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Stanley Schleifer

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): M.C.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
33 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed professional Counselor with over 30 years experience. Most of my work has been in outpatient behavioral health clinics. I enjoy working with adults, up to and including seniors. My clients and colleagues have described me as understanding, easy to talk to, supportive and respectful. While I will tailor my treatment to yourspecific needs, I generally use cognitive-behavioral therapy with a humanistic, client-centered approach. I actively share my thoughts and ideas, with the understanding that my opinions are shared for your consideration. I enjoy working with individuals - whether they have depression, anxiety, situational crises, self-esteem issues, and grief and loss. Coronavirus is affecting so many of us in so many ways. We are faced with stresses that we are not accustomed to handling. I would offer help and support for this novel (and for some, extremely difficult and painful) process. I look forward to collaborating with you to help you make the positive changes that are important to you. Respectfully, Stan Schleifer, M.C., LPC

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Elizabeth (Libby) Collins

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
16 years of experience as a therapist

As a licensed therapist, I have worked with many clients to improve their quality of life and help them create the changes that allow them to move forward in a more positive way. I enjoy learning more about what my clients' goals are and working cooperatively with them to help them achieve these goals. Many clients struggle with feelings related to their personal or professional life. They may feel stuck and unsure how to move forward. By working together in a therapeutic relationship, I can help you look more closely at these issues and chart a course for change.

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Christine O'Neill

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LPC, MAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemADHD
16 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! I am a therapist with a passion for helping people to make positive changes in their lives. Throughout my 76 year career I have worked with many different populations in a myriad of ways and have found that most people want to have a better life and just need that catalyst to make it possible. My style lends itself to be more on the coaching side and I often times have clients work on different small tasks outside of the therapy session. I would consider my counseling style to be warm, interactive, and goal oriented. Humor is a tool I use regularly to bring reality to difficult situations and to show that while life can be tumultuous, there should always be room to find laughter. I have extensive experience in mood disorders, teen issues, addictions, life changes, divorce, and family issues. I lend more towards messaging and live messaging therapy as I feel it gives the client more time to really think about what they want to say and to be able to better absorb the responses. You have taken the first and often times hardest step towards improving your future! I hope to hear from you soon and I look forward to working towards a more fulfilled life.

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Shonda Hill

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,CAS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
28 years of experience as a therapist

I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Addictions Specialist. I have several years experience helping people. I specialize in behaviors that interrupt life such as: anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, loneliness, relationships and much more. Therapy is no longer a bad thing and I believe there is a solution to every problem.

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Jenille Gudahl

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Colorado with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, anger management, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. "Approach life from a state of curiosity."

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Ellen Goodloe

Offering therapy in CO
Relationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
27 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Virginia and Colorado with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients with relationship issues, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I am experienced with the military and veteran population and have helped many people dealing with trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion regardless of the issues, and believe we are all unique and have unique gifts. Sometimes when we are feeling really down on ourselves, it's hard to see them and we begin to believe our negative self-talk. Using a variety of techniques I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process and help you grow. I look forward to working with you!

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Carissa Fralin

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyGriefCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Colorado with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, career difficulties, & 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 excited for you to get started!

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Corinna Evans

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience as a therapist

Hi, I am Corinna Evans, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado and National Certified Counselor (NCC). I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from University of Colorado Colorado Springs and my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling from Adams State University. I have spent the last eight years working with children and adolescents in an inpatient psychiatric hospital. I also have four years of experience as a School Counselor at both the elementary and high school level. In addition, I have completed the facilitator training for Positive Solutions for Families. Therefore, I also have extensive experience working with parents to help alleviate challenging behaviors with their children and increase positive, evidence based parenting strategies. In telehealth counseling I am passionate about continuing to work with children, adolescents, and their parents. In addition, I am also eager to do individual counseling with adult clients as well as couples counseling. I have training in Prepare Enrich, a premarital counseling program. 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. The only person that can truly make that happen is you. As therapists, we are here to help guide you but ultimately it’s your journey. The first step is taking “a step”. I understand the difference quality therapy can make in someone’s life so let’s take that step together. I am here to support & empower you in your journey.

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Juanita Sawyer

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Colorado with 3 years of professional work experience. The most central values upheld in my practice are those of social justice, inclusivity, and cultural sensitivity. I work with day-to-day anxieties, grief, overwhelm, major life transitions, and everything in between. You can come to me and trust that you will have an approachable, authentic therapist who believes you and wants to listen. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I promise to tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs with specific attention to your cultural, gender-based, whole human identity. 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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Kelsey Goss

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a therapist

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, coping with grief and loss, & 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 Paoli

Finding the best therapist close by in Paoli 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 in Paoli that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Paoli. 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 Paoli, 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 in the Paoli region and in the state of Colorado. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Paoli or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Paoli 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 Paoli, elsewhere in Phillips, 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 Paoli area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Paoli 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 Paoli 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 Paoli 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Paoli, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Paoli 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 Paoli helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Paoli 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 Paoli 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 Paoli 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.

Paoli therapists 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 Paoli 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 Paoli 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in CO, therapists 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 80746 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Paoli 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Paoli.

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 from a therapist. A Paoli 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Paoli, 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.

Paoli 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 to customer service 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Paoli:

80731, 80746

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