Located in Colorado, the city of Sterling has more than 17 parks. Many of those parks have both concrete and wooded walking and hiking trails, and an endless set of opportunities to get out of the house and into the sunlight.

Working with a therapist near you can provide your brain with the same type of exercise. Mental health is as important as physical health and treating them both in tandem can help you reach your best self. Contact a licensed professional to learn how to manage issues and live in the moment, then enjoy a hike with no negative self-talk.

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Rhonda Cox

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC, CAC_III, LCPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
19 years of experience

Hello and thank you so much for taking the 1st step in enhancing your life, it takes much courage to be here! There are a few things you may want to know about my approach, along with those things you may inquire on about the person they will be trusting while you embark on your journey to better health. I have been practicing mental health since 1999 from a psychiatric units, out patient community mental health centers and actively in practice from my solely owned private office (established 2013). After being a non-traditional student (started higher education later in life) I have enjoyed this 20 year experience of support encouragement and gentle guidance through non-judgmental, unbiased care. With my range of experience and diversity of clientele, It has been my pleasure to witness the positive outcomes clients have had through the practices of; CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), SFBT (Solution Focused Brief Therapy) and Client Centered therapy all of which are evidenced based best outcome practices. In working with my clients I have had the thrill to watch them grow, develop, and enhance their lives and on occasion, return for fine-tuning. It's exciting when treatment goals are achieved and life improves - I invite you to be part of the process of either enhancing your life or perhaps creating a new life that is stronger and more bold with grace, confidence and direction.

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Lorraine Hellman

Offering therapy in CO
License: MSC,LCPC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
7 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in Montana. I have a wide range of experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults. My educational background consists of a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Providence (formerly the University of Great Falls). My prior experience is three years and my expertise includes adults experiencing addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and loss. My therapeutic approach is evidence-based and integrated while tailored for the best needs of my client. My counseling style encompasses a warm, caring, and interactive environment. I ensure a non-judgmental and respectful atmosphere. My therapeutic approach consists of cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, person-centered, solution-focused, healthy lifestyle, and psychoeducation. It takes courage and strength to seek help for a happier and more gratifying life. If you are ready for the next step to change your life I am here to support and encourage your journey.

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Jahn Quattlebaum

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I have come to counseling a little bit later in life than some; I had already completed a successful career and was looking for something different. I completed graduate school in Texas and have since become licensed in both Texas and Colorado. The majority of my work is in general counseling and I also work with couples and families. I have worked for University of Texas schools as well as for the University of Alabama. While working in the UT system schools I helped with veterans issues and transition. During Covid I provided counseling for military families and have provided counseling with agencies contracted to provide those services.

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Mary sullivan

Offering therapy in CO
License: lpc,CAC III,CCTP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
38 years of experience

Hello! Please Note: I would like to extend my expertise in treating trauma to those who have been affected by recent shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs. Please reach out for help, you don't have to go it alone. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, a certified addictions counselor, and Licensed Professional Counselor with over 35 years of experience working in a variety of clinical settings and diverse populations. As of recent, I have been incorporating into my traditional practice, alternatives to treatment as a Preparation and Integration Specialist. I have a very special interest in assisting our Veterans, First Responders, Law Enforcement and their families regarding trauma informed care/PTSD. I sincerely believe that addressing any trauma struggles in a manner that the client finds beneficial, will also assist with anxiety, depression, relationship and addiction issues. I work to provide a safe space for my clients to address issues in order to feel better and to promote the acquisition of a skill set for future problem solving. I would love to work with you if you are a resident of Colorado, USA. My therapeutic approach is a mix of philosophies, techniques and styles which I feel have been effective in my 35 years of experience as a clinician. I believe that something unique to my practice is the idea that education around what is troubling us is valuable; for example, becoming familiar with how PTSD effects our Central Nervous System and so forth. I believe knowledge is power and I hope to empower my clients to live happier, fuller lives.

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Alexa Argianas

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW,MSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Do you find yourself struggling to manage overwhelming moments or thoughts? Have previous life experiences left you with feelings of confusion and self-doubt? Life itself is stressful enough, no one should have to navigate the change process on their own. I specialize in work with teenagers and adults, pairing cognitive and behavioral strategies to re-frame current issues and practice skills that will encourage the self-empowerment needed to make long-term changes. I have over 5 years of experience working with primary and secondary victims of childhood sexual abuse and human trafficking. As a licensed clinical social worker, with specialties related to abuse, neglect and family conflict I utilize strategies from Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy to guide clients as they navigate their own thoughts, feelings and behaviors. As a certified social caseworker I am especially skilled in navigating internal and external resources to help clients help themselves. We will work together to determine what goals and changes are most important to you, and how you can achieve them. I root my practice in the belief that partnership, transparency and a client’s self-determination are most important. I strive to create a supportive connection that allows opportunity for validation, challenge, and growth. I will cultivate a supportive relationship, follow your lead, and hold you accountable to the changes you’d like to see in your life. I look forward to working with you to identify what your goals are and a potential plan to empower you to reach them.

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Venessa Ellington Alston

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
27 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Melida Berroa

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

We all have challenges in life and regardless of them, I will assist you in identifying strengths, overcoming adversity, and discovering new ways to express themselves. My goal is to work safely, thoughtfully, and collaboratively with you to help you meet the goals that bring you to counseling. Please reach out to me if you are struggling. There is nothing better than knowing you are not alone. Tu terapista!

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Roxanna McNeil

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
43 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 43 years of professional work experience as a clinical therapist and university professor. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support and empower you on that journey.

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Chelsea Whitley

Offering therapy in CO
LGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
4 years of experience

I hold a valid Colorado license and possess a four years of professional practice. My experience encompasses working extensively with adolescents and individuals spanning all age groups. I specialize in assisting clients dealing with challenges such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and issues pertinent to the LGBTQ+ community. Moreover, I provide guidance on relationship matters, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and strategies for adapting to life transitions. I deeply value treating all individuals with utmost respect, sensitivity, and empathy. Our interactions and treatment approach will be custom-tailored to suit your distinct and specific requirements. Taking the initiative to pursue a more fulfilling and joyful life, and embarking on the initial steps towards change, is an act of courage. I am dedicated to offering support and empowerment throughout this transformative journey.

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Bailey Anderson

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & depression. 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!

How to find counseling in Sterling

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Sterling 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 Sterling 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 Sterling 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 Sterling, 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 Sterling 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 Sterling 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 Sterling 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 Sterling 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 Sterling 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 80751 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 Sterling 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 Sterling 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 Sterling, 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.

Sterling 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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