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Amanda Mott

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker who graduated from the University of Denver in 2007. Since graduating I have worked in a variety of settings with a wide range of clients from children to adults. I have helped people with numerous issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and anxiety. I have special training in counseling those who have been through traumatic experiences both in school and in trainings since. 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 combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and client centered techniques. More importantly, I believe in therapy being a collaborative process and I will work with you to provide the help that you need. My goal is to make this the most useful space for you as possible. I have always believed that it is the strong who seek to change and I look forward to supporting you through this process!

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Cathleen Owens

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,CACIII
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
17 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC) in Colorado with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with a wide variety clients throughout my career to include those struggling with parenting concerns, those diagnosed with a mental illness, those struggling with a substance addiction and those facing incarceration. I believe that you are the expert on you. I will walk alongside you as you embark on this journey of change. I see the role of a counselor to encourage and empower you towards change. I will offer you tools, a listening ear, will ask you questions and will challenge your thinking patterns. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, strength based, and solution focused counseling. With that, I am able to customize our work together to meet you where you are and help move you towards your goals. I am proud of you for taking the first step in this journey. Reaching out for help can often be scary and overwhelming but you did it. I have hope for you, even if you are not able to see that hope for yourself. Talk soon.

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Linda Franga

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): MA LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issues
15 years of experience as a therapist

Profile About Me I am la Licensed Professional Counselor and have worked in several clinical settings including schools, nonprofits, residential treatment facilities and community support centers. I currently work part time as a Military and Family Life Counselor. l have a Master’s degree from Boston University but my greatest teachers have been the diverse group of clients I have worked with in four different countries during the last twenty years. I believe that the client-therapist relationship is the most important component in healing and will make a sincere attempt to be available to help you utilize your strengths and overcome your struggles. My approach to counseling is nonjudgmental and together we can create concrete goals to help you reach your full potential. Specialties Stress and Anxiety Relationship Issues Family Conflicts Self-Care Communication Problems Parenting Issues Also experienced in: Life Purpose Grief Therapy Family of Origin Issues Transitions Military Deployment Issues Caregiver Self Care Teen Counseling Clinical Approaches Client Centered therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy Colorado LPC License 0004187 Expires 08/31/ 2021

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Barbara Gormley

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): PhD
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience as a therapist

Recently, a client said to me: "There was this one thing you said that really turned things around for me, really changed my mind, and because of that, I've grown so much in just a few sessions!" My name is Barbara Gormley, I'm a licensed psychologist in Colorado, New Mexico, and Georgia, and I have more than 15 years of experience helping people who want or need to make a change. I tend to focus on building a strong relationship between us, so wherever the work takes us, we can go there. Sometimes people just need someone to listen to them while they sort out what they think they should do. Others need suggestions or to learn some new skills. Occasionally, someone needs to hear feedback about how they are coming across. I'm flexible, and we can create whatever kind of environment would help you the most. My doctorate in Counseling Psychology is from Michigan State University and my master's degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling is from Central Michigan University. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Dr. Tammy Sutterfield

Offering therapy in CO
LGBTTrauma and abuseGriefIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) as well as Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) and Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP). In undergraduate as well as master's and doctoral degree programs, I studied clinical psychology and behavioral health. I also maintain national certifications in related regards. For me, the most significant professional certifications and clinical experience are through the Modern Sex Therapy Institute. The combination of study and professional experience provides the skills needed to be a professional resource to clients in alternative adult relationships. Drawing from the toolbox of my professional skills, experience, and education, my work with you will always be focused on and personalized to your evolving therapeutic needs. I appreciate your interest, and I am eager to meet you. Let’s get started!

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Laura Byard

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
23 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Colorado with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress. anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma, and abuse. 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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Danielle Loptien

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Colorado and Oregon with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress management, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression and anxiety. 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 change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Brianne Martinez

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Colorado with 5 years of professional work experience as a High School Counselor and a clinical therapist. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I was a Division I collegiate athlete and can provide guidance with figuring out how to navigate playing at the next level, as well as the transition from playing sports to not playing anymore. 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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Jennifer Tresouthick Brown

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! Thank you so much for learning a bit about me and how we can work together to help you! Perhaps you are experiencing an ongoing struggle, a short-term challenge, or maybe things just don't seem right in your life. It takes bravery for you to step forward and recognize the desire to make changes to improve your life! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a diverse background working in healthcare and clinic settings. My experience includes working with teens, adults, older adults, couples, and people with developmental, physical, and cognitive disabilities. I always utilize a blend of counseling techniques unique to you and your circumstances. My style is warm, non-judgmental, and flexible as we progress in our work together. I invite you to contact me, and I am genuinely looking forward to meeting you!

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Brandi Garner

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyGriefIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changesADHD
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am a sex positive Clinical Mental Health Counselor licensed in Colorado with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, relationship struggles, religion trauma, ADHD, Aging, and Addiction among many other clinical needs that you may have. It is my goal to support & empower you in your mental health journey and I look forward to connecting with you to see how we may be able to work together to that end.

How to find counseling in Black Hawk

Finding the best therapist close by in Black Hawk 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 in Black Hawk that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Black Hawk. 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 Black Hawk, 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 in the Black Hawk region and in the state of Colorado. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Black Hawk or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Black Hawk 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 Black Hawk, elsewhere in Gilpin, 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 Black Hawk area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Black Hawk 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 Black Hawk 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 Black Hawk 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Black Hawk, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Black Hawk 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 Black Hawk helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Black Hawk 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 Black Hawk 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 Black Hawk 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.

Black Hawk therapists 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 Black Hawk 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 Black Hawk 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in CO, therapists 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 80422 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Black Hawk 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Black Hawk.

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 from a therapist. A Black Hawk 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Black Hawk, 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.

Black Hawk 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 to customer service 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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