Depression issues have the potential to leave you feeling cold inside. When you feel like you are depressed it may make you somewhat numb to the world. The things that are going on around you just do not seem to matter and it can be difficult to focus on anything but the sadness inside of you. If you have been suffering from severe depression, then you need to reach out to get some help.

An Estes Park-area counselor can help to warm your life back up. If you feel like you have been frozen in place due to your depression, then an online counselor can help to thaw you out. You will be able to feel the warmth of happiness once more. It can take time to deal with depression issues but you will be able to make the progress that you desire.

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Dr. Sharon Anderson

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 15 plus years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, motivation, stress, anxiety, depression, 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. I am excited to help you figure out your goals for therapy and take the small steps to reach those goals.

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Dr. Heather Girardin

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

I am licensed in Colorado with 16 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 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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Susan Mount

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefCompassion fatigueADHD
22 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist in the state of Colorado with over 20 years of experience working with young adults, children, and families. I have worked in several orphanages, residential treatment centers, and addiction treatment centers and have counseled hundreds of children and families in the elementary and middle school setting and private sector. I have helped many who have experienced emotional and physical abuse. I have helped young adults with low self-esteem, eating disorders, academic and learning concerns, and depression. I have worked with parents to increase communication with their children and or child and to build stronger relationships. My therapy style is interactive, warm, compassionate, strength-based, and reliable. I believe everyone is authentic and can discover their strengths to thrive in an ever-changing and complex world. My areas of specialization include: Divorce, ADHD, Anxiety and Depression, attachment, and trauma My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused therapy, expressive therapy, humanistic, and motivational interviewing. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling life and to take the steps toward change. I look forward to working with you and supporting your journey toward a deeper understanding of what matters the most to you and greater happiness. You are worth it!

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Calvin "Dale" Parker

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA, LPC
AddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesSelf esteem
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with over 10 years of experience working with adolescents and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma & attachment, parent/child relational issues, and substance abuse. I believe my clients would say my therapy style is a balance between supportive and challenging. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and placing an emphasis on problem-solving, vs a diagnostic label. My approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. It takes courage to reach out and look for help in making the steps towards change. If you have read this far into my bio, I hope you have read something that sparks some interest in moving toward working through the problems that led you to this search. I would love to help you explore some ways to increase peace in your life.

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Sharon Bowen

Offering therapy in CO
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been in the field of social work for over 10 years. In my career, I have worked with families and children as an advocate, case manager, and therapist. I know that therapy can be a scary step but I am here to help in your journey. I am here to help no matter where you are in the therapeutic process - whether this is your first time or you've seen others in the past. We will work on this journey together and move forward at your pace. Therapy can bring out all sorts of feelings, but we will get through them as they arise. My goal is to provide a safe and open environment for you to feel free to address anything that is on your mind. I strive to be nonjudgmental, caring, and compassionate. I believe the therapeutic relationship requires trust on both your end and mine. I look forward to working with you!!

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Diane Dettloff

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementADHD
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I also have extensive experience working with students and families in the school setting; working to support learning disabilities, ADHD and students with Austism Spectrum Disorder. 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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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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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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Emma Judge

Offering therapy in CO
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Usually people want to know, Can this counselor help me? Will I like her and trust her? These are important questions when deciding on a counselor. The best way to find out is to allow two or three sessions to get to know each other. I organize our sessions so that you can jump in and relax, even if you’ve never done any counseling before! I have been doing this work for over 20 years, in two countries, with people from all over the world! And most people tell me what they want is to talk to someone that is not family or a friend! They want professional support from someone that has experience and can be impartial! You’ve come to the right place! Elevating and supporting people through conversation, problem solving, and listening is what I do! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have also worked as a Corporate Trainer and University Professor for most of my career. I love how those professions work together to bring you the best of the counseling, workplace and education worlds! I LOVE working with couples! You rock, don’t give up easily, reach out for help! You will be so glad you did! Can’t get your spouse to come to counseling?? Come alone and let’s talk. I love working with mixed nationality couples, military and their families, students and expatriates! These are some of my areas of expertise: relationships, parenting, adoption, women’s health, communication, and more. I work in English, Spanish, and Catalan!

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Cynthia Cochran

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado, Florida, Missouri and Tennessee with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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!

How to find counseling in Estes Park

Finding the best therapist close by in Estes Park 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 Estes Park. 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 Estes Park, 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 Estes Park 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 Estes Park 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 Estes Park, elsewhere in Larimer, 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 Estes Park area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Estes Park 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 Estes Park 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 Estes Park 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 Estes Park, 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 Estes Park 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 Estes Park 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 Estes Park 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 Estes Park 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 Estes Park 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 80517 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 Estes Park 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 Estes Park 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 Estes Park, 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.

Estes Park 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.

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