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Renee' Belew-Dycus

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
LGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 14 years of experience working with a wide variety if clients. I am licensed in Colorado and California. I have experience working with a wide range of ages and client concerns including emotional and physical trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse, Bi-polar and OCD to name a few. I have vast experience working with the LGBT community. My counseling style is client centered, coming from a supportive warm and interactive prospective I am also a Certified Hypnotherapist and utilize guided imagery, as well as hypnosis where the client is interested. I am trained in Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic and many other counseling theories but I tailor treatment to the individual, fitting with their needs, goals, and unique perspectives I believe we all are born knowing what we need to know to have happy, healthy, abundant and productive lives and my job as a therapist is to help you remember how to find that life. I don’t fix people I help them to fix themself and I am here to support you on your journey to being healthy and happy. (Please not that I have both daytime and evening, as well as weekend hours)

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Kate McDonald

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! I'm Kate, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of Colorado. I believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person. No matter where you come from or what you have been through in your life, you have value, just as you are. These beliefs guide my life and my work as a counselor and psychotherapist. If you choose to work with me, my role will be to meet you where you are, to listen to you, and to offer support along your way. Together, we will explore your needs and goals and figure out how to move forward. Some details: I grew up in Virginia and completed my undergraduate education at Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2012, I moved to Colorado to complete my Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology at the University of Denver. Since then I have worked primarily in community mental health care, providing care to adolescents and adults from all kinds of backgrounds. I have specialized in addiction issues, trauma, and mood and anxiety disorders. Although I adapt my approach for each client's individual needs, I often draw from acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based techniques. I am also trained in Brainspotting, which uses the mind-body connection to heal the impacts of trauma and other difficult emotions and experiences. In 2021, I moved to the United Kingdom where I am now a counsellor for the National Health Service. I remain fully licensed in Colorado and am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. When I'm not doing therapy I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with family. My hobbies include knitting, bullet journaling, and trying not to kill my houseplants. Struggling is hard. Sometimes reaching out is harder - I am glad you have taken this step! If what I have said sounds good to you so far, let's get connected and talk about what you need.

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Dr. Madeline Tormoen

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): PsyD, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementSelf esteem
27 years of experience as a therapist

I have been a counselor for over 28 years and am honored to have been able to assist others during periods of personal growth and challenge. As a strength-based clinician, I foster resilience, courage, and fortitude within clients. I believe life entails a vast continuum of experiences – some joyful and others difficult. I am here for support as you traverse your life experiences. I use a plethora of tools to assist clients. These interventions include dialectical behavioral techniques, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and mindfulness activities. I help clients integrate past traumatic experiences as well as learn skills to decrease depression and anxiety, increase self-confidence, and grow personally. I enjoy supporting others and look forward to the opportunity to assist you! Madeline (Maddy) Tormoen, PsyD, LPC

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Madison Marcotte Lippert

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): LICSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Madison and I have been providing therapy services for over 7 years in Ohio and Minnesota. I have experience working with individuals of all ages and walks of life in a variety of settings, including schools, physician's office/hospitals, and private practice. My approach typically includes methods from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT, Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). Some issues I specialize in include anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, interpersonal conflict, and coping with major life changes. However, I believe that every client is unique and has different needs, even if they are facing similar challenges. It is my job to figure out which approach will be most effective for you. I received my Bachelor of Science in Social Work and my Master of Social Work degrees from the Ohio State University, where I also played division 1 hockey. As an athlete, I learned that resiliency, determination, and collaboration are important skills not only in sports, but also in life. As a therapist, I see my clients as my teammate. We will work together towards a common goal, which we will set together. You have your strengths, and we will identify those and use them to our advantage. The fact that you are here shows me that you are ready to make a change. Seeking support is the first and most difficult step. I am so glad that you are here, and am excited for us to work together to improve your quality of life. Welcome to our starting line!

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Kimberly Williams

Offering therapy in CO
Trauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in clinical social work with 5 years of direct practice experience. I have experience with supporting clients and couples in overcoming roadblocks and building confidence in their decisions. I work to empower clients by building the skills to take on 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Kayla Fruetel

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
7 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, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Sarra Thompson

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
8 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Colorado with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & intimacy related issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Angela Bellinghausen

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): LIMHP,LADC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Angie Bellinghausen. I have over 25 years of experience. I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC), as well as a Certified Life Coach. I have extensive experience with best practices and strength-based care. I combine the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Transactional Analysis (TA), and encourage the use of mindfulness. I have experience working with clients for self-empowerment and personal growth, depression and anxiety reduction, stress reduction, grief and bereavement, increased coping skills and mindfulness, self-care, life challenges, as well as mental health and substance use issues. I have been privileged to work with a wonderfully diverse population of clients that has never stopped to amaze me and enriched my knowledge and understanding as a therapist and Life Coach. I continue to strive to increase my knowledge and training with a holistic approach. I believe in focusing on healing and increasing wellness rather than focusing on a diagnosis. I believe in both a traditional and integrative approach to therapy and allowing the client to find what best resonates with them. We are all on a journey through life facing challenges as they come. I believe part of my journey is to help individuals through life’s challenges. For me, helping other is a privilege and an honor.

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Paulina Gutierrez

Offering therapy in CO
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Colorado with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Julie Kellaway

Offering therapy in CO
Intimacy-related issuesSleeping disordersSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoaching
22 years of experience as a therapist

Hi! My name is Julie and I am a licensed doctoral-level psychologist. I have over 20 years of experience. I have experience working with most mental health conditions and I particularly enjoy helping people with intimacy-related issues, pain and disability, chronic health conditions, insomnia, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and career/life path concerns. My primary treatment modality is hypnosis with a short-term therapy model. My approach is inclusive, warm, and engaging. Most people walk away from a therapeutic hypnosis session feeling relaxed and positive, along with having a set of tools that you can use over and over again. I am excited to begin working with you and will happily answer any questions!

How to find counseling in Paonia

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

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

Paonia 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 Paonia 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 Paonia 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 81428 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 Paonia 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 Paonia.

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 Paonia 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 Paonia, 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.

Paonia 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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