Fountain, Colorado is in the heart of El Paso County and is only 10 miles south of Colorado Springs. Some of the major points of interest in the city include Cheyenne Mountain State Park, with hiking, biking, camping, and picnicking; Fountain Creek Regional Park, that has 460 acres of trails, fields, ponds, and picnic spots; and the Big Johnson Reservoir, which is a large open space with a 280-acre lake. 

While many people feel like getting closer to nature is healing, others may need more than just a trip to the beach or a weekend camping trip. Some folks need to talk to someone who understands such as a therapist or counselor to help with their emotional needs. Fountain has plenty of dedicated professionals experienced in helping with these issues. 

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Julie Korotkin

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW,MBA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Hi! I'm so glad you stopped by. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Colorado with a Masters in Business Administration and have over 20 years of experience in psychotherapy, coaching, personal & professional development. I am known as The Holistic Well-Being Guide and help my clients transform from anxious, chaotic and insecure into confident, calm, peaceful humans who create their best lives. I offer a safe, comfortable space for personal development and exploration. Using a variety of different techniques, ranging from basic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Patient-Centered, Solution-Focused work, to deep visioning practices, breathing training, and mind-body connection training my clients discover their own solutions to life's challenges. A great deal of my perspective and interventions are based on my own Model of Holistic Well-Being™ and have provided a foundation for me and my clients to step into our highest and best selves. If you are anxious, struggling and are ready to make a huge shift in your life, then I would love to talk with you. Whatever you may be facing, there is opportunity on the other side. I look forward to helping you discover the gifts inside your current challenges.

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Claire Nana

Offering therapy in CO
License: LMFT
AddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with 15 years experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I work with a variety of concerns including trauma, addiction, body image and weight loss issues, relationship issues, and life purpose. I have also worked with many people recovering from mass traumas, such as school shootings. I have presented at International conferences and written 25 continuing education courses for psychotherapists. My goal is always to identify ways the practice of psychotherapy can be improved, and find new and innovative ways clinicians can help their clients. In my free time, I enjoy ultrarunning, bringing my three rescue horses up the levels in dressage and completing a long overdue manuscript. I believe in empowering my clients, treating them with respect, and honoring their life choices. I believe that the keys to improved mental health and happiness exist inside every client. My approach is existential in nature, and looks to help people find what is truly most important to them, and move in that direction. Together, I believe we can find a way to a fulfilling, rewarding, and meaningful life - regardless of what life has put you through. I look forward to working with you!

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Christine Neurauter

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Trauma and abuseGriefCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

Christine "CC" is a loving supportive therapist with experience in hospice, crisis, special education, community mental health and children protective services. CC meets her clients where they are at with the attention and energy they deserve. People often underestimate to power of being heard and seen and someone genuinely listening to them. CC has worked with children as young as two years old and individuals as old as 106. CC is very comfortable working with individuals through all stages of their lives and difficulties. Crisis work and grief and loss are her loves in the profession and work to help her clients see their strengths and their motivation they bring to the world. CC is experienced working with self-harming behaviors, trauma, grief and loss, and confidence/self-esteem difficulties. CC is excited to meet you and looks forward to working with you.

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Hazel Richards

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
30 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over thirty years of experience in the social work field. I have worked with families, children, parents, and individuals. I have an extensive background in child welfare services and in special education, working with children with special needs and their families. I have worked in hospitals and with adults in mental health rehabilitation. I am currently employed with the Department of Veterans' Affairs. Many of the veterans served in my program suffer from PTSD, depression, anxiety or addictions. I have come to believe over many years of practice that it is critical to help clients express and clarify their goals and to identify the barriers to reaching those goals. Of equal importance is helping clients identify and build upon their strengths. Often this means learning about available resources to assist them. In summary, my approach as a clinical social worker is to help clients understand and meet their personal life goals, using all the resources available to them.

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Janet Muse

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesCoaching
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. 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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Mira Lutz

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and intimacy related issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I incorporate the values of each client to best tailor treatment. I incorporate emotion-focused, strategic, experiential therapies and CBT. I focus on clients' unique strengths and work with each one to help them discover the highest level of mental health and wellness they can achieve. Using a direct approach, I help clients identify areas of challenge, barriers to change, and individual strengths to achieve positive changes in each client's life. for the individual/family. I’m passionate about helping my client discover their best self, positive changes and hope for the future. It takes courage to seek out a more for yourself and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am pleased to be able to support and empower you in this journey.

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Dr. Maureen White

Offering therapy in CO
Self esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigue
15 years of experience

Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor with over 20 years of clinical experience. My approach to therapy from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) perspective, drawing upon dialectical therapy skills, EMDR skills, and a person-centered approach to individualize each person's treatment. I have extensive experience that equips me with the skills and expertise to effectively address a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and life transitions. I am passionate about creating a safe and supportive environment where clients feel empowered to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and make positive changes in their lives. My treatment approach is tailored to each individual's unique needs and circumstances. I believe in collaborating closely with clients to establish clear goals and develop a treatment plan that aligns with your preferences and values. I am committed to providing compassionate and evidence-based care that promotes healing, growth, and well-being.

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Douglas Robinson

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA,LPC ,LAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & 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. 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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Christine Heikkenen-Black

Offering therapy in CO
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado and Virginia with 7 years of professional counseling experience working with adolescents and families both in the school setting as well as private settings. In addition I am a licensed addiction counselor, a licensed Special Education teacher, and have numerous licenses in all subjects Education, having worked in school systems for most of my career. My true passion is using Gottman therapy to help families, individuals and couples develop strong relationships based on understanding and mutual respect. I have experience working with clients providing behavioral, emotional/trauma, substance abuse, brain injury, intellectual and developmental counseling as both a Counselor and a licensed Certified Rehabilitative Counselor. Additionally I have completed all three levels of Gottman Clinical Trainings, as well as being a Seven Principles of Marriage Educator and Bringing Baby Home Educator. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It is important to me to listen carefully and patiently to you, and to make sure I am meeting your needs. The step to start therapy can be anxiety provoking in itself, and I am here in order to help you take the necessary steps you need to take. 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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Angela Quinn

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado, Georgia and South Carolina with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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 Fountain

Finding the best therapist close by in Fountain 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 Fountain. 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 Fountain, 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 Fountain 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 Fountain 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 Fountain, elsewhere in El Paso, 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 Fountain area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Fountain 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 Fountain 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 Fountain 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 Fountain, 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 Fountain 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 Fountain 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 Fountain 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 Fountain 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 Fountain 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 80817 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 Fountain 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 Fountain 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 Fountain, 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.

Fountain 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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80817

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