Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of experience: 10

Hi! I'm Megan. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and I am here to help you! I bring with me 10 years of counseling experience. I earned my BS from Colorado State University in Human Development and Family Studies in 2003 and I earned my MA in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Colorado in 2005. I use an integrative approach to Mental Health and Overall Wellness using coaching methods and interventions that encourage the balance of mind, body and soul. I merge mindfulness coaching, lif...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of experience: 14

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), am licensed and currently live in the state of Colorado, although I also maintain my LCSW licensure in Texas. I studied at the University of Texas at Austin for both my undergraduate (BSW) and graduate degrees (MSSW) in Social Work. Since graduating with my Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) in 2003, I have worked with couples, families, and children in a variety of settings, to include non-profit organizations, schools, hospitals, and for the military. Most of my experience is in the field of trauma, helping...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 13

Congratulations on making it here! It is extremely brave to ask for help and you're making a huge first step. My name is Lindsay Lee and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Louisiana and Colorado. My practice has taken me to work with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violent crime in North Carolina; individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness in Louisiana, young people experiencing trauma and loss in New Orleans schools, military families coping with deployment, professionals struggling with compassion ...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues
Years of experience: 40

It is a difficult decision to begin counseling and to choose to trust a total stranger with the intimate details of your life. For this reason, I attempt to take some of the mystery out of the process of beginning counseling, and tend to share information about how therapy works and why. The chemistry and connection between a psychotherapist and a client is a very vital ingredient in healing. People need to feel respected, valued and understood by their psychotherapists. Most people begin psychotherapy at a point in their lives when what they have been doing in...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of experience: 8

Hello! Welcome to my page. My name is Katie Weidenkeller and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado and have been working in the mental health field for 6 years. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation for good work to begin. My approach with clients is warm and supportive along with providing validation for their emotions and experiences. I believe that the client knows themselves the best and I meet my clients where they're at. I do not believe in identifying the client as their diagnosis. My approach is ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 25

Welcome and Hello, I am Dr. Phyl (Phyllis Watson, MS, PsyD). I am a psychotherapist, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor in Illinois and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, Arizona, and Ohio. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor with over 25 years of experience working with teens, adults, and seniors. I have been a subject matter expert featured on National Public Radio (NPR) and local cable news. I offer psychotherapy and professional supervision services. Working with diverse populations, m...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 19

I am licensed in Colorado with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, intimacy related issues, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 9

I am a licensed professional counselor in Missouri and Colorado with 9 years of experience working with children, teens and adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I have expertise in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and have worked with clients who have experienced physical trauma and emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe that you are the expert of your story a...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 11

I am licensed in Colorado with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, & coping with life changes. 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!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety
Years of experience: 21

I am a State of Colorado licensed Mental Health provider and have been for nearly 30 years. I grew up in Michigan and attended Wayne State University achieving a BA in Psychology and a MSW . I have experience working in health care, hospice, schools, foster care and adoption, pregnancy services and stress management. Recently I've learned about an evidence-based trauma technique called “The Flash Technique" which was developed in 2018 by Philip Manfield, PhD, an established EMDR Clinician, Trainer and Consultant in the field of EMDR. I have had multiple training...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 3

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Colorado. I have been in the field of social work for over 10 years working with adults, adolescents, children and families. I believe that every individual is unique and there is not a one-size-fits-all answer or approach when it comes to therapy. I believe that the best outcomes are achieved through a strong therapeutic alliance and collaboration between the clinician and the client; the expert of their own life. I use a holistic approach when working with clients and offer safety, grounding, and gentle guidance through...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 22

I am licensed in Colorado with 22 years experience, treating adults and adolescents with anxiety, depression, and trauma These responses in life can lead to addiction and relationship issues. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to partner with you in your progress, and look forward to hearing from you.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 36

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with 36 years of professional work with individuals, couples, teens and families both online and in my private practice. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related 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. My therapy approach draws from Gestalt, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 12

I am licensed in Colorado with 12 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, & coping with life changes. 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!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 3

I am licensed in Colorado and Nebraska with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and 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. 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 and empower you in that journey.

How To Find Counseling Pagosa Springs

Finding the best therapist close by in Pagosa Springs can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Pagosa Springs 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 Pagosa Springs. 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 Pagosa Springs, 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, these professionals 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 Pagosa Springs 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 Pagosa Springs counselors 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 Pagosa Springs area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Pagosa Springs
  • DBT in Pagosa Springs
  • Substance use therapy in Pagosa Springs
  • Couples therapy in Pagosa Springs

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Pagosa Springs, 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 Pagosa Springs, elsewhere in Archuleta, 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 Pagosa Springs area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Pagosa Springs 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 Pagosa Springs 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 in Pagosa Springs: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Pagosa Springs: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Pagosa Springs: $100
  • Therapy in Pagosa Springs: $80

While many psychologists in Pagosa Springs may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Pagosa Springs and elsewhere throughout the state of Colorado you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Pagosa Springs, 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Pagosa Springs above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Pagosa Springs 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Pagosa Springs 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 Pagosa Springs 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 Pagosa Springs therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Pagosa Springs counselor 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 almost one million people in Pagosa Springs, CO, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 81147 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 in Pagosa Springs can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Pagosa Springs 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 Pagosa Springs 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 Pagosa Springs, 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.

Pagosa Springs has many professionals 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. In Pagosa Springs, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 with a counselor 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Pagosa Springs.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Pagosa Springs:

81147