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Wendy Benedict

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
16 years of experience

My name is Wendy Benedict, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in family theories, from Newman University in 2007. I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD/trauma/abuse, addiction, family and relationship issues, and so much more. Over the past 11 years as a clinician, I have learned the most important aspect of therapy is building respect and working together as a team. I believe you are the expert of your life. I am here to help guide you through your current life struggles. I believe this is possible by building your self-awareness, learning to challenge distorted beliefs, offering an outside perspective and offering support to decrease feeling stuck. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I do not believe in using stigmatizing labels. My therapeutic approach combines cognitive-behavioral, DBT, motivational interviewing and solution focused counseling. We will work together to create a treatment plan to meet your specific needs. I believe it is an honor to be able to work with my clients. I understand it is difficult to trust a stranger. I believe in being non-judgmental and I am able to be open-minded when someone is allowing themselves to be vulnerable with me in therapy. It would be my privilege to be that person for you. You are always welcome to message me through Better Help at any time. This flexibility will offer you access to work through your day to day more frequently than traditional outpatient behavioral health care. I generally will check messages at least three times each day Monday through Saturday. I will not check emails on Sundays. I offer messaging, live chat and phone sessions with limited availability in the mornings, afternoons, evenings and on Saturdays. Please note if my schedule does not fit your needs please message me and we can see if we can work out a time that works for the both of us. 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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Christina Tinker

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC,LAC,CTMH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hello! My name is Christina Tinker and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addictions Counselor. I work for BetterHelp on MONDAYS ONLY. I have experience and expertise helping clients just like you. I have worked with young and old, men and women, individually and in group settings. I have helped those with severe lifelong mental illness, crippling addictions, past trauma and abuse, as well as those just looking for a healthier, happier life. Depression, anxiety, and addictions rob good people of happiness and keep them stuck in a prison of fear and low self-esteem. You may be reeling from a breakup, are grieving a loss, continue to suffer from past events, or need help with a difficult work or family relationship. Maybe you need help dealing with stress, creating a new support system, maintaining healthy boundaries, developing a satisfying career, or growing a healthy financial life. You might feel lost and alone and need help to find your way out. You may feel sad, lonely, confused, and isolated, and need support making decisions regarding the direction that you will take next in life. That is right where I come in! We can work together as a team to build your new life. We will set goals together to markedly improve your mood and outlook for the future. I am excited to begin our work together. Contact me through our BetterHelp platform right away. ​​​​​​Sincerely, ​​​​​​Christina Tinker LPC, LAC, CDBT, CCATP, CTMH LPC- Licensed Professional Counselor LAC- Licensed Addictions Counselor CDBT- Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy Professional CCATP- Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional CTMH- Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider Certified EFT/TFT Tapping Practitioner Seeking Safety Certified Educator

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Jonathan Dowling

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

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

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Susan McBroom

Offering therapy in CO
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
21 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado and Iowa ,with 21 years of professional work experience. My expertise is with clients who experience Anxiety, Depression, Addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. 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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Melissa Paul

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 10 years of professional work experience. 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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Alysse Fawcett

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

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

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Madison Knowles

Offering therapy in CO
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorder
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Lori Abramowitz

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & 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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Holly Sargent

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf 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, relationship issues, 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. 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 and give you powerful tools to use for the rest of your life.

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Shawna Powell

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
23 years of experience

I believe that the things we have been through do not have to be in vain. I became a therapist because I wanted to use my own experiences to help others strive, not only to survive but to thrive after horrendous events. During an internship opportunity in my Master's degree program, I found that I as a survivor, as well as a professional, became incredibly empowered and motivated to embark upon social change. I have seen immense healing in so many areas of my career thus far and it just keeps growing. That was only the beginning of that realization of the potential we all have for healing within. Since this start, my vision has expanded and the experience I’ve gained in treating people with an eclectic approach. I always meet my clients where they are and include them in their treatment as experts on themselves. I’m looking forward to working with you on improving your quality of life!

How to find counseling in Cripple Creek

Finding the best therapist close by in Cripple Creek 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 Cripple Creek. 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 Cripple Creek, 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 Cripple Creek 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 Cripple Creek 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 Cripple Creek, elsewhere in Teller, 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 Cripple Creek area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Cripple Creek 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 Cripple Creek 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 Cripple Creek 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 Cripple Creek, 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 Cripple Creek 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 Cripple Creek 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 Cripple Creek 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 Cripple Creek 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 Cripple Creek 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 80813 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 Cripple Creek 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 Cripple Creek 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 Cripple Creek, 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.

Cripple Creek 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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