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Rebecca Clinton

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Hello! I am so happy to meet you! A little about me: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years experience working with variety of populations from individuals, couples, children, and adolescents. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and counseling focusing on life challenges. My goal is to create a warm and comfortable environment allowing the therapeutic relationship to grow. I utilize cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in combination with a strengths based approach and psychodynamic approach. I believe in the power of your unique story. I will strive to ensure my approaches are tailored to meet your therapeutic needs. I believe change happens when you e are given the guidance you need to draw on your own strengths and realize your potential to live fulfilling, happy lives. I aim to provide an environment of compassion and support to help individuals and families overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive. We all have moments where we fill overwhelmed or struggling. You are not alone. www.rebeccaclintonlcsw.com

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Stacy Walsh

Offering therapy in CO
License: MSW,LCSW
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoachingCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

Welcome and congratulations on taking this leap into the space of counseling for yourself! I know it can be an incredibly vulnerable decision, and I am excited to work with you in taking this courageous next step into a healthier and more fulfilling life. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado. I completed my Masters in Social Work at the University of Denver in 2012. I am also a spouse and mom to one toddler and one dog. I am also a trained Co-Active Coach, focusing primarily on leadership, issues of shame and guilt, and helping individuals find what they are most passionate about. I have completed Brené Brown's Dare to Lead workshop and currently work with leaders at all levels on becoming the best version of themselves. I have extensive experience working in and around the child welfare system, both with families of origin as well as all types of caregivers supporting children. I am experienced in supporting those who have experienced abuse and/or neglect in their own lives, as well as those caring for children who experienced trauma. I am also committed to supporting first responders in avoiding compassion fatigue and maintaining passion for their work. As a clinician, my approach is energetic and compassionate. I believe in a solution-focused, strengths-based approached to working with people, and see individuals through a whole-person lens. I enthusiastically welcome people from diverse cultures and identities. I also know how important it is to find someone who you truly connect with in order to open yourself up to creating the life you want, and I look forward to working with you should I feel like the right fit!

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Sarah Strong

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hi there. I'm Sarah Strong, a Colorado-based Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over seven years of clinical experience providing therapy, consultation and education to individuals in a variety of settings including schools, telehealth, and private practice. I have supported individuals through a wide range of mental health concerns ranging from navigating life's transitions to surviving a trauma or navigating more complicated mental health diagnoses. In addition to my broad knowledge base, my specialty areas of focus are parenthood and athletic identity/performance. As your therapist, you can expect me to be authentic, empathic, collaborative and empowering. I want you to feel that I am part of your team, that I will celebrate and mourn alongside you and that I really believe in you. My approach is integrated, pulling from my previous training and experience in evidenced based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), interpersonal neurobiology and somatic therapy. I am here to support you in identifying and achieving your goals and creating the positive change you are seeking.

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Carlos Cavazos

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA, LPC
LGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
4 years of experience

Hi, Im Carlos, a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Sexologist and Relationship Coach . I have years of experience working with couples and individuals on relationships, communication, self esteem ,LGBT issues, various mental health disorders and have contributed my expertise to Health , Cosmopolitan , Well + Good, Bustle and other publications. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Counseling. I currently provide Mental Health Consultation for a Fortune 500 company and provide therapy to the local LGBT community. Having worked in many settings including private practice, crisis residential clinics, and community mental health clinics has provided me the ability to assist all sort of individuals with all types of needs and backgrounds. I am a Kink and Poly Friendly Therapist whose approach is pretty eclectic, as everyone is different and has different needs. I do like Solution Focused approaches with an emphasis on Narrative therapy, to help my clients rewrite their past and create the bright future they deserve. I take a very modern approach to therapy and will work with you to help achieve a better you.

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Dr. Sharon Anderson

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 17 plus years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, motivation, stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage. I am excited to help you figure out your goals for therapy and take the small steps to reach those goals.

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Andrew Heinz

Offering therapy in CO
AddictionsRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 16 years of professional work. If you find yourself hurting and stuck in destructive cycles, then you need relief and good care. I believe that much like physical injuries, untreated emotional wounds can get in the way of living to our fullest. Many times the pain can become unbearable and confusing and we may act or treat others, or ourselves, counter to what we know to be true. We can get stuck in destructive cycles or even feel hopeless. Reaching out for support and guidance is essential to becoming free. I believe we can all heal and thrive, despite the depth or severity of the wounds, and would be honored to partner with you in your journey to heal. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults struggling with: addiction, grief/loss, trauma and abuse history, acute to severe depression and anxiety, impulse struggles, attachment issues, relationship difficulties, worth/esteem and identity. I am eclectic in my approach and rely on training in: CBT, somatic and IFS informed, polyvagal theory

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Joseph Cathey

Offering therapy in CO
LGBTTrauma and abuseGrief
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Jon Dennig

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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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Rachel Stiff

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
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, 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Emily Johnson

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseEating disordersSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

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

How to find counseling in Merino

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Merino 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 Merino 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 Merino 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 Merino, 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 Merino 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 Merino 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 Merino 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 Merino 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 Merino 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 80741 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 Merino 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 Merino 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 Merino, 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.

Merino 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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