Carbondale is home to Mountain Fair, a huge music festival that brings thousands of people annually. Music can be balm for the soul, but sometimes just listening to music isn’t enough to lift your spirits. If you are having severe feelings of sadness or anxiety and you can’t find relief through music or other means, you might need outside help.

Carbondale-area counselors are available to offer this assistance. These confidential therapists can help you identify the reasons for your feelings and help you overcome them to live a fuller life. Contact a counselor today for more information.

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Erin McClure

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Hello! It takes courage and strength to know when to seek a happier or more fulfilled life through counseling and so I thank you for taking that first step. I have 9 years of experience in the counseling field and have been a licensed as a Professional Counselor in both Wyoming and Colorado for the last 6 years. I believe the most important part of counseling is building a trusting, comfortable and collaborative relationship so that is what I strive for most. I therefore vow to create a safe and non judgmental space for you as we begin our work together. My theoretical orientation is Person Centered or Rogerian in nature as I believe everyone is different and therefore everyone's view of his or her own world and the ability to change it is different as well. I also practice Strength Based and Solution Focused counseling as well to help clients meet the goals they set for themselves. I hold a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in Denver, Colorado. I have worked with clients ages 2 years old through the lifespan and enjoy the diversity of working with many different clients of different backgrounds. I have worked in private practice, community mental health agencies and school districts in order to help people overcome obstacles and reach their ultimate goals in life. Everyone needs to feel heard and connected at different times in their life and that is what I am here for!

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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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Layla Hernandez

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

Welcome to Betterhelp! My name is Layla, and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Colorado. I have been working in the mental health field for 8 years, and I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I became a counselor because I believe that everyone deserves to be understood, heard, and supported while working towards becoming their best selves. I have worked in military and civilian settings as both a therapist and first responder for mental health crisis. I attended Regis University, where I earned a master's degree in mental health counseling. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Anita Adams

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC,LAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor and a licensed addictions counselor who has worked, primarily with the forensic population who are currently incarcerated. I am skilled in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution focused brief therapy. I am also trained in eye movement rapid desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), and frequently work with clients who exhibit co-occurring disorders including post traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders. Fundamentally, I believe that clients should be in control of their treatment, and have a menu of options available. Mutual respect, trust, and rapport is paramount to my client/therapist relationships regardless of modality.

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David Hayden

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 10+ years of professional counseling experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. My areas of specialty include relationships, career challenges, depression, and grief. 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!

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Tina Smith

Offering therapy in CO
License: MS,LPC,LSOTP
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesParenting issuesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the States of Colorado and Texas, US I am a Nationally Certified Counselor in the US, and a Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider in the state of Texas, US. have 5+ years of experience in the mental health counseling field. I use an approach which integrates Choice Theory (understanding that our choices lead to consequences, and everything we do/don't do is still a choice) along with evidence-based Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I strongly believe that the relationship between a client and counselor is the necessary ingredient to support change. I am competent and experienced in providing professional counseling in clinical, mental health counseling; correctional counseling; sexual abuser specific counseling; adult and juvenile; sexual addictions; adjustment to major life changes; personality disorders; relationship and communication counseling. I have experience and training in online and face to face environments and believe in the “meet them where they are” strengths-based approach to counseling. With experience providing counseling services to individuals, juveniles, and groups, I have worked with clients experiencing active suicidality and suicidal ideation, as well as with clients with active hallucinations and delusions. I have experience with clients from many cultures, races, and ethnicities. These include but are not limited to members of the BIPOC community, LGBTQIA+ communities, and clients with varied religious and legal backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with sexual abusers, including those with active psychopathy and those with developmental delays. I hold sexual abuser specific licensure. Additionally, I have completed level one Gottman Method couples counseling and enjoy working with partners looking to expand their relationships into ones of mutual respect and joy. Working with clients to help them find their answers to their questions is a joy. Watching change unfold and people find their path through pain, fear, and hopelessness is an ongoing benefit of working in the counseling field.

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Michelle Jacoby

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
4 years of experience

Education, experience, credentials: - Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in both Hawaii and Colorado - Alumni of the Sex Therapy and Education Program at the University of Michigan - Have worked in mental health in higher education for the past 8 years - Masters Degree in Social Work from Colorado State University - Member of AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists) - Level 1 Gottman Method Training- modality for treating couples/partners Specializations: Sex, Sexuality, Relationships, and Intimacy. Some common issues that clients may find themselves seeking support for include: - Desire or arousal (sometimes referred to as high/low sex drive) - Sexual functioning: pain with sex, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, vaginismus, dyspareunia - Fetishes or sexual interests - Kink and/or BDSM - Polyamorous relationships or consensual non-monogamy - Infidelity or cheating - Gender identity and exploration - Sexual orientation and exploration - Sexual trauma - Out of control sexual behavior (or sometimes referred to as sex addiction) Therapy Approach: Talking about emotions (especially when related to sex, sexuality, relationships, and intimacy) can be incredibly difficult. Throughout our lives many of us have been confronted with fear and shame-based messages, inaccurate and harmful information, and often problematic ideas regarding our well-being (and sexuality). These experiences can leave us feeling confused or ashamed, ultimately impacting our ability to tap into our full and authentic selves. You are, and have always been, the expert of your own experience. Even if it might not always feel like it, you already hold all the answers to your own self-discovery & growth. As your therapist, I would love to come alongside you to support & guide you in the process of your healing, growth & self-fulfillment.

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Charles Bihum

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesGriefDepression
35 years of experience

Hello…my name is Charles Bihum and I have been working as a Licensed Professional Counselor for 25+ years in Colorado. It isn’t always easy to reach out for help and I applaud your efforts in doing so. Most of us are good at surviving but there is a big difference between surviving and thriving. We often encounter blocks in our life, sometimes it may be fear or perhaps mistrust because of the hurt we have experienced in the past. Talking with a counselor that we have developed a trusting relationship with can help us see those blocks more easily and then begin the process of change. Counseling may seem difficult at first but once we begin to find possible solutions and put them into practice, it actually becomes rewarding and hopeful again. This perceptual shift alone can help us to feel better. Life is meant to be enjoyed and not endured. Each of us has the strength inside to build the life we deserve and want. You have already demonstrated that by exploring possibilities and reaching for help. My counseling begins from a solution focused base…identifying the problems that keep us stuck in merely surviving and then developing ways to begin to thrive and grow again. I have experience in helping the LGBTQ community because I’m a part of that group. With my 25+ years of counseling I have specialized in helping many people from all walks of life dealing with depression, and anxiety as well as relationship and career issues. I believe joy and hopefulness is inside all of us, sometimes we just need help in finding it.

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Kari Snelson

Offering therapy in CO
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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David Woodrum

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia, Colorado, Texas, and Nevada with over 19 years of combined professional experience in the mental health field (5 years of providing therapy). I have experience in a number of areas, and I'm focused on helping individuals with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! Need an after hours therapist? I have live session availability after 6pm EST with some available time on weekends and very early mornings (6am to 8am). I recognize the needs of full time folks who struggle with finding someone outside of the normal 9 to 5 hours. Education Background: 2009-2012- Masters of Social Work, Radford University 2007-2009- Bachelor of Science: Human Services, Old Dominion University

How to find counseling in Carbondale

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Carbondale 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 Carbondale 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 Carbondale 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 Carbondale, 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 Carbondale 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 Carbondale 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 Carbondale 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 Carbondale 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 Carbondale 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 81623 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 Carbondale 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 Carbondale 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 Carbondale, 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.

Carbondale 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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