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Kelly Berry

Offering therapy in CO
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Hi, I am glad you are looking for a resource to address what is happening for you during this time of change. It takes courage, insight and determination to take these steps for yourself. Whether you select me as your therapist , or not, I hope you will keep on this path. I am a licensed clinical social worker with more than 20 years of experience in many different settings, including schools, community mental health, hospitals, nursing homes and private practice. I have worked with teenagers through the elderly. I think connecting with people in a genuine and supportive manner is essential to growth. My approach is built on collaborating with my clients, by providing a safe and supportive place, to identify their goals, improve their lives and how they feel. I am more of a generalist, drawing from many approaches, including, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution-focused, brief therapy, strengths-based, family systems, internal family systems and dialectical behavioral therapy.

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Elizabeth (Libby) Collins

Offering therapy in CO
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
16 years of experience

As a licensed therapist, I have worked with many clients to improve their quality of life and help them create the changes that allow them to move forward in a more positive way. I enjoy learning more about what my clients' goals are and working cooperatively with them to help them achieve these goals. Many clients struggle with feelings related to their personal or professional life. They may feel stuck and unsure how to move forward. By working together in a therapeutic relationship, I can help you look more closely at these issues and chart a course for change.

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Melanie Marsh

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
11 years of experience

Hello and welcome! My name is Melanie Marsh and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado with more than 20 years in the mental health field. After completing my Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at Iowa State University in 2001, I had the opportunity to work with struggling youth in a residential treatment setting for 7 years in Iowa. I then made the move to the beautiful mountains of Colorado in 2008 and obtained my Master of Counseling degree from Colorado Christian University in 2011. While working towards my counseling degree I had the wonderful opportunity to work with children who had autism and their families. Since graduating in 2011, I have worked with a variety of individuals who struggle on a daily basis. I primarily work with teenagers and young adults struggling with depression, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma, abuse, grief/loss, attachment issues, LGBTQ+ issues, and other life challenges. My approach to therapy is a relaxed and non-judgmental mix of CBT (how thoughts turn into feelings and behaviors), mindfulness, solution-focused, and motivational discussions. I will focus on your strengths, abilities and skills to help you achieve your individualized goals. It is important to me to meet each person where they are at, allowing a safe, supportive, and respectful environment. I am here to understand more about you and what has brought you to therapy. I would be honored to help you on your journey in creating a happier and healthier life.

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Ashlee Welsh

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC,NCC,SSP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

Hello! My name is Ashlee and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and Arizona. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including family systems issues, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-harm, and more. I also am a licensed School Counselor and have experience working with adolescents and their families. I would describe my therapy style as welcoming and calm, with a little hint of humor (if you are comfortable with that). I love to get to know my clients and make them feel heard and understood. I look at therapy as a partnership and I will adapt my approach to best fit your needs as our counseling relationship grows. My approach is a mixture of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and person-centered therapy. I believe that every single person has the ability to live the life they want to live, just sometimes we need support from others to discover our strengths and motivations. Your willingness to seek help is already showing just how strong you are, I hope you consider allowing me to support you as you continue this journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Jennifer Nelson

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
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, trauma and abuse, motivation, ADHD, 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Tracy Munson

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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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Karlyn Markaity

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado and Michigan with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Amy Montoya

Offering therapy in CO
LGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 12 years of professional work experience. I also have a history of working in a nursing home setting as a Social Services Director of 10 years. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with 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. 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. Laurie Fonken

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
37 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 37 years of professional work experience. I know life can be difficult and feel overwhelming. In times of great challenge it can be hard to see a way forward. In my years of practice I have helped clients navigate these difficulties and find pathways to more fulfilling lives. I have assisted with issues of stress and anxiety, depression, addiction, parenting and relationships, grief and loss & coping with life transitions. I use a person centered solution focused approach and help clients in accessing strengths, addressing challenges and finding ways to move forward in the direction they choose. I believe in each individuals ability to tap into healthy resilience, healing and self-compassion, all practices which lead to wholeness and wellbeing. About me... I graduated with my Masters Degree in Agency Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado and my Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Colorado State University. I have practiced in hospital and university settings and in private practice. Most recently I was Director of Mental Health and Wellbeing programs for the College of Veteinary Medicine at Colorado State University where I worked with students, interns, residents, and faculty. I have sailed as a Counselor on two Semester At Sea Voyages, one in Fall of 2019 and one in Fall of 2022 where I served students, staff and faculty. I approach my work with compassion and curiosity, meeting each individual where they are and helping them discover what it is they are needing to move forward. In the therapeutic relationship I use skills of generous listening, and open exploration of issues and share insights, strategies and tools for both personal and professional development and growth. As the mother of two adult sons, I value time spent with family and find connections to friends, community, and nature to be the foundation of my own health and wellbeing.

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Lorrie Guerra

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

I am licensed in Colorado with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. Do you find yourself "putting on a smile" so others won't know how you are really feeling? Do you feel drained and just getting through the day takes great effort? Do certain places or people give you anxiety? Do you find yourself crying for no reason or are more irritable than normal? Do you find yourself not being able to fall asleep because of worries? These are some of the symptoms that can be experienced when suffering from trauma, anxiety, and/or depression. I want to let you know you are not alone. I will walk with you on your journey to transform your emotional pain. The first step to healing is the very hardest! For a video introduction, copy and paste: https://youtu.be/eeR0Ppcz5w4 I am very passionate about what I do as a counselor and I welcome anyone, no matter where you are on your journey of life. I personalize your treatment by using different treatments such as CBT, DBT, Compassion focused, Trauma related and many more.

How to find counseling in Columbine Valley

Finding the best therapist close by in Columbine Valley 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 Columbine Valley. 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 Columbine Valley, 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 Columbine Valley 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 Columbine Valley 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 Columbine Valley, elsewhere in Arapahoe, 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 Columbine Valley area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Columbine Valley 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 Columbine Valley 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 Columbine Valley 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 Columbine Valley, 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 Columbine Valley 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 Columbine Valley 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 Columbine Valley 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 Columbine Valley 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 Columbine Valley 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 80123 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 Columbine Valley 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 Columbine Valley 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 Columbine Valley, 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.

Columbine Valley 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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