Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 12

I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling from University of Northern Colorado. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Addictions Counselor. Since 2011, I have worked in community mental health providing treatment for clients who are facing issues with depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, and relationship problems. I teach people skills that can assist in managing intrusive thoughts that can lead to depression and anxiety. I enjoy helping clients find ways to improve their lives and watching their personal growth...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of experience: 17

Hello! I'm Christina, A Colorado based licensed counselor with over 18 years experience! I graduated from the University of Southern Colorado where I earned a Bachelor's degree in Sociology, Criminology and Psychology. I earned my Master of Arts Degree from Adam State University and received my Professional Counselor License in 2011. I have been dedicated to helping people through counseling services since my high school days as a peer counselor and realized early on that I have a passion for this work! I believe in a Cognitive Behavioral Counseling approach ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 8

Do you tend to think in all or nothing thinking? Are you all in or all out? Super happy or feel really down? Do you see your thoughts and/or behaviors impacting your relationships or peace within yourself? I am so excited helping people restore that balance! This lack of balance can play out in many ways: chaotic relationships, work stress, lack of self esteem, poor body image, unusual eating habits, creating rules for yourself to feel like you’re staying in control. Together, we will learn to vanquish the illusion of no-control and shift you towards living an...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of experience: 19

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 16 years of experience, working as a psychotherapist and Executive Coach,. based in Colorado. I offer a wide spectrum of services for anxiety, stress management, depression, career difficulties, relationship issues, parenting problems, ADHD, self-esteem and life purpose. I am affirming, warm and highly interactive with my clients, holding each person with the utmost respect and care. My counseling approach combines a Jungian orientation with Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Mindfulness, Neuroscience, Psychodynami...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 32

My name is Susan Stone. Thank you for reading about me and the ways I think about therapy and my helping role. It would be my honor to join with you as a therapist and to support you with making changes in your life and wellbeing. I've been a licensed therapist in California for 30 years and in Colorado for 11 years. I provide counseling and consultation to support individuals and professionals to cope, understand, or resolve challenges in their lives, relationships, and work. My clinical work focuses on adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, s...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 5

I am a licensed counselor in Colorado with five years of experience. I have been able to engage in counseling with all ages and diverse populations and have worked with many differing problems. I have worked with issues that include sexuality, suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, anger management, healthy relationships, bipolar disorder, couples counseling, family counseling, women's empowerment, domestic violence, communication skills, and trauma. I believe in the importance of a safe and comfortable relationship between counselor and client. ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 28

I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Addictions Specialist. I have several years experience helping people. I specialize in behaviors that interrupt life such as: anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, loneliness, relationships and much more. Therapy is no longer a bad thing and I believe there is a solution to every problem.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 3

Hello my name is Kimberly S. Roberts, LMSW. I've worked as a social worker/Therapist in many capacities for 34 years. I was born and raised in Iowa where I lived for 50 years until I moved to Colorado in 2017. I graduated with my masters degree in social work from the University of Northern Iowa in 2010. It was then I began working as a LMSW in emergency departments which I continue to do. I received my LCSW certification in 2/2021 and began my journey as a Therapist shortly thereafter. With 34 years of experience as a social worker I have developed many diffe...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of experience: 5

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado and Minnesota with 20+ years experience in behavioral health and trauma treatment. Experienced in individual therapy for self and body image, disordered eating, life transitions, and existential questioning. Client-centered therapy addresses the management of multiple influences which impact individual health and wellbeing, including environment and social constructs. Trauma Anxiety Life Transitions Body Image/Disordered Eating Existential Issues Stress Management Self-Care Mindfulness

Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of experience: 10

Hello, I am so glad you decided to explore talking to someone. I am a licensed social worker in the state of Colorado with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma, abuse, substance use, parenting issues, and a variety of mental health diagnosis (including but not limited to bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety). I believe that you are the expert of your story, that your history matters and that you have what you need within you. Deciding to talk to someone and talk about the things that bur...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 8

I am licensed in Colorado with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, depression, & 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 5

I'm a psychotherapist in private practice - licensed in Colorado - with a combined 16 years of both therapy-based and professional work experience. My graduate degree is in clinical social work from New York University (NYU). I also hold a BA in Psychology from UCLA, as well as a health coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). I have experience helping clients with relationship issues, health and wellness concerns, family conflicts, marriage and parenting challenges, women's issues, aging and mid-life support, as well as stress...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of experience: 10

Hello and welcome! My name is Monica Kale and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado. Throughout my Social Work career I have had the privilege to work with individuals from all walks of life. I have experience working in crisis settings providing services to individuals with a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidal ideations, self harm, grief/loss, relationship issues, life stressors, and life transitions. I have experience providing individual, group, and family therapy. I am EMDR Trained. I utilize v...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 8

I am licensed in Colorado with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 5

I am licensed in Virginia, Colorado, Texas, and Nevada with over 19 years of combined professional experience in the mental health field (5 years of providing therapy). I have experience in a number of areas, and I'm focused on helping individuals with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of ...

How To Find Counseling La Jara

Finding the best therapist close by in La Jara can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the La Jara 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 La Jara. 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 La Jara, 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, these professionals 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 La Jara 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 La Jara counselors 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 La Jara area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in La Jara
  • DBT in La Jara
  • Substance use therapy in La Jara
  • Couples therapy in La Jara

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in La Jara, 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 La Jara, elsewhere in Conejos, 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 La Jara area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed La Jara 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 La Jara 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 in La Jara: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in La Jara: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in La Jara: $100
  • Therapy in La Jara: $80

While many psychologists in La Jara may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of La Jara and elsewhere throughout the state of Colorado you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in La Jara, 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 La Jara above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around La Jara 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 La Jara 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 La Jara 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 La Jara therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 La Jara counselor 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 almost one million people in La Jara, CO, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 81140 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 in La Jara can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A La Jara 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 La Jara 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 La Jara, 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.

La Jara has many professionals 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. In La Jara, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 with a counselor 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of La Jara.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in La Jara:

81140