Steamboat Springs got its name from hot springs that sounded like a steamboat coming down the river. Hot springs are often thought of as a healing and soothing phenomenon. Sometimes though it will take more than some peaceful springs to help you feel balanced and grounded. When the beauty of nature is no longer appealing, and you find yourself falling into a pit of despair, there is no shame in asking for help.

Counselors in the Steamboat Springs area can provide that assistance. They can help you find the beauty in life and get you back on the path to happiness and prosperity. Contact a therapist today.

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Lori Bennett

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefIntimacy-related issues
40 years of experience

It is a difficult decision to begin counseling and to choose to trust a total stranger with the intimate details of your life. For this reason, I attempt to take some of the mystery out of the process of beginning counseling, and tend to share information about how therapy works and why. The chemistry and connection between a psychotherapist and a client is a very vital ingredient in healing. People need to feel respected, valued and understood by their psychotherapists. Most people begin psychotherapy at a point in their lives when what they have been doing in the world is no longer working for them. They would like to find alternative ways to think, act, feel, communicate, and perceive themselves, but do not have the tools to discover those alternatives on their own. Many people also go through life with unresolved losses that can affect their behaviors and attitudes about others. I am very familiar with helping people to examine their relationship struggles and patterns, and to create positive changes through increased communication and connection. It has always been my privilege as a psychotherapist to assist clients to reach their goals and empower themselves to live to their full potential, as well as to achieve internal harmony and peace of mind.

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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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Jessica Chavez

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA,M.Ed.,LPC
Relationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
18 years of experience

Hello! My name is Jessie and I live in Colorado with my husband of 25 years and my two teenage sons. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 18 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns such as depression and other mood disorders, grief and loss, relationship issues, crisis services, motivation/self-esteem issues. I do not believe in one-size-fits-all counseling. I am eclectic in the treatment modalities I utilize, tailoring my approach to the needs of each individual client. I find that I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client Centered Therapy and Motivational Interviewing strategies the most. I also use faith-based counseling strategies, when appropriate. I look forward to working with you!

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Barbara Gormley

Offering therapy in CO
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience

Recently, a client said to me: "There was this one thing you said that really turned things around for me, really changed my mind, and because of that, I've grown so much in just a few sessions!" My name is Barbara Gormley, I'm a licensed psychologist in Colorado, New Mexico, and Georgia, and I have more than 15 years of experience helping people who want or need to make a change. I tend to focus on building a strong relationship between us, so wherever the work takes us, we can go there. Sometimes people just need someone to listen to them while they sort out what they think they should do. Others need suggestions or to learn some new skills. Occasionally, someone needs to hear feedback about how they are coming across. I'm flexible, and we can create whatever kind of environment would help you the most. My doctorate in Counseling Psychology is from Michigan State University and my master's degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling is from Central Michigan University. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Erin Mobley

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am a licensed counselor in Colorado with five years of experience. I have been able to engage in counseling with all ages and diverse populations and have worked with many differing problems. I have worked with issues that include sexuality, suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, anger management, healthy relationships, bipolar disorder, couples counseling, family counseling, women's empowerment, domestic violence, communication skills, and trauma. I believe in the importance of a safe and comfortable relationship between counselor and client. I like to take a person centered approach which allows me to see the client as their own expert and me as the guide to help them find and implement changes for a healthier and happier life. I also utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy and EMDR when helpful for the client to process and discover ways to increase happiness. I believe that honesty is important to build a healthy relationship and encourage you to share your feelings openly and without judgement as you feel comfortable doing so. I know that I start as a stranger and opening up may take some time so I promise to provide a supportive environment if you as the client will promise to open up more as you become more comfortable. I also encourage clients to advocate for a change in treatment if my approach or personality is not working for them. I look forward to meeting with you!

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Susan McBroom

Offering therapy in CO
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
21 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado and Iowa ,with 21 years of professional work experience. My expertise is with clients who experience Anxiety, Depression, Addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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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Alicia Cooper

Offering therapy in CO
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesSelf esteem
8 years of experience

Biography: Welcome to a space where your story matters. I'm Alicia, a dedicated and compassionate therapist licensed in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Colorado. With 8 years of professional experience in the mental health field, I've been privileged to guide individuals through their unique paths of growth and healing. Professional Background: My journey in mental health has equipped me with a deep understanding and expertise in a diverse range of areas. I specialize in addressing relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related challenges, and parenting complexities. Additionally, I have significant experience in helping clients navigate the complexities of addiction and substance abuse issues, as well as managing and overcoming depression and anxiety. These experiences have honed my ability to offer tailored support, understanding the intricacies of each individual's struggle. My Approach: I firmly believe that you are the expert of your own life. Inside you, there lies a wealth of strengths and insights that are key to overcoming the obstacles you face. My role is to illuminate these inner resources, empowering you to write the next chapter of your story with confidence and hope. In our sessions, we'll collaborate to understand the unique contexts of your experiences. Together, we'll develop strategies that not only address your immediate concerns but also foster long-term resilience and fulfillment. Why Therapy? Reaching out for help is a courageous first step towards a more satisfying and happier life. Whether you're navigating the complexities of relationships, grappling with family dynamics, seeking deeper intimacy, facing the challenges of addiction and substance abuse, or managing the symptoms of depression and anxiety, your journey is important. My Commitment to You: In our therapeutic relationship, you'll find a supportive ally. I am here to walk alongside you, offering support, insight, and encouragement as you navigate your path to well-being. Your Path to Healing: Ready to embark on this journey? I'm here to support you every step of the way. Let's discover together how your unique story and strengths can lead to a life that's not only more manageable but also more joyful and fulfilling.

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Jiovanna Hernandez

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

Hi there, my name is Jiovanna. Do you feel as though you want a more fulfilling life, picturing all the ways that may look, but questioning how to get there? Are you struggling in day-to-day life, or lacking the clarity needed to overcome your current or past struggles? We can all benefit from learning tools to take us through life and all its struggles. I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado and Florida with 4 years of professional work experience. Although I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults, I have provided therapy to all ages and most disorders. I have a passion for working with people struggling with depression, anxiety, and trauma to help them find ways to create their paths and walk successfully through them. My approach is unique to each person I work with, as everyone has different needs. Whether our sessions are activity-based, learning-based, processing day-to-day struggles, or past issues, I will meet you where you are and we can begin your healing journey, together. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Dr. Denise Renye

Offering therapy in CO
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesCareer difficultiesCoaching
19 years of experience

I am a certified sexologist and a licensed psychologist in California and Colorado with over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience working with people in my private practice providing long term depth therapy and personally tailored coaching programs. I help people with sexuality, career and executive coaching and consultation, intimacy related issues, & career considerations. I have worked diligently to collaborate with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts, feelings, and emotions can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Sarah Higgins-Monares

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 18 years of experience providing therapy to individuals and couples. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationships, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, confidence, and coping with life changes. I believe that in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Steamboat Springs

Finding the best therapist close by in Steamboat Springs 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 Steamboat Springs. 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 Steamboat Springs, 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 Steamboat Springs 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 Steamboat Springs 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 Steamboat Springs, elsewhere in Routt, 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 Steamboat Springs area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Steamboat Springs 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 Steamboat Springs 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 Steamboat Springs 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 Steamboat Springs, 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 Steamboat Springs 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 Steamboat Springs 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 Steamboat Springs 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 Steamboat Springs 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 Steamboat Springs 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 80488 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 Steamboat Springs 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 Steamboat Springs 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 Steamboat Springs, 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.

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

80477, 80487, 80488

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