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Joshua Flowers

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA,LPC,LAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

We all have the potential to create a meaningful life in the face of both joyful and painful circumstances. It is my hope that our time together will allow you to more fully embrace a sense of wonder about the possibilities for your own life as you discover new paths towards wholeness. In supporting individuals as they navigate life’s successes and challenges, I have come to realize the importance of authentic relationships. To this end, I seek to offer a safe and compassionate space in which your story can unfold. It is within this context that I believe you will be able to gain new insights as well as reconnect with aspects of yourself that may have been forgotten or become blocked. I have been practicing different forms of mindfulness over the past eighteen years and always welcome the opportunity to share these practices with others. I have found that integrating mindfulness-based skills with existential, transpersonal, and somatic/body-centered approaches can be very healing and transformative. Since 2002, I have had the opportunity to provide counseling to adolescents in a wilderness therapy program, incarcerated individuals in a drug and alcohol program, homeless Veterans in a transitional housing program, and Veterans and military families in a community mental health setting. I have been seeing individuals in my private practice since 2015. Please be aware that I am licensed in the state of Colorado, so if I’m working with an individual internationally, I may be providing services as a consultant or coach due to my license requirement or requirements of other localities. This may mean that I will be limited in my ability to assess, diagnose, and treat specific disorders. Outside my practice, I enjoy running, biking, writing, and meditation. I also love traveling and just returned from living as an expat in Berlin, Germany for the past 1.5 years. EDUCATION AND TRAINING 2016 Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Training (50 hours) 2014 Licensed Professional Counselor - LPC (LPC.00012067) 2013 Licensed Addiction Counselor - LAC (ACD.0000389) 2012 Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, Regis University, Denver, CO 2008 Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

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Dr. Georgia Robertson

Offering therapy in CO
License: Ph.D, LPC, NCC
Trauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
23 years of experience

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

Offering therapy in CO
License: Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Addiction Specialist
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
21 years of experience

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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Anne Karsian

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Family conflictsGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Colorado and New Mexico. I specialize in grief, loss and life transition counseling. I have worked in acute care hospital settings, plus palliative and hospice care organizations for many years helping families and individuals at pivotal points in their life. I have a special interest and experience in older adults as they face difficult challenges and decisions regarding advanced care planning, and downsizing. Often people face isolation, loss of independence and increased independence on others, all at the same time. I understand these life transitions can happen in a moment, and are often paired with a traumatic life event. I start by learning your story, in your words, at your pace. Curiosity leads the conversation and often results in feeling heard and seen as you truly are, not as you think others expect you to be. Through greater understanding of ourselves and what motivates us, we can often find new or renewed interest and joy in our life. It takes courage to acknowledge the range of feelings that accompany loss, grief and life transitions. Feelings of overwhelm can mix with feeling dull and unable to find joy in our lives. I understand these feeling first hand and know the value of seeking help with moving through uncomfortable, painful times in our lives. I look forward to hearing your story and helping you as you work through difficult, sad or confusing times in your life.

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Hazel Richards

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

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over thirty years of experience in the social work field. I have worked with families, children, parents, and individuals. I have an extensive background in child welfare services and in special education, working with children with special needs and their families. I have worked in hospitals and with adults in mental health rehabilitation. I am currently employed with the Department of Veterans' Affairs. Many of the veterans served in my program suffer from PTSD, depression, anxiety or addictions. I have come to believe over many years of practice that it is critical to help clients express and clarify their goals and to identify the barriers to reaching those goals. Of equal importance is helping clients identify and build upon their strengths. Often this means learning about available resources to assist them. In summary, my approach as a clinical social worker is to help clients understand and meet their personal life goals, using all the resources available to them.

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Mary Shatzer

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & 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. 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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Breanna Alderson

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I also have experience in working with a military population. 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. I truly try to focus on building a relationship with my clients. I also like to show that you are talking to another human on the other side of the computer. I am a therapist that will guide, but also challenge you. In order to change we must challenge ourselves and make ourselves uncomfortable. There is always something to be learned on the other side of pain. I look forward to working with those that are ready to make a change or are just here to talk some things through.

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Amanda Smith

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, postpartum depression, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & depression. 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.

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Shannon Hoffman

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
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, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. 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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Lisa Moffett

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyLGBTAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado, Nevada and Washington with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, anger management, & 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. 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 Leadville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Leadville 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 Leadville 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 Leadville 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 Leadville, 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 Leadville 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 Leadville 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 Leadville 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 Leadville 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 Leadville 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 80461 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 Leadville 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 Leadville 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 Leadville, 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.

Leadville 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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