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Dr. Wanetta "Nita" Hughes Bise

Offering therapy in CO
License: BSW MA, PhD,LPC
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
16 years of experience

Thank you for seeking counseling for yourself. I look forward to getting to know you and working with you in a professional capacity. Please note: BetterHelp is not technically regulated by HIPPA because they are not a covered entity under the statute. I have been a licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado for 16 years. I am only available to work with clients who reside in the state of Colorado per my licensing board DORA. Per client request and availability ~sessions are 45 minutes in length. If you need to cancel please make ever effort to do so 24 hours in advance. This allows others to possibly use this time slot for their sessions if you can't attend your session. Typically, clients who meet weekly on a regular basis are able to work on therapeutic goals. Please note, due to weather the internet may not be available, when this happens, I ask that you reschedule your appointment and I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you are in a crisis, please go to the nearest ER, and or use the hotline numbers listed on the BetterHelp website. My counseling approaches utilize several counseling theories that are customized to meet your needs. I believe that by treating each client with respect, honor, sensitivity and compassion a working therapeutic alliance can be formed as we interact with one another. I believe and honor the courage you are using to seek a more satisfying and happier life. You have taken the first steps towards change and if you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. Kindly, Nita (Wanetta) Hughes-Bise PhD, LPC

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Kelly Berry

Offering therapy in CO
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Hi, I am glad you are looking for a resource to address what is happening for you during this time of change. It takes courage, insight and determination to take these steps for yourself. Whether you select me as your therapist , or not, I hope you will keep on this path. I am a licensed clinical social worker with more than 20 years of experience in many different settings, including schools, community mental health, hospitals, nursing homes and private practice. I have worked with teenagers through the elderly. I think connecting with people in a genuine and supportive manner is essential to growth. My approach is built on collaborating with my clients, by providing a safe and supportive place, to identify their goals, improve their lives and how they feel. I am more of a generalist, drawing from many approaches, including, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution-focused, brief therapy, strengths-based, family systems, internal family systems and dialectical behavioral therapy.

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Kelly Owens

Offering therapy in CO
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
9 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Kelly and I am a licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, and a licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York. I have over 10 years experience working in the mental health field, and about 8 years of experience doing individual therapy. I went to college at the University at Buffalo, and then graduate school at Hofstra University. I have experience working in a variety of mental health settings, and I am well-versed in virtual teletherapy. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, and complex trauma, as well as relationship/family issues, grief and loss, stress, and periods of transition. During sessions with me, you can expect warmth and support, compassion and understanding. It is my job to help understand your goals for therapy and to assist you in achieving them. My approach to counseling will be tailored to each individual based on their specific needs. I know it can be difficult to ask for help, so I will assist you in a non-judgmental way and hope to help you overcome barriers to achieve your goals. I look forward to working with you.

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Anne Brubacher

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Hello. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Colorado with over 20 years of experience as a social worker. I've worked with people of all ages on issues of communication, anger management, self confidence, decision making, and contentedness. My approach is engaging, straight forward, and practical. I seek to use humor when appropriate and have as good a time as possible with the subject matter and process. I approach practice from the solution focused and cognitive behavioral therapy models. On a personal note, I have lived in Colorado for nearly 20 years and love to get outside in the sunshine. I still consider the plains of Kansas, where I grew up and visit often, my home. Aside from work I spend lots of time at youth sporting events, having conversations about current events with friends and family, tending my house and working to find time for exercise and reading. Seeking someone to talk to about feeling better and making changes is a courageous step. I look forward to working with you to uncover, or dust off, your skills and abilities in shaping your actions to best advance your life goals.

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Cary Truley

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania and Colorado with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, OCD, lgbt-related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Laura Byard

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress. anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma, and abuse. 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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Angela Bellinghausen

Offering therapy in CO
License: LIMHP,LADC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

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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Jillian Brentzel

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia, Colorado, Arizona, and Utah with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with anxiety and depression, that may be related to relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse, or LGBTQ+ identity. I started my career at the Utah Pride Center in 2015, and I'm now living in Georgia. I have strong family ties to Arizona and Colorado, leading me to be licensed in these states as well. 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. I believe having a treatment plan is essential to helping you achieve your goals through therapy. I open sessions by asking for an update specifically about the areas of your life you want to address in therapy. In sessions, I take notes that often includes direct quotes from my clients so I can come back to their specific wording to help explore deeper or not bypass significant issues by letting the conversation flow away. I like to plan ahead for my sessions to be prepared to connect details from past sessions with the new information to keep us moving towards your goals. I like to assign meaningful homework. My primary interventions include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR. I have a strong background in suicide prevention and am trained to use CAMS (Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality.) For clients seeking to improve their romantic relationships, I draw heavily from John Gottman & Susan Johnson's (Emotion Focused Therapy) work.

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Robert Taylor

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
40 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. With couples, I prefer a skills-based approach. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Ronald Benham

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Pierce

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Pierce 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 Pierce 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 Pierce 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 Pierce, 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 Pierce 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 Pierce 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 Pierce 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 Pierce 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 Pierce 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 80650 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 Pierce 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 Pierce 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 Pierce, 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.

Pierce 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

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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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