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Natalie Nelson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My approach to therapy is empathetic, authentic, and collaborative. I work to create change by truly listening, uncovering challenges, and finding the path forward together with my clients. I believe we all have the strength within us to heal and become who we truly are, and we could all use support along that often difficult journey. My role is to hear you and offer my non-judgmental expertise and support. I am honored to be a part of this journey by creating a space for you to uncover your own unique strengths and authentic self. I am a licensed professional counselor and I have experience working with individuals of all ages. I have expertise in working with relationship, family of origin, and parenting issues. I also have expertise in working with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, life changes, stress, career transitions, and trauma history. At times life can feel overwhelming, and I am here to support and encourage you!

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Dr. Georgia Robertson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): Ph.D, LPC, NCC
Trauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor with over 20 years of experience as a hospice grief counselor with my own private practice. My past work also includes being a librarian, professor, and oncology counselor. I definitely know what it is like to be in transition, both professionally and personally! I have certification in trauma and in tele mental health as well. In the past I have been a poetry therapist (someone who uses language as a healing modality). I support folks who are moving through any major life transition, whether it be job loss, divorce, aging, terminal illness, or family issues. My counseling style is warm and supportive. I want to be a companion with you in your process, helping you identify your own goals and strengths. I believe all of us have some natural resilience and the ability to grow and to reinvent ourselves, given the right resources and support. My experience has been that grief and loss are major issues in our life and that we can develop coping skills to successfully move forward. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and interpersonal counseling. I will work on finding the right approach for you in order to meet your needs. I look forward to hearing your story and beginning work with you!

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Nancy Manly

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Addiction Specialist
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

You are searching for help – I am here and honored to help you. Welcome! My name is Nancy Manly, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Addictions Specialist, licensed and certified in the state of Colorado. I have been providing transformative counseling for more than 20 years now, with expertise and experience in treating people struggling with a depth and breadth of issues. Some of these concerns and struggles include: anxiety, depression, stress management, substance use and abuse and other behavioral addictions, acceptance and coping with life transitions, grief and loss, unresolved wounds and traumas, healthy boundaries, negative thinking patterns, self-worth, relationship issues, destructive core beliefs, hospice and end-of-life journeys, aging, navigating caregiver challenges and stressors, Alzheimer's and other dementias, compassion fatigue, career issues, walking forward in difficult health diagnoses, managing chronic pain, and other such seasons and situations we battle in life. My skills aid you in developing your skills to battle victoriously. My approach is warm, compassionate, honest, and gentle - rooted in a strengths-based axis centered around you, the client, as the expert on your own life, guided by me, the therapist, an expert in mental health sciences and in helping people make the desired changes within themselves and in their lives. I integrate a myriad of modalities with concrete strategies and processes that bring tangible and sustainable results. My clients describe me as calming, empathetic, respectful, insightful, accepting, trustworthy, wise, understanding, easy to talk with, comforting, capable, gentle, honest - " a gifted guide who companions to healing," "a gifted listener who hears the heart beyond the words," "a present strength and safe place." In creating treatment plans individualized specifically to each client, according to their needs, abilities, and present circumstances; I weave together scientifically-prove therapeutic methods such as Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Psychodynamic, Psychoeducational, Client-Centered, Existential, Mindfulness, Life Coaching, Relaxation, Motivational Interviewing, Somatic, Dialectical Behavioral, Trauma-Focused, and other therapies as appropriate. My therapeutic processes are holistically positioned toward unifying your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health and well-being. I realize that this can sound like a lot to understand and undertake. Just know I will meet you where you are and provide what you need, walking with you and working with you at your own pace; so that, together, we will take steps forward toward the sustainable positive changes you seek. As we work together to crystalize, and then achieve, your goals, it is my directive and passion to not merely decrease your distress and suffering, but to increase your joy and peace. We all need help from time to time in this life. I admire your wisdom and strength in reaching out. And it is a strength to ask for help when we need it. So whether you have engaged in therapy at previous times in your life, or this is your first engagement in such work, you are absolutely worth taking this path. You can become the person you desire to be. You can live the life you have been given to the fullest. You can learn to manage your feelings, thoughts, behaviors, and life more optimally. Now that you have taken this first step, I encourage you to take the next one and contact me directly. Life is short, let's begin today in improving yours!

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Jamie Schlichenmayer

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. Over the past 10 years, I've gained experience working with a wide range of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Regardless of what is keeping you feeling stuck in negative emotional patterns and behaviors, there is a way out. I believe in the body and brain’s natural capacity to heal and will work alongside you to develop and utilize through resources. My approach is individualized and collaborative to your experience and needs. I offer a non-judgmental, safe environment to explore these experience and work towards growth and healing. I bring empathy, information, respect, and humor to the therapeutic relationship I am also trained and experienced in Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family System, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

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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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Venessa Ellington Alston

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
27 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Colorado with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, anger management, & 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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Abigail Bensko

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Colorado with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. I also have experience working with 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 you for getting started!

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Jonathan Green

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

I am licensed in Colorado with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, depression and anxiety, coping with addictions, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I am also a Veteran and have experience working with other Veterans. 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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Juanita Sawyer

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Colorado with 3 years of professional work experience. The most central values upheld in my practice are those of social justice, inclusivity, and cultural sensitivity. I work with day-to-day anxieties, grief, overwhelm, major life transitions, and everything in between. You can come to me and trust that you will have an approachable, authentic therapist who believes you and wants to listen. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I promise to tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs with specific attention to your cultural, gender-based, whole human identity. 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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Kari Snelson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
19 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Colorado with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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!

How to find a therapist for counseling in La Salle

Finding the best therapist close by in La Salle 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 La Salle 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 La Salle. 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 Salle, 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 La Salle 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 La Salle 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 La Salle area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find La Salle 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 La Salle, elsewhere in Weld, 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 La Salle 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 La Salle 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 Salle 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 La Salle 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 La Salle online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in La Salle, 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 La Salle 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 La Salle 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 La Salle 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 La Salle 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 La Salle 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 La Salle?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a La Salle 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.

La Salle 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 La Salle 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 Salle 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 80645 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 La Salle counselor?

Before seeing your La Salle 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 La Salle.

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 La Salle 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 La Salle 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 La Salle, 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 Salle 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.

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.

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