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Deborah Palmer Thomas

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
10 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado with over 10 years of experience working as therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and parenting problems, with a special focus in adoption and foster care issues. I worked in the public child welfare system for over 20 years. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I consider the client/therapist relationship to be the most important thing in counseling. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I believe everyone has strengths and with a little hope all can be resilient.. My approach combines trauma-focused, solution focused and motivational interviewing counseling styles. . 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.

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Katie Thornton

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changesADHD
3 years of experience

Hi! I am Katie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, and North Dakota. I have over 5 years of experience working with individuals, families and groups through a variety of different challenges. I have successfully working with clients that have struggled with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, parenting, co-occurring diagnosis and serious and persistent mental illnesses. I would describe my approach as being Client Centered, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Trauma Focused. I believe that you are the expert in your life and your journey and I will be here to help you find your own personal strengths. Taking that first step into therapy can be such a scary time. I am here to help guide you on your journey to identify your goals and create a plan to reach them!

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Mary Shatzer

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf 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, family conflicts, 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. 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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Raquel St. Aubin

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepression
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & 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!

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Kayleigh Boveri

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Kelly Campbell

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
3 years of experience

I offer individual therapy tailored to each individual’s needs. If you are struggling with relationships, a difficult circumstance in life, or you know what your struggles are but can’t seem to change them, I can offer help. In therapy, I offer a genuine relationship to help you navigate difficult life stages, understand yourself more deeply, and get to a better understanding of the nature of your concerns. Every individual is a complex and unique person. I strive to recognize and honor that complexity and aim to help you live a life full of meaning. Life offers us challenges, but you don’t have to navigate those challenges alone. Together, we can process thoughts and feelings and add tools to your tool box. Schedule to find out if I am the right therapist to walk through these challenges alongside you. I utilize collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, solution focused, and client-centered approaches to therapy. I also use motivational interviewing and dialectic behavioral therapy to create an accepting, non-judgmental, and empathic space. Specialties: depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, spiritual abuse, mindfulness, Veteran’s issues, men’s issues, and neurodivergence, including ADHD and autism. Kelly Campbell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado. I obtained my Master’s degree from Metropolitan State University in 2020 and am pursuing my Licensed Addiction Counselor certification with anticipated certification spring 2024.

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Paulina Gutierrez

Offering therapy in CO
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Jillian Brentzel

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia, Colorado, Arizona, and Utah with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with anxiety and depression, that may be related to relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse, or LGBTQ+ identity. I started my career at the Utah Pride Center in 2015, and I'm now living in Georgia. I have strong family ties to Arizona and Colorado, leading me to be licensed in these states as well. 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. I believe having a treatment plan is essential to helping you achieve your goals through therapy. I open sessions by asking for an update specifically about the areas of your life you want to address in therapy. In sessions, I take notes that often includes direct quotes from my clients so I can come back to their specific wording to help explore deeper or not bypass significant issues by letting the conversation flow away. I like to plan ahead for my sessions to be prepared to connect details from past sessions with the new information to keep us moving towards your goals. I like to assign meaningful homework. My primary interventions include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR. I have a strong background in suicide prevention and am trained to use CAMS (Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality.) For clients seeking to improve their romantic relationships, I draw heavily from John Gottman & Susan Johnson's (Emotion Focused Therapy) work.

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Douglas (Doug) Myers

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

Hey there! I'm licensed in both Oregon and Texas, with over 15 years of experience under my belt. I've been through the trenches, guiding individuals through stress, anxiety, relationship hurdles, grief, loss, and the wild ride of parenting. Speaking of parenting, I've spent 12 years specializing in helping parents connect with and understand their little ones—especially those with developmental concerns. From newborns to toddlers, navigating this stage is an adventure, and I'm here to offer guidance. When it comes to our conversations, it's all about meeting you exactly where you are. I'm a big believer in respect, sensitivity, and loads of compassion because everyone's journey is unique. Our chats and game plan? Tailored specifically for you. Taking that first step toward a happier life is no small feat—it's brave. And guess what? You're not alone in this. I'm here to cheer you on, to lend support, and help you discover the peace and insights you might be looking for in your life journey.

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Janice Woods

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC
AddictionsTrauma and abuseEating disordersDepressionCoping with life changes
28 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Frisco

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Frisco 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 Frisco 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 Frisco 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 Frisco, 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 Frisco 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 Frisco 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 Frisco 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 Frisco 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 Frisco 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 80443 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 Frisco 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 Frisco 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 Frisco, 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.

Frisco 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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