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Steve Garufi

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA ,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

With 19 years of experience, my areas of interest include depression, anxiety, self-image, healing from trauma and abuse, divorce recovery, overcoming shame, life transitional issues, matters of loneliness, and empowering others to pursue their dreams and career aspirations. I earned my B.A. in Political Science at Montclair State University in New Jersey in 1994 and gained my Masters in Counseling at Denver Seminary in 2002. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado (#4201) and Arizona (#22661). My counseling approach usually incorporates cognitive-behavioral techniques, Rogerian theories ("person-centered" counseling), and family systems methods. I am passionate about helping my clients feel understood in their time of suffering — with their feelings validated, their life story honored, and their weaknesses, mistakes, failures, longings, etc., accepted without a hint of judgment. While I think I have much to offer my clients, I am not a "know it all" therapist. I want to learn from those who have turned their pain and suffering into something beautiful. As a resident of Westcliffe, Colorado and Green Valley, Arizona, I enjoy hiking, cycling, and exploring the beautiful landscapes of the American West. I have biked across the USA three times, the latest trip in 2017, and have authored a memoir about my first trip, titled "Under a Triumphant Sky: A Bike Across America Story." I regularly make public presentations about my travel experiences and encourage others to live boldly and to pursue their dreams.

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Ryan Weiner

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW,MA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseAnger management
5 years of experience

I understand asking for help can be difficult, scary, empowering, exciting, hard, and new all at the same time. You may think asking for help makes your weak, but I am here to reframe this belief. Asking for help or seeking out a counselor makes you resilient and strong. I am a strengths based and client centered clinician, meaning I believe you are always the expert in your own life. It can be challenging to see yourself as an expert in your life when you feel lost, confused, overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, angry, or sad, but I believe we can work together to help you uncover the path out of whatever darkness you may be feeling. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in the state of Colorado. I have worked extensively with individuals experiencing profound mental health difficulties, both inside and outside the criminal justice system. In my private practice, I specialize in the treatment of individuals struggling with severe and persistent mental illness, as well as mood disorders. I am also proficient in working with clients who are challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, mania, substance use disorders, and disordered eating. Much of my training has been focused on working with individuals who are or who have been incarcerated or who are trying to reintegrate into the community. I have also worked with athletes at various stages in their careers, from youth just beginning to explore sports, to the most elite athletes, and athletes in or contemplating retirement. I have ample experience working with individuals who have experienced job related trauma including law enforcement personnel, firefighters, nurses, and other first responders. Lastly, I am passionate about working with individuals who identify as LGBTQAI or individuals questioning their identities. I have worked extensively with clients who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, agender, and many other clients who identify as gender queer. I also have experience working with clients with a variety of sexual identifies, including queer and non-queer folks who are part of the Kink community. Whether your current struggles relate to your sexuality/gender identity or not, having a clinician who understands and affirms your identity is critical when you are doing work on yourself. I received my bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies with a focus on Environmental Justice from Mount Holyoke College in 2004. I earned my MA in Coaching and Sports Administration with a focus on Sports Psychology in 2006 from Montclair State University. I received my MSW degree with a focus on Mental Heath from the University of Denver in 2017. My goal is to help you lead your best life, to help you become aware of and take steps toward fulfillment (whatever that looks like for you), to establish boundaries, to accept love, to find your passion and purpose, to help you feel present in your own life. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities including but not limited to: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Narrative Therapy. I am excited to work with you and look forward to helping you lead your best life!

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Arthur Ginley

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC,NCC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
5 years of experience

If you’ve been misunderstood by the medical system, your doctor, friends, and family, and you just want to understand what’s happening to you. Illness and complex trauma show up in many forms; brain fog, dissociation, chronic fatigue, unexplained aches and pains, memory issues and more. Pain is suffering when it’s purposeless. So, whatever you are facing we can find meaning and purpose in your life and relationships, you don’t have to be alone in the journey to wellbeing. You deserve someone who will share those pains and walk with you in your journey to recovering wellness and living a life of health & purpose. We'll work to help rebuild your sense of self & identity after the life-altering experience of chronic illness & complex trauma. We'll work experientially to integrate your past experiences & worldview with your current quality of life and relationship. Building supports in your community and developing resilience to deal with whatever life may throw at you. Illness and trauma create a rift in ourselves and our lives that can tear apart a friendship or family. I work with individuals, couples & families through a multicultural perspective to help people grow and rebuild relationships, to develop self acceptance and understanding in the face of your difficult and profound and life-changing experiences.

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Courtney Lopez

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Hello, I am an LCSW and specialize in Grief and Loss, Life Adjustments, Self-improvement (stress management, coping skills, mindfulness) complex grief, adoption, attachment, divorce. I have been in practice for eight years, my overall goal is to help evolve your choices, emotions, relationships, and behaviors for the better. Most importantly, I will take a non-judgmental therapeutic approach, meet you where you are at in your process, and help you evolve to a happier place.

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Benjamin Bradley

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC,LAC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) in Colorado, with 5 years experience working as a counselor. During that time, I have helped clients to manage a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, existential issues, substance abuse and process addictions. My priority is to help support you in your goals, while treating you with the highest respect and sensitivity for you specific needs. I will use a variety of counseling approaches, including dialectical-behavior, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused and rational-emotive therapy, depending on your needs and which approaches resonate with you. Our conversations and goals will be driven based on your ambitions, as we work together to support your vision of a better tomorrow. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. 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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Dr. Daniel Ephraim Pott-Pepperman

Offering therapy in CO
License: Psy.D., LP
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
15 years of experience

I have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a special emphasis in neuropsychology and forensic psychology. I am licensed in the states of Colorado, Iowa, and Washington, and I have worked in it for the past 15 years. In the time I have practiced in Colorado and Iowa, I worked with patients with depressive and anxiety symptoms, using an approach to assist patients in identifying their current methods of exacerbating emotional problems, such as constant verbalization of their worries. An approach that helps patients select methods of reducing depressive and anxiety symptoms from their brainstorm-generated alternatives. A modality that challenges patients' thoughts and transforms rational concerns into overpowering and irresolvable conflicts. A modality that has given the power to patients to see life through different lenses while empathizing with them; most of these patients are with depressive and anxiety symptoms. Through this modality, patients are assisted in understanding the negative functional consequences of their psychological maladies, and how these maladies are perpetuating self-defeating behaviors, such as social withdrawal, disturbed family and interpersonal relationships. An approach that has helped patients select a few methods of reducing depressive and anxiety symptoms through brainstorm-generated alternatives. An approach that has been used to challenge patients' thoughts and transform rational concerns into overpowering and irresolvable conflicts. Also, I have worked with adolescent and adult patients with serious and persistent mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. I was able to assess and help those patients with traumatic brain injury, neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease, and all forms of dementias. I have also used several neuropsychological assessments in diagnosing depression, anxiety, traumatic brain injury, and all forms of dementias. Additionally, I have worked with family members to perform capacity evaluations and the completion of a statement of expert evaluation forms for competency hearings. It is important that one recognizes when help is needed to subdue life's challenges. And it is laudable when one actually takes the steps to confront those life's challenges. It is laudable because, in today's society, it is difficult to get to that stage. Thank you for recognizing what it takes to get well emotionally. I am looking forward to serving you.

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Annette VanVleet

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoachingADHD
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Colorado with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & executive and professional coaching. I have a great deal of experience working with; families, couples and individuals. My experience includes; conducting mental health/social emotional assessments and providing treatment and support based on assessment results. I work on a strength based, problem solving method and I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Andrew Jerusik

Offering therapy in CO
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issues
29 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 29 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & anger management. 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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Natacha Iszler

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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. 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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Natasha Green

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
27 years of experience

I am a family and individual therapist licensed in Louisiana and Texas. I have 27 years of experience working as a clinical social worker. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress and anger management, and relationship issues. I am the author of Journaling My Truth, a therapy inspired journaling poetry workbook to encourage and motivate you to speak your truth. My therapy style is interactive and very compassionate. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, solution-focused and acceptance and commitment therapy. Your treatment plan will be unique to your individual needs. You have taken the first step!! Congratulations! I am here to support you and empower you to speak your truth to be the best you that you can be!

How to find counseling in Severance

Finding the best therapist close by in Severance 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 Severance. 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 Severance, 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 Severance 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 Severance 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 Severance, 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 Severance area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Severance 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 Severance 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 Severance 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 Severance, 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 Severance 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 Severance 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 Severance 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 Severance 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 Severance 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 80615 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 Severance 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 Severance 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 Severance, 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.

Severance 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.

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

80524, 80546, 80550, 80610, 80615

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