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Chris Muscatello

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
10 years of experience as a therapist

Stress in its many forms is an inevitable part of life, and there will be waves. So I say, if you gotta ride the waves, you might as well choose your surfboard. Unfortunately people aren’t usually taught what to do when the waves come, and I hope to guide and support you as you learn to surf. I may be a therapist, but I’m a human first; I just know different things and ask different types of questions. I believe great therapy relies primarily on the relationship, and so I’ll make it a priority for you to feel comfortable, accepted, and emotionally safe. And even though therapy can and should be tough at times, my hope is that you’ll laugh and smile a little on the way. Officially a family therapist, I always have the overall system in mind and believe that everything and everyone influences everything and everyone else. Problems in relationships, diagnoses, and internal struggles are often manifestations of reactions to stress. I’ll help you understand what’s happening in the brain when you are triggered and teach you a set of skills to help you to think clearly, be your best self, and make good decisions you can be proud of, even when stressed. I have worked in a variety of environments, with people of all ages, and with many different presenting problems, including those rooted in trauma. Aside from working plenty with adults, supporting children and families gives me a unique perspective and experience to help you in your current stage of life’s journey. As a therapist, I utilize models such as solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, and trauma-informed approaches, all present-centered and strengths-based. I offer you a relationship and experience that may help you access quick solutions and become more effective in all other relationships – with yourself, with others, with life. Not only will I bear witness to your life experience as an objective, yet understanding and empathic third party, I will also help you identify, access, and act upon your values – what is truly most important to you. I commend you for taking this step, it’s not an easy one. Know this – small steps can leave significant footprints.

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Kendrick Lutz

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
11 years of experience as a therapist

Have you ever wondered to yourself, "what is wrong with me?" or "How come I can't get better?" or "Why can't I snap out of it?" Well, you are not alone. Many people have these thoughts and making it more difficult for you is that people see you as a "problem". I want to point out to you that there is nothing wrong with you, you are not a problem and that the struggles that you are having are just challenges that need to be worked through. Now these challenges will not be fixed over night and will take some time. This is where I come in. I attended Columbia University School of Social Work and have been a social worker for over 23 years. My focus is clinical practice and use a variety of clinical approaches to work with the challenges associated with the above and other emotional distress experienced by my clients. My modality focus tends to be a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Humanistic Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. Now how does this apply to you? Well, I can tell you that first of all that is shows incredible strength to want, show up, and engage in treatment. We will start with a basic assessment so that I can get to know you better and then we will develop treatment goals of your choosing so that we have a focus. We will then work on a variety of clinical interventions that apply to your situation. This will take some time and I always like to say to my clients "Keep going. We will get through this together." The amount of sessions vary depending on the circumstances. I have had clients as short as 8 sessions and some for several years. Though treatment does not guarantee success, I have had many successful outcomes with clients like you. If what I say interests you and would like to pursue treatment further with me, reach out to me. I look forward to hearing from and working with you. Let's get started!

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Leland Reeck

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepression
5 years of experience as a therapist

Are you not getting what you want out of life? Are you having difficulty getting your needs met? I will listen closely to what you want and listen for what you need so we can work together to get you what you want AND where you need to be. I have over 5 years of experience as a Professional Counselor with a degree in Psychology and Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I use evidence-based techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and other strengths-based approaches to accomplish what you are ready to work on. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families on the wide range of issues that life presents including relationship issues, parenting difficulties, career challenges, depression, and anxiety. I strive to utilize all aspects of a person's life incorporating his or her Mind, Body, and Soul to achieve goals. I look forward to seeing if we're a good fit in your process.

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Dr. Phyllis Mogielski-Watson

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): MS,PsyD,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
25 years of experience as a therapist

Welcome and Hello, I am Dr. Phyl (Phyllis Watson, MS, PsyD). I am a psychotherapist, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor in Illinois and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, Arizona, and Ohio. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor with over 25 years of experience working with teens, adults, and seniors. I have been a subject matter expert featured on National Public Radio (NPR) and local cable news. I offer psychotherapy and professional supervision services. Working with diverse populations, my areas of research and clinical specialties are in health, wellness, and medical concerns. I also help guide and support people through life stressors and transitions. I help clients with post-partum depression, grief and loss, women’s issues, multiethnic identity development, and generalized life challenges. I work with persons in recovery from Addictions and Substance Use Disorders. Other areas of interest are in working with student-athlete adjustment, life in balance, and mid-life challenges. From a strength based approach, my clinical work has allowed me to serve clients in a variety of settings where I embrace solution focused interventions with a humanistic and narrative approach to helping clients learn new skills and coping strategies. Informing my therapeutic approach, I allow clients to tell their story from their lived experience while creating action plans and goals for successfully moving forward. The therapeutic focus is on utilizing personal strengths, understanding perceptions, addressing obstacles, and setting goals for improving life experiences. My goal is to help clients find their purpose and live with meaning. My clinical practice motto is Love YOUR Journey ~ Live YOUR Life.

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Jill Sharp

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
17 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Colorado with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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!

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Stephanie Schroeder

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteem
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Colorado with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Nicole Alper-Ramos

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoaching
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Colorado with 5 years of professional work experience. I have worked with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and orientations and have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have extensive experience related to career exploration and selection, and early adulthood transitions. You will find that my therapy style is warm, engaging, and interactive, and I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, and compassion. My approach is grounded in solution-focused therapy, combined with cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. We will work together to develop a treatment plan to meet your unique needs and specific goals. Taking this first step takes courage, but I firmly believe seeking a healthier and happier life is one of the best lifelong gifts one can give themselves. My primary goal is goal to support and empower my clients throughout their therapeutic journey and to help them fulfill their individual goals. I look forward to working with you!

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Amanda Lovin

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): M.A., LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesADHD
9 years of experience as a therapist

I am an adolescent and adult counselor licensed in Georgia with over 6 years of experience working as a trauma and addictions therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, complex trauma, process addictions, and substance abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe you have what you need inside to heal; it's my role to provide you with the tools and comfort to withstand finding it. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, solution-focused, and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our session and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. When you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to seeing you!

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Kimberly 'Kim' Emmert

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Colorado with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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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Tanya Parra

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Colorado with 20+ years of professional work experience. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addictions Counselor. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & depression. My work experience comes from working in a detox program as well as working in a jail-based setting with inmates. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Victor

Finding the best therapist close by in Victor 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 in Victor that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Victor. 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 Victor, 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 in the Victor region and in the state of Colorado. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Victor or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Victor 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 Victor, elsewhere in Teller, 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 Victor area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Victor 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 Victor 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 Victor 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Victor, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Victor 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 Victor helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Victor 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 Victor 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 Victor 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.

Victor therapists 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 Victor 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 Victor 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in CO, therapists 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 80860 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Victor 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Victor.

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 from a therapist. A Victor 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Victor, 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.

Victor 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 to customer service 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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