Suffering from depression and anxiety can make you feel like a garden that just won't bloom. No matter how much you try, it can be tough to get the right results. You may feel as if all of your growth has been stifled due to the depression issues that you are dealing with. It is not unlike a weed that chokes out the surrounding plantlife in a garden and prevents it from reaching its full potential.

Allow a Berthoud-area counselor to act like your life gardener today. They can remove the weeds of depression from your life and will work with you to ensure that you feel safe. Once you start speaking with an online counselor, it will be possible to start making progress again. You can feel the growth in your life once more and a new era in your life can bloom. Reach out to the online counselor today if you are in need.

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Natalie Nelson

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
9 years of experience

My approach to therapy is empathetic, authentic, and collaborative. I work to create change by truly listening, uncovering challenges, and finding the path forward together with my clients. I believe we all have the strength within us to heal and become who we truly are, and we could all use support along that often difficult journey. My role is to hear you and offer my non-judgmental expertise and support. I am honored to be a part of this journey by creating a space for you to uncover your own unique strengths and authentic self. I am a licensed professional counselor and I have experience working with individuals of all ages. I have expertise in working with relationship, family of origin, and parenting issues. I also have expertise in working with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, life changes, stress, career transitions, and trauma history. At times life can feel overwhelming, and I am here to support and encourage you!

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Melissa Adcock

Offering therapy in CO
License: MSW,CSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

Hello, my name is Melissa and I am an MSW and LCSW, with more than 15 years in the mental health field. I graduated with honors in 2005 from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. In 2009, I obtained a master's degree in social work from Indiana-Purdue University. I received my clinical social work license from the state of Indiana in 2011 and then from the state of Colorado in 2015 after I traded in cornfields for mountains. Over the last 15 years I've been lucky enough to work with a lot of different populations in many different settings. I sort of feel like I've done it all, like if the mental health field was a menu I've ordered almost everything on it. I hope that means that I bring many years of well-rounded experience to the table. A famous author once said, “The most important things are the hardest to say… because words diminish them. Words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.” That’s why I’m so glad you’re here. Therapy and talking to someone about your fears and anxieties and other things you’re going through can be really helpful. Those thoughts and feelings that seem really overwhelming? You may realize they are actually pretty tiny when we bring them into the light and take an honest look. Or maybe they’re not. Maybe they’re as big as you thought they might be. And, we can do something about those, too. My therapy style is a relaxed mix of CBT (thinking about thinking), DBT, solution-focused, and motivational dialogue. But, maybe the most important thing to know up front is that therapy and therapists are not a ‘one size fits all’. If we talk and you decide I’m not quite what you need, that is absolutely okay because you are the most important part of this process. You are the driver. This is your time to get to know yourself better in a safe and confidential space so that you can live a life that feels like it’s really yours. I’m really glad you’re here.

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Susan Simianer

Offering therapy in CO
License: M.A.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am a counselor with 13 years of experience in Colorado. I have worked as a school based therapist providing therapy to students for about one year. I have also worked in a medical setting delivering behavioral healthcare to patients for over 3 years. I now work in a practice with other counselors providing therapy and supporting families experiencing poverty and mental health issues. I love working with teens and adults providing person centered therapy. All of my clients guide their own process. I strongly emphasize autonomy in every aspect of one's life. I have worked with clients from all walks of life and find value in every facet of their story. I work comprehensively with trauma, depression, and other anxiety disorders. I have educated a great deal of my clients on what healthy relationships look like and if they are in an unhealthy relationship. I provide education and support around co-dependency. My name is Susan Simianer and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado. I live in a small town with my husband and my chocolate lab Izzy. My kids come home and visit often. They are in college in Grand Junction and were teens not too long ago. I used to live in Denver, so I understand living in cities and rural areas very well. I obtained my master's from Adams State University in 2013. I have been in practice for over 13 years working with adults, children of every age, and families. My sincere hope is to be able you to become more resilient and sustain and/ or create healthy relationships with those you care about. Helping you identify your values, strengths, hopes and dreams, and gaining skills to help navigate this world with more confidence. I would love to hear more about your goals and how I can be of help. I look forward to meeting you. SPECIALTIES Anxiety issues Parenting issues Bipolar disorder Depression PTSD - Trauma Self - Esteem Domestic Abuse Also experienced in: Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Sleeping disorders , Anger management. Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, EMDR and Neurofeedback. Years of Experience: 13

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Kristin Gayden

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCPC,LPC,RPT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

Samantha offers you a safe space where you can feel accepted for who you are without judgement. You’ll feel a strong sense of empathy and caring from her as you work as a collaborative, trusting team to set goals and overcome the challenges you’re facing. Samantha can help clients address many issues, including those related to change and adjustment, emotions regulation, self-care, PTSD, family and other relationships, child/teen behavior, anxiety, depression, marriage, divorce, trauma, abuse, codependency, and faith. She uses techniques like active listening, empowerment, homework, practice activities, and mindfulness. Modalities she draws from include CBT, Person-Centered, Bruce Perry's NMT Model, and DBT. With a Master’s degree in Counseling from Wichita State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Emporia State University, Samantha has worked as a therapist in several types of settings, including residential mental health. Additionally, she has experience working with LGBTQ and in Christian counseling (but works with people of all faiths).

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Dr. Ralph Datema

Offering therapy in CO
License: D.Min,M.Div.
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
45 years of experience

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!

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Jonathan Dowling

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA ,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
7 years of experience

Hello, I congratulate you on taking a first big step. My name is Jonathan Dowling and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado. I received my bachelor degree from Northern Arizona University and my Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University in Colorado. I have been working as a therapist with both adult and adolescent clients in private practice, schools, and also within various treatment settings. I most often work with individuals with specific needs including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, job problems, anger, behavioral challenges, and addiction. My own therapeutic style uses a strength based approaches that assist my clients in finding exceptions to common thoughts, behaviors, and feelings that they may be struggling with allowing them to discover their own unique resources and individual abilities. I believe in creating a safe, person-centered, individualized, and considerate environment for clients, that change is always possible. I truly look forward to having the opportunity to work with you.

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Alysse Fawcett

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Life can throw unexpected challenges our way, especially in our closest relationships. When problems arise, I'm here to help you explore those moments with compassion and understanding. Through a strengths-based systemic approach to therapy, we'll explore all aspects of your life that might be contributing to the issue at hand, and work towards finding practical solutions that resonate with you. I firmly believe that problems don't exist in isolation. That's why I take a holistic approach, considering how various factors in your life might be influencing the challenges you're facing. In our sessions, you'll find a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can freely express yourself and discover your own strengths and resilience. My passion lies in empowering individuals to become the best version of themselves. I see each person as the expert of their own life, and my role is to walk alongside you on your journey toward growth and self-discovery. Together, we'll build a trusting relationship grounded in respect and empathy, and I'll provide you with the tools you need to move forward with confidence. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Colorado State University before relocating to Texas in 2012 to pursue my Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. Over the years, I've gained experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings, addressing a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, life transitions, and self-esteem. I have always loved northern Colorado and missed living there so in 2023, I moved back to Colorado with my husband. I'm excited to embark on this journey with you and to support you in building meaningful, healthy relationships and finding significance in your unique experiences. If you're ready to take the next step towards positive change, I'm here to help.

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Dr. LaToya Gaines-Plunkett

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas and Colorado with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & bipolar disorder. 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.

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Robyn Fusco

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesDepression
35 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 35 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & parenting issues. In life we face many transitions, as we grow through all life's stages. I use a variety of practices from mindfulness, to solution focused and insight oriented therapy. 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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Janice Woods

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC
AddictionsTrauma and abuseEating disordersDepressionCoping with life changes
28 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, & depression. 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. 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 Berthoud

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Berthoud 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 Berthoud 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 Berthoud 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 Berthoud, 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 Berthoud 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 Berthoud 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 Berthoud 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 Berthoud 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 Berthoud 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 80534 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 Berthoud 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 Berthoud 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 Berthoud, 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.

Berthoud 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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80513, 80534

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