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Heather Mangold

Offering therapy in CO
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with a degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family therapy from Capella University. I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, gender identity, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is calm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic/holistic, solution-focused, mindfulness and Dialectical Behavior therapies. I also practice Emotionally focused Couples therapy and Gottman Method. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My husband and I recently moved back to Iowa after living in Colorado for the past 9 years. We have 2 children and 3 dogs, a few cats, goats, chickens and ducks. We love the outdoors and try to spend as much time in it as we can. We enjoy hiking, camping, snowboarding, snowshoeing, having family bike rides, and just soaking up the fresh air, sights and sun! I also enjoy baking, photography, and learning new things. It takes courage to seek out 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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Jason Howard

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC,CAC III
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

Jason Howard received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a dual major in Psychology and Education from Alfred University in Alfred, NY and completed a Master of Science in Education in Community Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He has worked in the behavioral health profession since 1998 and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Specialist in Colorado. He has worked with adults and adolescents in various setting including outpatient private practice, behavioral health hospitals, residential treatment facilities and corrections. His therapeutic approach is eclectic, based on the needs of the individual and encompasses modes of Humanistic psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

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Jennifer Hayden

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA, LPC, LAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
22 years of experience

As a therapist with 20 years experience I am versed in multiple modalities of working with people. I have dual licensure in the areas of mental health and substance use. I also have specialized training to work with gambling disorders. I believe in the medical model of disease and work with clients to reduce stigma attached to these diagnosis. Believing the the medical model is only part of my practice though. Healing is holistic and there are many parts to getting well. I am a trained EMDR therapist and enjoy using this modality. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, it is a different way of working with people than traditional talk therapy. I am trained in several different protocols for EMDR including trauma as well as addiction. I like people and I want to help end suffering in people's lives. It would be a honored to walk with you on this journey.

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Stacy Walsh

Offering therapy in CO
License: MSW,LCSW
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoachingCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

Welcome and congratulations on taking this leap into the space of counseling for yourself! I know it can be an incredibly vulnerable decision, and I am excited to work with you in taking this courageous next step into a healthier and more fulfilling life. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado. I completed my Masters in Social Work at the University of Denver in 2012. I am also a spouse and mom to one toddler and one dog. I am also a trained Co-Active Coach, focusing primarily on leadership, issues of shame and guilt, and helping individuals find what they are most passionate about. I have completed Brené Brown's Dare to Lead workshop and currently work with leaders at all levels on becoming the best version of themselves. I have extensive experience working in and around the child welfare system, both with families of origin as well as all types of caregivers supporting children. I am experienced in supporting those who have experienced abuse and/or neglect in their own lives, as well as those caring for children who experienced trauma. I am also committed to supporting first responders in avoiding compassion fatigue and maintaining passion for their work. As a clinician, my approach is energetic and compassionate. I believe in a solution-focused, strengths-based approached to working with people, and see individuals through a whole-person lens. I enthusiastically welcome people from diverse cultures and identities. I also know how important it is to find someone who you truly connect with in order to open yourself up to creating the life you want, and I look forward to working with you should I feel like the right fit!

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Vladimira Lumley

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience

I am a Marriage Family and Child Therapist licensed in California and Colorado with over 25 years of experience working in this field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, life challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is eclectic, warm and interactive. 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 dialog 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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Kirsten Arebalos

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC
Relationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a combined 18 years experience as a teacher and therapist. I believe that individuals are the experts regarding their own lives. Sometimes shame and guilt along with skewed perceptions of self can be barriers to living a happier, healthier life. I encourage people to practice vulnerability in a safe, validating space to explore issues that are holding them back from functioning the way they would like. Through a person centered, holistic approach incorporating mindfulness, solution focused therapy, dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing I guide clients through discovering their strengths and deconstructing patterns that may be holding them back from the life they deserve. Life changes, depression, anxiety and trauma among other things can cloud people's futures. Working together we can clear the way to feeling better. I look forward to connecting with you !

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Benjamin Bradley

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC,LAC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) in Colorado, with 5 years experience working as a counselor. During that time, I have helped clients to manage a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, existential issues, substance abuse and process addictions. My priority is to help support you in your goals, while treating you with the highest respect and sensitivity for you specific needs. I will use a variety of counseling approaches, including dialectical-behavior, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused and rational-emotive therapy, depending on your needs and which approaches resonate with you. Our conversations and goals will be driven based on your ambitions, as we work together to support your vision of a better tomorrow. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Patricia Janosy

Offering therapy in CO
Relationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
29 years of experience

I am an LCSW, or Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I am licensed in Colorado and Illinois. I have 29 years of professional experience in a variety of settings. I have experience in helping clients with issues related to anxiety and depression, chronic illness, infertility, adoption, grief and loss, end of life issues & coping with life changes. 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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Megan Cortez

Offering therapy in CO
LGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCompassion fatigueADHD
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with over 10 years of professional work experience in mental health and crisis intervention. I have experience in helping clients with stress and depressive symptoms, anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, life changes along with in the moment crisis intervention. 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. 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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Elizabeth Mergens

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado and Tennessee with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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.

How to find counseling in Fairplay

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Fairplay 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 Fairplay 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 Fairplay 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 Fairplay, 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 Fairplay 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 Fairplay 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 Fairplay 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 Fairplay 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 Fairplay 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 80440 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 Fairplay 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 Fairplay 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 Fairplay, 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.

Fairplay 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.

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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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