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Shalyn Oberle

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome to BetterHelp! I look forward to to working with my clients to find ways I can help them make positive changes to live healthier and happier lives. I am a licensed professional counselor in Colorado, and have been practicing for 9 years. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy to clients of all ages (children, adolescents, and adults). I utilize a biopsychosocial approach to my clinical work, meaning I look at the "whole picture" for a client: biology (genetics and chemistry), psychological makeup (thought patterns, world view, view of self), and social situations (influence of current and past environments). I tailor my interventions for the individual needs of my clients. My areas of specialty include anxiety, trauma, depression, parenting issues, and relational issues and many others. In my free time I like to run, hike, and do yoga. I volunteer with a giant breed dog rescue and have two Great Danes.

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Michelle Evans

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC,CEDS-S
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsEating disordersParenting issuesCoping with life changes
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the states of Missouri, Colorado, New Jersey, Washington and Maryland, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), as well as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor (CEDS-S) through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IADEP). Michelle has an extensive amount of experience working with eating disorders, anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Michelle is also highly experienced with assisting parents in navigating behavioral issues with their adolescent/teenager. Michelle enjoys utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) , Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT), Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Family Based Therapy (FBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Michelle is a stay at home mom caring for her kids and keeping her therapeutic skills sharp by carrying a caseload on BetterHelp! Michelle loves helping people, talking to people, and getting to know people better. Michelle tries to have therapy feel safe, warm and welcoming.

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Ricci Oppenlander

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I believe in a goal-oriented approach to therapy by helping clients build on their strengths and values distinct to them. I encourage clients to see themselves as unique, creative, and responsible individuals; capable of striving for self-improvement and self-fulfillment. As a therapist, I see a variety of people, focusing on adults with depression and anxiety and the struggles that come along with those feelings. I am passionate about helping everyone find happiness, direction and fulfillment. I see clients with a holistic approach, emphasizing a trusting, respectful relationship, developing and empowering proactive behaviors, while appreciating their individual qualities. I believe fostering effective change is developed with openness and honesty during our sessions- focusing on individual concerns, questions and frustrations and working from there. I realize sometimes it is difficult asking for help, therefore, believe it shows how much clients understand the importance of making intentional efforts to have good health and happiness in life.

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Dr. Daniel Raker

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): PsyD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoaching
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, and thank you for checking out my profile! I am the Director of Western Slope Psychological Services in Colorado, and I am the host and creator of the Peace, Love, & Psychology podcast (https://www.buzzsprout.com/2223218). I have worked as a Clinical Psychologist in several different settings with a wide variety of clients. I have worked for a community college district, where I saw students for therapy, trained interns to work with students, and administered programs for Veterans, Disabled Students and LGBT Students. I have worked in mental health clinics and in clinics for patients with chronic pain and illness. I have specialized in working with people who have been exposed to traumatic experiences. Throughout my career, I have worked with people who may never have been in therapy before, and so I excel at explaining psychological concepts in ways people can understand and apply in their own lives. My approach therapeutically is client-centered, so I deeply respect the autonomy and dignity of my patients. I strive to provide a space that is accepting, non-judgmental and solution-oriented. I am trained in and tend to use evidence-based interventions that are cognitive-behavioral, cognitive, or mindfulness oriented. We will work together to help you identify your goals for therapy and develop approaches for achieving them. My ultimate goal for you is for you to learn how to better manage the challenges in your life and to feel empowered to live the life you truly want for yourself. Through our work together, you will receive the support and tools you need to live your best life—let’s get started!

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Sandra Gerardo

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Jocelyn Aleiadih

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Living life as a human can be incredibly challenging at times. Whether you're grappling with persistent feelings of depression, battling anxiety that seems to hold you back, or feeling stuck and lacking direction, know that you're not alone in your struggles. Whatever has brought you to seek support, I'm glad you're here. I offer psychotherapy services to individuals in both Colorado and California, aiming to assist you in creating a life that feels meaningful and fulfilling. My approach encompasses a wide spectrum of issues, including depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship dynamics, career hurdles, and more. I'm dedicated to providing a safe and supportive space where you can explore these challenges openly and without judgment. I understand firsthand how tough the human experience can be. That's why I'm available for live chat 24/7, as well as video, phone or text sessions, ready to support you whenever you need someone to talk to. Whether it's during our scheduled sessions or in the spur of the moment when you need immediate support, I'm here to help you navigate your journey with authenticity, presence, and compassion.

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Eric Hollen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

As a dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a deep passion for supporting the client's mental health needs. It is my sincere hope to provide the best therapeutic treatment possible. My expertise lies in healing complex trauma and addressing the resulting symptoms of PTSD. My skill set stems from eight years of experience working with combat veterans. I address the client's clinical needs through application of EMDR, ACT, CBT, and CPT to empower clients on their healing journey. I am committed to developing a therapeutic relationship that helps each client unlock their individual potential and recover from past trauma(s). As a lifelong learner, I continuously work towards self improvement and refine my therapeutic approach to provide each client with the most effective and enriching therapeutic experience possible, and ultimately elevate the client's overall quality of life.

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David Sullivan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC, CADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I would be happy to help you move forward in your life. I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. I have a M.A. in Counseling and also a Master of Divinity degree, but I never superimpose my beliefs or convictions on anyone else, because that is not ethical. My aim is to help individuals and couples move forward in life in a consistent manner with their particular goals and values and convictions. As for experience, I have the least experience working with LGBTQ clients. For licensure I have the LPC, and for certification I have the CADC. As such, I am able to help individuals with issues of depression, severe anxiety, major life changes and losses, substance abuse issues, relationship issues, learning to be assertive and to have boundaries, closure for trauma and abuse, and helping individuals create a strategy for finding an ideal career. I draw on several different treatment approaches, but my foundation is the Cognitive-Behavioral approach, because it is proven that guarding the thoughts, avoiding assumptions, and learning to pause and reflect rather than just reacting is what helps people the most to be at peace with themselves, and to better handle the stressors that life throws at us. I look forward to working with you.

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Nicholas Tock

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

What if your difficult emotions could be seen as an opportunity for growth instead of as a weakness? It’s true that suffering is universal, but with the right perspective you can learn to see that as a gift; a source of energy you can use to propel you towards your life’s goals and eventual contentment. Many seek to find happiness by changing their circumstances, but I hope to show you that if you find acceptance first the circumstances you want will come to you more naturally. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in my clinical practice, focusing primarily on being conscious of the thoughts that drive our behavior and accepting life’s circumstances before moving on to change them. I’ll work with you at the pace you are comfortable, whether you are looking for shorter solution-focused therapy or serving as a longer-term support. My calling is working with depression and anxiety, but I’m also proficient working with addiction, grief, existential concerns, and family therapy; particularly with families who have children with behavioral concerns.

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Deana Hartshorn

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Colorado and Texas with over 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. in part by using the ABC model of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. (REBT) is a form of therapy that helps you identify self-defeating thoughts and feelings, challenge the nature of irrational and unproductive feelings, and replace them with healthier, more productive beliefs and behaviors. 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 a therapist for counseling in Idaho Springs

Finding the best therapist close by in Idaho Springs 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 in Idaho Springs that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Idaho Springs. 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 Idaho Springs, 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 in the Idaho Springs region and in the state of Colorado. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Idaho Springs or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Idaho Springs area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Idaho Springs 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 Idaho Springs, elsewhere in Clear Creek, or in the greater state of Colorado.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Idaho Springs area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Idaho Springs 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 Idaho Springs 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 Idaho Springs 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Idaho Springs online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Idaho Springs, 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 Idaho Springs psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Idaho Springs 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 Idaho Springs helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Idaho Springs 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Idaho Springs 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 in Idaho Springs?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Idaho Springs 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.

Idaho Springs therapists 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 Idaho Springs 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 Idaho Springs 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in CO, therapists 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 80439 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Idaho Springs counselor?

Before seeing your Idaho Springs 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Idaho Springs.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Idaho Springs 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 with a Idaho Springs counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Idaho Springs, 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.

Idaho Springs 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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