struggle with a wide range of concerns that include depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance abuse/addictive behaviors, lifespan developmental issues, and PTSD stemming from various traumatic life experiences. My counseling style is gentle, non-confrontive, honest and non-directive, while assisting clients to develop a path to initiate positive change in their lives. The goal is to assist clients to reach their highest desired personal and professional potential. I ensure each client has a comprehensive honest and thorough assessment, followed by a relevant and realistic goal-centered treatment plan jointly developed by both client and me. The treatment plan is treated as a fluid document that can be reassessed and goals changed if needed to bring about the desired outcome. A thorough and openly honest assessment expedites the treatment process so progress towards working through personal issues/struggles can be seen as attainable and achievable. My personal and professional goal has always been to never chastise or talk down to anyone. Please know that I will challenge irrational thoughts and inconsistencies (in a non-confrontational, noncondemning manner) if they appear to be blocking progress towards the client’s desired treatment outcome. My therapeutic model incorporates various therapy techniques and skill-building approaches. These approaches include motivational interviewing, active listening, cognitive-behavioral, client centered, and rational-emotive therapy. All is assimilated into the treatment plan to help facilitate self-awareness, motivation to change, and self-empowerment to make the identified changes. I believe life is all about moving forward and reaching our personal and professional potential. Everyone finds themselves “stuck,” at various times along life’s journey, and not able to figure out how to get back up and start moving forward again. That is what the goal of therapy is. If this approach towards therapy appears to be a good match for you, please let me know. Sincerely, Joe M. Bray MA, MS, LPC, MAC

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Andrew Merritt

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
20 years of experience

My background is fairly broad having lived in a number of states in the United States and abroad. I have a positive regard for many cultures having lived abroad as well, recognizing that diversity is a part of the world we live in now and our many cultures create a mosaic of life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed in the state of Oklahoma and Colorado. I have a Masters degree in Counseling. My career has included work with families and youth, individuals and couples along with those struggling with serious mental health issues as well as leading organizations and dealing in this capacity with personnel and ways to lead staff and motivate leadership in these settings always striving for positive outcomes. I have had training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy, and have been a counselor for 20 plus years. I am typically eclectic when working with individuals and families, as well as couples and youth. It is my belief that you can use a socratic approach of questioning and exploring, and challenging gently when working with survivors of trauma, when exploring misconceptions, as well as challenging belief patterns that may be challenging to the day to day coping that we need to have. I believe that we can also explore our patterns of functioning and adapt adding new skills and patterns, traditions and celebrations for example, to place ourselves in a better place to thrive, not only survive in this experience we call life. We have the honor as counselors to travel with you and those you care about on your journey briefly, and this we do with the utmost respect for who you are and for how you wish to see yourself and your family and loved ones succeed and overcome the current challenges you are facing.

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Brittney Martinez

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
14 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been counseling all ages for over 10 years. I have experience working with teens and young adults covering all issues including trauma and issues that are prevalent in the world today. I have experience working with individuals who are navigating aging parents, individuals going through divorces, and mental illness. I look at the source of whatever an individual is dealing with and work toward resolution whatever that looks like for you. I believe that anyone can overcome anything and I provide a supportive, directional, and direct approach towards getting there. I believe that truth and hope are the most powerful things a person can find and I spend my time with you finding both of these things. I look forward to talking more!

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Kayla Fruetel

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
7 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, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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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Jeffrey Burt

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
21 years of experience

I am a Master's Level, professional trained and supervised psychotherapist. I am also a Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) which is the highest of the four levels in Colorado. I have been providing therapy services for over 20 years and professional supervision to other therapists for over 10 years. I have experience working with adults and adolescents treating a broad spectrum of issues and disorders. I specialize in helping people improve relationships and overcome addiction, depression, and anxiety disorders. Reaching out for therapy can be difficult. I am here to help you on that journey. I aim to provide a supportive relationship and environment in which lasting life changes are made through increased emotional and cognitive flexibility, and a greater sense of self, meaning, purpose, and overall well-being. I know that life can get confusing and painful at times. We can wander into some pretty dark corners of our minds and need help finding our way out. People can spend way too much time stuck in unhealthy patterns, reacting to the same triggers, and feeling the same negative emotions. It is not possible to untie these issue without help from the outside. Help with change can come in different ways. Using proven approached, I have spent my career helping individuals look at their maladaptive patterns and peel back the layers in an effort to uncover the core issues that are keeping them stuck. Having a better life means building a new healthy system to effectively define your issues and to quickly solve problems with the essential support and tools. Early in my career, my curiosity about people and willingness to take on more challenging roles put me in some great places to learn. In 2002, my journey began in an acute care psychiatric hospital in Michigan. All our clients were coming to us in serious crisis. Physically managing clients was not uncommon. I learned quickly about the extremes of human thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. The stuff we learned about in PSY 101, but alive, desperate, and chaotic. I realized the difference between a real psychiatric conditions and watered-down Hollywood version of mental illness. In 2004, I started graduate school at Adler University in Chicago. While in graduate school, I provided case management services to the severely mentally ill. This was not an office job. Days were spent searching for client in the streets, hotels and various haunts of Chicago. Visits ranged from a casual cup of coffee to a emergency hospital admission. During that same period of time, I also spent a couple nights weekly doing evening/overnight shifts at a housing project for schizophrenic men. During grad school, I completed a one-year internship doing dual-diagnosis work for the Hazelden Foundation in Chicago. Upon completion of the internship, I earned a job in their Sober Residence. I worked for Hazelden through graduate school and remained a part-time counselor after graduation. I worked in a community counseling center as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Chicago for 5 years. After settling in Denver in 2011, I continued my career as professional therapist working for the University of Colorado and a large mental health agency in Littleton. From early 2015 through 2020, I was the Clinical Director at two different inpatient alcohol and drug detox/rehabilitation centers. I have, most recently, been the clinical supervisor for a Mental Health Tech start-up managing clients and therapist in 7 states. I also had a part-time private practice during this period. I am currently focusing on taking all my experience and insight into a full time private practice. Working directly with clients is my passion.

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Jessica Woods

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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!

How to find counseling in Basalt

Finding the best therapist close by in Basalt 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 Basalt. 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 Basalt, 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 Basalt 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 Basalt 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 Basalt, elsewhere in Eagle, 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 Basalt area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Basalt 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 Basalt 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 Basalt 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 Basalt, 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 Basalt 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 Basalt 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 Basalt 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 Basalt 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 Basalt 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 81621 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 Basalt 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 Basalt 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 Basalt, 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.

Basalt 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

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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

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.

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