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Amanda Dunn

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience

My name is Amanda Dunn, MA, LPC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. I have worked in the mental health field for 5 years, primarily in outpatient settings. I have the most experience working with teens, young adults, new parents, and those who are struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, and processing past trauma. My counseling style is warm, eclectic, and client-centered. I uses a variety of approaches to best meet your needs and I often pull from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), solution-focused therapy, and more to target your areas of concern. I find I focus on each person as an individual and love to take a collaborative approach with you to find the best way to meet your personal goals. I believe in authenticity as a part of the therapeutic approach as a way to connect and cooperate with you. "People cannot change other people, only themselves." - Unknown. I believe this quote is important when considering if you are ready for therapy. As a therapist, I am happy to walk along with you on your journey and provide you with information, education, support, and kindness as you make the changes you are ready to. I believe anyone can benefit from counseling and taking that first step can be intimidating and well worth it!

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Bonnie Goetz

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience providing individual therapy to adults. I work from a combination of depth psychological, mindfulness and life skill training approaches to explore and understand the mysteries of inner life, and to help clients find relief from psychological suffering. I work with clients to get to the root of symptoms such as anxiety, depression, lack of meaning, trauma and relationships struggles by an exploration of complexes, archetypes, and personal mythologies. I frequently use mindfulness, dreams, coping skills, EMDR and inner parts work. It is my experience that this offers clients a rich and deep understanding of themselves. Over the last 20 years, I have worked in a variety of clinical settings helping people with various psychological difficulties including combat related issues, severe and persistent mental illness, cumulative relational trauma, psychological struggles related to brain injury, and trauma related to disasters and violence. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Colorado, and a Master of Arts degree in Psychology/ Counseling from Chapman University. I have been licensed in the state of Colorado since 2000. In my free time, I enjoy reading, gardening, trying to knit, and doing art with my young daughter (usually involving some combination of clay, beeswax crayons, string, paint, pine cones and stinky markers). It takes courage to start making this inward journey. If you are ready to take that step I am here to help hold the map and the lantern for you!

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Jillian Sharp

Offering therapy in CO
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker who lives in Denver. I spend my free time skiing, hanging with my people, or reading a good book! My mission for providing therapy is simple; I believe in every person's ability to experience healing, growth, and the ability to thrive amidst the challenges of life. I am a strong believer that healing happens through relationship, and I greatly value the therapeutic relationship in my work. During the incredibly isolating experience of the pandemic, therapy offers an open space to connect deeply with others and to journey together as we navigate the challenges and explore areas that need to be healed. I provide supportive, relational, and strengths-based therapy that facilitates healing and growth. One of my greatest strengths in therapy is that I’m someone who sees things from different perspectives. When it comes to therapy, gaining different perspectives is essential to growth. I believe that more empathy and compassion towards ourselves and others can change how we experience with the world around us. My expertise in counseling is in issues related to grief/loss, trauma, anxiety and depression, and relationships, but I am happy to journey alongside you and navigate your healing process with you.

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Dr. Christina Jurekovic

Offering therapy in CO
License: PhD,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

My hope is to provide you with a space to tell your story with the purpose of increased self-awareness and improved relationships. For the past 7 years, I have enjoyed working as a school counselor and providing counseling to families and adolescents through a private practice. I am very flexible in my counseling approach and seek to tailor my counseling techniques to fit the unique needs of each individual person. Earning a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision expanded my training and experience and further enhanced my ability to help clients find hope and healing.

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Chelsey Vest

Offering therapy in CO
License: PhD,LCSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I have always been dedicated to working with people of all ages to promote personal, mental, professional, and overall wellness. Over the past six years I have worked with children, young adults, families, and adults in a variety of settings. The mix of populations with which I have worked has given me experience with those with different challenges: depression and anxiety, LGBTQ+ identities, sexuality concerns, mood disorders, healing from trauma, ADHD, ADD, Autistic Spectrum disorder, and many others. I use an eclectic approach in therapy which includes as well as solution centered, mindfulness, and CBT. The goal is always to work together to find a method that works best for you. For some there is a specific event that brings them to seek therapy, but I believe that is not always the case. Life can be challenging and having an unbiased ear to listen or exploring opportunities for personal growth can be an excellent benefit to engaging in therapy. The ability to provide telehealth options for people is making therapeutic services more accessible than ever. Taking the steps to engage in therapy is a gigantic and, sometimes, scary step. I thank you for considering having me join you on this journey and I look forward to working with you.

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Eric Shiveley

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC,
AddictionsRelationship issuesParenting issuesCareer difficultiesDepression
3 years of experience

Before becoming a counselor I moved away from home to snowboard, worked in software and social services, and learned to cope with family substance problems, social anxiety, and harrowing fears of flying and public speaking, . I've worked with migrant families, veterans, couples, rural and urban clients, and people who struggle with meth and heroin. I am also formally trained in play therapy, EMDR, CBT, and substance abuse counseling. I believe that we take on a story that can feel unchangeable, and that it can be very helpful to learn to disrupt our own status quo and change the story.

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Sean Evans

Offering therapy in CO
License: MCP,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am a Clinical Mental Health Therapist with over 16 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in community mental health, educational and private practice settings. Prior to that, I spent 20 years in pastoral ministry. I completed my Masters in Counseling Psychology in 2008 from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, and soon after moved to Northwest New Mexico/Southwest Colorado. My professional experience includes: Administrator of a Residential Treatment Center, Clinical Administrator for Children's Behavioral Health, Student Assistance Coordinator for a school district, Visiting Professor at a School of Social Work, Private Practice, Outpatient Clinical Manager, Health Services Coordinator for a school district, and Integrated Behavioral Health Provider in a family medical practice setting. In addition to working with high risk/high needs children and adolescents, I work primarily with trauma as well as anxiety and depression. I also serve as a Certified First Responder Counselor. My counseling approach is collaborative and skill based from the perspective that people aren't "broken" and need to be "fixed" and instead are seeking to improve their lives to be stronger and healthier. My role then becomes a guide and companion on the alternative life journey that people choose. The first step on your new journey has been taken by reaching out for help. I look forward to traveling along that journey with you for a while.

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Daniel Roberts

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA, LPC,LAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am a professional and substance use counselor licensed in both Colorado and Arizona with over 16 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, substance use, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive with a positive touch of humor. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, Gestalt, Reality, and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe that my job as a counselor is to help you build or enhance your skills to manage the rest of your life. It takes courage to accept the challenge to create a more fulfilling and happier life. Taking the first steps towards making a change often requires help. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Brittney Martinez

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
14 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been counseling all ages for over 10 years. I have experience working with teens and young adults covering all issues including trauma and issues that are prevalent in the world today. I have experience working with individuals who are navigating aging parents, individuals going through divorces, and mental illness. I look at the source of whatever an individual is dealing with and work toward resolution whatever that looks like for you. I believe that anyone can overcome anything and I provide a supportive, directional, and direct approach towards getting there. I believe that truth and hope are the most powerful things a person can find and I spend my time with you finding both of these things. I look forward to talking more!

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Jo Anna Benson

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and Oklahoma with 17 years of work experience. I have helped clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Sawpit

Finding the best therapist close by in Sawpit 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 Sawpit. 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 Sawpit, 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 Sawpit 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 Sawpit 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 Sawpit, elsewhere in San Miguel, 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 Sawpit area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Sawpit 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 Sawpit 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 Sawpit 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 Sawpit, 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 Sawpit 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 Sawpit 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 Sawpit 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 Sawpit 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 Sawpit 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 81430 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 Sawpit 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 Sawpit 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 Sawpit, 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.

Sawpit has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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81430

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