The City of Louisville, Colorado was voted one of the top 100 best places to live in the United States six times by CNN and Money Magazine. They boast some of the best attractions such as the Steinbaugh Pavilion concerts, farmers’ markets, Old Louisville Inn, and the Louisville Street Fair. 

If you are trying to deal with an anxiety or depression disorder, you may not be able to enjoy any of these things. Some days it may even be a struggle to get out of bed and get dressed. Getting treatment is the only way to help and there are some of the finest therapists in the country in Louisville who can help. 

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Laura Scales

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA,LMFT
Relationship issuesGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

It is my sincere hope to bring genuine healing and wholeness to individuals, marriages and families. What is perhaps unique about me is that therapy is not my first career. I feel as though my other careers and life experiences have led me to this time in my life and my practice. I have learned first hand how unexpected life events can throw one off course and how going through change can be painful and yet transformational. In my previous careers, I chose occupations that enabled and empowered others. I cared for people with chronic illness and severe disabilities as a home health aide. I taught rock climbing, ice climbing, sea kayaking, swimming at various levels with a diverse clientele. I cared for the elderly and brought activities to improve the quality of life for residents of a senior living community. One of my greatest life achievements is climbing the highest point in the western hemisphere, Mt. Aconcagua elevation 22,837 ft. Up above the treeline, looking down on the clouds, far away from the civilized world is where I felt the most centered and at peace and the closest to my higher self. It is during my days as a climber and high altitude mountaineer that I learned how to be fully present in life if only for one moment at a time. It was in graduate school at Argosy University, on the Denver, Colorado campus that I realized how to continue to follow my passion: helping others build stronger sense of self and healthy relationships and families. After completing a masters program in Marriage and Family Therapy and practicum at West Springs Psychiatric Hospital, I worked in a community mental health outpatient clinic. As a licensed professional, I counseled as an intake, individual and group therapist. My knowledge and empathy has grown significantly while working with people of all ages and backgrounds, addressing a broad range of mental health issues. Today in my private practice, I strive to provide a safe nonjudgemental space for clients to share openly, explore problems and solutions and shed light on relationships, that are no longer desirable. I believe our mental health and personal well being are tied up in the quality of our personal relationships. The more closely we are connected to others, the happier we feel and the more personal satisfaction we have in our lives. I work with individuals, couples and families who want to change how they manage conflict, physical and mental health conditions, and stressful life adjustments. I have been trained in many evidence-based therapy modalities that help me to be effective in treating depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, anger management and people who have experienced trauma. I believe in empowering clients, meaning that the client is the expert on their life and responsible and capable of making their own decisions. My approach to counseling involves evidenced-based practices to include Internal Family Systems Therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution focussed and strength-based practices tailored to fit each client's uniques needs. When I am not practicing therapy I am enjoying spending as much time as possible in the natural world absorbing all of it's many gifts.

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Sandra DeCarolis

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hi. My name is Sandra DeCarolis and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor in Colorado. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from CU Denver and a Master’s degree in Counseling from Regis University in Denver. I am also a Certified Trauma Informed Care Practitioner. I have worked with a variety of clients ages 16 - 100 that present with a variety of issues and concerns including but not limited to: trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar, mood disorders and substance abuse. Or, they may be dealing with communication issues, self-esteem or social anxiety problems. I am integrative in my approach to therapy in that I utilize Person Centered, Solution Focused, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies to assist during the sessions; whatever feels appropriate. My treatment approach is based first, on developing a therapeutic relationship with the client that has its foundation in trust. I will also utilize your strengths to help you achieve your desired changes and treatment goals. I believe people have enormous potential and it is my desire to help them achieve the happiness, wholeness and the balance they desire in their lives by facilitating awareness and by introducing them to a variety of coping skills that they can utilize in times of duress. I applaud your courage for reaching out for assistance and I look forward to witnessing your healing and evolution.

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Jamie Bogner

Offering therapy in CO
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGrief
3 years of experience

I am Licensed in Colorado (LPC), and have over 10 years of experience as a Psychotherapist. I have worked with a wide range of concerns, including, relationship issues, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and addiction. I use treatment modalities such as EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization, and Reprocessing), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. My approach to therapy is client centered. I believe that it is more important to utilize the skills from different treatment modalities that make the most sense for each individual client. I like to provide education to help my clients understand their diagnosis, emotional responses, and the treatment options that will work best for them, and why. I will work closely with each client, to ensure they feel comfortable and heard in each session, and utilizing the skills that make the most sense for them to make the most progress. It is important to me that all of my clients feel they are making progress after each session. It takes courage to reach out and take the steps to make positive changes. I am ready to help. I look forward to working with 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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Stephen Drozda

Offering therapy in CO
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
49 years of experience

Hello, I am Dr. Steve Drozda a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Colorado. I have over 40 years of experience in the mental health field as a psychotherapist, psychological evaluator, administrator, and as a teacher in graduate counseling program. I have worked in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, hospitals, residential treatment centers, nursing facilities, and in my own office-based practice. I earned my graduate degrees in psychology (M.A. and Ph.D.) at the University of Missouri-Columbia. For the past 33 years I have lived and practiced in the Denver, Colorado area. I provide counseling and therapy services primarily from a cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused orientation. I have also had training in dialectal behavior therapy and incorporate techniques from that approach when appropriate. I work with a variety of age groups, including seniors. Among my areas of primary interest are working with clients whose issues include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family or parenting problems, coping with trauma, and adjustment to life changes such as those due to loss, health changes, or aging . In my counseling work, I prefer to take an active, problem-solving approach to assist clients to take practical steps toward their goals and equip them to be better prepared for challenges they may face in the future. I maintain my own schedule and generally have appointment availability in addition to the times visible on the BetterHelp site. I conduct most client sessions by video or phone. It is my practice to be available to respond to messages from clients between sessions, usually within a day. I am married and the father of two children who are educators in the performing arts. My interests include travel, a variety of activities in the outdoors, music, theater, and learning new things. For many clients, taking the first step to confront a problem is often the most difficult part of finding a solution. If you are ready to take that step, I am eager to work with you to set and achieve your goals.

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Tracy Munson

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
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, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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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Dr. LaToya Gaines-Plunkett

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas and Colorado with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & bipolar disorder. 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.

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Vivian Roberts

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteem
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & intimacy related issues. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Dolores Montanez

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

Hello, my name is Dolores Montanez, I am a Family Therapist with more than 25 years of experience in the field of Mental Health. As a family therapist, I have the privilege to work with parents and their children, adolescents, and individual adults who manifest family relationship issues, as a couple or as parents. I have been fortunate to have worked in various settings such as Community Clinics, Psychiatric Hospitals, and Schools settings. Being bilingual in Spanish and English has allowed me to provide professional services to adults and youth placed within Government Agencies such as Immigration Detention Centers and in Children Camps for the unaccompanied children coming across the Mexican border. I have also been fortunate to have worked abroad for the Air Force and US Army helping our military service men and women along with their dependents. Throughout these settings, the issues I have been able to help many clients include improvement of coping strategies, self concept, and identifying individual inner strengths to cope with adversities that may cause depression, anxiety, sleeping problems, or hinder appropriate relationships. Applying various methodologies, we address and heal traumas and abuse; or simply identify resources and the self confidence necessary for life functioning improvement. I believe we all have the capacity to live peacefully and healthier. I believe we all need a little guidance at one point or another, and everyone deserves respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs including in the Spanish language if necessary. Working in various settings, I've been fortunate to have learned from a diverse cultural clientele who seek and take steps to a more fulfilling and happier life. It takes courage to accept that we may need improvement in our lifestyles. I am here to support you in that process.

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Melissa Marquez

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf 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, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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. 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.

How to find counseling in Louisville

Finding the best therapist close by in Louisville 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 Louisville. 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 Louisville, 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 Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville, 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 Louisville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville, 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 Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville 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 80027 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 Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville, 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.

Louisville 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.

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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 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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80027

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