Your mental health can be like a forest trail. When you feel good, the trail can be smooth, and it can be easy to know what to expect. However, when you're depressed, anxious, or have another mental struggle, your life trail can be more challenging. What can you do? A counselor based in Thornton can help. 

Thornton is known for its trails. It has over 80 miles of trails. Life has even more miles of trails, and a counselor can help you pick the trail that’s best for you. Speak to a counselor and get to hiking.

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Karen House

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA, LPC,MSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
22 years of experience

Hi! I'm Karen and I'm so happy that you've gained the courage to ask for help! I've been a counselor for 18 years, and have worked with a broad range of clients. My style is casual, but I really like to focus on problem solving. My hope is that you'll come out of your first session with a couple of tools that, if you apply them, will help relieve the problem. During every session, we build onto the foundation we've laid, increasing your tools and addressing any new issues. I'm a great listener, and am able to tease out things that might guide you to relief. Counseling is a great tool, but its a two way street - you'll have some homework and activities to do between sessions, and it's important that you fully engage in your healing. I have expertise with Military - active duty or veterans and have worked with Regular and SOF troops, spouses and families. I believe in empowerment for my clients, and my hope is that through our work together, you can heal and move through your problems with strength, integrity and grace.

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Lisa Mazzotti

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC,LMHC,CAP
AddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesEating disorders
25 years of experience

Hello! My name is Lisa Mazzotti and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Addiction Professional in Florida. I graduated from the University of Illinois first with my Bachelor’s in Psychology and then my Master’s in Human Development Counseling. ~ We will begin your treatment where you are comfortable and work towards the goals you have determined most important for you. I look forward to working with you. *SPECIALTY AREAS: I have worked with a wide array of populations including adolescents, adults, and geriatrics in many settings: individual, family, couple, group. I have over 25 years of experience working with issues such as: anxiety, panic disorder, PTSD, self-harm behaviors, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, grieving, abuse victims and perpetrators, and eating disorders, both physical and psychological addictions: Physical addiction is most caused by substances like heroin and methamphetamine, etc. With a physical addiction, a person will experience actual physical symptoms from drug use or withdrawal. Psychological addictions are when we engage in an activity that is very simulating to our brain’s pleasure center, you are more likely to repeat that behavior again in the future, i.e.: watching porn, sexual activities, gambling, video games, exercising, etc. I have over 10 years’ experience in teaching both undergraduate and graduate level Psychology/Sociology courses at various Illinois colleges and in prisons. *Also experienced in: Facilitating: Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Inpatient group therapy for co-occurring disorders. *Clinical approaches: Eclectic approach based on your needs and responsiveness to therapy, i.e.: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Client-Centered, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing. Solution-Focused Therapy. *Years of Experience: 25 Memberships: American Counseling Association (ACA) & International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors (IAAOC). *LANGUAGES: English *LICENSING: LPC.0015321 LMHC 12675 ADL-007682-2015

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Kimberly Rose

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA, LPC, LAC
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am a licensed mental health and substance use disorder clinician. I have been working in the field of human services since 1998. I have worked with individuals with chronic mental illness, addictions, depression, anxiety, social anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, abuse, life changes, grief and loss, personality disorders, legal and criminal issues, and child protective services involvement. I believe that every individual deserves respect and consideration for their respective problems and issues. There is no simple answer to the problems in life. What matters most is how we manage the problems by learning coping skills and empowering ourselves. I learned evidence-based treatment approaches and use strategies and interventions based on what you present with and what you seek to accomplish.

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Trinity Scroggs

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and licensed in Colorado. I have had the opportunity of gaining experience in a variety of counseling settings. I believe in a holistic approach to counseling by supporting your physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. I approach therapy in a very integrative, client-centered manner to ensure the highest quality care is provided. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques to include cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, solution-focused, psychoeducational, trauma-informed, mindfulness, and more. I promote growth by offering a safe, accepting atmosphere so that you feel heard, validated, and empowered.

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Stacey Petersen

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
13 years of experience

I am a Colorado licensed professional counselor and licensed school counselor with over 13 years of experience. I have worked with children, adolescents, couples and families in both private practice and school settings. The majority of my experience includes helping clients navigate stress and anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, family conflicts and parenting challenges. I believe the foundation of all therapeutic relationships is built on compassion, empathy and respect. My approach to therapy is solution focused, while integrating cognitive behavioral strategies and mindfulness practices. It is my belief that every individual is capable of making positive changes in their lives. It would be a privilege to help you on your journey to a more peaceful and fulfilled place in your life.

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Kaneka Hall

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia with over 7 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and over 12 years working in the social work and mental health field. I have worked with a variety of clients, ranging from child/adolescent to the geriatric population as well as civilian and military with concerns including: anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, challenging family dynamic, poor communication styles, career difficulties and anger management. My counselor style is warm, interactive, client-centered and strengths-based. I believe in treating everyone with dignity, respect and compassion. My approach combines client-centered therapy, CBT and solution focused while relying on the strengths that one already possesses to reach and maintain goals. It takes immense courage to acknowledge that help is needed and then to actively seek out support from a professional to assist with bringing about the change one wants to see in his/her life. If you are ready to take the next steps in taking back control over your life and working towards the goals you desire, I am her to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Michelle Singleton

Offering therapy in CO
License: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering services to adults (18+). I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals across the life span. My specializations are anxiety, depression, life transitions and adjustment disorders. I provide a supportive, encouraging, hopeful and humorous approach to assist individuals in managing life’s struggles and challenges. My interest in mental health care developed at the start of her college career with her focus and desire to help people of all ages with life stressors and connect them with resources within their communities. Michelle enjoys continuing education, beach and camping trips, pets, and spending time with family and friends. She attended the Women’s March and attended college as an adult student. “We can complain because the rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because the thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln “Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli

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Joan Palan

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

I am licensed in Colorado with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion and I work with a strengths-based perspective. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I know how difficult it is to reach out for help, and how important the fit is. I am here to support & empower you to make the changes and reach the goals that you choose. I have worked with substance abuse issues for many years in addition to working with couples and families. I see a range of clients from adolescents (>13) to adults. I enjoy helping people make changes in their lives and improve their relationships with others.

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Michele Stahle

Offering therapy in CO
Trauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with over 3 years of professional work experience. I have helped clients with psychotic disorders, stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self-esteem and confidence, thoughts of suicide, depression, life, relationships, and career goals. 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 commend you for getting started!

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Doris Garcia

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsGriefDepression
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. 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!

How to find counseling in Thornton

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Thornton 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 Thornton 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 Thornton 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 Thornton, 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 Thornton 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 Thornton 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 Thornton 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 Thornton 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 Thornton 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 80229 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 Thornton 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 Thornton 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 Thornton, 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.

Thornton 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 Thornton:

80023, 80229, 80233, 80241, 80260, 80602, 80614

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