Lamar is the county seat of Prowers County, Colorado with a population of more than 7500 and it was named after Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II. He was an American politician who was the Secretary of the Interior from 1885 to 1888. This small town in southeastern Colorado is a great place to raise a family.

Sometimes, raising a family can be difficult and you may need help. There are plenty of mental health professionals in and around Lamar who are able to help you figure out what is going on and to give you some support and advice you need. Talk to one of the counselors or therapists in the Lamar area today.

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Jennifer Hayden

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA, LPC, LAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
22 years of experience

As a therapist with 20 years experience I am versed in multiple modalities of working with people. I have dual licensure in the areas of mental health and substance use. I also have specialized training to work with gambling disorders. I believe in the medical model of disease and work with clients to reduce stigma attached to these diagnosis. Believing the the medical model is only part of my practice though. Healing is holistic and there are many parts to getting well. I am a trained EMDR therapist and enjoy using this modality. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, it is a different way of working with people than traditional talk therapy. I am trained in several different protocols for EMDR including trauma as well as addiction. I like people and I want to help end suffering in people's lives. It would be a honored to walk with you on this journey.

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Thomas Flanagan

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW,LSCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
40 years of experience

I am an experienced and skilled therapist. I am straightforward and I work for my clients. I will accompany you on your journey to feel different/feel better. If you want to change and work at it, I am the right person for you. I use a strengths based approach and we will examine your strengths and how to use them to assist you in changing behaviors. I believe everyone has a unique story and I believe in listening to yours. Lets work together so you can achieve your goals.

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Lenore Gray

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
16 years of experience

My education includes a Master of Divinity in Clinical Pastoral Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio and an undergraduate degree from Indiana University. I have experience counseling individuals, couples and families using a variety of modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, directed imagery and grief counseling. I have over 10 years experience working with people suffering from mood disorders (e.g. anxiety and depression), grief, and issues stemming from trauma, abuse, neglect, poor communication, etc. My professional skills and training rest on a solid foundation of life experience and a close walk with Jesus. My mission is to provide an open, nonjudgmental environment where you can receive encouragement, support, and practical tools to live a fuller, more joyful life in healthy relationship with God and others. I'm a native of downstate Illinois. I am a single mother and grandmother with two married adult children and two granddaughters. I love walking in nature, gardening, art, sewing and raspberry ice cream with dark chocolate chips.

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Kimberley Roberts

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW,LMSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
3 years of experience

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 different strengths I use in private practice: •trauma therapy •anxiety/depression •familial issues •parental alienation •marital issues •chronic pain •mental illness/dual diagnosis •LGBQ •many others I believe in a client centered strength focused approach . I believe empathy and compassion are essential when working toward client goals. I am a mother of two. I live in Estes Park, CO where I am able to fully indulge myself in all of my favorite hobbies such as hiking, sledding, biking, walking and jogging. I have a love for animals and the outdoors. I have a 10 year old English lab named Cooper who keeps me on my toes. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and know that together anything is possible. Thank you for choosing me!! Kimberley Sue Roberts, LCSW License #007576

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Max Higa

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe individuals know their story best and it is the privilege of therapists to hear that story. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am honored to be a therapist who gets to help others through their struggles.

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Elizabeth Wasserman

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

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, sleep, and generalized anxiety management. I believe that you are the expert of your own story, and that you have many strengths that will assist you in understanding and managing life's challenges. Taking the first step to sign-up for therapy can take courage. I'm proud of you for getting started, and look forward to working with you!

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Veronica Tunis

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesEating disordersDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & eating disorders. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Nicole Pyfer

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado with 5 years of paid professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, and depression, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & processing through negative beliefs about oneself in order to replace them with a more positive, realistic self-concept. I work with clients through a systems perspective and bring awareness to behavioral and emotional patterns that formed during childhood and continue to negatively impact clients in adulthood. Additionally, I have extensive experience working with victims of trauma and adults who perpetuate harm onto others. I received my Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice and my Master's Degree in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion, and I know that everyone has a unique, complex life. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes so much courage, and I am here to support you in that process.

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Tess Munoz

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 6 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Alison Silcox

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, & coping with life changes. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Lamar

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lamar 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 Lamar 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 Lamar 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 Lamar, 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 Lamar 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 Lamar 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 Lamar 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 Lamar 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 Lamar 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 81052 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 Lamar 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 Lamar 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 Lamar, 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.

Lamar 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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