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Janet Ready

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW,LAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

Hello, My name is Janet and I have been a bilingual (Spanish/English) therapist for over 20 years. I have experience working with people who struggle with many life issues, including some of the following: anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, relationship issues, substance abuse, OCD, ADHD and many more. My counseling style is warm and communicative. I would like to hear about you and the issues you would like to discuss. My approach combines mindfulness with a person-centered focus and cognitive behavioral therapy. Through dialogue we'll partner to create a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Thank you for reaching out. This could be the first step in working toward a stronger you! If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support you when you need it. Please introduce yourself and let me know when you would like to start talking. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Christina Ortiz-Marquez

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
17 years of experience

Hello! I'm Christina, A Colorado based licensed counselor with over 18 years experience! I graduated from the University of Southern Colorado where I earned a Bachelor's degree in Sociology, Criminology and Psychology. I earned my Master of Arts Degree from Adam State University and received my Professional Counselor License in 2011. I have been dedicated to helping people through counseling services since my high school days as a peer counselor and realized early on that I have a passion for this work! I believe in a Cognitive Behavioral Counseling approach and I have helped hundreds of clients find peace, healing and motivation for change. My style is client centered, I believe that my client is the "expert in his/her life" and my role is to help guide and support the change process. I would love to work with you and help you discover your best self!

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Christina Janiszeski

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC,LAC,LADC
Trauma and abuseGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

Hello, My name is Christina Janiszeski and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of Colorado. I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Minnesota. I graduated from Regis University with my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My career has been focused on helping improve the overall wellbeing of those that struggle with their mental health and/or addictions. Some of my specialties include: depression, anxiety, time management, trauma/abuse, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, and anger. My approach is holistic because of each person’s unique story and their journey of healing. I incorporate person-centered, solution-focused, humanistic, and cognitive-behavioral approaches. I know how difficult it can be to reach out and ask for help/guidance. I applaud you for taking these first steps and hope that we can work together soon!

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Noelle Penshorn

Offering therapy in CO
License: MS, LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am proud to call Wisconsin as my home and have lived my whole life here. I am also licensed in Washington and Colorado and happy to provide therapy to clients in those states as well. I graduated with my Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at Edgewood College and learned about a systems approach to therapy. Prior to receiving my Master’s degree, I earned my Undergraduate degree in Fine Art. I enjoy creating art and find that it can aid in the healing process and may be helpful when expressing difficult emotions. I take a strength based approach to therapy and guide you to find solutions to your problems. As I guide you in the therapeutic process, you may gain clarity about what you are feeling and needing in your life. I believe that relationships are the center of our lives and when we are accepting and compassionate to ourselves we can bring our best to our relationships. I work with individuals, couples, and families, who may be struggling through anxiety, depression, grief and PTSD. As your therapist, I aim to provide you a safe and caring environment, where you feel comfortable to discuss what is happening in your life. Together we will explore ways to heal emotional pain, recognize unhealthy patterns and resolve personal problems. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, hiking, photography and art. You will find me visiting a local lake or beach during the summer. I also enjoy spending time with my family. I have two lovable rabbits that also keep me occupied. Please contact me today.

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Robyn Towler

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

You’ll experience an empathetic ear, human connection, understanding, and acceptance without condition when you’re in session with Robyn. You’ll be heard and met where you are. Robyn works with clients on a wide range of issues, including overcoming anxiety, depression, and managing life’s stressors. She helps clients with self-image issues, teaching them to love themselves. She helps clients who struggle with relational issues, teaching them new behavior patterns. Robyn uses many types of tools to help clients improve their current life situations, like active listening, thought stopping and reframing, and mindfulness and relaxation techniques. She’s a big fan of person-centered modalities and also utilizes CBT, DBT, Solution-Focused, and Play Therapy. With a Bachelor’s degree in Cross-Cultural Studies and a Master’s degree in Counseling, Robyn has worked with individuals in other countries and stateside in community mental health and private practice. She’s also an animal lover who doesn’t underestimate the importance of fur babies in someone’s life, even if they’re not designated as emotional support animals.

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Pedro Ricardo Gonzalez

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC-S,RPT-S,TBRI_Practitioner
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
22 years of experience

Hello, I am Pedro Ricardo Gonzalez, Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and Colorado. I am bilingual (Spanish) and have a passion for working with people. I believe that every human is capable of self-discovery, change and growth. I collaborate with clients to create reasonable, attainable goals for positive life change. My academic credentials are supported by 20+ years of clinical and youth advocacy experiences in higher education, non-profit community-based programs, inpatient residential care settings and private practice. I work with all ages, from very young children through older adults. My extensive experience allows me to work successfully with a diverse array of clients. I am comfortable with people from a wide variety of racial, cultural and religious backgrounds. I recognize that each person’s situation is unique. In order to meet your needs, I use holistic, traditional, and integrative approaches. Let's work together and help you reach your fullest potential!

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Miriam Maslanik

Offering therapy in CO
Eating disorders
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado. Becoming a therapist is my encore career, after many years in technology and administration at a large university. Helping women find solutions to their eating and body image issues has been my passion since 2011 (with some time off during COVID). For those of you with eating issues (or if you know someone who has them): Do you find yourself constantly dieting or restricting what you eat, weight-cycling or even binge-eating? Do you lose weight only to gain it back and then some? I have years of experience treating women with recent and life-long eating issues, especially disordered eating and binge eating disorder. We have food and body issues for a variety of reasons. I can help you identify the source(s) of your struggles, and we can work together to try to resolve these issues. I’ll be honest, this can be difficult. I can help you restore a healthy relationship with food and feel better about your body. Taking the first step takes courage. You'll be glad you did. I am here to support you.

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Mira Lutz

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesIntimacy-related 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, depression, relationship issues, and intimacy related issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I incorporate the values of each client to best tailor treatment. I incorporate emotion-focused, strategic, experiential therapies and CBT. I focus on clients' unique strengths and work with each one to help them discover the highest level of mental health and wellness they can achieve. Using a direct approach, I help clients identify areas of challenge, barriers to change, and individual strengths to achieve positive changes in each client's life. for the individual/family. I’m passionate about helping my client discover their best self, positive changes and hope for the future. It takes courage to seek out a more for yourself and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am pleased to be able to support and empower you in this journey.

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Jennifer Clay

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefBipolar disorderDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado and Arkansas with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & bipolar disorder. 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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Salena Manaois

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbtq+ related issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 Otis

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Otis 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 Otis 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 Otis 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 Otis, 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 Otis 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 Otis 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 Otis 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 Otis 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 Otis 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 80743 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 Otis 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 Otis 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 Otis, 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.

Otis 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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80743

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