Is your life full of beautiful views that leave you with a positive outlook on the future? Or are you having troubling looking beyond the problems that hang in front of your face? If you're struggling from mental wellness issues, soaking in all of the beauty life has to offer you can be tough to do.

Please consider reaching out to a Fort Lupton-area mental health professional to get the support you need and deserve. They will help you tackle serious problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, trauma, loss, addiction, and anything in between so that you can start looking beyond and enjoying what life has to offer again.

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Kelly Owens

Offering therapy in CO
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
9 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Kelly and I am a licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, and a licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York. I have over 10 years experience working in the mental health field, and about 8 years of experience doing individual therapy. I went to college at the University at Buffalo, and then graduate school at Hofstra University. I have experience working in a variety of mental health settings, and I am well-versed in virtual teletherapy. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, and complex trauma, as well as relationship/family issues, grief and loss, stress, and periods of transition. During sessions with me, you can expect warmth and support, compassion and understanding. It is my job to help understand your goals for therapy and to assist you in achieving them. My approach to counseling will be tailored to each individual based on their specific needs. I know it can be difficult to ask for help, so I will assist you in a non-judgmental way and hope to help you overcome barriers to achieve your goals. I look forward to working with you.

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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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Melissa McDonald Wertz

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Colorado with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist and case manager. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance abuse or addiction issues, PTSD or other trauma related issues, life changes, and grief to name a few. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe the therapeutic relationship is immensely important to the success of therapy. Therefore, I will create a space where you feel comfortable sharing your concerns and developing the necessary insight and tools to make positive changes. I believe there is not a one size fits all approach to therapy, so I use an eclectic style of treatment approaches that include cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, humanistic, motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic. Taking the first step to improving your life and mental health can be scary and overwhelming, but it also shows courage. I am here to walk with you and empower you on that journey. I look forward to working with you!

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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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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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Kirt Baab

Offering therapy in CO
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
37 years of experience

I have practiced therapy in a variety of settings with people of different ages. I bring experience from working in addiction treatment, mental health treatment, hospital outpatient clinics, social service agencies, and schools. My approach to therapy is to focus on the person instead of theory. Yes, I'm trained in many clinical approaches and I know each of those approaches is most effective when applied in a relationship with the client. I've been trained by Native American, Hispanic, African American, Caucasian, and Asian therapists. My work includes providing treatment to people of different sexual orientations, physical abilities, and life stages. I enjoy our differences and have a common focus with each person. I provide training in the skills that will allow you to change your life in important ways. For example, my focus is on reducing emotional suffering, ending painful habits, and increasing the ability to live a life of abundance. My goal is to help you: Reduce the intensity of depression or anxiety in your life, Increase the length of time between bouts of panic, fear, or excessive worry, Reduce the frequency of your hopelessness or helplessness, Increase your ease in communication with significant others, Build your resilience to the challenges of living, and Reduce your overall emotional pain and suffering. I look forward to working with you. Kirt J. Baab, LMSW, ERYT-200

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Miriam Maslanik

Offering therapy in CO
Eating disorders
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado. Becoming a therapist is my encore career, after many years in technology and administration at a large university. Helping women find solutions to their eating and body image issues has been my passion since 2011 (with some time off during COVID). For those of you with eating issues (or if you know someone who has them): Do you find yourself constantly dieting or restricting what you eat, weight-cycling or even binge-eating? Do you lose weight only to gain it back and then some? I have years of experience treating women with recent and life-long eating issues, especially disordered eating and binge eating disorder. We have food and body issues for a variety of reasons. I can help you identify the source(s) of your struggles, and we can work together to try to resolve these issues. I’ll be honest, this can be difficult. I can help you restore a healthy relationship with food and feel better about your body. Taking the first step takes courage. You'll be glad you did. I am here to support you.

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Lori Geissinger

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesBipolar disorderCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & bipolar disorder. 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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Carole LaFreniere

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

My name is Carole LaFreniere, and I work with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and those who have experienced trauma and sexual assault. I have my Masters in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington, and hold certifications as a Trauma Professional, Grief Therapist and as a Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. I have training in EMDR as well as Cognitive Processing Therapy. I have worked in the mental health field for the last 6 years, both with inpatient psychiatric patients and individual patients in the community. I consider the client/therapist relationship to be the most important piece in therapy. I believe in a collaborative approach to setting goals and working on problems with an eye to finding solutions. My approach in therapy combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I take a strengths approach and consider the whole person in the environment they are in. Since everyone is an individual, I will work with you to design a personalized treatment plan to meet your goals. I am non-judgmental, empathetic and incorporate a sense of humor into our session. If your ready to take the first steps toward making changes, i would love to help you achieve those changes. I take appointments in the evenings and weekends to accommodate working adults.

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Andrea Cennington

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW,EMDR,ABD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionADHD
20 years of experience

As a veteran and sought-after trauma and somatic expert, Andrea Cennington leverages the power of education and community outreach to bridge gaps and address disparities. Through storytelling, training, mindfulness, humor, and transparency, she aims to show minds, hearts, and organizations that they can heal and make a positive impact on individuals, families, and communities. Her mission is to inspire others to embrace their inner strength, rewrite narratives, break down barriers, heal ancestral trauma, and cultivate resilience together. From a certified special education teacher to a licensed mobile crisis counselor, her diverse background allows her to approach therapy from multiple paradigms. Combining clinical expertise with a heart-driven and data-based approach, she aims to cultivate a safe space for beings to be vulnerable. As a trusted trainer for PESI®, she's also a licensed therapist, neurodiverse parent, prior Special Education Teacher, and an advocate for mental well-being. Beyond her professional achievements, Andrea is an author, poet, yogi, and marathon runner.

How to find counseling in Fort Lupton

Finding the best therapist close by in Fort Lupton 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 Fort Lupton. 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 Fort Lupton, 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 Fort Lupton 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 Fort Lupton 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 Fort Lupton, elsewhere in Weld, 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 Fort Lupton area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Fort Lupton 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 Fort Lupton 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 Fort Lupton 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 Fort Lupton, 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 Fort Lupton 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 Fort Lupton 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 Fort Lupton 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 Fort Lupton 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 Fort Lupton 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 80621 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 Fort Lupton 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 Fort Lupton 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 Fort Lupton, 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.

Fort Lupton 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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