While Breckenridge is a top destination for ski enthusiasts every winter, it’s also the ideal spot to spend summer time, with hiking trails, rivers and a quaint downtown. In other words, no matter what the weather, the people of Breckenridge have a way to enjoy it. When life gives you lemons, they say, make lemonade.

But what if that’s not so easy to do in your own life? What if mental illness makes it difficult to move through the seasons of life? Help is just around the corner. Breckenridge-area counselors can help you move through your issues and offer advice that will create real changes for you. Match with a licensed, confidential mental health professional to get started today.

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Christina Polizzo

Offering therapy in CO
License: MSW,LCSW,Polizzo
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I hold a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NJ, CO. and ME. I have more than 30 years of experience in counseling, coaching and providing therapy to individuals, couples, children and families in a variety of settings. Much of my years have been spent assisting those individuals who have experienced trauma, abuse and loss, as well as those challenged by interpersonal(others) and intrapersonal (self) relationships, and those struggling with self esteem and problematic coping skills . Much of my work has also been focused on helping my clients with self esteem, relationship with self, navigating transitions and life changes as well as challenging and changing old programing, belief patterns and life concepts. Although my education and background is versed in various theoretical foundations, I do not hold fast to any one specific theory or method and greatly align with a person-centered Humanistic and Existential approach honoring each client as a unique individual with their own personal experiences, needs, knowledge and power. Actively listening and understanding my client's experiences (both past and present) is an essential and ongoing focus in the therapy process with me. Focusing on mind- body connection, the present moment/ mindfulness, and acceptance, as well as coping skills, problem-solving ,emotional learning and self compassion are all a significant part of my work with clients. I work towards and seek to establish an open and honest dialogue with my clients while creating a nonjudgemental, safe space for my clients to express and communicate their experiences, needs and challenges. Developing a trusting and authentic therapeutic/ human relationship is an extremely important element to my services. The desire to be heard, seen and supported is universal and often ignites the wisdom within us humans that can result in growth, healing and change. I strive to listen carefully, support/counsel, and empower my clients in their own abilities and self-determination to find the answers and path that is right for them.

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Stephen Drozda

Offering therapy in CO
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
49 years of experience

Hello, I am Dr. Steve Drozda a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Colorado. I have over 40 years of experience in the mental health field as a psychotherapist, psychological evaluator, administrator, and as a teacher in graduate counseling program. I have worked in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, hospitals, residential treatment centers, nursing facilities, and in my own office-based practice. I earned my graduate degrees in psychology (M.A. and Ph.D.) at the University of Missouri-Columbia. For the past 33 years I have lived and practiced in the Denver, Colorado area. I provide counseling and therapy services primarily from a cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused orientation. I have also had training in dialectal behavior therapy and incorporate techniques from that approach when appropriate. I work with a variety of age groups, including seniors. Among my areas of primary interest are working with clients whose issues include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family or parenting problems, coping with trauma, and adjustment to life changes such as those due to loss, health changes, or aging . In my counseling work, I prefer to take an active, problem-solving approach to assist clients to take practical steps toward their goals and equip them to be better prepared for challenges they may face in the future. I maintain my own schedule and generally have appointment availability in addition to the times visible on the BetterHelp site. I conduct most client sessions by video or phone. It is my practice to be available to respond to messages from clients between sessions, usually within a day. I am married and the father of two children who are educators in the performing arts. My interests include travel, a variety of activities in the outdoors, music, theater, and learning new things. For many clients, taking the first step to confront a problem is often the most difficult part of finding a solution. If you are ready to take that step, I am eager to work with you to set and achieve your goals.

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Raquel Lopez

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
12 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor with over 12 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, suicidal ideation and self-harm behaviors, sexual issues, and stresses related to involvement in the criminal justice system. I also helped many people who have experienced physical, sexual trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm, motivational, supportive and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, an open mind, and compassion. I find that my clients are the experts of their lives and my role is to help support, educate and motivate them to find their own path to happiness. I enjoy keeping a light-hearted approach and find that maintaining a sense of humor with difficult situations makes them easier to talk about. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and trauma-informed therapy techniques. I will tailor our dialoge and treatment plan to meet your unique goals 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. My availability for live and phone sessions changes week to week, so if you don't see a time slot that works for you please message me so I can provide more options. I look forward to working with you!

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Lisa Troisi

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, Anxiety
21 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress 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 a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Dr. Jordan Rogers

Offering therapy in CO
Relationship issuesParenting issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
9 years of experience

Each person deserves to live an authentic, meaningful, and happy life as we all search for our purpose and make meaning from our life experiences. At times life can feel overwhelming when we are presented with challenges, uncertainties, or unexpected events that can leave us questioning our purpose, feeling stuck in the past, worried about the future, or disconnected from our personal freedom. These challenges can get in the way of us realizing our potential by creating unfulfilling and unhealthy patterns that can be hard to escape on our own. Counseling is a place to start exploring those patterns we find ourselves in and begin developing new patterns consistent with who we are authentically. As a counselor, I aim to understand your experience and help you find your freedom that empowers you to make choices consistent with your goals and authentic self. I provide a non-judgmental, caring, open, and accepting space that allows you to explore areas necessary for your growth. And, I hope to co-create meaning with you as you make sense of it all and re-connect to your unique purpose. My formal education, training, and field experiences have prepared me to work with individuals across the lifespan addressing a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns. Thanks for taking the time to review my profile as you consider who may be a good fit for you as you embark on this journey of self-discovery and growth. I hope to work with you soon!

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Kaneka Hall

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia with over 7 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and over 12 years working in the social work and mental health field. I have worked with a variety of clients, ranging from child/adolescent to the geriatric population as well as civilian and military with concerns including: anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, challenging family dynamic, poor communication styles, career difficulties and anger management. My counselor style is warm, interactive, client-centered and strengths-based. I believe in treating everyone with dignity, respect and compassion. My approach combines client-centered therapy, CBT and solution focused while relying on the strengths that one already possesses to reach and maintain goals. It takes immense courage to acknowledge that help is needed and then to actively seek out support from a professional to assist with bringing about the change one wants to see in his/her life. If you are ready to take the next steps in taking back control over your life and working towards the goals you desire, I am her to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Casey Cullen

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoaching
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia, Connecticut and Colorado with over 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Veronica Tunis

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesEating disordersDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & eating disorders. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Natasha Green

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
27 years of experience

I am a family and individual therapist licensed in Louisiana and Texas. I have 27 years of experience working as a clinical social worker. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress and anger management, and relationship issues. I am the author of Journaling My Truth, a therapy inspired journaling poetry workbook to encourage and motivate you to speak your truth. My therapy style is interactive and very compassionate. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, solution-focused and acceptance and commitment therapy. Your treatment plan will be unique to your individual needs. You have taken the first step!! Congratulations! I am here to support you and empower you to speak your truth to be the best you that you can be!

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Shannon Gavin

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

As a licensed therapist in Colorado with three years of professional practice, I specialize in guiding individuals through challenges related to stress, anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and depression. My approach is rooted in fostering a supportive and nonjudgmental atmosphere, where clients feel empowered to freely express their thoughts and emotions. I understand that embarking on the journey of therapy requires courage, and I commend you for taking this important step toward personal growth and well-being. I look forward to accompanying you on your path to healing and self-discovery.

How to find counseling in Breckenridge

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Breckenridge 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 Breckenridge 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 Breckenridge 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 Breckenridge, 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 Breckenridge 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 Breckenridge 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 Breckenridge 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 Breckenridge 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 Breckenridge 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 80424 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 Breckenridge 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 Breckenridge 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 Breckenridge, 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.

Breckenridge 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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80424

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