Life is not always perfect for anyone. In fact, nothing is ever really perfect. However, if you are feeling like nothing is going your way lately or that everyone is against you, that can be a sign of a personality or emotional disorder. A counselor based in Lafayette can help with these situations. 

One of the most popular jobs in Lafayette is manufacturing but when you feel like people do not understand you it is hard to keep any job. If you are having trouble keeping a job, getting along with others, or just feel like nobody likes you, talk to one of the dedicated counselors in Lafayette so you can get back to work and feeling better. 

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Andrea Schmidt

Offering therapy in CO
License: MSW,LCSW,LAC
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of Colorado and have worked with diverse populations for over 15 years. No matter the issue whether it is substance abuse, trauma, relationships, family of origin, parenting, depression, anxiety, or fear; developing clarity around reasons we behave and react as we do is vital in self-examination. When we develop awareness around problem behaviors and responses to circumstances, we begin the evaluative process of returning to right-mindedness (seeing vs. defending against). Correcting thoughts and observing our perceptions and projections allows us to do the work necessary to modify what isn't working. My approach to working with clients is relational and client focused. This means I meet you where you are while listening and guiding sessions so you feel heard and understood. My primary objective is to support you with practical solution-focused strategies as you progress toward your treatment goals. Transformation only happens when we are willing! Asking for help demonstrates your willingness to look inside and use your strengths and resources to take responsibility for your life. Willingness allows you to consider a different way to self-examine so you create the life that you desire! One free from isolation, shame, guilt, and blame. A return to loving yourself! I look forward to hearing from you!

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Daniel Roberts

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA, LPC,LAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am a professional and substance use counselor licensed in both Colorado and Arizona with over 16 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, substance use, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive with a positive touch of humor. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, Gestalt, Reality, and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe that my job as a counselor is to help you build or enhance your skills to manage the rest of your life. It takes courage to accept the challenge to create a more fulfilling and happier life. Taking the first steps towards making a change often requires help. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Amelia Bumgarner-Young

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
27 years of experience

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review my profile. My name is Amelia and I am Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and a National Certified Counselor with over 25 years experience working in the field of behavioral healthcare. My specialties include; but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, trauma, relational issues, grief and loss, infertility and miscarriage, as well as life struggles related to self-esteem and family of origin. I am also comfortable with spiritual exploration and believe in the power of connecting with nature and the outdoors during times of intense suffering and pain. My hope is that you'll experience a warm, welcoming and authentic space where you'll feel deeply witnessed and heard as we work together. I strive to embody a calm and caring presence where you'll enjoy the healing powers of humor and vulnerability. I want you to feel empowered to identify and mobilize your strengths to discover and sustain resiliency and perseverance. I believe each person's healing experience is unique and specific to them. With that in mind, I tailor care by utilizing active listening, intense validation, and strengths-based approaches. I subscribe to person-centered and eclectic modalities of therapy as we build a relationship that supports restoration and recovery. I would be honored to journey with you along your path to peace.

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Katherine Josey

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW,RYT-200
Family conflictsGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Feeling overwhelmed, stuck in a routine, confused, drained, disconnected, and desiring it all to be different? My approach is simple, I want to create a space where you feel comfortable to explore, discover, and embrace your authentic self. My job is to be present, validating, and provide an alternative way to look at your experiences and feel empowered, seen, and confident as you live your story. My background as an LCSW ranges from working with individuals, families, caregivers, and groups. I've worked with individuals whose age range from young children to young adulthood living with chronic medical conditions and working through the frustration, grief, and toll it takes. I also have experience working with the parents and caregivers of those living with chronic diagnosis and the emotional strain it can cause. In addition to chronic diagnosis, I have extensive experience working with individuals and groups who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, relationship strain, family dynamic issues, life direction challenges, living with or caring for someone with autism, involvement with child protection/human services, LGBTQ+ questions/and or need, faith and religious questions and/or needs. I draw from therapy models such as cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, attachment therapy, narrative therapy, interpersonal therapy, client-centered therapy, solution-focussed therapy, and experiential therapy. I am trained in mindfulness and breath work, and have been certified in the Strengthening Families Model. I will take time getting to know you and hearing you in order to draw from these models and provide appropriate support based on what you are wanting to gain from our time together. I'm honored to take the time you deserve discovering how you can live your life authentically!

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Linda Bianchi

Offering therapy in CO
License: LMFT
Relationship issuesParenting issues
25 years of experience

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in the states of Colorado and California with over 25 years of experience working with clients ranging in development from young children to the elderly. I have worked with individuals struggling with anxiety and depression, with couples who had reached an impasse in their communication and those experiencing parenting problems. I understand the dynamics of substance abuse and have helped guide individuals towards treatment. I also have extensive experience with crisis intervention and helping families move from being problem-focused to becoming solution-focused. My approach to therapy is strongly rooted in exploring the family of origin and how the family we come from is so instrumental in shaping our beliefs and behaviors, which sometimes do not serve us. I believe that with an understanding of how family dynamics shape one’s sense of self, comes empowerment, which then enables an individual to recognize maladaptive thought processes and change the way they think about themselves, their choices and their subsequent behaviors. What I bring to the table is a strong, empathetic nature and the ability to listen intently and patiently. I possess an innate ability to conceptualize what you tell me in a way that brings a deeper understanding. You've taken the first step towards seeking a happier and more fulfilling life by reaching out for support. I'll be here each step of the way to guide you in your journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Jeremy Schultz

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW,CFRC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

Thank you for considering me on your journey to wellness! I have answered the call of hundreds of people over 8 years to help with numerous challenges, including depression, anxiety, alcohol use, substance use, family matters, relationship challenges, self-esteem, and communication. I've helped veterans and first responders cope more effectively with the stressors of their job. Over the course of my life, I've developed a mission: "Nobody left behind." What that means for you is when you work with me, you have my full attention, care, and concern. You matter! You're important! You're looking for help and I can help you. I listen to understand and provided feedback. More importantly, I can help you understand more about you and in a lot of cases why you are the way you are. WE can identify these things together and lay out clear steps to get better. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to working with you!

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Mitra Shahryary

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

I am licensed clinical social worker (LCSW, LICSW), licensed in Virginia, District of Columbia and Colorado with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. It is important to note that due licensing regulations, I am only able to work with clients who reside in VA, DC or CO. Also please refer to the this link, https://www.betterhelp.com/terms/, to review the terms of service. In accordance with these terms I do not provide documentation (meaning letters/reports indicating a diagnosis or attesting to mental fitness for situations such as custody, disability, court mandates, service animals, etc.)

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Jonathan Green

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

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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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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Alyssa Mitchell

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist in Colorado with 3 years of experience in mental health and substance use counseling. I specialize in working with children and adolescents, as well as providing parenting education. I believe in treating everyone with empathy, respect, and compassion. I tend to utilize humor and a positive outlook to develop the therapeutic relationship. It is a big step to start the counseling journey and I am grateful to be a part of it with you.

How to find counseling in Lafayette

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette, 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 80026 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette, 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.

Lafayette 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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80026

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